“Illusions” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

So, first things first ….

The Don gets off !

No impeachment, so, once again it’s, off to the Whitehouse races, for one of the most, polarising leaders of modern history.

Well, as per previous posts, i’m not surprised, due to the fact that, in my view, it’s an illusion to believe that any part of the legal system is truly what it claims to be.

So, this leads me to the rise in right wing movements in Europe, and clearly beyond, in terms of Trumps America !!!

Immigration restrictions increased to limit, Nigerian, Eritrean, Sudanese and Tanzanian Nationals from entering America.

Thus, it’s no surprise that parties like the AfD in Germany, Vox in Spain, and The League in Italy, are making strides towards increasing their followings !

The illusion of separation between parties, has also been exposed in recent years, especially with these, so called liberals.

So, it’s again, no surprise to find that, this week in Germany, Thomas Kemmerich, an apparently Liberal politician, has been found to be benefitting from alliances with right wing groups to gain a share of power, which is no different to the recent coalition between the Liberals and Conservatives in the UK, in recent times, and so on !

So, quickly over to South Africa, to the disturbing news of illegal minors being killed and left in the street, which isn’t so uncommon, as the reports suggest that 60 die EVERY DAY in South Africa, so it’s a big illusion that the new, Post Apartheid South Africa, is really, that much better than the old !

We’re in a time where Democratic Politicians, who apparently, can claim to be the, middle of the road thinkers, are no longer approved of, by their die hard followers, from Corbyn in the UK, to the Democrats in America.

So, there are quite a few illusions in society that are being exposed for what they truly are, like the Phillip Schofield confession to actually being gay, even though building the facade of being a family man with a wife and children, over many years, which just goes to show that, living a lie, isn’t alien to famous people, and the dangerous part of such deceptions, is that when it comes to legal proceedings that involve, royalty, or these incredibly wealthy guys, there are numerous falsehoods and illusions that surround them ….

So, this weeks piece looks into some of these …..

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“Double Standards” … written & performed by Big Virge

So folks, I will start this weeks web post with my condolences to those mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant !

A truly tragic and sad loss, no matter what you think of him, his past, on and off the court, you cannot deny the Basketball Genius that was Kobe Bryant !

Taken from this world, far too quickly, in my personal opinion, simply from the standpoint of what he could of passed on to the next generations of Basketball players.

Simply …..

R.I.P. Kobe !

So, swiftly moving on, because the double standards seem to be running rife, right about now, from the reports of congressmen and senators, sleeping or actually playing games during this debacle of an impeachment, which doesn’t look at this point, as though The Don will be impeached.

The shocking news to most Democrats, that Bernie Sanders may hold some views, regarding female leadership of America, that won’t get him many female votes !

WHAT am I saying ?!?

If the current President is an ass grabbing, boasting individual, actually voted into office, having confessed to this publicly, well, we now know that anything can happen !

However, Bernie’s alleged suggestion, which he of course, denies, is one that suggests a woman could not become the President !

SHOCK HORROR, an old white dude doesn’t really think that highly of women, well you know where this is going folks, double standards, clearly from his female supporters, as well as himself.

Further evidence of this, has been the slamming, yet again, at an award show, for the lack of respect for black music !!!

Well maybe, instead of pandering to these, allegedly, corruptly run institutions, we should really start investing in supporting our own, with OUR OWN shows and awards, however, PROPERLY Funded and run, instead of cursing those, who have evidently, made these black entertainers, as rich and famous as many have now become, to even be airing such views !

These protests, just don’t wash with me anymore, which leads me to the TCF bank in Detroit, that refused Mr. Sauntore Thomas, an ex US Air Force Veteran, the right to deposit a cheque he received for,

WAIT for it …….

Race Discrimination from his previous employer …..

…. only to find that a female, African American Employee, by all accounts, decided that maybe a few calls should be made, whilst Mr. Thomas was made to wait, only to find out that, not only was he gonna be denied the right to deposit his cheque, but that he was to be, subsequently questioned about fraud by the police, who had been secretly called, but suddenly, upon finding out the truth, dropped their investigation !

Black Lives what …. ???

Yeah OKAY Folks…..

Well as his lawyer has confirmed, it’s just another case of the recurring issue of …. ” Banking While BLACK “, which seems to still be an offence in certain institutions, due to their training and treatment of black customers, just INCREDIBLE !!!!!

