“Smile” … A poem written & performed by Big Virge

So, as quickly as I can express on the woes of dealing with certain black folks, the issues of dealing with white folks in todays world, also concerns, and their ridiculous attempts to reduce knife crime, need to be addressed in better ways than these ridiculous campaigns, of adverts and knife free boxes, being placed in chicken shops in England, which, of course, has pretty much immediately, led to someone being stabbed to death in one !?!

Good work there white folks ?

As expressed in my last post, the footballers are really getting abused, behind the safety of anonymous social media accounts. However, to think that the Italians have got individuals, who, having seen the ridiculous levels of racism from stands in Italy, has, after a lengthy career in the media, dropped the banana clanger, in referring to Lukaku being stopped !!!

…. Like, WOW dude, 80 or not, Mister Luciano Passirani, is clearly in need of some, Ron Atkinson type education, on how to eradicate such ignorance from his thinking, but, the question now is, can that really ever be done with people who have clearly been bred, to think in these incredibly disrespectful, and, hateful ways ?!?

It is what it is I guess, however, when guys like Peter Beardsley, who has played with, numerous black players, is dropping monkey bombs, ” allegedly “, on young black players, one has to wonder whether change is something, that can be truly effected in racist people, especially when, former players like John Barnes, Andy Cole and Les Ferdinand defend them, who are all black ?!?

It’s just crazy !!!

As it has been for individuals in Italy, to suggest that, monkey chants are a mark of FEAR, and Respect for the talents of black players.

Incredibly, Inter fans, where Lukaku is now playing, have subsequently sent a letter in support of the same Cagliari fans, who are proving to be the, Monkey Chant Champions, of Italy currently.

Now, that there is some, Giuliani, ” The truth isn’t always true”, type bullshit, from Inter fans, the media, and of course the Cagliari fans, who have no remorse for this type of taunting, clearly.

I guess it’s part and parcel of football, and these black guys are now on substantial paydays, so, they should just smile and keep quiet about it, as many have done for, far too long clearly !

So, of course, I cannot lead into this piece without mentioning, poor old Justin Trudeau !!!

Blackface anyone … ???

I must admit though, that I saw a comment online, that did interest, when he ran for the presidency for the first time, how come these pictures didn’t surface then huh ???

NOT … that i’m giving excuses for him, or any other, apparently,

” Liberal “, white soul, who happens to be trying to forward agendas, that reduce the likelihood of such shameful behaviour, from other white folks …..

Hmmm, doesn’t exactly make the liberals look any better than the fascists, who they always seem to be decrying, but have actually done, basically nothing, to stop, in real terms.

The germ of racism, runs deep in a lot of white peeps’, and maybe it’s time for black minds, to be a little more cautious in who they ally themselves to, in some vain attempt, to affect a change in this disease, that is a MAJOR Part of Society, no matter what these liberals say, especially those, who in recent times, have joined forces with, essentially, right wing parties, to take, uh hmmm … SHARE power, in a world where divisions, are on the increase.

So, what have they done to advance the cause that will, remove these racists from positions of power ?!?

Not so much it seems, and I think, as much as humour is as good a tool as any, to wake up heads, I don’t think Lenny henry showed any degree of smarts, when joking about himself being Trudeau at a ROYAL Television Society event, this week ?!?

An event that he was attending to discuss the problem of, yup, you’ve guessed it …

” Diversity ” …. !!!

What a joke, but, not the type that I find funny at all, in these days and times of increased ignorance, and divisive behaviour !!!

So, this weeks piece, speaks on why it isn’t so easy, for those of us who smell the stench of racism, lies and deceit in society, to let money, fame, or, some hot piece of ass, be the things that enable us to put on a brave face and to …..

Continue to …..

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” The Saga ” (Explicit Lyrics) … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Okay folks, well, this has been, one of those weeks for me, sadly !

Resulting in the loss of some, really cool material, that I was hoping to unleash on the world in the next few, however, this is a case of … THAT …

” NIGGA’ Ish’ ” …. which, as Xzibit says,

” Makes black folks sweat ya, harder than the one time ! ”

… Or …

In other words, just leave things in that FUBAR state, that leaves man irate, but in my case, quick to escape the bullpish’, that was evidently coming, so, sometimes you gotta give thanks for an early warning about the true nature, behind, certain negroes behaviour and attitudes.

