FB comments…the neolithic slave state…does the use of this concept make me an “anarchist” & how is that a bad thing?

thought i w’d archive some of my recent FB comments here.  i had been taking screenshots but realize they are more accessible here.  in some cases, posts & comments are deleted on FB.  i’m hoping that despite that these archived comments will survive.  and when i change computers…which seems to happen every few years, i don’t lose my archived material…  unless…of course… we lose the internet.  i’ll keep adding as i go along…

from August 28 (at bottom) to October 6, 2018…

 

  • limiting an analysis of women’s oppression to the period of modern capitalism as most marxistas do is tunnel vision. the origins of women’s oppression was the growth of the neolithic (large scale sedentary agriculture) and it’s slave collection state. this began 6-10,000 years ago on various continents.

    though it took 6-10,000 years for early neolithic settlements to metastasize into the modern industrial/agricultural capitalism we’ve seen since the industrial revolution, in all instances where property values became key to large scale ownership of land, the matriarchal family model was forcibly, brutally replaced by the sexual slavery that we call “patriarchy”. imo, it’s necessary to extend our time frame otherwise our analysis is extremely incomplete.

    (see James C. Scott’s “Against the Grain” & “Seeing like a State”)

 

  • Gilberto de Leon commented on his own post.

    Oct 05, 2018 8:47am

    i know many …not all.. of us are comfortable and prefer “nice”… our concerns for the “other” are neatly parceled. we don’t think it can happen here…

    though it has. the enslavement & genocide that characterized the invasion of this continent began 500 years ago. it was quickly followed by the importing of millions of Africans into slavery for 400 years. the current wave of incarceration & criminalizing of refugees from zones of conflict are causes for great concern. who’s next?

  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Doug Nielson‘s post.
    i know, i know i’m beating a dead horse but “organized” labor bureaucracies have collected millions upon millions of dues from their wage slave membership and failed to do the necessary organizing while showering their favorite slave party with our $. now they’re mouthing “organize” rhetoric to make sure they’re at the head of the parade and remain useful to their slave masters.

 

 

there is a difference between hostile participation/ attempted “takeover” of a political party and a friendly “takeover”. in a hostile takeover, a group can run a candidate who if he/she loses, w’d refuse to endorse the eventual winner. in friendly participation….a sheep-dogging operation ala Sanders… a candidate runs, loses and then endorse his/her opponent.

though i w’d be leery of voting in a slave party pr

imary, i c’d see the value of hostile participation. that’s not what we see from Bernie or the DSA…their participation in demi-shit primaries seems genuinely friendly.

this insight …shared by anarchists & marxist-leninists can be expanded to the whole history of the neolithic slave state…in its various incarnations and transformations. we are still living in the neolitihic….settlement society around industrialized agriculture coupled with a slave catching or holding state. over the course of 10,000 years that project has overwhelmed all other cultures, ways of living. these “other” ways are demonized as barbarian, un-civilized, nomadic by the slave empires. in theory, it may be possible to create an egalitarian society based on industrialism. in theory….

must admit i’ve only read one or two books by Bookchin that i only vaguel

y recall. on my study list after i finish Richard Manning’s “Against the Grain/how agriculture has hijacked civilization”.
this concern for apologies is rhetorical. i understand that while knowing that the slave master’s churches aren’t interested or compelled to apologize to the slaves.

 

when i first arrived in LA, the mid 1970’s, it had the well-deserved reputation as an anti-union town.

in the late 90’s & first decade of this century that changed…spearheading that change was Unite Here and JOIN unions…hotel service workers & janitors had a high number of Central American immigrants with a high level of political consciousness & organization. some of the same activists that i had associated with in the 1980’s in the anti-war movements around El Salvador & Nicaragua were ctive in these union drives.

at one point, they had a massive march from downtown LA to Century City that had the character of a general strike. supporters all along the way turned out to cheer them on. it was a major turning point for LA labor movement.

  • this insight …shared by anarchists & marxist-leninists can be expanded to the whole history of the neolithic slave state…in its various incarnations and transformations. we are still living in the neolitihic….settlement society around industrialized agriculture coupled with a slave catching or holding state. over the course of 10,000 years that project has overwhelmed all other cultures, w See More
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Mitch Sotelo‘s post.

    there is a difference between hostile participation/ attempted “takeover” of a political party and a friendly “takeover”. in a hostile takeover, a group can run a candidate who if he/she loses, w’d refuse to endorse the eventual winner. in friendly participation….a sheep-dogging operation ala Sanders… a candidate runs, loses and then endorse his/her opponent.

    though i w’d be leery of voting in a slave party primary, i c’d see the value of hostile participation. that’s not what we see from Bernie or the DSA…their participation in demi-shit primaries seems genuinely friendly.

  • this concern for apologies is rhetorical. i understand that while knowing that the slave master’s churches aren’t interested or compelled to apologize to the slaves.

