” Open Season ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge …

Hmmmm ….

Well, Olympics or not !!!!!

COME ON Usain …. !!!!!!

Certain subjects, Nah get dropped …. !!!!!

The cops and this whole …
Black Lives Matter Phenomena ….

Well,

Opinions are a plenty fa sure … !!!!!

So, of course, I have a few ………….

However, this piece was written soon after, the ….. (not so much mentioned) ….. Walter Scott EXECUTION, by some extraordinarily, ” Trigger Happy “, cop !?!?!

Anyhow, much surrounds these events, like different attitudes that come to light from people, of course, from races not directly affected by these horrendous killings of people, who, innocent or not, don’t get a chance to explain themselves to anybody but ….

Well …..

BULLETS, or the apparently, ” Humane Hands “, of law enforcement officers …. !! ? !!

Crazy ish’ people ….. ?!?

…. and of course, London now increasing it’s armed police presence, coincidentally, days before an incident in Russell Square, and a Black Lives Matter protest, that affected people trying o get to Heathrow, for a number of personal reasons on Friday morning ….

NOT …. !!!

…. the subtlest way to get your message heard, but, it has drawn media attention, so, England ISN’T, quite the bed of tolerance and unified thinking, as has been so readily reported, and argued …. since the arrival of people of different races, to basically, every arena in which the media presents itself, sports and EVEN, politics, so, things are fine right … ?!?

Weellllllll …..

Maybe not, if todays protest suggests there to be things, to be concerned about ???

The subsequent, television coverage, had an interview was with an activist, who was an articulate young lady, who was explaining that, although killings of the style in the US, are honestly, not so prevalent ….. in the UK …..

Smaller country, different laws ….. etcetera etcetera ….

Convictions in the instances of police inefficiency, which results in loss of black lives, are basically, non-existent, and have been, for a considerable time now ….

So, more armed police will result in what, exactly, less gun play … ???

I think NOT, but, time will tell ……

and one final thing here, with regard to policing globally, i’m talking the extreme cases of loss of life, but, let’s not pretend that general interactions with police are being run with the professionalism, and, public courtesies, that people should expect from those who apparently …. SERVE US …. ?!!!?

The ideal of how people are stereotyped by colour, also lends itself to a very subtle, but effective, form of white superiority and control ….

So …. do ….. ???

White Glass Ceilings exist still …. ???

…. in the hierarchies of these arenas where people of varying, darker skinned races, are now seemingly, “Fitting in”, quite nicely, and doing good things …….

Just questions … ???

However, there are divisions within those same, different shades, that aren’t always so readily brought to light, because of again, the veneer of … well ….

” Getting Along ” ……

Well, as a man who has grown with all types of races, nationalities & colours, which applies to the ladies too, there are certain mixtures that aren’t so common ….

Not ReeeeeEALLY’ …

…. but people just play it down, because sticking to ones’ own, is the way to go …..

Really … ???

… with so many varieties in the world to choose from …

Not everyman wants a … BIG BOOTY, or, fair-skinned, SAME SKINNED … !!! … ting’, to get his groove on with, as with the ladies now clearly.

So, don’t, for one second.

…. think that words you hear, indicate a man who does not see the positive effects of integration, from business, to personal interactions now, however, things in essence, remain at the core, the same …. and do need to be, i’d say, ” Re-Arranged “, just a bit ……

and one of the things at the top of my list, is the subject of the lyrics in this poem …..

So, as the Olympics get in full swing, with it’s opening ceremony today in Rio …..

There are a few things that are … Open …
right about now,

So, I warn you, NOW …

DO NOT ….

…. press play, unless you’re ready to deal with REAL subject matter …. that’s leaving lives SHATTERED …. !!!!!

While …..

#BlackLivesMatter …… ???

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So, time for some Cultural Vibes, Inity Fyah Styled ….

An interesting subject, eloquently tackled, by Inity Fyah ….

An edifying listen folks ….

Indulge ……

Culture, written and performed by Inity Fyah

Recorded at Triple E Studios, Barbados

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“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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” Reason ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Okay folks …..