In truth, I blame MYSELF, more than any other parties, for making the FATAL Mistake, of thinking that because you and a man strike it off at the beginning, that we are on the same frequency !!!!!

Let this be a warning to you young’n’s … !!!

Make SURE, if you can, the type of man you are about to build a relationship with, because there are clearly, some decent folk around, but, in these days and times, i’d take a long long ….

LONG Look, at whoever it is you’re thinking of connecting with !

So, this has lead me to thinking about this, ” Nigga’ Bizness’ “, and how it affects Black People, because it clearly does, when the two, cross paths !!!

This apparent, ” Xenophobic Behaviour “, that seems to be continuing between, some South Africans and Nigerians, has of course, led to certain other nations, boycotting, or basically picking sides in who is right or wrong ?!?

As i’ve already said, ONE CONTINENT … Equals … ONE PEOPLE !

So, in a world where the likes of Trump and BJ Johnson, hold large amounts of influence, in the mere opening of their mouths, this stuff is simply ….

….. FEEBLE ….. !!!!!!

…. as is,
Attacking football players homes, for missing penalties ?

Umara Bangura, from Sierra Leone, has been a recent victim of apparent, ” Football Fans Anger “, however, this wasn’t done, in some exhibition of racism, as has been the case with …..

Hmmmm …….

Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham, Yakou Meite and Romelu Lukaku, at Cagliari, whose fans have been keen to let monkey chants be heard, upon multiple occasions, when black players have approached to take penalties against them !!!

OH NO … !!!!!

Bangura got this treatment, an attack on his home no less, from Sierra Leone fans ?

So, it’s probably safe to say, that they were mostly, if not, ALL Black !!!!!

It’s … Too SERIOUS a problem, on a racist level, for black players globally, for THIS NIGGA’ Bullshit, to be running in AFRICA !?!

Meanwhile, on the political front, I really don’t have the time to get into their back stories, but, suffice to say, President Trumps’ … ” African American “, aka, Gregory Cheadle, has suddenly woken up it seems, and feels quite affronted by the presidents, continually charged rants, about, people of colour, on various fronts, which has him, now aiming for congress, having failed on multiple occasions previously, as his apparent, Republican Friends, have not been as affronted, as he has been, over their leaders verbal tirades, that seem to be based on race … ???

I mean, who can say, ask Kanye eh ???

Oh, I should just say, that from being, ” My African American “, as The Don, once claimed Mr. Cheadle to be, publicly ….

He apparently now, doesn’t know him ?

That’s some, Nigga’ Ish’ right there, in my opinion !!!

Finally, we have Sam Gyimah’, over in England, switching teams like a Trans’ Wannabee’, from the Conservatives, all of sudden, over Brexit, and a few policy attitudes, that made him feel like an outcast, at times, within his party of preference, to the, Liberal Democrats … ???

Hmmm, maybe, just maybe ….. ???

He should of checked through their history, a little more judiciously … !!!

I mean, I get it folks, from NBA Players to F1 Champs and Media now, we have quite a few, darker faces in some lofty places these days, fa’ sure … !!!

However, the level of Coonery, YEAH, I called it that !!!

… that seems to be required, to get to these spots, seems more and more off, as time goes on !

These political puppets, and pawns, are of particular concern, because they don’t seem to have the power to influence a cleaner, let alone a policy, like say, the clearly, racist policy, that is still affecting Windrush Migrants !!!

This leads me back to my week, and the piece i’m sharing, so, i’m warning you … !!!

If you’re …

Mr. or Mrs.

” Black Live Matter ” …
” Black Pride ” …
” Black Power ” …

or, Black Whatever, this is probably, just for you !

…. because, this has been one of those weeks where i’m simply …

TIRED of …..

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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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” Subject Matter ” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

So folks, we move along in these crazy times, with more crazy things happening !?!

The first one being, England winning the Cricket World Cup ?

Well, I have to say that the ending was far from convincing, not only from a cricketing perspective, but also from an officiating one too, anyway, I have nothing further to say about all that…..

Whatever it was ?!?

The deal this week is, that i’m sharing a piece written a while ago, that covers the ol’ faithful for black folks now, well, it was for a while at least….

Black Lives Matter !!!

