“How It Really Can Go” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

So folks, as time moves along, we are now seeing that things aren’t necessarily as they appear to be, from, The Corona Virus to vaccines, to government policies regarding such things, as per Dominic Cummings recent revelations, and accusations about how Boris Johnson initially dealt with the issues of, Herd Immunity, and the strategy to contain the initial, Corona Virus outbreak in the UK.

The debates about race and racism, and it’s history, continue to unearth certain things, that many would have claimed were just,

“Chips on black peoples’ shoulders !” …

Tut Tut … !!!

It’s really amazing how people are often too quick to judge, because of what they’ve been told, rather than researching to find out if, what they’ve been told, actually reflects the, ACTUAL, FACTUAL Truth !

Thus, here we are, with all kinds of conspiracy theories, and different versions of history and current events, that are beginning to turn quite a few heads, in some very strange directions.

Alternative news feeds and websites, are now rising every day, that are making claims about Corona, vaccines, the authenticity of Main Stream Media News Reports, life, and as this poem relates….

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“Judgement” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

Okay folks, so a whole year has now passed from George Floyd’s, despicable murder, at the hands and knees of Derek Chauvin, and there’s an abundance of talk about how his murder has changed things, regarding, race and racism in America and the world ?

Well, in attempting to judge such a difficult thing to quantify, one has to surely go beyond the claims of the likes of Candace Owens, as well as many other, black media and entertainment individuals, who are in positions that have garnered them high levels of visibility, and financial remuneration, in times where poor black people are struggling to survive, from the pressures created by this virus, and how it has economically marginalised, black people who are not, actors, sports stars, or in big tech jobs.

Derek Chauvin’s judgement of guilty, seems to have suggested to many black people, that finally, justice will be served for black people, in terms of policing and the legal system, in the future.

Okay like REALLY, in what, Alice in Wonderland world are these people living in exactly ?

Let’s just take a look at a few things that have come to light in recent weeks, to see how much has actually, REALLY changed !

Poor judgement was undoubtedly behind the British Study suggesting that the United Kingdom, (a joke of a claim, and name, if ever there was one !?!), for predominantly white populated nations in the Western Hemisphere, is a very good example and model, for how to have worked towards, positive integration, and the management of racism.

Again, as laughable a claim, as it has been for Madame Markle, to be so deeply hurt by the idea that the royal family, may have tolerated, Harry impregnating and marrying her ass, however, are most certainly not particularly welcoming of the idea of their offspring joining the royal clan, as it were !

All since George Floyd died folks !

This also leads me to remind people that, as an African said in a video I saw today, that covered some black individuals thoughts on, what has changed within the year since George Floyds death, the issue of racism, and the incredible pressures and difficulties it places on black people, is a GLOBAL PROBLEM, not just an American One !

An issue that leads me to the death of another George, in Ireland, at the end of 2020, that didn’t seem to matter quite so much to BLM groups, or anyone else seemingly, other than his family and friends in particular, which was that of George Nkencho, who was shot six times on his own doorstep, by Gardai Police, on the 30th December 2020, under what can only be seen as, suspicious circumstances.

The report I saw actually showed the level of insensitivity to his death, when a female, white neighbour was incredibly rude, when an interview was being conducted by the media regarding Mr. Nkencho’s death, with his family, who quickly claimed that the family no longer live there, so should move the interview somewhere else !

Progress and change anyone, again, like REALLY ?

It certainly doesn’t seem so, especially when one of Mr. Nkenchos friends made clear that he suffers racist abuse on a consistent basis in Ireland, and that he and some of his football team mates, actually have to walk some black members of their team home, due to the fear of harassment in areas where these young members actually live !

A truly incredible thing, in 2021, when you think of how much noise the Black Lives Matter movement, has made in the last few years !

A movement that has now got the name of, Sasha Johnson, attached to it, as an activist, who, having allegedly received numerous death threats, was shot in the head, just this last weekend, at a party in Peckham, apparently by four black men, according to the police !

A shooting that has her fighting for her life in critical condition, as I write this !

One can only hope that the leaders of the, American Branch of the movement, is now proving to her family, just how much her life matters, and is providing whatever help, financial or otherwise, that they can to hopefully, save her life !

