“Revolutions of My Mind” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

So, as the craziness continues across the globe, it seems as though protesting is the current, hot trend.

Hong Kong protests have lead to live ammunition being shot at protestors, and the banning of wearing masks by protestors, who are now being charged for doing so.

Iraq protests have allegedly, left at least a hundred people dead, and 6000 more injured !!!

Anti-Brexit protests & Climate Change protests, continue to gather pace, as does the ignorant rhetoric that’s coming from leaders, like the current UK PM, Mr. BJ Johnson !!!

Another interesting protest, that hasn’t quite got the level of attention, that other protests are receiving, is the Maori protest against the celebration of Cooks landing in New Zealand !

As a man whose spent time in New Zealand, it’s an intriguing one, as I saw the value placed on Maori Culture, by the white immigrants who are now part of the country, however, the fact that an individual who caused so much, pain and disruption, to the indigenous peoples of this land, is still deemed to be worthy of celebration, says much for the fact that there are those who still see the negative impact of James Cooks landing, and will not just allow such things to be seen as acceptable, in celebrating New Zealand’s past.

This, of course, relates directly to the issue of racism, in todays world, so, will the England Football Team, actually walk off a field of play, if they get racist abuse in the next round of Euro Qualifiers ?

Talk is cheap, and actions, or protests, as it were, are what REALLY speak, or do they ???

…. in a time where the likes of Trump, and his cohorts, are facing protests of an impeachment type, that they seem quite happy to dismiss as nonsense, much like Boris Johnson, regarding his dealings, and, personal relationship with Jennifer Arcuri, and the dangers of having a no deal scenario, end Britain’s current relationship with the EU, one has to wonder what REAL Effect, these inquiries and stands, are having ???

There are a great many protest movements now, but these days i’m wondering, where they are leading us to, and what these movements are actually going to do ???

My protests are poems, so, this weeks piece, deals more with revolutions, as this seems to be the ultimate aim of all these protests.

However, the revolutions i’m dealing with here, are the types that are simply ….

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So, ” What Does It REALLY, Mean To You ?” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Okay folks, so like WOW !?!

First Things FIRST …..

Condolences and thoughts go to those in the Bahamas, whose lives have been ruined by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian … !!!!!

Thankfully, brushed past Barbados, in a less heightened state, but saw the level of fear that such natural phenomena can bring, even when they don’t hit … !!!!!

Anyway ….

What On Earth is going on in this world of ours ?!?

Well, it would seem to me as though the iron fist of governance, is spreading its wings, just about everywhere !?!

Gotta start with Boris and the incredible moves he’s pulling to get the type of Brexit’ deal, that is frightening, even his own MP’s ?!?

This has immediately led to petitions, and demonstrations by people who are far from impressed with his seemingly, blatant disregard for due, Democratic Processes, to drive how this Brexit’ matter gets done and dusted ???

NOT GOOD Folks !!!

TRUST ME On That … !!!!

However, the machine keeps churning along, regardless of the issues that will clearly have, massive knock on effects, whichever way things pan out.

However, the political ranglings of the last two days, have really shown, just how manipulative politicians can be, especially when it comes to interpretations of the law, and how they can be, circumnavigated !!!

Okay, so off to Kashmir, where the unrest over this land is again, not quite as insignificant as maybe, people are thinking …..

Then we have the Hong Kong situation, which seems to be getting more and more volatile, as protests continue, and go global, volatility, that is in no small way, partly due to Anti – Protester … Protesters … ?!?

And …..

Military, as well as police actions, now including water cannons in Hong Kong !!!

Africa … ???

Well, the usual nonsensical stuff, as in, nations from the same continent, allowing colonial labels to stop them, from seeing each other as AFRICANS, First and FOREMOST … !!?!!

…. ahead of being say, Nigerians, or South Africans, which seems to be creating, continued ….

XENOPHOBIC …

I REPEAT ….

XENOPHOBIC actions, based upon an anger, being aimed at said nations people, creating businesses, in what are foreign lands, according to these nationalists, who are making these attacks !!!

In times like these …
PURE MADNESS … !!?!!

As if black people don’t face enough pressures from the world at large !

However, as per, Mr. Chappelle’s observations, in his latest stand-up, “ Sticks and Stones “, which throws some very, well aimed darts into the realm of being PC, in todays’ world, and this ever increasing confusion as to who is who, and who can say what to who, and continue to move freely … !?!

Y’all know where I’m heading, if not,
check it out for yourselves … !!!

There’s SO MUCH MORE Madness that is happening, I could go on and on, but won’t ….

