“The Trump Effect” …. written by big Virge 13/12/2015

Okay folks, so, in doing my catch up on things i’d written a while back, that I wanted to post at the time, but couldn’t …..

Here’s one that was inspired by what I saw in different parts of the world, at a time where terror acts were all over the news, and clearly, in most peoples’ minds ……

So, having spoken in my last post, about the madness that is the Presidential Candidacy Race, I have to follow that post with this, which was one written on my flight back from LA to Miami, having completed my trip to New Zealand, via Australia, Fiji, Honolulu, LA & Miami, pretty much, days after the Paris Bombings, and then travelling through the US, soon after San Bernardino, etcetera …..

So, this post is a reflection on, the attitudes, reaction and general vibe of people in the aftermath of Paris, and then of course, the effect that a certain Donald Trumps’ speeches seemed to be having on people ………..

So, here I am on my second, American Airlines flight in two days, well, three, if you include the time difference ….

FUCK …. do I hate travelling on American Airlines ….. !!!!!!

The stewards are mostly, old and decrepit looking, and really do seem to have their head so far up Donald Trumps’ ass, that, to me, unless you’re white and wearing a Klan Hood, their attitude is a F’ing disgrace …. !!!

Again, it obviously isn’t all of them, however, certain attitudes are far too prevalent, when it comes to reaction, and service.

Now, i’m NO Oprah lover like that, but, have to say that i’m down with the Oprah’ statement that suggests that, basically …..

“There still exists, a generation of old white people, who need to hurry up and die already !!!!!”

(If I have Mis-quoted her, then it’s not to be attributed to her of course, but you get the gist !)

…. and that’s ….

On … THE REAL … !!!!

Now, of all industries in the working world, judgement should surely be limited in a field such as that of international travel, but wow, is it prevalent !!!!!

As I tell people all the time, even, stupid black people !!!!!

The moment you do not fit the, Ben Carson, Conservative, black citizen, type model, a crown of a hairstyle like mine, quickly provides reactions from people, who seem to think that every one of us who rocks such styles, are either, stupid, or, deserving of some kind of second class treatment, or worse still, treatment that indicates a complete unwillingness to acknowledge our existence !

Now, when we black folks act up, all of a sudden, we’re being ignorant !!?!!

Well, as much as I like Trumps’ frankness, there is a level of ignorance, bigotry, as well as, double standards, that i’ve seen in him, that airline stewards ….

(Particularly, those who work for American Airlines)

…. seem to have already adopted … !!!!!

The fact that they’re cheap as fuck, and that their aircraft designs, work like cans for sardines, may well affect the attitude of people flying on them, however, having undertaken the job, the staff should be professional … !!!!!

In fact, they shouldn’t get to be stewards if there is even a smidgeon of ignorance in them ….. !!!

…. but there it is …..

The Trump Effect !!!!!

I sense that those who’ve been forced into playing the, Diplomatic Card, when it comes to dealing with …. Non-Whites, over the last few years, are feeling as though, Good Ol’ Donald, has made it acceptable for them to rear their, deep rooted ignorance, in how they deal with, as said, blacks in particular, like myself, who do not, and ….

WILL NOT, play the ….

” WHATEVER MASSA’ !!! “, vibe, just to get by !!!!

It ISN’T a pre-requisite of my existence, as a black male, to, do things, in a manner that DOESN’T suit me, to appease other races insecurities, especially when, the rules of the book are constantly, flouted, and broken, by white people !!!

…. from leaving shit, unattended on planes, so they can stow their carry on baggage, to, standing in aisles, when the seatbelt sign is on.

I dunno, having spoken to an elderly woman from Israel on the flight into Miami, who has lived in Miami, for over 30 years, who, upon hearing me say that I like Trumps, unbridled expression, dived in on some, essentially, Anti-Arab rhetoric, and, Pro UK & France talk, which was the trap set, by my calm, English Tones, after an initial misunderstanding with her over seating ….