Especially as, Co-founder of BLM, Patrice Khan Cullors, seems to be living pretty well off the growth of the BLM Movement, which has lead to her buying a number of properties, allegedly in white neighbourhoods, amounting to somewhere between 3 – 4.5 million dollars in the last few years, which suddenly seems to have forced the suspension of a consulting firm she has connections with, online at least, just last month.

There has also been, anger and concerns raised by the father of Michael Brown Jnr. who claims that the IBFA, The International Black Freedom Alliance, a group formed as a result of his sons death, has received no money at all, from BLM. Money that was promised to them in the wake of his death at the hands of Police, in Ferguson, which is pretty alarming, considering that BLM is alleged to have generated some 90 million dollars in 2020 alone !

Michael Brown Snr. stated, that for all the young activists who’ve been protesting and putting in the hard work on the ground, they are waiting for 20 million dollars, which he says the IBFA is due, because of what it’s done, not only for his son, but for the BLM Movement.

So, it would seem that there are many judgements being made, as a result of George Floyd’s death, that aren’t exactly working for the betterment of black peoples lives, apart from for a select few, who as said, are those gaining financially, whilst black peoples lives continue to be lost, or marginalised ?

So, quickly back to America, for another life lost at the hands of police, in incredibly shady circumstances again, that of Ronald Greene, whose family was told that he died from a car wreck in 2019, in Louisiana, only for video footage to now surface, where he was stopped, tazered, dragged out of his car, and then subjected to considerable verbal abuse, which lead to his death whilst in police custody, as he was handcuffed, and knelt upon, whilst screaming that he was scared !

So, cover ups too, albeit prior to George Floyd’s death, but this information has only come to light in 2021, via body cam footage of some 46 minutes, which mysteriously, wasn’t able to be found before ?

So, let me ask again, change ???

Like … REALLY ???

Of course, there’s no way I could cover all the instances of wrongdoing, in the last 12 months, simply because there are clearly too many that aren’t even recorded, before even getting into the ones that are, being recorded with accuracy and honestly !

However, let me switch back to the United Kingdom…. LMAOL !!!

…. where a video surfaced just this week, of 24 year old Sharna Walker, throwing a complete, racist fit at a black doorman, Tristan Price, in the West Midlands, having been ejected from the venue, for her obviously, ignorant, drunken behaviour !

The doorman, having had such abuse, on previous occasions, finally decided to make this incident known, via an Instagram post, which has resulted in numerous YouTube videos being posted about this, poor excuse for a female, whose grandmother tried to defend her as not being racist, which Ms. Walker then tried to affirm, by using the claim that is was merely freedom of speech, among other claims, as her excuse for such behaviour.

She even claimed to have been in relationships with black guys too !

The interesting part is that her mother was apparently arrested for being, drunk and disorderly, and physically attacking a pub landlord two years ago !

Nuff said.

The other thing that has upset many commenters on her daughters behaviour, is that none of the bystanders in the video shown, felt the need to chastise, Madame Walker’s outburst, which included using the word, Nigger, at all !

SMH…..

A sad indictment of the fact that, for all the big noise from BLM, after George Floyd’s murder, that very little has ACTUALLY changed !

However, disparaging judgements of black people remain, as even with this Sharna Walker outburst, there are commenters who are quick to suggest that it’s not that bad, and that blacks are doing worse things to white people ?

I myself, was recently accused of being racist, when merely explaining to a white woman, that certain liberals, are proving to be very dangerous types of racists, because they’re the token giving types, who stand with groups like BLM, to appear,
“ Woke “, or, ” Down ” …. for want of a more streetwise word…

…. who are in fact, the type to then act just like Ms. Walker, when a few drinks get in them, or behind closed doors, or when they get into a situation, where heated conversations question their position on race, in black company.

I think that very little has really changed, except for a few more black faces, being seen in high places, however, when questioned on the issues of racism, they remain suitably silent, or reluctant to speak on these issues bluntly, for fear of losing their place, or more importantly, their PAY, from their masters, to escape facing what the average black person faces, on a regular basis !

Yes EVEN NOW !

Racism is alive and well, and that’s my judgement, however, as we’ve seen previously, and alarmingly !

We are now seeing more black people like Candace Owens, who are those who still seem to think that they have the right to judge, black activism as being uppity, and unfounded, because they’re in with the white folks !

