“They Seem To Be Afraid ?” … written & performed by Big Virge

Well having today watched a good portion of President Trumps’ press conference, a month in, and after a rough couple of days, regarding conversations, Mike Flynn, Russia & matters surrounding national security ….

Blah Blah … Ha di Ha Blah …….

…. as well as, of course, the ongoing nonsense, that is Brexit ……

SM F’ing Head … ?!?

This would seem to be, as good a time as any, to share this poem, which was written a good few years ago, when freedom of speech for artists, was the topic in the UK, well, amongst the plethora of issues surrounding, basic freedoms, and indeed, as one reporter suggested to Mr. Trump today, the US 1st amendment, which, in no small part relates to the freedom of the press, it does seem, after watching him, and of course the usual ways that Politicians choose to basically, refuse to answer questions directly, even though they seem to have plenty to say, to the point where they, not only, rudely, interrupt !

They then have the cheek, to talk OVER, and in many instances, take over shows where they are merely, ” GUESTS “, rather than the host, one has to eventually ask yourself, what is it that they are SO AFRAID of hearing from ordinary people ?!?

….. and ……

in my case, artists who, coherently challenge, the rhetoric they love to push … ?!?

Especially, when it comes to the media, and, more importantly, the public, who they claim to serve, when they have the chance, and want to address ….

THE MESS … !!!!!!

…. as President Trump defined, what he’s walked into, in his speech today ….

Well, here are a few ideas and opinions as to what I think, particularly in this new age of political & social angst ….. has them somewhat reluctant, to let people outside of their web of WHATEVER ….. have their say ……

Don’t forget folks ….

Virges’ World … an album of spoken word and music, is available on various online platforms ……

Check it out, you might actually be surprised by what you find …..

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The Pre-New Zealand Experience … Written by Big Virge 14/01/2016

Well, before I hit Sydney, where I got my first taste of Australian vibes … !!!

I have to say that I did meet a very cool couple in Fiji, who were white folks, born in Australia, however, they were not from Sydney, where I popped in and out of …… on my way to New Zealand, THANKFULLY … !!!!!

I have so many good things to say about New Zealand, however, before I get to the beautiful things ….

I had to stop in Australia, just to break up my flights, and bwooyyyyy ….

Do I wish I didn’t !!!!

Although, everything for a reason, and I sense that reason, which will please lots of White Aussies, who read this …. is that ….

I really, have NO BUSINESS, being there !!!

Now, it’s not fair to generalise, but, from the Aussies I met, or, didn’t ….. in NZ, who just stared at me ….

…. and NOT …. In a cool way …. !!!!

…. to the ones, who I was in the vicinity of …. in Fiji, and, in the airports in Nadi & Sydney, their vibe is really, in my opinion, and now, my experience …. NOT NICE !!!!!

Apart from being, in the majority of cases, rather unpleasant to look at, and to listen to …. THAT BLOODY ACCENT …. !!!!!

If these people are not racist, i’d suggest, in far too many cases, as a matter of course …. Then, Aborigines ain’t from there, and let’s just remind the dummies that, the world now knows that, THE ABORIGINES …. are the REAL Australians, and, the true, indigenous people of that land !!!!!

Now, let me say, i’ve played cricket against, and with, numerous, White Australians, over the years, and have … NEVER … Experienced racism ….

NEVER … !!!!

Well, not directly at least ……

However, I am a big guy, and have a … Bigger Character, when in my element, but, not for, ONE SECOND, do I think that, THE CRIMINALS, that the Brits sent away & DIDN’T WANT …. !!!

…. and, more importantly, their offspring ….. do not have the same traits as their, not so distant, cousins !!!!!

If they don’t …

Well then … I’m a freaking Australian !!!!!!

The drinking, and how the, ” Truth Juice “, opens up their ignorance, reveals much about their, hidden ideals, and beliefs …..

Fijians stared, but more in that ….

“Whoaaaa … Who is this dude ?”, kind of way ….

Aussies stared in that …..

“Errrr what’s that !!!!!….. kind of way

….. and in that,

“Who does he think he is and what’s he doing here ?”… kind of way … !!!!