Hmmm, yeah okay, well, I know for now, that, mine does to ME, but to others, well, i’m not banking on ANYONE, being a good soul, and helping me in a time of need, and that goes for ALL Creeds & Colours of people.

Cynic … ???

Well, I think not, just being practical, because if we start with this individual, Jeffrey Epstein !!!

Weinstein, Epstein …

Anyone seeing a trend here folks … ???

Anyway, this dude is like, allegedly, Sex TRAFFICKING no less, having been convicted of solicitation of a minor, and allegations of more … BEFORE … !?!

Plea deals his way out of that one, only to now be found to not be such a … ” Terrific Guy ” …

As Donald Trump has previously, suggested him to be ?!?

Now, this dude counts the likes of Bill Clinton & Prince Andrew, no less, among his FRIENDS.

Again folks, any trends recurring in your minds about these hierarchic circles … ???

Moving on, gotta quickly mention this woman in England, calling for a WHITE DOCTOR, who left A & E,

YES Accident and EMERGENCY …. Only to go home and write a complaint, about not getting one … !?!

… Like okay, the next time she goes in, and it’s a life threatening scenario, I hope there are no white doctors available again, and we’ll see how she does with that attitude then … !!!

Same ol … Same ol folks …

I also read quite an interesting article about a young woman who infiltrated, one of these, white facist online groups, who is suggesting that their usage of online platforms to gain support, isn’t necessarily something that should be ignored.

I mean, these things happen repeatedly, rises of this kind and that kind, from essentially, racist groups, and now of course, as has been the case with The Trumpster’ tonight ….

The US Congress,

” Symbolically “, condemn ….

Let me REPEAT …

” SYMBOLICALLY ” … go look it up, if you don’t know what it means …..

…. because, in a matter like this, it essentially doesn’t even, really give a slap on the wrists, to this individual, who is now attacking congresswomen, notably of colour, for expressing what he determines to be, Anti-American Views, when criticising the inhumane treatment of … ” Illegals ” … under the current administration.

It’s weirdly like the situation with, Ex Ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, whose e-mails got leaked, exposing his rather blunt assessment of a shambolic Trump Presidency & administration, which lead to him resigning because of some of the well, incendiary comments made about good old Don !!!

Firstly though, it should be noted, that he was due to retire this year ANYWAY … !!!

So, maybe it was a case of well …..

I’m gone soon anyway, so let me be honest, for a change !

MAYBE …. ???
…. is all i’m saying folks … ???

Talking of maybe’s, well renowned Reggae artist, Tony Rebel has spiced up things, by suggesting that, Gay Dancehall artists, should just come out and let the world know, which has opened a can of worms and speculation, as to who could, or couldn’t be gay, amongst the scene ???

Well, Eek A Mouse seems to have taken to quite the method to either, affirm his status and position, or maybe, just use the furore, to advertise himself to the world again ….

I wouldn’t even try to say what, however, it seems that the vibe is that the LGBT Community are showing their power, by again, managing to neuter, freedom of expression, by stopping Sizzla’ from performing at a show in America.

So, the vibe is that their agenda matters, more than artistry that is honest and free …..

Or …. is it … ???

If, as has been suggested, they obviously know who is who within Jamaica’s artists, and that some of these same artists may well have been those, slamming same sex movements … ?

Then, that’s an interesting one huh folks … !?!

JAMAICA, No less … ?!?

Well, the devil may wear a red dress, but right now a lot of undressing of individuals, is going on, and this will be an interesting subject to follow, fa sure …..

However, do any of these things, REALLY Matter, and why are certain subjects, so much more important than others eh … ???

Well, this weeks piece, covers an abundance of these topics & more ….

So, here’s the acapella, musical track, soon to follow ….

So folks, here’s some different …

Subject Matter … to feed your ears and minds !!!!!

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“The Politics of Things” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

The Politics of Things

So folks, another week passes, and plenty is happening !

Boris “ BJ “ Johnson, finds himself in a two horse race to become Brit PM, against Jeremy Hunt, already under some suspicion of vote rigging, (Sound Familiar !?!) whilst apparently having a bit of a domestic at home, where a neighbour claims to have heard a female in some distress !!!

Well, If we are to believe the …

“ Get Off… “, screams, that may have been from his current partner, Carrie Symonds.

One could understand, it is Boris Johnson, after all !!!!!