We also have the issue of Ugandan Climate Activist, Vanessa Nakate’s fresh claim of media racism, due to being cropped out of a photo, that she was actually in, with Greta Thunberg no less, that Associated Press felt, due to a BUILDING being BEHIND her, that her presence would be DISTRACTING.

Hmmm, nice work guys, no double standards there then either right ?

Finally, not so much a case of double standards, but to me one of incredibly bad standards, which is the news that students at Sheffield University, are to be paid, basically ten pounds an hour to help stop micro aggressions, i.e RACIST Language, that is the type of subtle swipe at people of a different race, that many find offensive.

Hmmm ….

These students are to be called … ” Race Equality Champions ” …

Well, if as I keep getting told, the youngsters of Britain are not remotely racist anymore, why the sudden need to deal with, in terms of racist speech, what is now being said to be an apparently, COMMON OCCURRENCE, for many foreign students, who also claim to be treated as cash cows for universities across the country.

The classic British Double Standard that the Brits love to maintain, of it’s worse elsewhere, because they refuse to acknowledge the stench of their colonialist ideals and legacy, that just cannot be removed from a nation, that is so proud of having such roots, even in todays world.

So, this piece deals mainly with England, as it’s where I was grown, but it speaks on the global double standards that are a growing problem for foreigners, of varying shades and degrees, in most places, funnily enough EXCEPT for, white people ….

So, it’s time to talk about their …..

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“The Dark Knight of A Different Type OG Mix” … Produced by Strat Carter

Following on from my last post, who better to follow Dr. King, than the KING of crimefighting and in this case, rhyme writing … !!!

Well, here he is in all his glory ….

No frills, str8 down the pipe, rhymes and bass lines that define the original spoken word version of this dudes moves … !!!!

Enjoy ……

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” I Have One Too ” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

On Martin Luther King day, a piece that pays respect and homage to the, ” I Have A Dream “, speech ….

… made by Dr. Martin Luther King !

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” The System Really Is ” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Well, after all the pomp and ceremony of the last Royal Wedding, look at where it’s now heading … ?!?

AWAY from the family, off to Canada, and essentially, OUT of the Royal Family !!!

When they say things move fast these days, they really AREN’T Kidding folks, it’s just CRAZY !!!

So, with all due respect, what does Madame Markle have between her legs, that has got poor Harrys head so wrapped up in it, that he’s prepared to denounce his title !!!

Just WOW … !!!!!

Well, at least it looks as though Canada’s costs for keeping them, may have just been resolved, pay for em’ yourselves, would appear to be how things should now go, but only time will tell.

So, swiftly moving on, what a story Dark Water tells folks, it’s my movie recommendation for anyone, who can deal with true stories, that expose the levels of corporate corruption, that affect peoples health and consequently, their lives !!!

It is a movie that opens eyes and minds to the horrific usage of PFAS drugs, one of which is known as PFOA, otherwise known as C8, or what are known as Forever Chemicals, of which it is said that there are OVER 4000 different types !

Dupont, being the company that discovered Teflon,

By Lab ACCIDENT … !!!!!

…. have kept secret, the dangers of chemical compounds used, that were evidently, then dumped into peoples water, in this case, in West Virginia.

However, it has subsequently been found to be contaminating the water in America, and international water supplies, as well as products from clothing, to numerous products that people either place on their skin, or in their bodies.

This is a film about corporate crime, at it’s most deceitful and destructive, all for, what ….

You guessed it ….

MONEY … What a surprise …

NOT !!!!!!!

In these days and times, as people continue to do their do, one has to wonder, how many truly realise the levels of system driven abuses, from those spoke about in my last post, where police are letting children be abused, and then refusing to open up, about their failings, to these incredibly corrupt companies !

DuPont and 3M, being just two, who have knowingly, released poisons into the environment, regardless of the human cost !

Toxins and poisons, that have now been proven to blacken and essentially, rot teeth, to those that cause various cancers that kill human beings !

Livestock deaths, due to the toxins from the waste, being ingested by these animals, and the blatant usage of the leverage of employment, to try to stop communities who have been, and still are victims, from trying to bring these companies to courtrooms, and inevitably, to some degree of justice and punishment.

Their own company, in the case of Dupont especially, has also suffered staff illnesses and deaths, which are of course, allegations they are still trying to deny, even though the lawyer who took up the case, Rob Bilott, is still here today, to tell people his version of the truth, which is indeed, a very dark and disturbing tale of corporate and government deceptions, that have gone on for well over 50 years now, if not longer.