Well, hear what motha’ fuckers …. !!!

I’m moving in that ….

” You’ve got nothing on me ” … type of vibe !!!!!

And oh …..

” You don’t get to have rights, or access to things that I don’t ” …

Kind of way …. OKAY !!!!!

Between, reaching Fiji, and hitting Sydney, Queenstown NZ & Fiji again, over the course of 3 weeks, I saw, basically, NO OTHER BLACK PEOPLE folks …. Maybe ONE, but I think that my eyes may have been playing tricks on me …

LOL … !!!!!

…. but, as I tell people …..

I don’t travel the world to meet people, I travel the world to see the beauty of this planet, that some entity created …. who had a vision, for all shades, creeds and colours, to live equally, appreciate, and maybe just maybe, to get along with each other, without prejudice, judgement or, ignorance !!!!!

Oh and YES, that’s right, I am judging … !!!!!

If Trump can do it, and …..

If the …. ” Pro White ” ….

Anti-immigrant protestors in Sydney, can do it, those who needed to be separated from immigrants, on the ten year anniversary of the Cronulla riots, then hey, I should be able to have a say, that doesn’t go down so well with them !!!!!

Having seen the vibes of that unpleasant scenario, on the TV in my hotel room in Sydney, during my overnight stay, it’s only right !!!!!

I originally wrote this, while in Nadi airport, but, due to other matters taking precedence, I am only managing to post this now, in 2016, having now of course, seen the McLaughlin/Chris Gayle – ” Blushgate ” … of last week

So, as an ex cricketer of a pretty good standard, let me just state that, like many others, but not quite for the same reasons, I was truly astonished at his complete and utter disregard for the fact that …

1 – He’s in Australia, on National Television
2 – He’s in Australia, on National Television, chirping up some WHITE bit of skirt
3 – He tried his luck, to get some white puss, whilst being interviewed about cricket

and finally, and most importantly ….

4 You’re a Very Big, Black Dude, making what could be termed as, creepy advances to a WHITE GIRL, on National TV in AUSTRALIA … !?!?!

I know you think that, because you’re getting paid, shitloads of money, to join the 20 Over SLUGFEST, that the Big Bash League is, that you’r some kind of special, privileged individual now, but, maybe you should get your head out of whoevers’ ass you can get, and recognise how such actions would be taken !!!!!

It’s clear that, even he can’t stop the tide of white girls wanting some Big Black Dawgy’ … LOL

…. but, in all seriousness, in a time where race relations, on the surface, seem okay, but are clearly, far from that, he’s gonna act like some kind of …

Black Dawg on Heat … and then try to pass it off, as a joke ?!?

Well, it is indeed, beyond laughable, and clearly, not so funny, to certain, male, White Australians, who have pretty much, en masse, jumped on the …

“How Dare He” … bandwagon, as if, white sportsmen have never tried it on with female reporters, who, let’s get this clear, are rarely, frumpy looking women ?!?

…. and, as one comment I read, pointed out, this, from guys who work for an organisation, that, has taken the highly, respectable, if a little, snooty, world of cricket, into a fanfare of musically driven, fast food, microwave cricket, for the, internet generation of short attention span, viewers, and, even faster girls, in short skirts, cavorting on stages, claiming to be, team cheerleaders, who do, everything but, ask the patrons for a dollar, to take off, the rest of the, little they have on …..

Double standards anyone ….. !!?!!

Chris…

OTHER …. black people, may have to travel through places like Australia man, nobody is saying you should’t be who you want to be, or try it on with the ladies, but a little finesse, and style, in how you work your charms, might not be a bad idea, before just doing .., WHAT YOU WANT, because there are repercussions, that may not just affect you man ….

Come On Man !!!!!

Anyway, Sydney has this vibe of …. Hustle & bustle & disrespect, which I got from some oriental cabbie, the moment I came out of the airport, after already having had my bag searched by some, Indian, wannabee Aussie, at customs.

Note : neither were white, but, in his case, had me up like some kind of …. Excuse my language …. CUNT !!!!!