It’s that time of the month for some, Big Virge, Poetic Stuff ….

I am a long way from home currently, but it seems that, after the Paris attacks, Gatwick Terror alerts, and more gun massacres in the US, that, reasonable thought processes are being forsaken for, ” Gung Ho’ type “, reactionary responses.

So, as The Pope has been doing his thing in Africa, and Trump doing has been doing his … i.e.

“Running His Gums” …. in the US …..

I’m wondering, where the logic and reason is …. in peoples rhetoric currently ???

Well, it’s time for some reason, Big Virge Styled, that defies all these extremist type attitudes, and I don’t mean, ISIS, ISIL or any other type of group who is deemed to be wreaking havoc across the globe right now …..

Those who know, KNOW, they are far from being the only terrorists out there, in this world of ours …..

I am currently in New Zealand, funnily enough, YET ANOTHER, British Colony, in a place called Queenstown, also like Barbados, to the locals, known as you guessed it …. Little England, due to the volume of Brits who now, live and work here, where, as a Zimbabwe born farmer told me….

“When they came here, the Brits were bloody stupid !!!”

…. when speaking about certain agricultural policies, that they rather foolishly employed, that when thought about, were quickly proven to be as stupid, as much that is being spouted currently, by them and their apparently, ” Special Friends “, across the water !?!

Well, having managed to gain a little Maori culture, in my first few days here, it only seems fitting that I should, this month, share a piece that shows how much respect I have, not only for the GREAT, All Black Rugby team and World Cup Winners for 2015, but also, a culture whose warrior spirit, deals in more than reactionary responses to war …..

Thus, here is a poem that touches on that, and much much … more … !!!

In a time where we are seeing people act in very, irrational ways ….

Take some time out to listen to some thoughts based on, as said ….

Sumthin’ more, than talk of ignorance, terror and war ……

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Difference (Re-Dux) … written and performed by Big Virge

In this world of ours, so many different people, and, differing actions, not always necessarily, for our betterment … !!!

Well, here are some words that I hope will inspire those of you who choose to listen, to make the RIGHT KIND of difference, right about now …..

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Recorded @ Jabrock Productions, London

Mixed at Shoestring Studios, Barbados

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Indeed, not only, Powerful, but, REAL TALK … from David Banner

When I think of the amount of people who keep saying,

“Oh, but, things are okay, and are “BETTER”, what are you complaining about …. especially in good ol’ Blighty (England) …..

It makes you wonder, as Mr. Banner appropriately states, what f’ing world these people live in !!?!!

Well, here is a black man who has made something of himself, but, hasn’t let the headlights of fame, affect his brain …..

Str8 talk from Mr. Banner !

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“Behind Closed Gates”, A poem written by Big Virge 25/6/2013

Inspired by a BBC documentary about a gated community in Los Angeles, back in 2006 …..

From China … to …
Some … U.S. … states …
and … “CLEARLY NOW !” …
in the ….. U.K. …..

Many … choose to live …
Behind … ” Closed Gates ” …

But the word … “MANY” …
…… ” Exaggerates ” …… !!!!!!

The … ” WEALTHY FEW ! ” …
buy homes … with pools …
with cash that … ” BURNS ” … !!!!!

Like … “High Priced” … fuel …

and are now … in zones …
where they live … “Alone” …
to exist …. amongst ….

“Their Breed” … of … “CLONES” … !!!!!

FAKE This … !!!!!
FAKE That … !!!!!
and Yes …

” FAKE TANS ” … !!!

which ofcourse …
They … ” CLAIM ” …
……. ” Helps ” …….
Keep them … Sane … !!!

NO LONGER … !!!

Do they have to … face … !!!
Those …. who raISE …
Local …. Crime Rates …. !!!!!

….. ” Illegals ” …..
of a … Different Race … !!!

” Who ” …… They Claim ….. !!!!!

“Just come in,
and spread their, evil,
brand of sin !!!”

…. ” CLEARLY ” ….
The colour … of their skin … !!!