Bad choice of man Carrie !

So, no sympathy here, especially as he’s going through a divorce, and apparently, has quite the wandering eye, when it comes to the ladies !!!

Further suggestions of Cocaine use, as well as comments coming out from his past, where we black folks are apparently, inferior, and just wards of white chiefs, suggest that his politics will fall perfectly in line with Donald, who figured he’d threaten Iran with military strikes, over a drone !

Tut Tut Donald, a hardened businessman should know, not to pull cards, that, you aren’t willing to play !!!

Dangerous times, when guys like these two, may prove to be the partnership from Hell, for Migrants, people of colour, and amazingly, women !!!

This of course, just goes to show that a fat, bank balance, quells some women’s need for a strong, good looking man, to lie down with. They literally, in the case of Boris, like a fat guy, who is as bigoted, as he is rude, as long as his bank balance is full !

Spoilt … ???

Well, it does seem so, a Bullingdon Club Boy Too !!!!!

A group with some shady tales, surrounding their movements, as well as being a group that David Cameron was also part of too !!!

Nothing good can come from a Johnson / Trump relationship, in my view, which leads me to the news that, Democrat front runner, Joe Biden, also has a history of affiliating himself with, blatant racists, who he claims, he chose to work with, because it makes sense to try to work with those, who you disagree with, and that his buddy, James Eastland, was not,

“That Bad A Guy.”

This same guy, who made these comments at a segregationist rally, not so long ago !

“In every stage of the bus boycott we have been oppressed and degraded because of black, slimy, juicy, unbearably stinking n*****s.” According to Robert Caro’s Master Of The Senate, Eastland went on to urge the crowd to “abolish the Negro race” with “guns, bows and arrows, slingshots, and knives.”

Oh and let’s not forget that Mr. Biden was Mr. Obama’s Vice President !

We are in very strange times, when neither he, nor Donald Trump, feel any need to apologise for embracing bigots, or, in the case of Trump, embracing, death penalty calls, for young black men, who were eventually proven to be innocent of crimes, that seem to have had confessions, coerced by police, in the case of the, Central Park Five, because he says, “ The boys pleaded guilty !”, even though, as said, their confessions were obtained under extreme circumstances and pressure, from the aforementioned, police officers !

It’s a crazy old time, politically, from The West to Africa, and even as far afield as Hong Kong !

Protest after protest, against what the title of this weeks piece affirms, as being the way that this world is run …..

A system that is as fractured, as it is biased, because of essentially ….

The Politics If Things ….

Take a listen …..

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As Ava has shown, we get this a little too much ! ” When They See Us ” …

So folks, as previously stated, I’ve been feasting my eyes on some incredible pieces of visual art, that have reflected some very disturbing truths, about the issues that black people face in the United States, care of Ava Duvernay, Jay Z and, of all people, Harvey Weinstein !

However, in the case of the story told, that of Kalief Browder, RIP.

This is visual art, that takes you into a life & death story, that is done tastefully, and respectfully, but in a brutally honest way, so, say & think what you like about Jay & Harvey, in this instance, one has to credit them with taking people into a world, too often dismissed as non-existent, by those whose privilege, allows them to be, so quick to question the injustices that the system they embrace and benefit from, dishes out to the not so privileged.

Much like the critics of these films, apparent ….

“ Anti-White Agenda “ …..

Like SERIOUSLY … !?!

DENIAL is also …

One HELLUVA’ Drug,
For … CERTAIN FOLKS … SMH !!!

However, the movies, “ 13th “, about the US Prison & Judicial System, and the much talked about, “ When They See Us “, are outstanding pieces of real life stories, put to film.

Accurate, for the most part, from what is shown, and, wonderfully shot and acted, by the main cast.

It’s engaging, disturbing and, for many, a very hard watch, but, one that EVERYBODY, regardless of race, gender or status….

NEEDS TO WATCH, in my opinion, because as said, we darker folks and marginalised communities, have had this stuff twisted and misrepresented, for long enough !!!

It’s NOT Some ….

Chip on our shoulders,
Figment of our imagination, Bullpish’ … !!!!!

We ARE Demonised !
We ARE Vilified !
We ARE Hated !
We ARE Mistreated !
We Are WRONGLY Imprisoned !

And Then ….
After All This,

If we manage to survive,
We ARE then … Left to DIE !!!!