     

 

SEPTEMBER 25
  • i thought “we” were the anti-war left…whichever side the “left” took, its main feature seems to be its irrelevance. tragic for the Syrians fighting Assad. and we’ve made a very poor showing in building solidarity. are there explanations for this? yes…
  • Gilberto de Leon replied to his own comment.
    don’t know much about UE though i’ve attended a couple of leftist sponsored events there. do know that the CRFEductors led Chicago Teachers Union supported the demi-can Quinn for re-election. are they supporting Pritzker this go ’round? i also know that my alma mater union, AFSCME gives tens of million of membership dues$ to the demi-shit slave party…doesn’t quite fit in with an un-critical assessment of unions current role.

 

in the 60’s and after, many of us on the left were very proud of identifying with our “national”, “racial”, “ethnic” identities while at the same time praising “internationalism”. often both seemed legitimately leftist. unless looked at carefully. in most cases, these designations are “imaginary” even if the impetus is “progressive”.

i deeply regret i didn’t read “Imagined Communities” by Benedict Anderson when it was first published. w’d have cleared up some of my confusion.

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a few years ago, i learned that one of my comrades in the SL…a very accomplished economist & professor when i knew her in the early to mid 1970’s went on to be part of Jeffrey Sachs team “assisting” the collapsed USSR. she was on the SL’s central committee at the time i left the SL.

no telling where folks will wander after leaving ORO’s (ostensibly revolutionary organizations- an SL term)…

 

SEPTEMBER 24
  • when unions were organizing the unorganized industrial working class…yes… since the ouster of the socialists & communists in the late 1940s, 1950s ??? almost without exception, the labor bureaucrats have managed to squat on any labor insurgency while milking the membership like cash cows.

 

SEPTEMBER 23
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Debra Perry‘s post.
    not a great believer in good/evil but agree “goodness” …however you see it… is its own reward.
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    i have a knee jerk reaction to any politico running in a slave party primary…and unfortunately, that reaction has never been incorrect. there are instances where i’ve said if so and so pushes single payer/ medicare for all, i will cross the class line to vote for them. never had to.

    i think it was Melody Roberts who posted an article from ISR (???) recounting the history of the socialist hostile takeover of the Demi-cans in Minnesota in the 1930’s, 40’s. they w’d run in their primary but refuse to endorse the winner if their class enemy won. DSA has a friendly, kiss-ass takeover where they mainly capture themselves.

 

  • Gilberto de Leon commented on David I. Walsh‘s post.
    funny but… in actuality, the billionaires have underlings in their slave party to put out the bs that the slaves eat up with a spoon. of course, those of us on the left regard this slave compliance as false consciousness.
  • this from Simcha Fisher’s article: “Hell, I fell for that with Anita Hill. I let them convince me that Clarence Thomas was the savior we needed to put this country to rights, and that this trashy, unhinged woman was just sniffing around him looking for glory, probably paid off by some secret politics operatives to make up a story that didn’t even sound true”.

    i doubt very much that this nomination by Trump will cause his “base” to bolt. the majority of white women voted for him as opposed to the demi-shit. this was especially helpful in the swing states he needed.

    what this will do is motivate the 45-55% of the voters that oppose him.
    this % is unevenly distributed and will not help the dem’s much in the upcoming slave state election.

 

SEPTEMBER 20
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    faith in the demi-shit wing of the slave state’s party… pardon me, the progressive demi-shits…is what has us up a shit creek.

    Obama was for single payer… before he was elected. oh? wasn’t he a progressive demi-shit?

     

  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Eric Draitser‘s post.

    heard someone say so&so’s government killed its own people to which i responded “all governments kill their own people” that’s the slave state’s alternative to slavery. here we have 3, 5 or more governments killing people.

    “How long shall they kill black people
    While we stand aside and look? Ooh
    Some say it’s just a part of it
    We’ve got to fulfill the Book…”
    –Bunny Wailer’s version of Redemption Song

  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Tina Bea‘s post.
    don’t accept their terms…don’t legitimize them by appearing before them…
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Debra Perry‘s post.
    if you see the beauty, others see it. don’t mess it up with humanoid vocalizing…or … don’t mistake your finger or words for the beautiful.
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Tina Bea‘s post.
    don’t have much concern for inter-class squabbles among the slave owners but love to see their confusion. don’t know who Ms Ford is but she seems to have learned from the history of the slave senate…don’t trust them. it’s amazing that they think she w’d feel safe at the same table as her assaulter…
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Dennis Brasky‘s post.
    read article …ISR?… describing socialists hostile takeover of the demi-shit wing of the slave party in the 1930’s. the Farmer-Labor Democratic Party they ran candidates in the slave party primary but refused to endorse their class “enemies”. zounds like DSA wants a “friendly” takeover of a wing of the slave party.🚮
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    Gilberto de Leon commented on Melody Roberts‘s post.
    read article on socialist hostile takeover of the demi-shit wing of the slave party in Minnesota …called the Farmer-Labor Democratic Party in the 1930’s. they participated in demi-shit primaries but refused to endorse their class enemies. soundz like DSA is more interested in a “friendly” takeover. 🚮
did she endorse Cuomo in November? there goes the hostile takeover of the demi-shit wing of the slave party.