We have also seen certain white folks, when it comes to activism, resisting anthems, like Colin Kaepernick’s, or anything that remotely questions the sanctity of white pride, get very judgemental, as if there histories are SQUEAKY CLEAN ?!?!

I think, in fact, KNOW NOT !

So, i’ll end with how the judgement pendulum doesn’t exactly swing back equally, when it comes to the admitted wrongdoings of white people like say, Joel Greenberg, a married father, and friend of Republican Senator, Matt Gaetz, who had no issue with alleging that, Mr. Gaetz, along with some other guys in their cool, political white club, had all engaged in sex acts with a seventeen year old girl, as he has admitted to doing, and that the same girl had been passed around to other peers, within his collective of associates and friends, for sex !!!

Gaetz denial of any involvement, has seemingly quashed any media frenzy about him dealing in such wrongful behaviour, as an adult male, but hey, if it was an ALLEGATION, against Michael Jackson, the whole world would need to know about that instantly right ?

The double standards remain, as they always have done, but don’t mistake my post as absolving black peoples doing wrong, because we are PEOPLE too, just like everyone else.

However, in reference to what George Floyd’s death has effected, in terms of changing racist attitudes, or practises, i’m afraid that many are simply being swept under rugs, unless they’re caught on camera, or recorded, because when white folks do it, it’s not really a big deal, especially when it’s the Police, but when we do it, it’s the worst thing in the world !?!

So, this piece was written a while before George Floyd’s murder, but it nonetheless, covers relevant topics.

What is the value of them, and more importantly, those who seem to feel that they can pass….

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“That Golden Era” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

It’s kind of hard to believe that at 50, I’m already looking back at my life and thinking, that I come from a golden era !!!

Just CRAZY ?!?

In watching the, Lovers Rock Chapter, of Steve McQueen’s, Small Axe Project, the reminiscing of the good old days of lovers dances in peoples homes, the classic tracks like, Kung Fu Fighting and Silly Games, got an immediate nod of approval, as well as some head nodding from me, as I watched the era of holding woman close, to grind and wind up yourself, until you were literally intertwined on the dance floor, brought back a great many sweet memories !

As a cricketer, the great era of West Indies dominance, alongside of international names that will always be classified as, golden era players, the likes of Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, David Gower, Dennis Lillee, The Chappell Brothers, Thommo’ et al, were all huge inspirations in my life, and moulded my aspirations to play professionally.

The TV Shows, Starsky And Hutch, Roots, Dallas, Remington Steele, Soap, Benson and Spenser For Hire, in its original form, just classic TV.

Finally, the music we grew up on, beyond the likes of Lovers Rock, like the funk of James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, The Meters and more, rocking clubs we’d go to, where smoking was permitted, to the rare groove classics like The Bar Kay’s, Leroy Hutson and Bernard Wright, to Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Barry White and just too many others to mention, to the origins and emergence of Hip Hop, from the likes of Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Doug Lazy, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Cypress Hill !

The list is endless, but a truly golden era of style, and music innovation, that then brought us into the, Neo-Soul Movement, that brought D’Angelo, Jill Scott and so many talented, soulful sounds and grooves to our youth !

I know the youth of today will make their claims about whose cool, and golden in their era, however, most people of a certain age, not so far beyond their children, can see the downward spiral of quality, in terms of sport, music, and sadly life in general, on so many levels, beyond Corona, lockdowns, masks and social distancing, which is why this little drop is one to remind, not only my generation, but a few of these youngsters, who do still listen to us older heads, why we will always believe, and know that we may just have come from the last of, what these three words define, in terms of our youthful times and movements….

That Golden Era….

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Murder Murder Murder, Kill, Kill, Kill !!! … Written and Performed by Big Virge

Well folks, i’ve said it before and I will seemingly be saying it again and again, when will we humans learn to simply, STOP THE VIOLENCE, learn to calm ourselves down, and learn to deal with people we don’t like, decisions we don’t agree with, and most of all, agree to disagree with each other, and just walk away ?

WHEN … ?!?

This business of Bombing, Knifing, and Shooting people, really serves exactly what purpose, at the end of the day ?

Are consciences cleared when people do these things ?

Do people really feel vindicated, or better, because they’ve taken someone else’s life ?

Like REALLY … ???