Yet, Even With All This …..

We’re still able to somehow find, the strength, resolve & determination, to find ways, and individuals, who are willing to face the harsh realities of our existence, and then, present them to the world, regardless of all the obstacles placed in front of them …..

I’ll leave it at that, because this all leads to the piece i’m sharing, as a result of watching these films …

Written long before seeing these movies, this piece is a very serious reflection on what, dark skin undoubtedly, does to a lot of people, upon first sight, before they even take the time to delve into what may lie beneath …..

So, as apt a title as …

“When They See Us “ … is …

The title of my piece, is as obscure as it is appropriate, for the, never ending trials that go ….

WAY BEYOND ….

The name calling, and Truly IGNORANT levels of hatred !!!

These are the issues that are not so easily confronted, and overcome !

Systemic, Institutional Racism, via policies, laws, and those enforcing those laws, that, as the movies and this piece, will explain …..

SADLY ….

STILL involve people of colour, YES BLACK PEOPLE, from prison guards, to judges, to district attorneys, and, dare I say it, those in hierarchies, way above these puppets, who are truly, poor excuses for people !!!!

Be you white or black, or somewhere in between, I make NO APOLOGIES, for any offence caused by what you have read or hear, if you choose to ….

Because …..

Regardless of our …

“ Apparent Progress “ …..

The TRUTH is CLEAR …..

….. When you choose to wipe the sleep from your eyes, and state of mind …..

We darker skinned folks are STILL..

The VICTIMS of …… SUBSTANCE ABUSE …….

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“Calm” … Prod by Chris Peden

So folks, as the release of the EP approaches, here’s my Favourite track of the four to be initially released from the, On The Virge Album, which will follow in 2019

In times where tensions are running pretty high, politically, socially and in peoples’ general attitudes to one another, this is pertinent subject to present artistically.

Territory issues, Personal and otherwise !
Certain vibes need to just ease down………..

So, as the track says, i’d rather see more of this, than all the other Pish’ going on right about now !!!

So, check it out …..
and remember to …. KEEP YOUR ….

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“The Intellect” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Okay Folks, so, hope all is well with ya !

These days, with this OVERLOAD of news, fake and true, it’s becoming very difficult to stay focussed on current events, because there really is so much going on !!!

Suffice to say, my observations remain as they’ve always been, too much talk from political whatevers’, and the subsequent ignorance, and insanity, that now seems to ensue from these individuals words, in those who choose to embrace ideals that continue to prove that the idea of voting for leaders to run, COMPLETELY CORRUPTED Systems, is proving to be a less than a shrewd endeavour.

Oh and before anyone gets on their high horse about options… ???

Well, as many are saying now, who really knows what the repercussions may be from embracing outside help for, internal problems !?!

The economic system is broken, and may well get much worse, if this Brexit’ issue causes the chaos that many seem to now be BELIEVING to be likely,

Who THE FUCK KNOWS … ?!?

However, what many of us, DO KNOW NOW, is that for all the talk of positive economic shifts, who exactly now is claiming that ???

Huh … ?
… are you able to say that nothing is a problem, financially now ?

Well, if you can, can you let the rest of us in on your secret then ???

…. because it seems as though the squeeze is on for many currently, from a financial perspective, and that common sense is beginning to reign in brains, when it comes to how they maintain themselves, and more importantly, their children future.

It’s a tough time across the globe, conflict brewing in Ukraine, Wild Fires washing away the Rich Folks home in of all places, a place named … ” PARADISE ” … !!!

Donald is just … Being DONALD … !!!

and Police are now taking FLYING KICKS in the streets from the youth, before we get to the usual number of shootings, that are now those of Legally Armed Blacks, and of course the MISTAKEN identity ish’, as well as banks calling the Po Po on Rap Millionaires for them to be accosted by their own BIG RIDES in the car park … !?!

Just CRAZINESS as ever, so maybe people could just TRY to show a lil’ COMMON SENSE, before, as per a recent incident in Barbados, picking a fight with the WRONG GUY !!!!!!

So, this month’s offering from me deals in using and BETTER Still, RESPECTING …

The Intellect !!!!

So, take a listen and ….
Come on folks, slow ya roll, and keep your heads out there yeah !
Blessings and Guidance to One and ALL …..