It has become clear to me, from the looks I received in the US, from, pretty much …. ALL RACES, including my own … !?!

…. that ….

“The Trump Effect” ….

…. is already, re-igniting, the divisive nature of human beings, which, the lady from Israel, finally expressed in her rhetoric.

Essentially, that, education has been forsaken, for technological devices, and attitudes, that are divisive !

From TV shows, like Homeland, to, Fox News in the US, it’s clear that as much of a circus show, as Trumps’ Campaign is proving itself to be, there is indeed, a very dangerous effect, that has yet to reach its peak … !!!

A peak that, if the world’s people are not careful, could escalate into a World War Three type, scenario, if Mr. Trump, or, people of his ilk, be they, Democrat, Liberal or Republican, reach the Whitehouse Hot Seat, this time around ….

So people ….

HEED THESE WORDS !!!!!

STOP … with the ignorance, arrogance & judgements ….. !!!!!!

…. and deal in something

…. ” BIGGER ” …

HUMANITY & EQUALITY … !!!!!

Show some sense of balance in your views, and remember that, the majority of those using their status to preach, are not doing it for your benefit, but, in most cases, are doing it for their name to go down in history, and for GREED ..,,

Beware INDEED …..

of ……

” The Trump Effect ” …… !!!!!

Peace & Love people ….

and YES, I really did write this at the end of 2015 !!!

One.

Virge.

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The Road to Hana … written by Big Virge 27/11/2014

….. and my final blog post covering my trip to Maui, well, it has to speak on the AMAZING …….

” Road to Hana ! “ 

Okay so, to end my Hawaii journal, more good stuff now peoples’ ….

…. and I do mean … GOOD STUFF !!!

The road to Hana is a Maui excursion that actually has a T-Shirt named after it, which I am now proud to say I own … !!!

…. and the T-Shirt gives a very clear indication of just how extraordinary the journey is, and the reason is because the T-Shirt states, in no uncertain terms ….

” I survived the road to Hana !!! ” 

So, to give you a clue as to why it says that, well, if you’ve ever watched, Ice Truckers, or, any of those shows that give you visions of … The Most Dangerous roads in the World … !!!

Well, this is clearly, one of those roads !!!!

Blind spots and bends, as well as single lane bridges, and parts of this road, that two cars, simply, cannot pass !!!

However, it is a road filled with wonder, from black sand beaches, to caves where, figures from this islands past, allegedly hid, to avoid all sorts of horrific things !

One particular spot has a clear water pool that is basically, part of a cavern. So, it’s a fresh water pool. Extremely clear, as well as being, SERIOUSLY COLD !!!
Cold enough for me, from just looking at it, to keep my black ass out of it !!!

Anyway, this road happens to be, one of those roads, that, if you’re a little too cocky…. Well, bad things can happen to ya !!!!

This part of Maui, is filled with forests of green, hiking trails, and waterfalls galore, from smaller versions, to some breathtaking visions, that seem to just appear out of the side of these, precipitous hillsides, to cascade into pools of water, that are now used, through expansive irrigation, to feed the huge sugar cane cultivation, that is a massive part of Mauis’ economy, and sugar exports. 

There I was thinking the Caribbean had the lions’ share of sugar exports, until hearing of the massive crop of sugar cane that is grown and harvested in Maui, that can grow up to 18 ft or so, and requires, huge amounts of water to ensure a fruitful yield !!!

Anyway, I digress, the road to Hana is indeed, as picturesque, as it is dangerous !!!!

The plant life, which in many cases, has been brought into the island, is varied, colourful, and in some cases, has proven to be invasive, to the point where some plants have had to be removed due to their wish to overrun, their fellow, brothers and sisters, like the worst kind of corporate styled, takeover !

Anyways, the usage of the waterfalls, and, subsequent water flows by the East Maui Irrigation company, is indeed impressive, considering the terrain that they have to navigate the water through …. and it is when you see their trucks driving along this road, that you realise the dangers of driving through this area, with any level of irresponsibility !!!