I will never make the statement that I won’t end up doing it myself, but I will try my hardest, to avoid ever feeling the need to do so, and would rather lose my own life, than end up feeling so angry, that i’d attempt to take someone else’s !

The world has many ignorant people, in this there is no doubt !

However, I listened to a track recently, that said …

“Militance doesn’t necessarily warrant, or need violence !”

Especially the type that leads to the loss of life !

This is of course, easier said than done for growing numbers, who are suffering from all kinds of ills it seems.

It’s crazy to see and hear about youth violence, basically, every day now, from young rappers who seem to be dying at a rate of at least, one every other day, if not every day, to the street violence that is now occurring, every day, seemingly, every hour of every day, somewhere in this world now.

Countries are barely re-opening, and the violence that seemed to have been quelled, at least to some degree in the outside world, during these lockdowns, has picked up just where it left off, and at disturbingly frequent levels !

Where are the police, when these things occur ?
RARELY, if ever there, to stop these things happening, BEFORE they do ?!?

The cycle is a vicious circle of recurring pain, that is in tune with societal pressures, and restrictions on peoples ability to live well and retain a sense of sanity, that should not be ignored, or dismissed from being a factor in the reasons for these happenings.

America has had an alleged, 11 mass shootings, in the last couple of weeks, that has left seventeen dead, and at least, thirty five injured !

New Zealand, a country that rarely has any instances of mass shootings, or anything else on that level, has recently had a man stab 5 people in a supermarket in Dunedin, and Russia has had to deal with the loss of SEVEN childrens’ lives, as well as two adults, in a shooting at a school in Kazan, that left TWENTY others, who were mostly children, injured.

The increasingly worrying thing is the fact that many of these shootings are being done by young people, one of whom, was behind the recent shooting in Colorado Springs, who, it’s alleged, shot people, because of not being invited to their party !

It’s just crazy to think that something so small, could drive a young person to do something so drastic.

As said, we have to teach our youngsters better, because I can remember many disappointments or exclusions, from parties to girls, that made very angry as a young man, but, kill girls or people because of it, is a thought that would NEVER of even crossed my mind !

There is so much that has changed today, and for the worse, when it comes to the mental state of many young peoples minds.

Finally, speaking of things that really need to end, this Israeli / Palestinian war, is just an incredible thing to continually see, and with the type of coverage that is now availed, via personal camera phone footage, it’s just incredibly sad to see young peoples loss, and the level of hatred that breeds the type of devastation, that’s literally bringing things down.

The same is clearly still an issue in many African nations, like Nigeria, where it is alleged that security levels are diminishing, after at least seven policemen were killed at a checkpoint, at a southern oil hub, in the last couple of weeks !

It’s simply not wise to live in denial of these things, or to keep turning blind eyes, as if you are immune from being caught up in one of these scenarios, because you may find yourself caught up in, as this drop suggests,

… ” some dark times with fading light ” …

We as humans, have to find better ways for us all to co-exist, especially in light of these days and times, of the dreaded, ” C word “, that seems to be the ONLY thing that seems to be alive and kicking, mutating, and travelling around, quite happily ?

It’s a thing that I am just getting, tired of hearing about now, as I am all these events, and tragedies, that seem to just be breeding more and more instances of …..

A capella

Track from the, ” On The Virge “, album…

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“Reason” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

So people, as we move forward in life, one would hope that we would all learn to use reason, in ways that benefit our lives positively.

However, many peoples reasons for doing things, are often shrouded in a world of confusion, ignorance, and lies.

In these days and times, one has to wonder as to, what the reasons are behind certain things ?

The obvious one, is the whole conspiratorial view of why Covid’ has come about, where it’s come from, and what the real value is of vaccinations ?

Yes Yes, the apparent, obvious reason, is for peoples well being !

However, if you aren’t quite as willing as the Sheople’, to just believe that this all came about by chance, and that …..

Hey, it’s just one of those things that we have to come to terms with ……
There are some quite reasonable questions to ask, as to why this is all happening ?

The civil unrest that was occurring prior to this virus rising, cannot be disregarded, as locking down countries, certainly put an immediate stop to that, rather sharpish !

Not buying that … ???

Why, because there are still violent acts occurring every day now !