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” Cooler ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

So guys what a hot few weeks it’s been eh ?

Wildfires, heatwaves, the world cup, and a variety of hot topics continually arising, that should be causing, at least the odd raised eyebrow, in terms of what is being revealed, or NOT, as the case may be.

So, this month’s little ditty will cover a few things, from last years Grenfell Fire, and the reaction to it, to the continual revelations of Hollywood abuses, and the reactions to them, that continue to heat up, as more and more female stars release information that will have a lot of producers and big movers, loosening their collars, due to the heat of allegations surfacing, and, resurfacing, from the past. Kathleen Turner being the latest to have certain people, looking over their shoulders, right about now.

As per usual, the Donald Trump show continues to simmer, until he gets his nose out of joint, over say, Lebron James, or NFL Players continuing to kneel, or, refusing to stand for the American Anthem before games. The issues of trade, and of course, his rather high profile meetings of recent, which should apparently, be cooling down tempers and the need for nuclear arms.

The Catholic Church, seemingly, abusing children just about everywhere they’ve been, with quite the level of protection, from members of their church to police not taking matters seriously, upon notification of child abuses, that have also been kept under the radar at some schools for decades, coming to light.

It’s definitely been a hot summer, but, not just due to the weather.

Even Tiger Woods has found his golf clubs hotting up, as he gets very close to returning to the major winners circle, at the PGA in St Louis.

The Zimbabwe election situation has caused tempers to hot up due to disputes over the legality of President Emmerson Mnangagwas’ election win. South African land appropriation, and a number of other issues in the African Continent.

The Ben Stokes case is hotting up, as did his temper clearly, as the story seems to keep changing regarding his position in the argument that led to him, as he claims, protecting a couple of gay guys from facing abuse …..

Hmmmm, something doesn’t quite add up about that whole scenario, much like the issue of race, as another white nationalist rally is heading to Washington, whilst racist graffiti has been sprayed on a house in Rochdale, where a black family were excited about moving in, so, that debate is still hot for those who aren’t part of the fraternity of famous black folks, who are now not so keen to raise the issue because of the green in their pockets, that has them feeling comfortable.

Well, as this poem suggests, we all could do with a cooling down, or maybe an exhibition of more coolness, when some of these issues confront us.

It’s been a hot summer for sure, but, unlike rain, some of these other hot issues may require some other cures.

Anyway, take a listen and enjoy, and stay cool folks !!!

Bless Up

Virge

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” Subject Matter ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

So folks …..

Here we are in 2018 …. !!!!!

and this is how it starts …..

Government Shutdown in President Trump’s … GREAT AMERICA …

Remember the mans’ slogan people … !!!!!

Racial slurs of a quite extreme nature regarding a certain, Meghan Markle from the partner, Uh Hmmm …… of UKIP’s current leader, Henry Bolton.

Now this is the woman he left his wife, Tatiana Smurova, a good ol’ British name, for……

Some topless model, Jo Marney, who probably should reserve her commentary on people, as she is hardly, the hottest white chick that ever walked the earth.

It’s incredible how they seem so deluded about their, white whatever, and by ” They ” ……

YES i’m including, President Trump, who clearly had, or maybe, has no issue with sleeping with Porn Pro’s, like Stormy Daniels no less, with her Big Fake Titties, and, flat old butt ….

Now don’t get me wrong, she’s a damn site better than Boltons bit on the side, but, the idea that these people can speak in such derogatory ways about foreign people and their nations, in the case of Trump, and just about any immigrants, EXCEPT THEMSELVES, in the case of the UKIP faithful, who, like Mr. Trump, vehemently denies any form of racist attitude ….. ?!?!?

Hmmmm … well, let’s move on, and of course, as a new year begins, money matters become a hot topic, although, right about now, not so many appear to be flossing quite like they used to.

Barbados seems reluctant in an election year, to resolve a DISGUSTING, Sewage issue on it’s South Coast, which has apparently drawn attention from British, Canadian and US Tourist Boards, who are advising tourists that it’s not quite so much of a Caribbean Island Paradise getaway, right now !

So, moving on, we have an abundance of Gay / Whatever issues, from poor old Ginuwine’ being accused of being Trans-Phobic ….

WHATEVER The Fuck that means …. !!?!!

I guess i’m Trans phobic too ….

