America, Life, Motivation

Who Set The World On Fire

 

 

Music has always been a Great Influence in my Life since my Teen years. I would listen to various Artists speaking about all the Issues facing Society. Their support or disapproval for certain conditions or Ideologies. They have always appealed to me as thei’r counterparts painting Brushstrokes like Picasso, Dali or Monet. Some were Outlandish, some Incomprehensible and some with Dynamic Simplicity.

 

 

 

That is how many Singers and Songwriters presented they’re Messages. I have thought many were Visionaries Messengers and Teachers. Anyone who only Listened for the Beat is missing more than just the Heartache and Pain that goes into creating Cords and Riffs, They also missed the Artist’s Emotional Turmoils. They say that Pain and Sorrows produces Empathy. Feeling an Artist’s pain allows me to deal with my own, especially if they draw Parity. Stick Figure Pose the Question ” Who Set the World on Fire” ? My answer, it was you who set the world on Fire, by never agreeing to disagree, by never respecting anyone else’s Rights but yours. That goes far back to the Israelites and the Philistines, as far back to when the World was first divided and Marrying out of your Sect was Prohibited. It was them who set this World on Fire and it kept Burning until Today. Just look at the Lyrics by Billy Joel. The only way to put this 馃敟 out is with Emotional Intelligence.

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noun
  1. the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
    “emotional intelligence is the key to both personal and professional success”

 

 

We didn’t start the Fire

 

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, “The King and I”, and “The Catcher in the Rye”
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana, goodbye
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, “Rock Around the Clock”
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, “Bridge on the River Kwai”
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather homicide, children of thalidomide
Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, space monkey, mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U2, Syngman Rhee, Payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
Hemingway, Eichmann, “Stranger in a Strange Land”
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
“Lawrence of Arabia”, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK 鈥 blown away, what else do I have to say?
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
“Wheel of Fortune”, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shore, China’s under martial law
Rock and roller, cola wars, I can’t take it anymore
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
It will still burn on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it
Source:聽Musixmatch
Songwriters: Joel William M
We Didn’t Start the Fire lyrics 漏 Joelsongs
America, Life

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It’s the Witch Hunt all over again

One Step forward Two Steps backwards

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America, Life, Motivation, Parenting And Relationships, Religion

History Repeating Itself

 

 

 

 

History Repeating Itself

The FBI have Arrested Two Hundred and Fifty of the Traitors who put Bullshit conspiracies coming from a Man who would throw his Mother under the Bus, if she disagreed with him. The same way he Threw Pence and the US Government to the Wolves that Crashed the Capitol. I never had a Stomach for Politics, but when you live in a Community and a Society that allows themselves to be led like Sheep and are unable to formulate a Logical Opinion all on their own, Righteous minded People are thrown into the Circus Act that is Known as Politics. We are obligated to speak up, the Truth will always be the Truth even if no One believes it.

There was no Steal! 99.9% of Black People who casted a Vote, Voted against White Supremacy, they Voted against the KU Klux Klan, they Voted against Terrorism. Trump Embraced them all. There are good People on both sides he said after the Virginia Klan Rally. We did not like the Idea that his Father was Arrested while marching with the KU Klux Klan in Jamaica Queens 1927 ( Wrong Place wrong Time? so was the Capitol ). Bad Parents live their Children’s Lives. Somewhere around July the Proud Boys were ready to kill. When Mainstream Conservative America asked him to Denounce them, he told them to stand down, meaning that when I need you I will summon you.

Since then the Canadian Government have declared them to be a Terrorist Group. White Educated Suburbanites who voted for him 2016 didn’t want to be associated with Deplorables, so they voted Democrat. Not One Inner City in the entire U.S.A where Black People lived was won by Trump, there are Twenty Five point Eight Million,聽 eligible Black Voters. He needed every One of them to win. ( Message in a Bottle)The only Places he carried were Rural, So-called Heartland. If the entire Election was Scrapped and re- done the Outcomes would be the same( Black People don’t like him) the only way he could win is to Deny the Black Vote from being counted and he tried, Read my Lips ” Black People and White Suburbanites who didn’t want another Civil War in this Country, voted him out.

Blacks and Whites have always had their Differences, but they kept it Civilized. 1948 the German People didn’t keep it Civilized. Their Hatred for Jews Manifested into the Third Reich. Hitler was just the Tool, the Executioner. He was the Puppet Master screaming take our Country back, the German People bears the Guilt. The World will not be Destroyed by those who do Evil, but by those who watch and do nothing – Albert Einstein, from his Mouth to your Ears, been there. The secret of freedom lies in educating People, the secret of Tyranny is keeping them Ignorant- Robespierre.