 

 

interestingly, Allende promoted Pinochet to chief of staff…😡…that came back killingly…

i now* agree that blocing with the SP against the coup was the only option though clear that no force with similar weight as the Bolsheviks in Russia 1917 existed. they defended the Kerensky govt against the Kornilov putsch and set the stage for their eventual conquest of power in October 1917.

***i say now because i was a member of the SL at the time and we denounced Allende’s govt …not incorrect…but then didn’t give critical support. wasn’t til decades later.that i read Fidel and John Riddell on the issue and agreed.

w’d it have made a difference? NO. even the MIR was caught up in the Pinochet’s sweep and unable to mount an opposition.

 

outright chattel slavery existed in the uskkka til the mid 19th century…fuedal serfs were sold with the land…the distinctions are legalistic and self serving bs for the slave owning class.

we’ve had several socialist & communist internationals that claimed to be the int’l party of the working class. in both cases, the leading parties distorted their original mission to their own purposes. in the case of command party slave states after riding a revolutionary wave, they create a replacement slave owning class…based on necessity…of course.

“leadership from below” …isn’t that the original description of an egalitarian movement and society that the anarchist and early socialists advocated?

i’m not informed enough to choose among the various anarchist tendencies…like the command party advocates, they are legion…but after reading a bit on the origin of the neolithic slave states, i agree that the main nexus for slavery…chattel or wage… is the slave state based on large scale, now industrialized agriculture and it’s ambition to enslave all and dominate the planet.

 

“capitalism’ isn’t the first slave state society…those have existed for 6-10,000 years. the main function of early settlement states (neolithic) was to capture slaves to do the drudge work of large scale agriculture. up until recently, slave states didn’t dominate the entire earth…they did claim it…no longer true…there is no frontier/ no-state lands to which the slaves can go Maroon.

unfortunately, the command party states (doftheP, state capitalist whatever?) have shown us it won’t be the last slave state…the wealthy reproduce themselves very nicely at the expense of a new set of slaves. on and on it goes…

the slave owning class has always been philanthropic…🤗

 

  • thought the left i identified with could be described as the “anti imperialist left”… a problem… among many… with this left is its current ineffectiveness.

    other than FB posts and the occasional demo, I do not contribute much to the solution. right now it seems that the soft socialists and sheep dogs of the demi-shits have the field to themselves.

    thankfully, in this mix, the pro Assad, pro Putin sliver of the left isn’t very effective either.

SEPTEMBER 12
SEPTEMBER 11

 

counter intuitive for the slave state masters to tolerate, assist the slaves even the most irrelevant of say so in its affairs…
SEPTEMBER 7
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Debra Perry‘s post.

    recently watched one of his films, Life begins at Forty….two things struck me:.

    i’m 30 years past that marker. They’re kids at 40… though popular meme is to portray them as near senility.

    Other than Rogers who was part Cherokee Indian, no non whites in the cast.

    as a kid watching popular entertainment, i wondered how they disappeared whole groups of folks… even figures who were “progressive” weren’t allowed across the color line.

  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Roger Sheppard‘s post.
    and the AFL-CIO is leading an inspiring fight back general strike….NOT. duh?
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Doug Nielson‘s post.
    misplaced nostalgia, mis-attributed “feminism”…
SEPTEMBER 6
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Debra Perry‘s post.
    Slave states thrive on domination…no more vulnerable population than refugees…the other is always shunned and persecuted.
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Eric Draitser‘s photo.
    'It's settled.'
    as a “marxista” I was pledged to the class struggle. realized there was a prehistory to that model but it was near irrelevant and barely worth considering. Lately, i’ve realized that hunanoids have been around for hundreds of thousands years… the neolithic slave states co evolved with agriculture and are 6-10,000 years old… modern slave states are the continuation not the originators of depravation and oppression. Most of humanoid history is the struggle to escape slave states.
SEPTEMBER 5

 

SEPTEMBER 4
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Doug Nielson‘s post.

    humanoids aren’t the only creatures that co evolved with neolithic slave agriculture…rodents, weeds, insects and microbial parasites came along… conditions were ideal…they were fruitful and multiplied. these 3…4 if you throw in potatoes are responsible for the many diseases that affect humanoids.

    don’t know what the solution may be… It’s a dilemma 6-10,000 years in the making and it has chained earthlings into an impasse.

    earth will abide. Humanoids?

SEPTEMBER 2
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Dennis Brasky‘s post.
    we, along with most folks, call it a war but it was a combination occupation, suppression of a long running liberation struggle, involvement in a civil war among the Vietnamese. had many elements. after 500 plus were killed in this one village, amerikkkanos went on to kill 10 million or more folks in Southeast Asia. the Vietnamese may forgive…i don’t.
SEPTEMBER 1
August 2018
AUGUST 31
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Dennis Brasky‘s post.
    took a peek…😂
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Tina Bea‘s post.
    I know a few folks with various fed jobs… most don’t seem to understand the need for self organization and fight back… everything happens to them. i’m a long time believer that”unions don’t organize workers… workers organize unions”…OR NOT.
  • Gilberto de Leon commented on Eric Draitser‘s post.
    realize if i have to ask, i don’t get the joke.

