” 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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“Double Standards” … A Poem written by Big Virge 29/11/2013

Yes Yes people ….. !!!

Well, it’s time to get … SERIOUS … once again people !

This subject of … ” Double Standards ” …. could be a book, rather than a poem, but, ya know sometimes, it takes something to happen in life, to inspire such a work, as the one I now post …..

To give you some background to where this has come from …..

A White guy I know, yes that’s right, I said it ….

He is WHITE, was showing himself to be supportive of UKIP / EDL, type ideals, in reference to Englands’, rising Islamophobia, and general distrust of immigrants, unless of course, they’re Aussies, South Africans, or Kiwis, and I don’t mean Maoris or Aborigines either ….

This individual, who used to live behind my London home, upon seeing that I actually take these matters, which of course, encompass British Racism, VERY SERIOUSLY !

…. took it upon himself, after referring to some kind of friendship, we apparently had, which was a figment of his Very, CLEARLY, vivid imagination…………

….. to drop the kind of lines, that, define the hypocrisy, and …

” Double Standards ”

…. that are prevalent in, Far Too Many, White Brits, especially when it comes to their,

” Oh So PRECIOUS ” …. Cun’ …

Ooopps, typo ….. COUNTRY !!!!!!!

…… So, he then took it upon himself, to advise me that he wasn’t aware that I was Englands’ version of Martin Luther King, and that I seemed quite happy to be in England, whilst I could live there & get paid … !!!!!

Well, as I then, quickly, had to explain to him, I would of left long ago, had my mother not needed me, due to my father leaving her, upon finding out that she had Multiple Sclerosis, which, this white boy should of been aware of, due to the …. VERY CLEARLY MARKED … DISABLED PARKING BAY … in front of our home, that he used to walk past, to go for a drink in the pub next to my house !!!!!

He then chose to apologise for his … ” Oversight ” …

TOO LATE !!!

Thus, this poem is, not only, a response to his rather, fast mouth, that clearly opens, before his brain pathways, allow any thought waves to be received !

It’s also a message to everyone, firstly, the black actors, complaining about not getting their trinkets for being, paid liars, by their white, puppet masters ?!?

Now, I know people don’t like to think these things, but logically, what are actors exactly ?

Well, let’s look at slaves, for a sec, shall we ?

They would of been, and in certain cases, still are directed, as to when to do things, and, more importantly, when they could, or should speak right ?

So, exactly how does that differ to having a director, who could quite conceivably, be a black, house negro, dictating his masters wishes, (being Hollywood), to the lesser, black slaves right, (The Actors) ?

So, how does it differ, well today ….

It’s the … LEVEL of PAY, that they now receive, right ……..

Think about it ……

Now, i’m not saying people should stop acting, or, making TV Programmes or films, because I like a good performance, like the next person, however, people need to recognise what they are watching, a person presenting a facade, to make you buy into the act they present, to make you believe, they are something, they are NOT !!!!!

Sound familiar at all people ???

I think it probably does for most of you, from friends, to partners, to politicians, leaders and business associates, and ESPECIALLY ….. ENTERTAINERS, who spend much of their lives, in front of cameras, or, behind microphones !!!!!

So, be they white or black, as Danny DeVito recently said, they all work for a rather, ” Elite Club “, of racists, in a country that has founded itself, on acts of Terrorism, against people of colour, from the moment they, as ……

Wait for it …………….

IMMIGRANTS …. !!!!!!

…. went and STOLE land, to claim for their own, to then, import black slaves, to labour for them, to profit in ways, that, set up legacy of … well …

I’d say ….. ” Double Standards ” ……

Let’s not forget the Oregon situation, and how it’s being handled by the police, regarding, FEDERAL LAWS … !!!!!!

…. that are seemingly, being BROKEN … !!!!!!

…. by a set of well, for want of a better phrase, gun toting, trailer park, rednecks, as opposed to the way the police handled the citizens of Baltimore & Ferguson, whose vindication for their behaviour, was due to the loss of life, NOT LAND, or the rights to use …… Again ……

STOLEN LAND !!!!!!

Oh and one last thing, one of the … BIGGEST … !!!!!!

Double Standards ….

…. that seems to see, little sign of changing, is the attitude of black people, towards black people who have, ” The Minerals “, to speak out against the system, that they claim, is still oppressing them ….

…. and is responsible for their lot !!!

Well, i’m not foolish enough to think that, it has had, no effect !

However, if the mere sound of a black voice speaking the truth about it, FRIGHTENS their arse, to the point where they immediately, show you that,

” You should be careful what you say, because they will come for you ! ”

The double standard they live by, may well be the one that they then quote, as being the reason any black who has done so previously, ends up dead, invariably in, dubious circumstances …… ?!?!?