Do it … At Your PERIL !!!!!!!

…. Especially, once you pass through the quaint area of Hana, which is home to a very small community, a very small school and NO HOSPITAL !!!

Airlift bizness be running, to help anyone who is in need of any SERIOUS ATTENTION, in a hurry !!!!

Pretty crazy, but, this is how remote this part of Maui is. I cannot define it in words, as hard as I might try, but, believe me when I say, you need to see it, and should probably let an expert drive you, before you play … “Billy Big Bollocks”, and hire a Mustang or some other fancy ride to prove to yourself, or your partner, how cool you are ….. as you may just find yourself looking, rather weak, when you are being tailgated by locals who treat this road, like a regular city road, even when, bends twist acutely, and then overlook, extreme drops, not all into water either !!!!!

Some of the drops are straight onto cliff faces, and, volcanic rocks sharp enough to cut you in a thousand places, very quickly i’m sure !!!!

However, there are some great food spots and a very cool winery, from which I can now, highly recommend, the … Maui Blanc, which soothed my palette, near to the end of the drive, which, with all the stops, took the best part of a day, which again confirms, the expansive nature of this road, which, even had some areas that are named after African Planes, of an apparently, similar vein.

A bit cheeky i’m thinking, as everything from the symbol used by locals, to basically say, ” Hang Loose “, called, ” The Shaka “, to the culture of this island, would, much like many other places on this globe, when you assess them, have directly connectable themes, to ancient African Culture and heritage.

It’s actually, quite hard to belief that they don’t, especially when observing how they are used !!!

The road to Hana, as with much of Maui, has this spiritual feel and energy to it, that emanates through its landscapes, and historical tales. However, from a religious perspective, there were visions of different religious variables, of course, Catholic and Christian influences, and, rather large crosses, in certain hillsides, betray a past that defines the invasive nature of foreign religions, even in places as remote as Hana.

There was one church that is defined as being, ” Congregational “, which, seems to indicate an all accepting nature, but, once I see, Protestant or Christian faiths, being mentioned, seems to be quite the paradox, as neither denomination, defines all encompassing, or, inclusive, to me.

However, as the story of this particular church was related to us by our driver, Dave, it became apparent that this church, indeed, has the blessings of the …

” Most High ” …

as, many years before, it was the ONLY building, to survive a Tsunami, that hit the area, and demolished, pretty much everything else !!!!!

Pretty Incredible, and seemingly ….

Divinely Holy !

… having entered, it felt very eerie, if somewhat, awe inspiring, to imagine that, such a building withstood one of the most destructive forces of nature, and trust me, the waters surrounding this area, crash into the shore, with enormous power, at the best of times, let alone what would of been, the worst of times !!!

Okay so, moving on, this is one of those remote places in the world where the super rich, in some cases, have bought land, and, built secluded properties, for personal retreats, Oprah, being one of those people, apparently, for one of her dogs, she built a home for her dog trainer to take care of her dog/s, as there is some issue with bringing animals in and out of Maui !!!

Well, that’s when you know you are wealthy, when you can buy a home, in the hills, to avoid not having to have a pet being held in quarantine, when you fly in … ?!?

…. and, on that note, I will leave you with the thought of picturesque visions of sunsets from hilltops and mountainous regions, that truly define what, ” The Road to Hana “, exhibits.

It is a day excursion, that leaves you with some, stunning visual and culinary tastes.

I shouldn’t say apparently, but, one of those sights, was watching one of the drivers, basically, cliff dive off one of the sides of a waterfall, into a pool of water, that isn’t even that deep !!!!!

A memory that i’ll always keep.

“The Road to Hana”, people ….

NOT …. for the faint hearted, but, if you really want to take in what Maui has to offer, visually, it’s one you’ve, ABSOLUTELY, got to see … !!!!!

Aloha from me …

The Brother … Big V …

Peace.

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Immigrants THIS & Immigrants THAT … A Poem written by Big Virge 20/5/2006, on the UKIP Tip …. !!!