     

    pathetic. sad. likely voted for one of the slave state parties. as Biko said “the most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”.
    • the Bolsheviks did not call themselves the “communist party” until after October 1917.

      the various socialist groups including the Bolsheviks were active in the Russian workers and soldiers movement and though not at the head of the provisional government, were active in the worker and city wide organizations and council’s (soviets).

      revolutions are those rare instances when ordinary folk push the formerly powerful out of the fucken way and begin to make decisions on their own.
      the tragedy of most uprisings of the chattel or wage slaves is that if not crushed militarily, they rarely… never so far… achieve the egalitarian, dignified vision that guided them in the beginning or in their ideology.

      though i’m no longer a command party activist, I don’t minimize the role of the command/communist party in creating mega industrialized, super repressive slave states…these mega slave states are market capitalist slave states’ wet dreams.

      many European and amerikkkan engineers, agricultural architects, planners worked with the Russian Soviet government on mega slave farm and factory projects.

      See James C Scott’s “Seeing like a State”.

      • Gilberto de Leon commented on Kim Dupere‘s post.
        it’s their slave state…
      • Gilberto de Leon commented on Doug Nielson‘s post.
        perhaps altar servers and seminarians should be given guns…
      • Peggy Hotes James C Scott “Against the Grain” & “Seeing like a State”. Richard Manning (also titled) “Against the Grain, how agriculture has hijacked civilization”… which i’m currently reading. have to admit i am drawn to this thesis by my misgivings on command party slave states.

        i now use that phraseology to describe a project i and many others hoped to create.

        my initial starting point was… probably…Martin Buber’s “Paths to Utopia”. at that point, i realized, that like many other traditions of thought, Marxism, Leninism, Trotskyism, Maoism, Fidelismo were narrowly self referential and self justifying.

        these authors are explicitly or implicitly anarchist.

        i am not familiar enough with the anarchist tendencies… as in the xian and communist traditions they are legion…to identify with a chosen one. i do identify with the “crude” post civil war anarchist workers movement that culminated with the Haymarket martyrs and IWW prior to WW1.

        a mind exercise? a dead end? Probably. Practical? if the only way out of slave state slavery is the collapse of the slave states…???

        the books I’ve been reading point out that for much of humanoid history… until recently & overlapping much of what’s identified as the neolithic… the majority of the humanoids lived beyond the authority of the slave states.

        very few people are now beyond the slave state’s domination.

        I apologise for the long…for Fb … response.

      AUGUST 29
      • Gilberto de Leon commented on Peggy Hotes‘s post.

        Thoughtful.

        lately, i’ve been reading on the transition from Paleolithic lifestyle to settled agriculture and neolithic slave state slavery and realized that the socialist, communist left that i have identified with all my adult life narrows “relevant” humanoid history to the beginnings of industrialization and the bourgeois revolutions of the late 18th century. Some marxistas reach back to mercantile capitalism, city states of the 13th, 14th centuries in europe.

        the neolithic slave states of Asia, Africa, the amerikkkas and Europe are the origin and model for the now all encompassing, militarily overwhelming modern slave states.

        this is a 6-10,000 years perspective that posits that the primitive neolithic slave state’s mission of control and expropriate defines the modern slave state.

        Freedom? in the past, only the collapse of slave states set the captives free.

      • Gilberto de Leon commented on Peggy Hotes‘s post.

        don’t think this is a “union” campaign. one problem with appeals like this… not linked to actual fight back efforts of the wage slaves involved.

        Marxistas need to look much further back than the industrial revolution for the origin of the slave state and its false consciousness.

        Neolithic state slavery good. Non chattel existence bad. 4 legs good. 2 legs better.

      • Gilberto de Leon commented on Hunter Crow‘s post.
        there are term limits… vote the mutters out…if the left can’t win local representative office, what biz…???… does it have running for slave state executive office?
      AUGUST 28
      • Gilberto de Leon commented on Earl Silbar‘s post.

        Com’on, Earl…as a long time leftie, you know that wage slaves have always been under assault of the slave state masters…in amerikkka, imo, the workers movement led by anarchists, socialist and other left organizations dates to the end of the “civil war”…

        i think the first general pstrike, initiated by a railroad strike was in 1876. at that time, the slave masters w’d simply reduce the wages of their employees to make up for any loss in profits… they learned that this provoked even the most backward elements of our class to join the fight back. Much less expensive to have bargaining agreements and a corrupted, demi-shit loving labor bureaucracy.

      • Gilberto de Leon commented on Dennis Brasky‘s post.

        the SWP & YSA that i was aligned with kept their distance from these demos. Considered them back door support for McCarthy… though we were later very active in defense of Bobby Seale and the Conspiracy 7.

        despite the admonitions of veteran comrades, many of the younger YSA’ers went to Lincoln Park and the demos in Grant Park to get our fill of tear gas.

        some, like my brother, Tony went with Dick Gregory on his March to the Amphitheatre. He was a bit crazier than me…and a way better street fighter.