This is an incredible story, and one that may just cause the type of movements, that could cause corporate businesses a lot of problems, if they’ don’t clean up their act, because peoples children and families, are being treated as being expendable, in the pursuit of corporate power !

Rob Bilott has fought Dupont, for over twenty years, and as he says, still hasn’t won, in terms of stopping the usage of these forever chemicals, in basic things that most people use.

Mark Ruffalo and Nathaniel Rich deserve mentions here, firstly Rich, who wrote the article,

“The Lawyer Who Became Dupont’s Worst Nightmare”,

An article which inspired Ruffalo to want to find out more and inevitably, bring the story to screen !

Based on what is exposed in the movie, it’s a must watch for people who give a damn about, more than making money.

Indeed, Mr. Bilott’s book about this is called, ” Exposure “, which would appear to be one, worth a read !

Thus, this weeks piece speaks on the bigger issue here, which is how the system, as it were, really works, or DOESN’T, in this particular case, for the benefit of the masses.

It speaks on how systemic agendas, hang the poorer, average folks, out to DIE, when it fills their pockets, and how people, really are seen as commodities that can be abused, and used, as long as they satisfy their needs !

Corporate bosses, lobbyists, and people deemed to work for the peoples interest, at health organisations, and scientific research groups, who, as Bilott suggests, are all in it together, no matter the weather, or problems they create.

Thus, in broadening the scope of what the system really is ….

This weeks piece speaks on exactly that ….

What EXACTLY,

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“People Like You” … (Original Mix) Prod by Strat Carter

Okay folks, so, we’re into the swing of 2020, and already it seems that there are a few people who are hitting the news, for some rather ignorant moves.

Rapists, who are drugging people, or in the case of one young lady, Gemma Watts, dressing as the opposite sex, to then make sex attacks, not unlike, Reynhard Sinaga, the male rapist, who was drugging, filming and then, raping men !?!

Like SERIOUSLY, what is wrong with some people eh … !?!

Just CRAZY folks, and that’s no joke.

So, i’m gonna swiftly deal with this Meghan Markle whatever, well, all i’ll say is if you move into the house of colonialists, literally, there are things you should probably be aware of, that you’ll have to undertake.

So, media glare is a problem, but yet, I saw an interesting clip, where hubby, about to meet, Jay Z and Beyonce at some event, was captured speaking to a Disney head, touting for some voiceover work, for his muse …..

Like REALLY, that’s quite a hustle !!!

So, it’s alright to USE media, but not when the media want to use you huh ?

So, off to Canada, where security is gonna have to be paid for somehow, by Trudeau and his people, hmm, wonder how Canadian taxpayers REALLY feel about that ?

Good luck with all that, Madame Markle, or is that Saxe-Coburg, or whatever the royal family name actually is ….

Prince Andrew seems to almost be being, summarily dropped from anything linked to the family, in terms of his public life, including the loss of his rather expensive, security teams !!!

If he’s done nothing wrong, what’s the problem exactly ?

Meanwhile, there’s been more news and allegations about his pal, Jeffrey Epstein, allegations that suggest that he used The US Virgin Islands, for his trafficking, and sexual abuse of young girls !!!

A privately owned island, where he shuttled girls in by helicopter no less, no doubt, pay for out of his ridiculous, estimated 577 Million Dollar Fortune ….

Just WOW …. which leads me to this incredible story of police negligence in Manchester, regarding multiple cases of sexual abuse young children were put through, that were seemingly ignored, and suitably swept under rugs, for the police force to try to absolve themselves of dismissing the SERIOUS abuses that these young people were put through ?

A cover up, that may well have worked, had it not been exposed by former officer, turn whistleblower, Margaret Oliver.

Apparently, car crime and burglaries, were more important to senior Manchester Police Officers ?!?

Like WTF … ?!?

One child died as a result of being injected with Heroin, by a 50 year old man who then further abused her, which encompassed doing, unspeakable things to her genitalia !!!

So, one doesn’t really have to wonder as to why Prince Andrew, has only seen a reduction in his security, rather than trial and prison, for embracing the type of man, and clearly young women, that Jeffrey Epstein entertained him with ….

It’s truly astounding how accountability is only seen to be an issue for those within the British Law System, who they deem to be dealing in criminal activity.