Having seen and heard UKIP, This & That … on my trip …

It only seems right to re-post a poem written in 2006, that just goes to show, that, just because it’s not in ya face anymore, hatred, prejudice & ignorance has not just disappeared, in fact, as per recent news in England, it would seem to not only have never gone anywhere, but, it retains origins from the not so distant past …..

If … ” Immigrants ” … are TRULY …
Englands’ problem, well, their immigration policies, are an absolute farce !!!!!

“Immigrants This & Immigrants That !!!” … A Poem written by Big Virge 20/5/2006

Immigrants THIS … !!!
and Immigrants THAT … !!!

All this Government talk’s
Helping … Hatred … SOAR … !!!!!

Meantime they … KEEP ON … !!!!!
Making … ” Plans ” … !!!
and … Setting Traps … !!!

We’ve already been … ” Fed ” …
THE …. ” Internet “….

Now it’s … ” TV SHOWS ” …
where … ” CASH ” …
…. is the …. ” GOAL ” …. !!!!!

“For a cheap rate call …
you could earn yourself,
a cash windfall !!!!!”

I suppose they’re designed …
by … ” IMMIGRANT MINDS ” … !?!

Take a minute …………….
and ……….. ” THINK !!! ” …………..
because … ” Immigrants Aren’t …..

” THE WEAKEST LINK ” … !!!!!

Many immigrants … YUP … !!!
DO NEED … ” A Shrink ” …..
because of … LIES …
and … ” Colonial Tricks ” … !!!

” So … Let’s Get This Straight !!?!! ”

It’s okay to … ” ENSLAVE ” … !!?!!

But …
when it comes to … IMMIGRANTS …
who use …. ” THEIR BRAINS ” …. !!!!!!

We’re deemed to be …
A … ” Waste of Space ” … ?!?

and like the … ” INSANE ”
Should ……..
Join the …. ” CRIMINALS ” ….
and be …. ” LOCKED AWAY !!! ” ….

Okay ….. ” That’s Cool “….. !!!

But …
Let me air … ” My View ” … !!!!!

Immigrants who … ” Choose ” …
to break … Life’s Rules …
are a … DANGER TO ME … !!!!!!
like they are … To … YOU !!!!!!

I believe they … SHOULD BE ….
” LOCKED UP ” ….. TOO …… !!!!!!!!

But DON’T ………..
Just ignore … !!!

Suited ….. “ GENTLEMEN ” ….. !!!
who keep … Passing Laws …
that are …. ” CLEARLY FLAWED !!! ” …
and cause …. ” PROBLEMS !!! ”

It’s … ” EASY TO ATTACK ” … !!!
New Immigrant … HOARDS … !!!

Instead of …..
Knocking on … Doors …
of the ….. ” COMMONS ” ………….
or the ……. ” LORDS ” ………..

and doors where … men …
make ….. ” INVESTMENTS ” …..
for Themselves … AND …
Their …. ” RICH FRIENDS ” … !!!!!

I’m an … ” IMMIGRANT ” … !!!
Well …………………………

The son of one … !!! …
Who … Broke No Laws …
” As far as I ” … know …
… ” ABSOLUTELY ” …
……” NONE ” ….. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

But …..
He’s still a …..
Second Class …. ” CITIZEN !!! ”

He’s a man of … ” Medicine ” …
whose wife … was a … ” Teacher ” …
… and a … ” Nurse ” …

In … Other Words …
A ….. ” Working Mum ”

Until … ” SICKNESS ” … !!!
REDUced her … ” fitness ” …

See ….. Some Immigrants …
are far from …. ” DUMB ” …. !!!!!

We’re …
NOT ALL … ” Criminals ” …
On the ……….. ” RUN ” …………………. !!!!!

I Don’t … Give A Damn … !!!!! …
about … WHAT YOU SAY …… !!!!!!

Who the hell are … ” The English ” … ???
………… ANYWAY …………… !!!???!!!