      • Gilberto de Leon commented on Eric Draitser‘s post.

        Started reading the first few paragraphs… I’ll pass on the rest.

        though i have a word of caution.. remember when a family that ran a children’s care center in California were accused of slaughtering giraffes to scare children into silence…put those folks in jail… until courts realized how group think can work “miracles”.

        i don’t want my hatred for the RC to slide over into that kind of hysteria.

      • aug 28, 2018

        Gilberto de Leon commented on Melody Roberts‘s post.

        the domestication of animals went hand in glove with the enslavement of labor for agriculture. the origin, DNA of the modern and future slave states is in that transition from hunter gatherers to neolithic slaves. no Paleolithic tribe ever gave up its nomad, barbarian lifestyle to slave for the new lords of agricultural accumulation.

        the command party advocates claim that their mega slave state will free the slaves… an insidious fantasy that the cause of the problem will be the solution. only the collapse of the slave states will set the captives free.

         

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Kwame Ture (previously known as Stokely Carmichael) born June 29, 1941. Trinidad and Tobago. he and SNCC played major role in the Civil Rights movement of the early 1960’s and the Black Nationalist and Pan African movements that developed from that movement. he was one of the fiercest opponents of the US war on Vietnam and an ally of liberation and socialist movements. passed November 23, 1998.

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A short account of the Deep History of State Evasion by James C. Scott & my comments

 

been reading James C. Scott’s books on the slave raiding, trading and coerced labor origins & character of the state… the rise of states is co-terminus with the rise of large scale agriculture & settlements in pockets of europe, the middle east, Asia, Africa & the amerikkkas prior to european colonization.  his retelling makes clear that the european slave trade w’d not have been possible without a long history of slave capturing & trading not just in Africa but throughout the world.  often non-state groups main form of inter action with the state was to exchange slaves for food or worked goods.

i began with Against the Grain…a deep history of the earliest states.  currently reading Seeing like a state…how certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed.

first an aside

a couple of years ago, i happened on a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa called el hablador.

“el hablador” translates into english as the talker but has the connotation of liar. the narrator recounts the story of a fellow anthropology student. a young man from a Jewish background who in the course of the story sheds his euro-centered identity and adopts the identity of the aboriginals he was studying.

the “hablador” among the aboriginals is a man who takes on the role of traveling from small group to small group…though of the tribe, these groups are isolated from each other…the major link between them is the “hablador” who listens to the latest news of each family group…gossip, hardships, deaths, marriages, births, movements, etc. he relates what he’s heard from other groups he’s visited and then moves on.  a major element of the story is that these groups’ isolated existence is motivated by their aversion to the euro-colonialist…their way of life, their labor demands, their greed for land & resources and especially their diseases. i had not read Scott’s work at that time but the story gives a narrative version of Scott’s thesis.

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hopefully, readers of this blog share my interest in the origin and character of the state.

Scott begins his presentation with a quote:  “it is said that the history of people who have a history is the history of class struggle.  it might be said with at least as much truthfulness, that the history of peoples without history is the history of their struggle against the state.”  from having read Against the Grain, this struggle is mainly the struggle to avoid the grasp of states’ need for coerced labor, conscription, sexual slavery & contagious diseases.

he then gives the gist of the author of that quote, Pierre Clastres who suggested that “what anthropologists had thought of as stone age, primitive people were in fact, ex-sedentary cultivators who took up foraging and hunting in order to escape forced labor and the diseases associated with the Spanish (unintelligible) and that they devised a social structure & subsistence practice that kept them away from states and prevented states from arising among them.”  (note:  i haven’t read any material by Clastres.  will do so and if interesting blog about it.)

the information that Scott provides and his conclusions about the origins and nature of states calls into question the view of advocates of state socialism (mainly Marxist-Leninists) that in order to obtain our desired relationships among humans…equality, fraternity, liberty, from each according to their ability, to each according to their need that we would need to create a “worker’s state”, “dictatorship of the proletariat”, five-ten-20 year-never ending industrial development plans guided by “the” vanguard party.

from the framework provided by Scott, i can ask some seemingly awkward but actually sly questions.

if the slave raiding, capturing and holding nature of the state is its main characteristic, its DNA… Lenin referred to the state as an “armed body of men” whose purpose is to crush any opposition to the ruling class whose bidding it is doing…then why do we imagine that creating a more intensive, aggressive, intrusive, repressive state will carry us to liberty, equality, fraternity???

this assertion runs counter to the result seen in Russia, eastern Europe, China, North Korea, Cuba.

state building, creation, existence is the problem not the solution.  Engels, Lenin and the anarchists suggest that in a truly democratic and egalitarian society, there would need to be the administration of things but not a state, armed bodies of men that w’d exist apart from the governed.