“Hey, come on now,
that line was foul !
We’re not racists !
We’ll let you in,
if you are rich !!!!!”

So … is this how …
it’s … ALWAYS BEEN … ?!?!?

or …. is this just …
” New Age ” … living … ???

where sell-outs … RUSH …
to join … ” Their Clubs ” …

Behind … Closed Gates … ?
when they’ve had enough …
of … living their lives …
around … ” Hoodlums ” …

Come on now man … !!!
You must be … Dumb … !!!

You talk of …
” ILLEGAL ” … Aliens … !!!?!!!

Well ….
Listen up son … !!!
cos’ you’ve …
Lost the plot … !!!!!

” The Hoodlums ” … live …
Next To ….. Your Lot ….. !!!!!

Young skinheads … who …
are …. Smoking Pot …. !!! ….
and … “Trying to Rap ?!?” …
Just Like … some blacks … ?!?

“So, how’d you feel about that !?!”

You Don’t Want … Immigrants … !!!!!!
or ….. so you say ….. ?!?

But …
Allow them in …
to … “Clean Your Place !!!”

Then have …
“The Cheek” … to pay them …
at the … ” Minimum Wage !!! ” …

“You People” … REALLY … !!!
are ….. ” TWO-FACED !!!!! ” …..

Live behind … ” Closed Gates ” …
and refuse to … ” Integrate ” …

Well, some would say …
that you’re … “Breeding” …

…….. HATE ……. ?? ! ??

or … Breeding … like …
” SICK ” … families …
“Nephews” … sleeping …
with …. “Aunties” ….. !!!!!!!!!!!

Live behind …..
” Closed Gates ” …..

” NO THANKS … OKAY !!! ”

A … Human Zoo …
is what … some … Choose … ?!?

Just to … PROVE …
They’re … BETTER THAN …

…… ” WHO ? ” …….

The … ” Rest of Us ” …

Well …..
Listen Up ….. !!!!!!

” Look who lives … NOW …
Just like …. ” MONKEYS ” …. !!!!!
in a … ” Gated Reserve ” … ???

I’m … a bit …
concerned … ?

What’s coming next …

” Swinging from trees !!!! ? !!!! ”

Listen up ….. ” CLOSELY ! ”

I’m … Happy to see … !!!
These … “Ignorant Freaks” …
kept away … from me … !!!!!
and in … ” Their Own ” …

…… ” Society ” …… !!!!!!!

… “Behind” …
” Closed Gates ” … !!!

or worse …
“Closed Doors” …
are … ” Separatists ” …
and that’s … FOR SURE … !!!

who keep their …
… ” Sickness ! ” …

” Locked Away !!! ”

Well Maybe … ???
That’s A … ” Better Way ” … ?
than having … THEM …
“Next to you” … Each Day … !?!

So …..
What do you say … ?

Are you …
One of … ” THEM ” … ?!?

Who’s got …
… “PROBLEMS” … !!?!!
with … ” Immigrants ” … ?

Well …..
I suggest …

” If ” …
That’s … The Case …
Buy yourself a home …
“Behind” … “Closed Gates” …

But let me ask you … ?

“THIS” … Question …

Who ….. Indulges …..
“These” … systems … ???
of letting in … Us Immigrants … !!!

Are they … NOT … ?
Your governments … !?!
and … YOUR … Rich Friends … !?!?!

to make …
Dollars and Cents …
and … Pounds and Pence …
and … Maybe Now … ???
Even …. Some Yen …. !?!?!?!?!

“Immigrants” …
are …. PEOPLE …. !!!!!!

NOT …. Aliens …. !!!! ? !!!!

If they break the rules …
Lock Them Up … That’s Cool … !!!!!

But …..
“Blaming Them” …
for … YOUR … ” Troubles ” … ?
Proves that you’re a … Tool … !!!
who is used … like a … FOOL … !!!!!
by …. ” Divisive Groups ” ….

Well ….
I’ve now …. had my say …

But ….
What do you say … ???

Do you see yourself living … ?

” Behind Closed Gates ? ”

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