Rather than those who CLEARLY ARE ….

It seems that Royalty, and for the most part, police, are not to be placed in such categories, well, not until many MANY Years, after their crimes !!!

These days, most folk could go on and on, about issues of this and other kinds, affecting innocent people, all over the world, while the guilty, when they are from, certain ilks of society, just walk free, and do as they please ….

So, this weeks tune comes from Virges’ Word 2 …..

Sadly, not the optimum mix, but a sweet tune nonetheless, that asks of these individuals, who are now clearly being shown to either be, above the law, or, entitled to break the rules that the rest of us apparently, CAN’T …

What Is It … with …

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” On The Virge ” … album now on general release ….

Okay folks, just quickly, gotta do the drop to let y’all know that the album has finally been released !

Neither is it Pop, nor Hip Hop, it’s an eclectic, creative excursion, that encompasses visions of the modern world, accompanied by a sonic sway of heavy synths, classic guitar riffs, saxophone solos and sonic backdrops, that create an audio visual experience, unlike any other you’re likely to hear this year.

I Personally, GUARANTEE It !

Production from Chris Peden, son of internationally acclaimed musician, and producer Mike Peden, with contributions from Jack Daley, who has played for Lenny Kravitz and Michael Jackson, RIP, to name but two, within a highly accomplished career !

So, this is an album of simple, yet sophisticated, musical compositions, played alongside the spoken words of my alter ego, Big Virge, conscious, relevant, and controversial ……

An album not only for now, but for the future, as it looks at societal issues, and those of a more personal nature, in terms of my artistic struggles and life movements …..

DON’T SLEEP on this, it’s the album that The Mainstream, DOESN’T Want, so you know that it’s gonna have some interesting stuff ….

Here’s a link, so you can get to hear what it is the album represents !!!

Enjoy

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” My View ” Produced by Chris Peden

So guys, quite the start we’re having to this 12 month cycle !

The Iran US deal, well hey, it’s just like George Carlin said, there’s gonna be some dick swinging this year, by leaders who are immediately on the charge, as far as making movements, that are disturbing societal peace, if there’s ever been such a thing, so, i’ll just leave them to their warring.

This rapist story about the guy in Manchester, who was seemingly, freely drugging, raping and filming men, on some HUNDRED PLUS occasions !!!!!

Yeah that was 100 PLUS … !!!
In fact, it appears to be almost 200 … !?!

Yup … TWO HUNDRED …

INSANE, and incredible that it took SO LONG, to find out about this member of the LGBT community, let’s not forget, getting on like rape was food ?!?

Sick INDEED, i’ve only been to Manchester a couple of times in my life, and now it’s clear that there was good reason !

Talking of good reason, I have to mention Barbara Pinkney, the 70 year old black woman, from Bradenton, Florida, who was tasered THREE TIMES, when police claimed that they were looking for her grandson, who they said was there at the time, and due to Florida State Law, they required no warrant to enter.

Well, upon her refusal, it all kicked off, and officer, sorry, Deputy Jason Riley is suggesting that, although the young man was not found at the property, that this was because of his grandmothers actions.

Just CRAZY, and she possibly faces a SIX Year sentence, if convicted of charges levelled at her, this all on the 30th of December !!!

Just WHOA … !!!!!

So, this leads me onto further stories from the UK, where MI5 have been given, ” Carte Blanche “, regarding their agent and informants ability to, and I quote ….

Commit, ” MURDER, TORTURE, KIDNAP and other SERIOUS CRIMES “, in defence of national security !!!

PLEASE Take Note of what you are reading, especially when read in direction connection to the story of the woman, being tasered in her own home in America.

The view of the powers that be, seems to be very DEFINITIVELY, giving unrestricted powers, that are based on ambiguous policies, that could be interpreted whichever way a good lawyer would, to absolve the authorities and their agents, of any blame in contentious situations …. ?!?

DANGEROUS times folks, I kid you NOT !!!

So, my final view of recent news took me to an interesting stat, regarding the number of youth exclusions from schools in England in 2019, due to racism, which apparently is up 40 per cent in the last decade, yes FOURTY … !!!

Some of these are instances with children as young as eight years old !!!

The suggestion is that it’s not across the whole country, however, this is still another worrying statistic, in a time where the leadership of the country, seems to be crusading for sovereignty and a nationalist agenda, that could be deemed as fuelling racist attitudes.