Lenin was accused by other bolsheviks of having gone over to the anarchist view of the state when he stated everyone w’d participate in the governance of things in his most democratic minded formulations in the state and revolution.

when in power, the Bolsheviks and later communists, w’d govern on a militaristic, pyramid models of decision making in which centralized decision makers …their own membership and leadership bodies… made decisions and the toiling classes followed these directives.

no successful governing model, entity is a completely closed circle.  one could join the ruling party and work one’s way up the pyramid.  and some very skillful, charismatic folks did just that.  of course, these societies quickly became as stratified as the hierarchies they had displaced.

for the vast majority of the population, discipline or prison were the understood alternatives.  the new boss looked very much like the old boss.  perhaps in different uniforms, with different lingo.

what is to be done?

we cannot return to pre-neolithic times…for one thing as Scott points out states have metastasized and now occupy what was once “frontier” …most of earth’s space.  states have pushed ever deeper into the zones of escape.  areas once open to  the barbarians, nomads, escaped slaves, defeated peoples have been closed.  genocide.  disease.  displacement have taken their toll.

the never ending wars among these slave states have destroyed the infrastructure of the losers (& at times the winners) which is the story of the current middle east, Africa & the resulting massive displacement of peoples with no asylum.

is there a way that we can share in the advances of science, technology, infrastructure and realize our utopian dreams?

no one author, activist, blogger can offer a sure fire solution to this dilemma.

let’s take into account the obvious. if we allow a state apparatus to usurp decision making the result is the state will be our slave master.

Lenin & his progeny made a virtue of central planning & decision making at the expense of direct decision making by the toiling classes…in factories, industries, communities, local representative bodies.  the designated “higher” levels gained veto power over local decision making.  this is the history of the period following the 1917 Revolutions.  oppositions outside the Bolsheviks were suppressed a few months after October.  in 1921, the Bolsheviks banned factions within their own party while suppressing an Anarchist revolt in Kronstadt.  later anyone the slightest out of step with the inner circle was sidelined, jailed or slaughtered.

the entire repressive apparatus of the capitalist states the Bolsheviks claimed they had replaced were recreated and super-charged. Russia went from being the “prison house of nations” under the Tsar to being a massive prison house of its own citizens.  a modern nation slave state.

the solution to the slave-state intolerance of democracy , local decision making is (i thinks) obvious:

advocate for the fullest levels of direct, local decision making.  adopt the rule of the Paris Commune, immediate recall of any elected or appointed public official & extremely high standards & strict term limits for some duties…especially for police duties.  the administration of things not people.

a ridiculous objection

i’ve heard some ridiculous objections to this by otherwise very intelligent Marxists.  one was by David Harvey …and recently at the ISO’s Socialist Conference by Todd Chretien at a session where i questioned the forever character of the dofduP… they both asked by way of analogy, if we w’d get on a plane flown by committee instead of an experienced pilot?  that’s just plain bizzare.

if corporate for profit airlines can staff their flight crews with trained & reasonably experienced pilots, i don’t see where that w’d be a problem when the administration of things is the guiding principle.  policies w’d be set by the widest possible circle of folks involved in that enterprise while direct operation of machinery w’d be assigned to those with known skills and knowledge.  the necessity of expertise in many areas would still operate, be acknowledged as a practical need.

folks w’d not lose their capacity to reason simply because they are now making their own effective decisions.

this ridiculous objection translates into only slave state style directives can manage an airline or other complex operation.  i don’t think so.

often folks who are directly involved in production are key to advances in production.  that was certainly the case prior to state usurpation of the landscape and has continued to be the case for the last 10,000 years in which states have dominated.  in fact, this sense that working folks can determine their own conditions, make their own decisions is the driving element for the socialist, anarchist movements.

interestingly, Scott has a chapter on practical knowledge which he calls by it’s Greek name, Metis in Seeing like a State.

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Some guiding Dichos, Man to Man about You Know who, Famous Last Words & Ay, tu…Los Buenos Dichos —four short sections of the Maldixos

6 5 2018.   these short sections are the last to be culled from the 2001 MD’s.  i edited the raw Dichos for format or punctuation purposes.  the entire collection is now in category titled MalDichos.  i don’t pretend that there are redeeming qualities in taking a non-censorship attitude and allowing vulgar, gender insensitive Dixos to pass into the public realm…but….in my defense, i’ll take Jimi Hendrix’s statement when asked why he played…though i would say destroyed the slave anthem? …. fuck it.  i’m an american.

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some guiding dichos

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.       – W Shakespeare Julius Ceasar

Let us waste no time in sterile litanies and nauseating mimicry. Leave this Europe where they are never done talking of Man, yet murder men everywhere they find them, at the corner of every one of their own streets, in all the corners of the globe.                                             -Jean Paul Sartre’s preface to Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth

It is the system itself that, that is incapable of producing freedom for the twenty-two million Afro-Americans. Just like a chicken can’t lay a duck egg because the system of the chicken isn’t constructed in the way to produce a duck egg. And just as that chicken system can’t produce, is not capable of producing a duck egg, the political and economic system of this country is absolutely incapable of producing freedom and justice and equality and human dignity for the twenty-two million Afro-Americans … and if a chicken was to produce a duck egg, it would be considered a revolutionary chicken.”            -Malcolm X

“I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash but I don’t think it will be based on the color of the skin.”      -Malcolm X

Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.   – Eugene Debs statement on being convicted of sedition for opposing WW1.  September 18, 1918

 

Man to Man about you know who……

To know, know, know them is to have great and serious doubts about them.

