You know peeps, it’s becoming more and more evident to me, that many people are really living in some kind of dreamworld, Marvin, like the Bob’s, (both Marley & Dylan) were prophets and, clear thinking creative entities blessed with the unenviable task of enlightening the blinkered walking sheep of humanity.
The reason for starting this post in this fashion is because of a couple of incidents that I was involved in this week.
Firstly, I had a young lady I know call me up out of the blue to basically tell me how her will to live was, diminishing fast, and that this had been an ongoing problem that she had been trying to deal with in recent times.
Well, as I told her, right now, “Tough Love”, is my motto, simply because the people of the world are slowly but surely showing their true colours, as the powers that be, tighten their grip on how much freedom people retain.
We are in a time where the age of technological wonders continues to drive a wedge between people, while ignorance and denial continue to rise ! Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s the article :
The indication is that, as I’m now repeatedly saying, from the Guardian’s moderation team, to the likes of Rupert Murdoch stating that, it’s time that the public should be made to pay to access news stories posted online by his media machine, that, the freedom of the net which was raved about, at it’s inception, is now wearing thin.
Download sites being pulled down & then re-appearing & live streams now becoming less reliable as a result of organizations & networks stopping them from broadcasting, (not that I do anything like that of course !!!).
There do seem to be some people who still place a great deal of faith in the reasoning behind such policies like, the goverment having access to peoples’ personal online discussions.
Firstly, this has been happening in my opinion since the net’s inception, on a lesser scale of course, however, because of online developments and the increasing levels of illegal downloads & streams and more importantly now, on the basis of much that is being talked about online.
This is not about making people pay for news or for using Myspace or Facebook, in my opinion, this has much more sinister leanings. Read the rest of this entry »
As per my last post, let me take you back a couple of years yeah ….. “Who’s Next ???”, a poem written by Big Virge 25/07/05
Posted by Virge | Filed under Rantings
WELL …… !!!!!
THEY’VE MADE ……
A REALLY GOOD START … !!!!!
THEY’VE SHOT A BRAZILIAN ….
STRAIGHT THROUGH HIS HEART !!!
OF COURSE …. THOSE WORDS …
ARE NOT QUITE … RIGHT ….. !!!!!
HE WAS SHOT …..
FIVE TIMES ….. !!!!!
AT POINT BLANK RANGE …
THEY GOT REAL CLOSE … !!!!!
PUTTING GUNS IN HIS FACE … !!!
THEY CLAIMED HE HAD A BOMB …
BUT ALAS … THEY GOT IT WRONG ….
THEY MADE A … SLIGHT MISTAKE … !!!
WELL …… APOLOGIES …
WON’T MEAN A LOT …
WHEN FRIENDS ARE … AT …
…… HIS WAKE ….. !!!!! …..
THERE IS A PROBLEM HERE …
THEY’VE GIVEN THE ALL CLEAR …
FOR …. POLICEMEN …. TO ….
“SHOOT TO KILL” … !?!
WHO NOW … HAS TO FEAR … !?!
IS IT WHITES …. ???
IT WOULD SEEM NOT ….
“IT’S MUSLIMS AND ….
THE … OTHER … LOT … !!! …” Read the rest of this entry »
Yo, waddup y’all ?
It’s Sunday night & I’m jus chillin’ listening to some good music & watching Back To The Future III on TV, it really has been quite a week, to say the least !!!
I pride myself on keeping up to date with things, but as I get older, my wish to view what’s going on here & there is waning, which, may be because of my ever growing cynicism about what is fed by the media and what people are actually willing to believe & accept !?!
Alternatively, it could just be, like the words of the Mos Def track, “A-Ha”, that, ” it’s so serious, I’m laughing !”.
Talkin’ of laughs, what exactly was that Heavyweight showdown about last night ?
Valuev, who did a very good impression of Lurch from the Addams Family, losing to David Haye on points, I mean, who exactly did this giant beat to win that title man !!!???!!!
Heavyweight Boxing, like a great many things in this world, is clearly just getting weaker and weaker, in many respects !!!
BO’s Health Care Bill gets through the House of Representatives, barely, but does, so, will this strengthen the quality & levels of health care for the average American Citizen who could not afford it previously ???