The customs guy, upon hearing the route of my journey, was on some,

” Do you think it was wise to travel now ?!? “, type rhetoric, as if he and Trump, were the best of friends ?!?

Opened up my chit’, and as is their want, didn’t even attempt to put back the clothes he’d so willingly, thrown aside whilst looking for the bomb he’d imagined was in it !!!!!

Then, this lil’ …. Oriental ASS, was as rude a cab driver as I’ve ever had … !!!!!

Abrasive, to the point where the guy who arranged it, had to run some ….

” Can you just take the gentlemen !!! “, and basically …. Shut The Fuck Up, type talk !!!

I was too tired to get into it, but, was very close to just getting someone else !!!!!
Just incredible !!!!!

I actually was that tired, that, in the end, i’d even got my hotel confused !!!!!

So, the lil’ fucker got paid & I had to get another cab, but, in the end, not to surprisingly, it was my next driver, who was a Muslim, who affirmed much that I was feeling, and even related a story about a black businessman, who he’d once given a ride to, who explained that, due to the level of racism he’d experienced in Australia, he cried in the cab due to it, and vowed to NEVER return there, no matter the money !!!!!

No such reaction would I be giving !!!!!!

The hotels I stayed in, were, very average …. and the service was, Especially Poor, at the Mercure International, upon my return !!!!!

Basically, FORGET … staying at that place !!!!!

Once again …. The Mercure International, 5 mins from Sydney Airport, with no traffic that is !!!!

No internet access, and the excuses were that my room was in a poor reception area in the hotel, and then, that…. Oh a lot of people are online and as it’s free, people were probably downloading lots, so that’s why I couldn’t get further than seeing the hotel internet welcome page …..

Un F’ing Believable … !?!?!

As for Sydney airport, well, thankfully, my flight back was way before the mad rush that ensues, through that airport, that I had to go through when I was on my way to New Zealand, in the morning there !!!!!

INCREDIBLE queues, and a manic, security check area, as bad as anything i’ve experienced in America … !!!!!

However, it was something to behold, travelling through, both LA & Miami after the recent, Miami police shooting incident & San Bernardino, obviously, one that inspired more words from me !!!!!

It’s clear to me now, why so many Asian/Oriental Women, end up with white guys too now, apart from their being, rather petite, it’s because brothers ain’t hitting these regions, where oriental people seem to be, slowly but surely, invading, as in Australia & New Zealand, and, one of my cruises in New Zealand, exposed to me just how rude and ignorant some oriental people can be !!!!!

However, again, the oriental girls who were working in the tourism fields in New Zealand, were lovely, so, maybe it’s just those who travel and haven’t travelled much, outside of the orient !!!!

However, it’s no excuse, as some of the white folks who work on the tours, advised me in private conversation !

It was actually, one of the funnier moments, when a Chinese Guy, in my hotel in NZ, tried to use his phone, via translator, to order food from a Czech Waiter, whose English, wasn’t bad, but wasn’t fully up to scratch !!!!

Jokes galore at the bar … !!!!!

Until, another Chinese guest recognised the sitch’ and came and helped, as he spoke some English !!!!!

As positive a note as I can end this post on !!!!

However, what I will say is this …..

Australia is a big place and surely has cool people, like the couple I met in Fiji, but, for me, my Sydney experience, and the vibe of the immigrant Aussies I encountered, to varying degrees, on this trip, have set in stone, my wish to …. at all costs, avoid going back there …. !!!!!

However, better things & people …. filled my final destination, on my outbound travels, and shall fill my last post about my trip across timelines …… that took me to The Beautiful, South Island, of New Zealand ……..

More to come ……

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“Restrictions” … A Poem written by Big Virge 17/11/2005

I’m … SICK … of …
…. “Restrictions” …. !!!!!

“Don’t say … THAT … !!!”
and … “Don’t say … THIS … !!!”

What’s the point … ?
of having … Lips … !?!

Don’t run over …
Six Minutes … !!!!!!

Restrictions on ….
How I … write scripts …

Don’t drive to … TOWN … !!!
“Congestion” … Now …
Restricts movement …

“So, give us pounds !!!”

Government … ” CLOWNS ” …
just … make me … FROWN … !!!!!