You think I’m a beast?  … I know I am but what are you?

Women think you have to change chones every day………..Men don’t.                                                   GdL:  don’t think so or don’t change chones?  ever?  they wait til what?  when?

Women think that we should bathe at reasonable intervals, every day if possible.                    I thought they were suppose to like the way we smell?

They told him the pussy was free…but no, no, no, it ain’t.  you gots to pay through the nozz.             -a man who just learned about one of  life’s b-tragedies

Life’s a B or lack thereof and then you die.   exactly what is this punishment for?

Sure as vaca-sow shit…you’re a future pussy Hall of Famer.

A vaca-sow- clown will never open a door for you and will never close it properly behind her.                  -lessons in vaca-sow-clown husbandry?  is that the right word?

my friend? …the sick man of the neighborhood.  Almost a registered pervert.

B to Humphrey Bogart:  you’re (speaking) too fast.                                                                        Bogie:  What do you want me to do?  Learn to stutter.      –the Maltese Falcon

The personal is political.  Everything is personal.

The only person you’ll scare away is your future ex-husband.

The idea that you could possibly be happy without them makes them cringe.  They don’t like to have their game called for the bluff it happens to be.  They want us to continue thinking that we need them.

? the bitches are disappointing you, my man?  … you need to lower your expectations.

Don’t hang out with them, it only lowers your intelligence….oh….and makes your tongue hang out.

If butts were brains, women would be smarter than men.                                                                 GdL:  and perhaps they are…

Wouldn’t it be nice if women came with remote controls???

In his private heart no man respects himself.      -Mark Twain

Time to thin the herd….            –JJ on vacas

Get the cattle prod and gloves on…she’s back.

Hope springs eternal in a man’s breast when he’s after a woman’s ass.

Why do women fake orgasm?  They think we care.        -JJ

All I wanted was a hamburger…I didn’t want to buy the whole fucken vaca-cow!                                   -thanks to Mr. J.

Was it the bitches, my man?  had to be the bitches…   – bro who knows how to commiserate

Are you up for the down (stroke).

Don’t let your dick do your thinking for you.                                                                                             -under the category of it’s a muscle not an organ

A hard dick doesn’t solve all of life’s problems.                                                                                      -under the category of “are you sure?”

There ain’t nothing hard…and everything that starts out hard goes soft.                                            -better to hear it from a friend, a male friend.

No bitch can be my friend…I got enough trouble as it is.

Let no B write my epitaph.

What was that?  If the bitches had hooks, what would you do?  -Mr. SK’s question

If they’re the weaker sex, how come they have us by the balls?  How come, my man????

Nothing sadder than a man looking for some lost pussy he can’t find:  “I know I left it right here….fuck, did it grow legs and walk away.”                                                                               -a voice in the B wilderness (banned in the Ciudad)

She’s just too weird for me.                                                                                                                 -the monster puts a brutal, perhaps dishonest face-saver on rejection

Nature has given women so much power that the law very wisely has given them very little.     -Dr Johnson…exactly what was this old boy a “doctor” of?

A man may pass through a barrage of cannon fire with less damage to his character than through a squabble with a nagging wife.         –GB Shaw

 To marry a second time represents the triumph of hope over experience.   -Dr Johnson

A bitch with no teats might as well kill herself.       -Minnesota Fred

More than a mouthful’s just a waste.                        -Minnesota Fred

There’s an extradition order out for her nose:  get out of town and take your big nazz with you.                 -speaking of Celine Dion #1

Why does she carry two Canadian passports…one for herself and one her nose.                                                   -speaking of Celine Dion #2

There were four of us at the table/ me, you and your big feet.                                                           -Fats Waller Your Feets Too big

don’t give ’em your real name.    – advice from Fats Waller

Most of the time, we act weak.  That’s what the B’s want.                                                                        GdL:  sure…keep telling yourself “i’m not weak, i’m only acting..”

Nothin’ more fun than spending $.  Women take it to a higher level:  Nothing more fun than spending your money, honey.

Hey, every man that ain’t out is a closet fag.

Women are so sweet when they’re trying to hook a man.  Later, it’s “where’s the credit card?” and “Don’t u ever bathe??”   -GdL:  Oh yeah, you’ve never heard that before…

Sometimes, I’m passive…mostly I’m willful…and I like it like that.

You’re too young for me…I need an ohhhhhld lady…someone who’s slower than I am.                             -perhaps i am too old

A way too honest Man to some woman whose name he can hardly recall:  Chase you?  Why? would I chase you?  I was secretly (and not so secretly) happy to see you go…why would I chase you?