July 14, 1789 the French People who stormed The Bastille yelled Vive La France ( Patriotic Words ) followed by Guillotine, they were of the same Mindset of those who stormed the Rotunda yelling ” Hang Mike Pence, kill Nancy. My God have we Evolved or what, Twenty First Century Peasants yelling Guillotine, Guillotine. Storming the Capitol is the Handwriting on the Sacred Walls of our Democracy. A Democracy that is Etched in Time for all People the World over who wants to be Free of Tyranny will Imitate. When the First Militia was formed it was to defend against Foreign Forces, not against its own Government. People don’t like when I am Brutality Frank, but Fifty Two years of living this Nightmare that One Day the Ku Klux klan will be in Power is looking so real, With people like Marjorie Taylor and the 150 Lawmakers who would Disenfranchise the Black Vote.

That was just a Dream

The Acid reflux that invaded my Intestines in High School, is still there, going to a School that was 85% White, 10% Black and Five Percent Latinos. I have lived this Daymare for 52 years, this is my Groundhog Life. The Bronx 1972 produced the Bronx Tale, that was my last year in Taft High School. Where I lived I could yell my Order out the Window to the Jewish Deli downstairs. One year out of High School and all the White People had left the Neighborhood, my Deli was gone, all because Black People had moved in the Neighborhood, this is my America. The Bronx was now the Ghetto of Warsaw, how quickly we forget. It was that early in Life that I learned that Hate was stronger than Christianity, and that it was a Religion in America.

Adolf Hitler told the German People that the Aryan People were the Superior Race, they believed him, look at the Outcomes. Trump told his Followers that the Election was Stolen and they believed him,聽 look at the Outcomes. History has repeated itself. My Mother was Homeschooled by a U.S. Army General and his Family while working for him as his Housekeeper. At Nine years old she told me that no One was above me, no One was better than I. She elaborated, if they went to the Bathroom like you did and had the dirty Deed of cleaning themselves, they are no better than you, more Privileged and better Educated, that’s all. While working in a Nursing Home I met a woman Eighty years old, she was of Polish Decent, we grew to Love each other.

I called her Chachi, she called me Chachi ( Grand Mother- Grand Father) she told me that I was wiser than my years, that’s why she called me Grandfather. One Day another Resident who was a Millionaire was acting Superior, they were waiting to get their shower. Chachi told her, if you are so Good, why don’t you go and Lick yourself clean. All the Staff and Residents could not understand why we Bonded like Crazy Glue, they didn’t realize that we were both of the same mindset. My Second Mother who I adopted in the same Nursing Home, an eighty years old Irish Woman from the Old Country. She said Tooney ( Tony ) they are all full of Blarney. This Blog is Dedicated to Liz and Chachi, these were the People who made America Great.

The World's Greatest Daredevil

Liz told me that when she came from Ireland as a young Woman, working as a Housekeeper on Fifth Ave in Manhattan, she had to use the backdoor and the Service Elevator. This is my America, I have invested over One and a Half Million in Taxes and Social Security. Every Month I send IRS a check for Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars above my Biweekly Payroll Taxes. If I tried to leave this Country IRS would Object. I told my Wife a Retired Federal Employee that if I lived to be a Hundred years old, I still would Owe IRS. I have been doing my Own Tax Returns for Forty years, I am good, but not good enough to reduce my out of Pocket to 750 Dollars without Cheating. God Bless America, Home Sweet Home.

Anonyme. Versailles, ch鈥歵eaux de Versailles et de Trianon. MV5517. ( Patriots storming The Bastille )

America, Religion

Self Destruction

 

Anonyme. Versailles, ch鈥歵eaux de Versailles et de Trianon. MV5517.

 

 

Self Destruction

When I was Seventeen my Biggest Fear was that Russia was going to Nuke us. I grew up to have lived another Fear, that one Day America would be under the Grip of Terrorism as Israel was in 1971. Buses Blowing up, Buildings crumbling like the W.T.C. where 900 of my fellow Coworkers at Solomon Brothers perished. Today I am living another Fear, that Extremists would make their way into our Government. In one of my Blogs I made the Statement that your past doesn’t determine who you are to become. It’s either I am a Liar or I am misguided. A Politician who isn’t in Office for Thirty Days and have Portrayed themselves to believe that Democrats eat Babies Flesh and Drink their Blood, is beyond a Conspiracy Kook.