Maybe of being Trans-Warped into a world where people who are straight are vilified, for merely expressing a preference to stick to what they like, rather than jump on the LGBT Train, to make the poor little whatevers’, feel comfortable.

This leads me to Mr. Chappelle’s, ” Equanimity “, stand up show, which drew some attention for his LGBT routine, rather than his Emmett Till, race / immigration segment, which was not only a very serious reminder of the issues of black people, in America and across the globe, but also a very clever piece of stand-up comedy !

Now I def’ have my issues with much of Daves’ past material, however, one thing that can’t be denied is his comedy genius, when directed appropriately, but as he would probably say,

“Hey, i’m just f’ing around, and why the fuck are people so sensitive ?”

Indeed ……

As he relates stories of his varying issues with audience members, at his live shows, regarding everything from inter-racial relationships, to the whole taboo subject of well, not falling in line with the pink parade, it does seem increasingly ridiculous, the levels of importance being placed on a recently formed movement, whilst the struggles of black folks, are still demeaned, and in fact, ridiculed now, as some form of satiric attempt to wake racists up.

Hmmm …..

YEAH ALRIGHT …..

…. and this leads me to my viewing of Dear White People, the series, written by Justin Simien who has affirmed that the main character, who is a nerdy journo wannabee’, who happens to have his sexuality issues. Issues which are resolved by him affirming that he’s into men, underpinning the issue of racism on college campuses, especially those that have been quite open about having, black face parties of recent.

Well, I have to say, perhaps a little less, freaky, sexual stuff, and more grit regarding the race issue, would have been nice to see, especially in Trumps America !

Instead, what we get is an abundance of quite, crass humour, about a subject that, in this day and age of racist outbursts, from leaders, actors, sports people ….. etcetera etcetera, this Netflix show could of been more than some attempt to give white folks something, to dismiss as being, light-hearted fodder for them to be able to say, they see the problems we face and get it now ….

Something that, I very much doubt that they’ll get from the show if they got past the first couple of episodes, which quickly shift from race to sexuality, and back again, within a 30 minute show, attempting to cover college life.

Suffice to say, much like Django before it, it just shows me how differently black folks from America, and those from places like Barbados, now think.

It’s quite worrying, to say the least, when it comes to what’s important, regarding matters of racism, and our part in the whole allowance of it, in todays world.

Hiding behind comedy and media, is not what the debate needs, it needs to get REAL, and stop diluting the discussion, by placing it alongside Trans-whatev… issues, as if, as Chappelle puts it, they are the Olympic Champs of suffering & oppression, when it’s quite clear the level of power they possess, and have had for a considerable time, even if they were behind closet doors, wielding it.

This leads me to Molly’s Game, Chastain and Idris, going at it, to represent the trials and tribulations of skier, Molly Bloom, who, essentially ran the biggest, underground poker games of recent times, that had the likes of Tobey Maguire, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck, amongst it’s participants, alongside Russian Mafia and some of the richest men in the world, as she states in an interview with Ellen, one of whom lost 100 Mill one night, and came back and paid his debt the next day !!!!!

CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY ….. !!!!!!

Elba and Chastain are EXCELLENT, in my humble opinion, even though Idris’s character is fictional, their scenes together, are something to behold.

Amazingly, Bloom’s story seems to stick to the subject, rather than throw in random subject matter, to forward agendas.

It’s a straight up film about a very crazy passage in this womans’ life, suffice to say I really enjoyed it, as I did the new Star Wars, apart from it being Disneyfied’, a little too much, which would also be my only issue with the new Thor.

A Very Entertaining ride, but for something as dark as Ragnarok, the end of times, it did lean a little too much perhaps, towards being light hearted and funny …..

So, in assessing how things seem to be heading this year, I think this post is as appropriate a piece as any, to start this year with, because it was inspired by what I feel is the weakening of material in many areas of entertainment now, in some vain attempt to, not offend.

Well, I for one, will never stop pushing that button, that apparently, President Trump, and his North Korean nemesis, keep claiming they’ll push, if the other doesn’t behave.

Well, let’s hope they’re just waving their respective genitalia around for show, and don’t end up blowing holes in this world, because as this poem suggests, I think we have enough that currently need filling ……

There’s so much more that could be included in this post, however, for now, this month’s subject …. is ….

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