Well, if they have to stand, pretty much, alone, it’s no surprise that in 2016, we are still making, petty stands, to gain a yard, to be driven back three …..

The COWARDICE, Yeah I said it … !!!

COWARDICE …. !!!!!!

… and, inability to, TRULY UNIFY as … A MOVEMENT !!!!!!

…. makes it pretty easy for the powers that be, to continue to do, what they’ve now been doing for Centuries, to live and maintain the double standards that they, not only live by, but the double standards that the masses live by, that, in the case of black people, can leave us dead, or fighting each other, or worse still, fighting over fame and fortune, rather than, fighting for equality as well as social & spiritual development, that helps us to grow as a unified people, who stand together, to ensure that the legacy of slavery, does not allow our lives to be taken and then deemed by the law, to be done so, with impunity ….

and more importantly, to stop white guys like the one who inspired this, running their chops, as if we should’t run ours when they get found out to be continuing with the very same wicked actions, that defend their …….

“Double Standards” …….

Well, my mind and body are neither penned, or, dead yet, but if speaking the truth is the cause of either, occurring in my future, well, as I said to a black man here in Barbados who, upon hearing a track of mine, exhibited the same attitude I spoke about above,

Remember ….

TRUE CREATIVITY, does not cower into a corner due to FEAR, and if it does, it’s simply not REAL …

and like the title of the poem states, stands buy …. ” Double Standards ” …..

You have been WARNED !

This is for : Stephen Lawrence, Christopher Alder, Anthony Walker, Trayvon Martin, their families, and all the others who have suffered, or, lost their life due to police, racism, or the racists who take pride in using the colour of a persons skin, to justify taking life !!!

So, do yourself the favour of NOT Listening, if The Truth, FRIGHTENS You, or, offends you, to the point of some, ignorant reaction …..

which probably proves that you also live by ….

Double Standards !!!!!!

Okay …. Rant Over …. !!!!!!!

Now, only click play if your … HARD ENOUGH, as the Brits’ like to say okay ……. !!!!!

One.

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Quite … The Trip … written by Big Virge 2/6/2014

Yes Yes peeps and creeps … !!!!!

What tha’ fook’s been going on ???

Well, firstly let me say, having spent the last 4 weeks in London, let me first Thank Mr. B, for sorting me out with a bed, and roof, to cool out at, and for all my peoples’, who saw me and managed to spend some time with me, it was GREAT to see you all, and I really mean that !!!!!

For those reading this, who are like, “Well, he didn’t see me !!!”

Get it CLEAR, either I’m not, or you are not …. a high enough priority in each of our respective lives, for us to have made time for each other, to catch up !!!

Yeah that’s right, your on the … ” Acquaintances list “, NOT, my friend list, take note & RECOGNISE, alright.

Okay, enough of that, what has changed in 15 or so months in England, well, the rise of not only, immigrant numbers in London, fa’ sure, but, more importantly, The Mighty, UKIP Party, presumably ready, to make Britain … GREAT … Again …

Errr, yeah alright … !!!!

I actually find Nigel Farage to be refreshing, in the fact that he chats his rubbish, openly !!!

Unlike say, Cameron or Clegg, or more importantly, those who’ve, all of a sudden, found their voting shoes, walk them to voting for what is essentially, a … ” NATIONALIST ” … party

” Nationalist ” … ???

I hear folks saying, well, yup, by this I mean … Ignant ass racists, filled with prejudice and a wish to re-ignite, the xenophobic nature of English folk, which has been, simmering, on the down low, for what … ???

30 years, give or take, as one news story claimed, while I was in London…..

Yeah OKAY, and the rest …… !!!!!!

The subject of … “YAWN YAWN” … Immigrants, and the influx of so many europeans….

Let me re-iterate … EUROPEANS … like say, oh, Nigel Farages’ apparently, German wife !?!

Oh, so he don’t mind going up in some parts of Europe, but, England as a whole should abstain, and, not only stay away from the idea of the European Union, but should keep them, as in migrants, out of England.

Sounds pretty much like BNP & EDL, rhetoric to me, for those who don’t know, the English have had, and continue to have their versions of the KKK ….