They are Demented and shouldn’t be trusted with your Pets much more upholding our Sacred Constitution. The same Kook who said that Muslims should not come to this Country because if they want to have their Multiple Wives or Goats or Sheep, that is their lifestyle, we don’t want it here, indicating that they indulge in Bestiality, what Insult. And you wonder why they call us Infidels. The same Bigot who said that the reason why there aren’t more Successful Black Men in America is because that when they are young they choose Gang Life. Well I guess she has never heard of The Hells Angeles, The Russian Mafia, The Irish Mafia聽 or The Italian Mafia. Getting back to your past doesn’t determine your Future. When I was Thirteen I knew how to make Time Delayed Incendiary Devices.

At Fourteen I was Dismantling Shotgun Shells, repackaging them in other Materials to聽 make a Bigger Bang. When the Black Panther Party tried to Recruit me I said no. When the Mafia tried to Recruit me I said no. When the Neighborhood Drug Dealer offered me 1,000 Dollars Of pure uncut聽 Cocaine to step on as much as Ten Times, no upfront Money, I said no. Today I work in a Justice System with High Security Clearance. My Past didn’t Dictate who I am Today, God did. As far as Marjorie is concerned she has no past and no Future because she is living them now. What you see is what you get. On that Note, why would you want a Lawmaker in this Country who don’t Cherish and Cradle Democracy. Someone who acts like they are Experiencing all the Post Syndromes all at once.

A friend of mine once asked me what to do, he said that they are Driving down the Road and for the most trivial thing his Wife flips to Mr Hyde. Back then we knew nothing of Bipolar. Another Friend of mine Mark Hershberger went Hunting up in Canada with his Wife, she shot and Killed him, claiming that she thought he was a Bear, at 50 yards. Mark bragged to me that she had shot Bullseye at 1000 yards. Then I learned that she suffered Bipolar Disorder. Marjorie Taylor Exhibits Irrationality. 1972 I predicted that The same rash of Terrorism that Israel was Experiencing, would one Day make its way here. When the W.T.C. fell I felt like I had already lived it. All my friends know that I like to keep it short and Simple, so Here is the Kicker. Here is another Prediction, Marjorie is going to loose it one Day, if I am not mistaken she carries a Gun. May God Protect our Lawmakers from Ava or Christine or Regan or whoever she is.

P.S.聽 Emotional Intelligence isn’t in her Vocabulary.

America, Life, Motivation, Parenting And Relationships

Civil Unrest

 

 

Civil Unrest

Today I had the most Edifying Conversation with a Deputy who is Eighty Days from Retirement. The Conversation began with me telling him Merry Christmas, Happy New Years and all that stuff on 02/01/21. I had not seen him since the Week before Christmas. He asked me if my planned move to South Carolina was still on. I told him that there could be no dissuasion. I told him that this was her place of Birth and that she was Resolved about going Home. I interjected that I hope that this wasn’t the Elephant Syndrome聽 (returning to your place of Birth to Die ). Then we continued about the way some People are about their perspectives, my way or the Highway. Then we broached on the way things are Today, the split in America. He is White and Fifty Five Years old, I am Black and Sixty Seven years old. He is Republican I am Democrat yet we could have a Civilized Disagreement about the Social Upheavals we are Experiencing.

We Discussed the Evils of Socialism’s, yet the need for Affordable Health Care, Economic and Racial Equality. There are Black People whose Wealth surpasses a Hundred Billionaires, yet inner City kids go to Bed Hungry. As you can see Greed has no Color. So you see my Hateful Friend, it’s not White against Black, it’s us against them. My Best Friend at Thirteen was Eighty Percent White, his Brother Ninety Percent, yet they were considered Black. I believe that notion created an Identity Crisis and inward conflicts for them. They rejected their White Heritage vehemently. The Conversation was like Salt and Pepper coming together at the Dinner Table to make the Meal more Palatable. That brought us to the Heart of the Matter. Coming to the Table with ” Emotional Intelligence”. In Sixty Seven years of living I had never heard that Phrase until he told me that I possessed it. We then ended the Conversation on the Premise that this was the Missing Equation at the Table. I was already Two Hundred words into this Blog before we had this Conversation. All it did was to put a Column Post to this Blog.

