” 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


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People and Changes … written by Big Virge 24/10/2013

Yes Yes … Motha Funkstas’ …..

Been a while, as per usual now, because much like what is being spoken about by many these days, including, Brand & Paxman seemingly !?!

I am getting older…… aaahhhhh …… LOL

…. and, numbed to much that the people of the world, now, seem to be falling in line with, be it, rhetoric about political movements, coming from the multitude of blood suckers in governments around the globe, from everybody’s friend B.O. !!!!

…. to, Cameron, to, our own Freundel, here in Bim, to, pretty much everything and anything that refers to monetary issues, causing pressures that are now hitting, an abundance of the general populous.

Until it happens to you eh folks ???

Until wars of … National, or, street varieties, get close to your door, like robberies, and criminal boldness, that, would once of been seen as, untenable, even by criminals, back in the day, right !?!

There are many people who I have met in this life, who have all the right TALK, but, only when someone, who is, let’s say, of their ilk, speaks on it publicly, and, causes a stir.

However, the cowardice in some is becoming evident, as they are now jumping on, whichever issue, suits their position, by this, I mean ….

Choosing to side with something, that, stops them from having to think or explain how they have been, happy to be party to, or, in other words, pleading ignorance to things, which, they knew in their hearts, didn’t sit right with them, but, somehow, they stood by, regardless of their doubts about their actions …..

Hmmmm ….. ???

I would highly recommend, the documentary on Killer Whales, called, ” Blackfish “, as a prime example, having recently watched it.

The idea that, keepers, fishermen, and people who run places like Seaworld, in Orlando, had the animals best interests at hearts, is truly astounding !!!!!

I’ve said it before about, white folks and their animals/pets, and it is never far from my mind, when I see people kissing their dogs, that, previously had their mouths, on their ball sack or privates !!!!!

Eeeeeeeuuuuuwwwwww !!!!!!

…. it is incredible to me …. !!!!!!

YES … they have less, to, no inclination to rob or shoot your ass, but, there has to be some sense of acknowledgement, that, they are ANIMALS, NOT …. Human Beings, who, could well do with a sense of the … ” Love ” … on a simply, human level.

I have been very fortunate, after an iffy period here in Bim, to have found some, incredibly cool people to vibe with, reason with, and share a sense of human love with, and NO, I ain’t talking bout no f’ing gyal, on some bullchit, love tip, cos my dick is getting licked !!!!!

I’m talking about that brotherly and sisterly love, that comes from reasoning about things, that are much more basic, than, the planet and it’s environment, that, has it’s own, VERY POWERFUL, ecosystem, that, no amount of recycling is gonna change, due to it’s ability, beyond our cognitive powers, to adapt and find a way to move forward !!!!

Things like, basic inequalities, such as poverty, a lack of respect and love for each other, regardless of sex, colour, or, deviant traits, and simply, an acceptance of truth in how we are able to communicate.

This week has availed so much, in terms of rhetoric within people, some are baying for blood, having dipped their feet in with the butchers of the arts, only to find them, willing to cull the purer forms of artistic expression, having previously claimed, that it was perfect ???

Others have been referring to Barbados as, “Third World”, because of governance, that has a heritage, based upon, “First World Teachings”.

Hmmmmm ….. did I say …. “First World” ….. ???

So, where the fuck is … ” The Second World ” ???
…. as a friend just asked me ?!?

It truly is amazing, the level of arrogance some people have regarding this world, due to whatever ideals they were raised upon, which are now being, ” SHATTERED “, by the information super-highway, which isn’t quite as accepting of keeping “ish”, hidden.

Pandoras Box indeed, the internet may be …. !?!

Talking of shattered, I must give a shout out to a certain, ” Steve McQueen “.

NO …. not the dead one, who played me of course, LOL, Virgil Hiltz, in, “The Great Escape”, so many moons ago, but, the one I went to school with !!!!

Yeah, i’m name dropping now …. but, in all seriousness, Turner Prize Winner, and now, award winning film maker, Steve McQueen, who seems to be alive and well, for stirring up the issue of slavery, without, Tarantino Visions, with his new film, 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story, of a once free, black man, Solomon Northup, who, ended up being a slave, seemingly, for, 12 years !!!!!

This film has clearly brought the discussion of what has been, in essence, something of a model, for, not just Killer Whales, but, nowadays, for where the leaders of the world seem to want this world to be !?!

It’s all relative, but, as per a comment Mr. McQueen made in a recent interview, with Tom Brook, of the beeb, where he intimated that, if it wash’t for the system, he wouldn’t be where he is today ….

… whether that is true or not, I wish him all the best with the film as it races towards getting some Oscars, the way people are talking.

Anyhow, is the revolution coming, as per Russell Brands’, Paxman interview, and if so, how much is he gonna earn from it ???

Just kidding, but, the realities of how people are dealing with the changes that, are being brought to the fore, in terms of, the negative elements, should not be washed away as, being about the environment or political upheaval.

Politics, as it stands, is a horse that needs flogging !!!!!

As do the people who seem to be suggesting that we stand by it, until it provides the change that the world and it’s people needs, as if politicians care about the needs of anyone beyond themselves, and their, ” Elite Club “.

What a f’ing joke it has now become, in the belly of the beast, being England, when, Russell Brand is the man calling for the … ” Revolution “, to begin !!!!!

On that note, i’ll end for now, but leave you with this cool piece of art to check out, if you haven’t, Christopher Walken is in a film called, ” The Power of Few “, which has a stellar performance from a young lady called, Tione Johnson ….

No massive reviews that rave about it’s quality, because it’s a lil bit, ” Out There “, at times, but, gets to a very interesting, revolutionary ending …..
as it were ….

One that might help us, more than, all this rhetoric about, saving the environment first ……

I say, NO, adamantly to such talk … !!!!!

…. and say, fix people, if we can do such a thing, first, and the rest should, if we do it properly, fall into place …..

Don’t get caught up people … !!!!!

We are a … LONG WAY … from the sort of revolution, I believe, we really need …..

…. which involves, these three words.

Equality, Peace & Unity !!!

One love y’all …..

The Virge.

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