Simply because, the vibe seems to be one of revolution against, the type of controls that are being applied socially, however, interestingly, from certain segments of his show, against artistry, even from an entertainers perspective, whose art is comedic, as in, not meant to be taken too seriously … ???

Hmmm …..

As I’ve been suggesting to people, for a while now, this is a dangerous time, where speaking your mind, even articulately, when speaking on sex, especially now … Or … Governance, has wide repercussions for us all, as Boris Johnson’s actions, in particular show !

We now have leadership, and movements, who only seem concerned about THEIR OWN Agendas, and because of their power, seem to think that they can dictate everything, from, politically fractious actions, to what you express artistically, especially when it comes to the LGBT …

However, I’ll leave you with one of Mr. Chappelles’ gems….

Why is it so problematic to say …

… “ Faggot “ …

As he was told long ago, whilst doing the Chappelle Show.

However, it’s not such an issue,
when it comes to saying … “ Nigga’ “ …

THOUSANDS of times … !!!
…. when you really check it, to make people laugh …. !?!

It’s a question that the LGBT populous, who we now know, are the main architects of much that is seen as … “ Entertainment “ …

Well …..

In my opinion, art, like expression, should be FREE …..

Even if it offends, because you know what … ?!?

NOBODY’s PERFECT …

And You …

CAN’T LIKE EVERYTHING … !!!
and, Neither SHOULD YOU … !!!

So, on that note, as people across the globe, continue to revolt, over different issues ……

My question this week is …..

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Connecting those dots…. Written & Performed by Big Virge

So folks, what a month, and what is on the horizon eh … ?!?

Well, as people have been partying it up, in Barbados, with the odd exception, the mood is very different elsewhere …..

El Paso & Ohio, are dealing with tragedies, of the mass shooting variety, yet again in America !!!

One shooter, who seems to have shot his own sister !?!

I mean SERIOUSLY, Like, WTF is going on in some peoples minds right now … ?!?

Clearly, not so many good things, in some cases, but these days, the conversations i’m hearing, seem to be reflecting the same thing, people acting up, and the general vibe of folks not being particularly cool, in fact, it’s becoming the opposite in a worryingly, increasing number !

The disturbing news from the UK, is the case of a 6 year old child being thrown, YES THROWN, from the 10th floor of The Tate Gallery in London, by, allegedly, a 17 Year Old !!!

The less said about that, the better.

So, moving on, July brought the rise of Boris to PM …..

OH DEAR …. !!!!!!!!

England just had to get their version of Trump in place, to work with the man who is just, throwing insults around, willy nilly, whilst finally obtaining funding for his wall, from the supreme court, even if only temporarily, for now.

Brazil prison riots, Hong Kong and Russia protests, immigrants under fire in Germany, where Walter Lubke, a politician who spoke out for migrants, suddenly ends up dead, after his views were found to be, being shared on right wing websites !!!

Some dots need connecting there it seems, as they do in the case of Charlie Rispoli, the officer who felt the need to say that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, should take a round, as in, get shot, presumably for not being one of The Presidents, biggest fans !?!

Okay, so, what about the husband, who, because of his wife being away with work, thought he’d go on Tinder, only to find his wife was on there already !!!

Funny, in that sick kind of way…. !!!

…. Unlike the situation that has found, Fulham player, Cyrus Christie, alleging that his sister was struck and racially abused, by get this, Fulham supporters, at one of their games … ?!!!?

The stories of woe seem to be endless these days, however, not so much attention seems to be being shown, to the Ebola situation in The Congo !?!

Africans dying …..

Ahhh, that’s not such a big deal to most people, especially in the western world though right … ?!?

They’ve got more important things to worry about, like migrant controls and Brexit’ right !!!!!

Well, I don’t think that it’s something that should be swept under the rug, quite so quickly, because the suggestion is that, over half the cases in the country are not even diagnosed, as of yet … !!!

Well, as Trump says, who knows what to believe from news reports nowadays eh ???

However, if the death toll rises, what will people be saying about this situation, which has already been branded by the, World Health Organisation, as being, ” A Public Health Emergency of International Proportions “, whatever that means, in months, or, years to come … ?!?

Right about now, there are a great many disconnects, globally, in how humans are treating one another, let alone, with the systems that are supposed to keep order in place, both socially and economically, as per the Deutsche Bank Job Losses ….

Things are definitely rocky, when bankers are being sent home folks, take note … !!!!!

So, this weeks piece speaks on a few the reasons why I think we need to ……

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