1972 America was in Turmoil with Civil Upheavals dealing with Civil Rights protests and the Vietnam War. Black People wanted equal justice, something that is still elusive and White People wanted their Young Men out of Vietnam, a war that was considered to be Illegitimate. America was getting her Ass Kicked, Crooked Nixon and his Nixon Republicans were playing Smoke and Mirrors with the Numbers of Fatalities on each side. The Day that I had planned to enlist, something happened and I missed my appointment. One of my Childhood friends who was Three years older than I kept his appointment. Within One and a half years in this Guerrilla warfare this Patriotic young Man Decided that he had seen enough of his Comrades Dying senselessly. He slipped away from his Unit and made his way back to the Bronx. When I saw him I thought I had seen a Ghost,

Two weeks earlier he had written to me how they were trapped in a Fierce ambush, he stated that this was everyday occurrences, and that he didn’t think that he would make it back home. Weeks before he Enlisted we had many Debates about why should a Black Man in America join the Army, there were Racism in the Army and in the Neighborhood, where were the Gains. Back then I was not enlightened to the Words ” always support your Country, your Government only when deserving”. So there you have it, the motivation for this Blog. Extremely Skilled U.S. Army trained Black Men, trained Killers, living next-door. About One year ago One of them returned Home to the most Pregudicall place on Earth, Texas U.S.A. he was unable to deal with the Degradation of being Black living in Texas. One Day he Armed himself and took up a Vantage Point Four Stories in a Garage. Before they Blew him up with a Robot Bomb he had killed Four Cops. A couple of Days later in Louisiana Two Cops got Ambushed the way my Friend and his Unit got Ambushed in Vietnam, Two more Cops lost their Lives. A Thousand Miles further North in Missouri another Ambush. If that’s not Homegrown Terrorism then I am a fan of the Ku Klux Clan. Albert Einstein said that a Fool does things the same way indefinitely, each time looking for different Results. Today we are living in a Toxic Environment of Extremists Driven Separatism and Division. As a result of misunderstanding and misinterpretations of the Second Amendment White Supremacist Groups are Extremely Armed and Facilitate the Notions of Armed Confrontations.

The Ignition, widespread Conspiracy Theories that they are losing their Country, that they stole from the Native Americans. What gave these People the Notions that the North Americas Belongs to the White Man. The People on the Mayflower were Refugees running from Extremism and oppression.

They came here and Perpetuated Genocide on the true American, the Native American. They then went to Africa and Kidnapped an Entire Generation of People. With Brutality and ungodly treatment of the Black People uprooted from their Home and with Free Labor, they Forged their way into Civilization. When the rest of the World developed Consciousness and decided to free their Slaves America was the last Civilized Nation to follow Suit. That was preceded by a Bloody Battle that cost Sixteen Thousand Lives to keep things Status Quo. Four Hundred years Later and they want to make America Great Again and take their Country back from Progressives. Taking a Country back has its Costs.

1971 I was only Seventeen when I told my Friends that the same way People were Dropping Buildings in the Middle East, one Day that would happen in America. Then came Tim McVeigh then the World Trade Center with Nine Hundred of my former Coworkers. I told my Friends that Israel Facilitated all the Terrorist activities that was going on in Lebanon and Tel Aviv. They asked me how so, I told them that when People have nothing to lose, they Sacrifice their Lives to make a Statement. What the Engineers of this Movement don’t understand is that if White Supremacists were to take Power, Yes the Seeds are Planted in Congress. Black People would be put in the same Predicament that the Palestinian People were subjected to. Hence the Father of Terrorism Yasir Arafat came to Power and even become President of Lebanon. Be careful of whom you choose to become President 2024. Marjorie Taylor Greene is the Supremacist Seed, the Pig wearing Lipstick and Heels. She said that Seventeen years old Cruz didn’t Kill seventeen of his fellow Classmates in my Home State of Florida. She attached the Killings and the World Trade Center to Conspiracy Theories, that both circumstances were Dubious. Well there you have it , Ignorance is an Epidemic and is Contagious, there are many others in the Government. One of them will run for President in 2024 and take Trumpisim to the next Level. I will end this with my favorite prompt, what is the Author not saying?. Forget about that, I will tell you what I am saying, America is Approaching The Edge of Night and us the God-fearing Ones who Love this Land need lend a helping Hand.

Parting Script

e路mo路tion路al in路tel路li路gence

noun

the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

“emotional intelligence is the key to both personal and professional success”