I wish … THEY USED …
… ” The Underground ” … !!!

They’d Soon … RESTRICT …
London’s …. public ….
from … Hitting them …
with … TRUE LYRICS … !!!!!

About the ways …
Delays … ” Persist ” … !!!

Now … Don’t dismiss … !!!
The … Point of this …

Because Restrictions …
on … How We Live …
are … ” Danger-Filled ” …
Like … ” POLITICS ” … !!! …

Restrictions … lead …
to … ” Legal Fees ” …
over things … Like …

” Property Deeds ”

“Solicitors” … Restrict …
what we … should know …
just to …. ” fuel ” ….

“Their Own” … Cash-flow … !!!!!

“Even” …. when ….
Your case is … “STRONG” … !!!

It takes … SO LONG …
to get … ” Paid Off ” …

“THEY” ………….. “restrict you”
Just like …. ” THE COPS ” …. !!!!!!!

“Restrictions” … on …
The things … We Say …
Need … REMOVAL … Right Away … !!!!!

Why can’t people … ?
Discuss …. gays …. ?!?

Are there … secrets …
… “Locked Away” … ???!???

Let’s move on …..
to some …. ” Different ” ….

…. ” Restrict-ions ” ….

Things like …
How much …
We can … drink … ???

“Don’t drink too much !
and drive, your car !
You’ll find yourself,
locked behind bars !!!”

That’s funny to me …
when laws are … Passed …
to now …. ALLOW ….

Drinking ….. ALL DAY ….. ?!?!?

and YES ….. ALL NIGHT ….. !?!

Laws like … This …
are … such a … FARCE … !!!
and may now be … ?

A Drink … TOO FAR … !!!!!

Restrictions on ….
The Drugs … “We take” …

while stars who do them …
still get … PAID … !?!

Just like … SKINNY …
Stupid … KATE … !!! …

If she takes … “Coke” …

“HEY, it’s okay !!!”

while those who … Sell it …
are …. ” Disgraced ” …. !!!!!!!!
and are …. “QUICKLY” ….
…. “Locked Away !!!” ……………

Unless of course …
“They” … ENTERTAIN … !!!

Then we’re told ….

“Their life’s a strain !!!
They don’t deserve,
to be detained !!!!!”

“Restrictions” … CLEARLY … !!!!!
Aren’t for …. ” ALL ” …. ?!? ….

” Policemen ” ….

Always … STAND TALL …
and … Never seem …
to take a …. FALL …. !!!

When … They Go …
BEYOND …. The Law …. !?!?!

“SHOOTING GUNS” … !!!
Almost …. for fun …. ?!?

Leaving mums …
“Without” …. Their Sons …. !!!

Don’t they need …
“Some” … RESTRICTIONS … !?!?!

I guess … they’re there … ?
to … Keep The … ” PEACE ” … ?!?

Well ….
“Restriction” … of … WARS
and …. ” Corporate Thieves ”

Might … Help us keep …
MORE … “Peace-filled” … Streets
Streets Requiring … “LESS POLICE” … !!!!!

But …
That’s just … ME …
“Fuelling” … More … ” Controversy ” …
Through … UNRESTRICTED … Poetry … !!!!!

But ….
words like … THESE …
are … Deemed to be …

NOT GOOD … to read …

to youth who … Feed …
…… On …. ” MTV ” …. !!!!!

“This” … is such …
… ” HYPOCRISY ” … !!!!

They … ” FEAR ” … for kids … !!!
say those who … ” TEACH ” …

But … shield them from …
…….. REALITY ……… !!!! ? !!!!!

More … RESTRICTIONS … ?? ! ??

TRUTH … for children …
“Seems” … FORBIDDEN … ?!?

No wonder … some …
Resort to … ” Killing ” … !!!

Well …
Just like … ” Nas ” …
My words are … “written” …

Poetic scripts …
from how …
“We’re Living” …

“LIFE” … moves on …
but … when i’m … ” Gone ”
There’ll be no chance …
for kids to … ” Listen ” …

because of …. YES ….

ALL THESE ….

… ” RESTRICTIONS ” … !!!!!

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