Well, clearly, this is a time bomb that, hopefully, will not explode in the faces of the American Masses !
Finally, to the two stories that have occupied many minds over the weekend, the Hassan shooting spree at Fort Hood & the Orlando office shooting that soon followed.
Don’t get me wrong, there are, i’m sure, many more news worthy issues around the world currently, but these two, particularly this army base madness has made me go into my library of literature to find a piece of work that reflects on such subject matter, well, my next post is not really that relevant to what happened, but in terms of the idea of gun crimes & particularly the type of gun crimes that literally, indiscriminately kills people in the name of religion, or, ” The War On Terror”, let’s say, the poem in my next post should be taken into account by those quick to judge, especially on the grounds of this being a, “Muslim man”, who had progressed to the rank of Major within the US army …..
This incident has lead my mind to thinking …..
Who’s Next !?!
Peace y’all …..
Well, here we go …….
The rhetoric and divisive talk now begins …. and at a time where a Muslim of sorts, in Mr. Hussein Obama leads the US in active war campaigns in foreign Islamic governed lands …. Hmmmmmm ….. ??? ……
So Mr. Hassan is a Palestinian/American major in the US army …. ???
So what exactly does that mean and why is this relevant ?
Well, Mr. Hassan flipped out and shot some soldiers who may have been shot anyway …. !?! … easy now people … !!! … Don’t gun me down just yet … !!! …
War is & has always been a dirty business, so, the fact that so much is being made of this man’s heritage and faith, rather than the simple fact that he is a born and bred American who happens to have Palestinian heritage, does smell of something not quite BO free … !!!
Excuse the pun but Mr. Obama is bound to be, well, barracked over this …. oops did it again … !!! … Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve had an interesting month or so in terms of conversations and experiences for sure, but one of the more enjoyable conversations I’ve had came this week when I happened to catch an old friend of mine who, due to his rather rock ‘n’ rolla lifestyle has been missing for while.
It is amazing the things your friends tell you when they’ve been through the mill and have some sense of self-realization about who they are and who they view you to be. I have been readily shocked by the attitudes some people have towards me, in terms of their fear, well, respect ??? they hold for a brother, in this case, me !!! Read the rest of this entry »
An Interesting question, even if, at this point, a somewhat pointless one … !?! … written by Big Virge 1/11/09
Posted by Virge | Filed under Deliberating
Waddup peoples ?
Good weekend I hope ….. anyway, saw this question as a headline,
Now that a year has pretty much passed …..
A year on, has Barack Obama met the hopes of the world … ?
Well, here are a few of my thoughts …..
Well, in actuality, this does seem to be a somewhat pointless question at this point in BO’s presidency, and one has to ask why & how he represents the world’s hopes ?
Not unlike Blair, he clearly has his supporters regardless of what he does, but to see that some people are suggesting that Blair & Brown were duped by Bush into following certain US policies like, The Iraq War, leaves me feeling that, even if BO had horns and a trident, certain people would still hold him up as some kind of saint … !?!
It is unlikely that he wields the kind of power that could bring about, real change, but to be so critical of a man in a new role after a mere 9 months, does seem a little unreasonable.
However, this peace price award should surely raise questions in, even his most staunch of defenders’ minds !!!
If he can be awarded a peace prize within 9 months of his presidency, then he surely can be judged on what he’s done as the President in his 9 mnths in office, doesn’t it ???
There are too many things that warrant a bit more thought in terms of assessing this gifted orator, like, his actions for one, rather than, his very smooth diplomatic rhetoric.
All this talk about him being new to the job is one thing, but, as he is constantly labelled as being, capable, amongst other complimentary things, it is time to step up to the plate.
There’s no room or time for excuses, he knew GW had been in charge before him, so, he should of at least been prepared for what, figuratively, would, from the outset, have appeared to be, “The Job From Hell !!!”
His team & his supporters should no longer be trying to use GW as an excuse for his, seemingly, cautious approach to bringing about change.
Change is constant, and the honeymoon period is reaching it’s end, it’s time to see exactly what this apparent saviour stands for, and more importantly, who, amongst those who voted for him, will turn out to be the first to turn their backs on the man they claimed, heralded a change for the better, if better don’t come ……..