Groups like Combat18, The British National Party (BNP) and EDL – English Defence League, but of course, due to the level of Politically Correct, bullchit’, that much of English Society, now stands by, they are given a platform, but, only for the apparently, more liberal and ” Tolerant Groups “, from political parties, to, the Average Joe’s of society, who feel that they are above such ignorance ……

…. to attack UKIP & Farage, at the slightest slip of the tongue, that, THEY are EXTREMELY CAREFUL, not to make …

Hmmmm, talking of which, this brings me to Barbados’ friend, Jeremy ” Nigger ” Clarkson, who has been accused of using the word in some recording for Top Gear, which seemingly, was not to be heard, but somehow did, much like poor old Donald Sterling’s comments, somehow make it into the public domain ???

Well, Clarkson is renowned for running his chops in what could be construed as, racist dialogue, amongst other things, so, no surprises there, however, the fact that, pretty much immediately after this allegation of using the … N Word … he flies into Bim’, with his pals, and oh, conveniently, Lewis Hamilton, to enforce what … His love for … ” Niggers ” … is a little disturbing, to say the least !!!!!

Barbados obviously has no problem with white guys running that kind of talk, well, that fits in with the statement a Bajan made to me just before leaving, about the fact that,

“Apartheid may have stopped in South Africa, but, NOT … in Barbados !!!!!”

Apparently one of my, British High Commission, neighbours, was in the papers here, having been at the Top Gear event, yeah, my neighbour, whose lived next to me for quite a few months now, but, whose name i’ve yet to find out, as we’ve not spoken AT ALL, his New Zealand wife, on the other hand, I have had the pleasure of at least, a passing greeting from …..

Hmmmm …. anything adding up here people … ?!?

Anyways, back to England, twas’ great to get some performances in, and, suitably on topic, my smile poem, which I recently recorded, went down well in hackney, or at least, on the surface, at Spoken Word London, and as a result, I met a young lady called Hannah, who invited me to get over to an event she was starting, at the BAR Gallery in Willesden.

Small, intimate venues and audiences, were at each, and, thanks to Hannah and Pat I think, at S.W.L., for having me bless their audiences with some Big Virge verse !!!!!

Beyond those things, well, all I can say is, 1700 miles of driving later, I was shattered, but also, amazed at the changes in London, within just 15 months !!!

YUP … Immigration does seem to be … OUT OF CONTROL, even as the son of an immigrant, it is frightening to see the level of the Non-English, European presence I felt in London, Lithuanians, Bulgarians, Russians, Polish, Romanians etc, etceteras, and that’s before you see the Islamic, and, Black immigrants who have been in England for many years now !!!!!

Enoch Powell said, many years ago, if immigration wasn’t controlled, it would implode and leave, ” Rivers of Blood in England “, well, maybe, not that just yet, but, something has to give ….

Hence, oh yes … !!!

UKIP and Nigel Farage, causing a lil’ more than consternation from the Conservatives, Liberals and Labour.

I caught an interview with Ex-Conservative MP & now, I believe, Lord Heseltine, who had no reservation in suggesting that UKIP has, racists within them, but that, David Cameron and the Tories, have no such problem, as they are clearly, not racist !!!!

That’s funny to me, because what I see is the bridge where racists who have felt themselves outnumbered, due to so much immigration movements, into England over the last 70 years or so, that, they have had to silence those feelings, that, they’ve always held dear to their hearts, even if, only in private, or in, ” Certain Company “.

The BNP was a lil’ ……. TOO FAR RIGHT, to be associated with, as are the EDL, but, with a leader who has such a great British/English name like … ” Farage ” … ?!!!?

UKIP votes, have shocked, not only the main parties, but, the political ring of Europe, who, coincidentally, have seen a rather strong growth in Far Right, extremist, dare I say, ” Terrorist Parties “, who are all about attacking immigrants across Europe.

Nothing that i’m surprised by, to be honest, but, the level of acceptance, from the black populous, and the children of many immigrants, does leave me a lil’ concerned, as they truly seem to believe that they have the same rights as their, Caucasian counterparts !!!!!

Well, I can only hope so for their sake, but, if the volumes of Eastern Europeans I saw and was served by, is anything to go by, they may not believe that, in years to come.

Like many before me, and, many now suggest, it may all amount to nothing, but, what if it does amount to something, what if more people are ready to sign up for UKIP, come the general election ???

I wonder which immigrants will be the first ones asked to leave England ….. ?!?!?

Well, having left England thankfully, for my adopted home, i’ll leave y’all to stew on that, whilst I take in the sunset over the beach that is at the bottom of my road ….

Great to be back in a zone where black folks roam, without talk of get back on ya boat, unless it’s to bring back some fresh fish, like rasshole !!!!!

One love y’all ….

and keep it … HUMAN …. !!!

as that’s the race we ALL, belong to ……

The Virge out of here !!!!!

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