Fair enough, but, what if the vaccination, and, track and trace programmes, are being linked to new tech surveillance models for the future, which will stop those getting away with their ignorance now, due to their ability to trace their future movements, in a more, cost effective, and tech driven manner ?

Isn’t that reasonable to believe, with robot dogs and human looking bots now functioning ?

Isn’t it also reasonable to believe that this same, track and trace technology, that is now in most, if not all smart phones, is to be eventually used to monitor our every movement, every day, all day, enabling total surveillance and, Dystopian Big Brother Living ?

Isn’t that now a reasonable thing to foresee, or is that just crazy thinking ?

Ask George Orwell, or get into some 1984, and reason it out.

Also, what about the race issue becoming so prevalent, since George Floyd’s killing ?

Why has this particular injustice, become such a huge factor in race discussions and divisions, reaching the heights that are clearly now visible, on any social media comment feed concerning racism, because of the nature of Chauvin’s actions being caught on camera ?

Why, when Rodney Kings beating was also caught on camera, and the officers got off ?

Especially when there have since been, countless instances of ridiculous policing, in between times, and still happening, that keeps leading to other black people dying ?

There has to be a bigger reason for this particular situation to now have reached such magnified levels of interest ?

Did the Black Lives Matter movement, just happen to be around to drive the race debate even more, to maybe help to oust Donald Trump from office ?

Why did HE even get into power in the first place huh ?

If there are cabals, and power brokers above the likes of world political leaders, why would they have let Trump gain power at all ?

There must be reasons behind this stuff, like there has to be for suddenly exposing, all these paedophiles in churches, and within school systems globally ?

They’ve clearly been around for, many many years, but yet, only now are they being held accountable ?

Many of these abusers, only now that they’re about to kick the bucket anyway ?

Is there a sudden push of morality, if so, why ?

Oh of course because folk have suddenly become, “ Woke “ !

Give me a break !

So, what about the new gender wave, and #metoo movements.

All of a sudden, guys are the devil, like Noel Clarke ….

DAMN, like WTF dude !?!

…. when it comes to the very natural instinct of wanting to let women know that they either, find them attractive, and want to have sex with them ?

Whats’s the reasoning behind this demonising of men’s natural instincts, to make us all model gentlemen, who always know when and, what words to use, to convey how we feel to the fairer sex ?

Like REALLY ???

All this, while new gender traits are being promoted, that seem to be pushing people away from heterosexual behaviour, there must be a reason, surely ?

It’s being pushed in entertainment, music, education, social media platforms, and basically anywhere where it can reach the mass populous, but especially to the next generations of young adults, incessantly !

Isn’t anyone interested, or at least, questioning the reasons for all this ?

ANYONE ?

Well, the argument seems to be population control, according to the so called, conspiracy theorists out there ?

Or are they just, THINKERS ???

Unlikely as it is, if you drive men away from women, or simply, wanting to be men, where and who do they now turn to, to get their rocks off, not to women right !!!

Especially with this new breed of, rather extreme feminist, who seems to think that it’s men’s turn to know their place, when dealing with females now !

How much time do people really even have, to look into the possible reasons why, certain things are now moving in the ways that they are ?

It’s a crazy time to be alive, as digital currencies begin to thrive, and there’s a clear drive towards, cashless living !

Are we really living in, a transgender….

… “ Matrix “ …

Ask the Wachowski brothers, err hmm …

Sorry, I mean … SISTERS Now !!!

Well, I don’t know, and these days, really don’t care anymore, because we sadly are living in a society that seems to be refusing to deal in, sound logical reasoning.

In looking back over my 50 years of life, the more I think about people and their behaviour, it’s pretty clear that logic and reason, are not traits that are regularly found in most human beings !

People just do what they want, without much thought, if any at all, in a rather high amount of cases.

From religion to race, to sex, humans do some very strange things, and as time goes on, are allowing the power brokers who run society, to enforce even stranger things, that are going to have, definitive effects on future trends, attitudes, and styles of living.

I say all this to introduce this piece, that asks some questions about the reasons for a lot of things ….

The fact is that, very few people seem to know what’s behind a lot of current, societal movements, let alone their own ?

I like to think of myself as a man who really uses my mind to think, and to apply logic to how I move.

So, this piece looks at the reasons behind a variety of things, and reflects on the reasoning that guides my thinking and actions…

… which is why it’s simply called…

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