However, to hear about it rising to the point where children are having to be excluded because of it in ……

2020 ….

It’s not the 1800’s now is it …..

Things change but remain the same, so, on that note, here’s the opening track from the soon to be released ….

ON THE VIRGE album folks …..

Nothing Samey about this, it’s an excursion that takes in views of much of the modern world, and our interactions within it, so take a listen, cos’ this is just the beginning ……..

Stay SAFE out there people !!!

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” The Dark Wars ” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

So folks, here we go into another year … !!!

So, as we have left 2019, we also leave the Skywalkers to fade into the void of space …

As a die hard fan from The 77 New Hope debut, it was a highly anticipated movie for me, however, like many, it seems I have to say that the fandom has a fair case in the criticisms that many are levelling at Disney especially !!!

Firstly, and swiftly, let me deal with the ridiculous levels of Identity Politics, that in many ways, seem forced and unnecessary, in my opinion !

Tokenism, from a race perspective, an overtly feminist agenda, that was so over the top and OP, (Over Powered, for those who don’t know), that even members of these communities, surely, have to squirm just a lil’ bit, at how these agendas are being flouted, even in Star Wars ???

Thus, a same sex kiss was just thrown in to ensure the alphabet genders get into the mix too, even if done at the end, in the background of the victory celebrations scene !

Is this what we’ve come to really, movie makers being the ones fighting for varied causes and movements, that the movements themselves, should surely be taking care of … controversial view, well, I don’t think so, merely, a quizzical thought about what seems to now have become the norm in a lot of todays’ entertainment ???

Moving on, it’s pretty clear that when J.J. Abrams became,

” Jar Jar Abrams ” …. in the view of vloggers’, that problems were abundant with the movie, and sadly this proved to be the case for me, upon seeing The Rise of Skywalker, which had proven to be more like the DEATH, of an incredibly successful franchise !

The non-appearance of its creator, George Lucas, at the movies premiere, speaks more than volumes, it speaks of an incredible disrespect for the thinking, writing and processes that developed the original trilogy.

As many are saying the movie appears to have tried to correct much of what The Last Jedi presented in its story, and thus seemed to be trying to do two movies in one !

Essentially, we are given a treasure hunt, which leads to the finale, which incorporates, a Truly NONSENSICAL, return to life for The Emperor, who we all thought died a long time ago in a screenplay far away !!!

Well, Disney has proven to have had their eyes on the money, ahead of providing a story that firstly, MADE SENSE, with a suitable continuity, which could bring the saga to a satisfying end !

Suffice to say, without even attempting to explain the ridiculous plot, i’ll take from things said by more avid Star Wars fans.

So, Palpatine surviving his fall to apparent death in the, ” Return of The Jedi ” …

Immediate FAIL …

Simply WTF …. ?!?

However, his reappearance guaranteed an audience though right ???

“Can you hear the Disney Money Train ?!?”

It’s clearly a case of follow the money for the decision making by Disney on that one, which ultimately covers the majority of gripes that I and others, have with how this then played out ….

Eventually it also has become clear that honestly, the casting was fair to middling regarding Ridley, Boyega, Driver and Isaac.

I get that they can only work with what they’re given, but over the three movies, they’ve basically failed in creating a dynamic that worked as a new collective, and definitely nothing like as effective as the Luke, Han, Leia, threesome.

So, fundamentally, a poor set of remakes, however, as far as for making easy money, because of the franchises legacy …..

It would appear to have been a win for Disney, especially on the basis of new products to market to new fans !

I just hope this is not indicative of where movies are heading, but much like society, collecting fast bucks ahead of earning it for good work, would seem to be the way forward.

A lot of show, without much substance, again, much like society these days, so, as much as this will obviously upset the racist fans, this version of what could now be done, would probably be better than the one we’ve just been handed !!!

So, here we go folks into 2020, and as much as people try to deny, we’re heading into a dark time where, the title of this piece may well reflect how things are about to be internationally, for most societies !!!

PPS :

I wrote the bulk of this,
BEFORE the current Iran Situation !!!

Anyway, here are some wars that might just be a better option, than the ones we’ve actually got now !!!

ENJOY …

The Virge ….

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“Gifted” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

So folks, as the season of gift giving, and good will, is the flavour still …..

Here’s a lil’ lyrical gift for the season from Big Virge

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