A breed who ….. ” PREYED ” ……..
On ….. “ IMMIGRANT SLAVES ” ….. ??!!!??

to bring them here …..
for a … ” Minimum Wage ” … !!!
and to …. ” TOLERATE ” ……
IGNORANT ….. ” Race Hate ” ….. !!!!!

While … ” Aristocrats ” …
KEEP HOLD … of …. CASH … !!!!!

and … ” KEYS TO CHAINS ” …
from ….. “ Colonial Days ” … ?!?!?

“Ahhhh but that’s okay !
old boy, I say, these darkies’ still,
have got no shame !
let’s flush them down ……
the drain again !!!!!”

Well …
I Have to say …..
They’ve got a … ” CHEEK ” … !!!!!

to sit and complain …
when … The Home Office seems …
to have made … ” Mistakes ” …
with immigrants they …
SHOULD OF … “Locked Away” … !!!?!!!

And … what about those …. ??? …
of … ” Different Strains ” …
South Africans, Aussies …..
and … Americans … PLEASE … !!!!!

Let me take a guess … ???
They’re ALL … ” Crime Free ” …

Can someone … PLEASE … ???
Explain to me … ???
how this … CAN BE … !???!

when those who are ….
of the … ” DIPLOMAT CLASS ” …
REFUSE … to pay …
The … “Congestion Charge !!!!!”

and there seems to be a … riSE …
in ….. ” Afrikaaner’ Bars ” …..
and … ” The Aussies ” … Don’t seem …
to have gone … TOO FAR … !!!!!

It’s Okay … for them …
to be ….. IMMIGRANTS ….. !!?!!

because … in Truth …
They’re Really … ENGLISHMEN !!!!!

So ….. why were they sent … ???
from … “ ENGLISH ” … Prisons … ???

Are they … NOT DESCENDANTS …
of ….. ” CRIMINAL ” …… men ….. ???????

Murderers, Rapists ……
and … “PAEDOPHILE TYPES ” … !!!!?!!!!

Who knows what they’ve done …
to … Australias’ Sheep …. !!!!! …

Aussie Immigrants …..
England ….. Can Keep ….. !!!!!

I’m Joking Folks ….. !!!!!
Just like ….. ” Mr. Manning ” …..
and … J.D. … Jim Davidson …..

Remember ….. “CHALKY” …… !!!!!

So …..
Don’t Even … TRY … !!!!! …
to pick … ” FIGHTS WITH ME ” …

You … NEED TO CHECK …
” Your ” ……… ” Hisss-Story ” …… !!!!!

From … COMEDY …
To …… INDUSTRY …..

to simply … ” Walking ” …
…” English Streets ” … !!!!!! …

and let’s … NOT SPEAK … !!!
About ……. ” POLICE ” …….. !!!!

If we’re … not ….. ” ATTACKED ” …..
You claim to …” Like Blacks ” …
but then ….. ” Call Us Names ” ….

Behind … ” Our Backs ” … !!!

That’s how things are … !!!!
And in … ” MY OPINION ” … !!!
This Is ……. ” FACT ” ……. !!!!!

Which is why …. IT SEEMS ….
The record …. IS ….
STUCKKK … KKK … KKK…KKK …………………………………………………………….
Back on ….. “ That Track ”

…………… OF ………….

IMMIGRANTS THIS … !!!!!
and … IMMIGRANTS THAT … !!!!!

An old piece written long before
the current trend of UKIP, type parties,
and anti-immigrant groups, who are
gathering support across Europe … SMH … !!!

Yawnnnnnnnn Yawwwwnnnnnnnnnn

Peace y’all …… and cut the IGNORANCE OUT !!!!!
Humanity is … ” ALL OF US “,
Nobody should see themselves as being,
more worthy, or, superior to anyone else
because that simply is …..

Some F’ing ….. BULLCHIT !!!!!

STOP ALL THIS DIVIDING & TRY ……
……….. ” UNIFYING !!!!! ” ………….

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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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