Ask Ms Metiche…you’ll always get the latest snitch.

What is left for the sun to do after you rise?   –Calderon de la Barca Life’s a Dream

I’m a man & very easily misled.   -Man to woman, stating the obvious and what she already knows only too well.

Baby, you don’t have to apologize to me for your gender.                                                                     -Is that the right thing to say?

The messiah will not come until there’s peace on earth.                                                         -GdL:  solves that mystery…that dude will never darken our doorway again.

 

 

   FAMOUS LAST WORDS?????

 

There he is.  You get him.

Let them eat cake.  –Marie Antoinette at beginning of 1789 French Revolution

Who told you that?

The check is in the mail.

Do nothin’ till you hear from me.    -Billie Holiday song

Please don’t talk about me when I’m gone.    –Billie Holiday song                                                       GdL: But we do, Billie.

That’s like giving cigarettes to lung cancer patients.    GdL:  ciggies are so sexy

Kill them all, god will easily recognize his own.    –Abbot Arnaud, 1209 AD

Kill them all.  Let Allah sort them out.

Eat the rich…who’s hungry?   -dicho common to Manson Family and Weathermen

You wanted Godzilla, you got Godzilla!!!    –just before the bombs went off

Here comes everybody.     –James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake

Hi, I’m a Jehovah’s Witness.   GdL:  shoot first, ask questions later.

Bullets cannot kill me.   —Geronimo                                                                                                           GdL:  well, Mexican army bullets couldn’t kill him.

Work will set you free.          -Nazi slogan at entrance to Auschwitz

This is not art, this is a gob of spit in the face of art.                                                                              –Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer

Death: Kinda like a cosmic version of walk like an egyptian.

The one who dies with the most toys, wins.

 The passive aggressive shall inherit the earth…who the fuck else wants it??

 It’s okay … I’m with the government.

You never have enough money on a winner…and the odds are always good on the losers.               -Race track wisdom

 Reality is a selection.  We self select our realities at each moment.                                                           –after watching David Cronenberg’s existenz

 Plastic lasts forever.

Plastic may not last forever but it certainly lasts much longer than most of us would like.

 Just being there is the most important element of life.  The cosmos will do the rest.

Good things can only happen when you are at the right place at the right time.

  

 

AY, TU……LOS BUENOS DICHOS

 

Do not treat others in a way that you would not want to be treated.  This is the whole Torah…the rest is commentary.    –Hillel

The stone that the builder refused/ will always be the head corner stone.  -Bob Marley

Thank you lord for you made me sing.   -Bob Marley

Take away my pain and give me grace.   -Gospel Blues

Now the weak must get strong…oh, what a tribulation.   -Bob Marley

Let like cure like.    -Homeopathic credo

The scariest words in the world?  I might as well tell you now.                                                   -thanks to Charles Schultz

Be a fountain not a drain.  -Rex Hudler, California Angels baseball announcer

Whenever I raise my head and eyes, I feel as though I’ve gained 4 to 6 inches in height.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.   –sappy but probably true.

One does nothing and nothing is left  undone.  -Taoist dicho

Say nothing and nothing is left unsaid.

No self, No soul.     -Buddhist dicho

Beliefs won’t keep you warm on a cold night.   –Ram Dass.   True of many beliefs.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.        -William Blake

The creation was an act of mercy.   -Wiliam Blake

One world is enough.  Don’t do me no more favors.  -G Santayana and GdL

Nature has neither kernel nor shell, she is everything at once.    -Goethe

Nature does not bestow virtue.

To be good is an art.   -Seneca

If the Sun & Moon should doubt….They’d immediately Go out.    – William Blake

Once you’re alive…There’s no way out but dying.   -Anne Tyler Searching for Caleb

Today is a good day to die.   –Crazy Horse at Little Big Horn

Sometimes, we need more help than we are willing to ask for.  /It is humility to accept our humanity…pride to reject it.           -Thomas Merton

The tree is known by its fruits.  If you want to understand the social and political history of modern men, study hell.   -Thomas Merton New Seeds of Contemplation

Understanding is the reward of faith.  Therefore do not seek to understand in order that you may believe, but make the act of faith in order that you may understand; for unless you make an act of faith you will not understand.    -St Augustine

Understanding is the explication of faith.   -Nicholas of Cusa

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe.                                                        -butchered St Augustine?

i’ve been to the edge of the cosmos…And only my body returned.

 The perfect is the enemy of the good.   -GdL: good thing to say after a betrayal.

One repays a teacher badly if one always remains a pupil only.   -F. Nietzsche

Become who you are.   -Nietzsche

Be yourself is the worst advice you can give to some people.   -Tom Masson

Even I don’t listen to myself.            -on good advice

Perfection is attainable…but only by successive approximations.                                                                -the Salami theory of perfection

You can’t always get what you want…but if you try sometime, you get what you need.                       -Rolling Stones song

You can’t always get what you want, but often we want what we can’t have.   often we get what we can’t possibly want.  How can we possibly want what we get…It’s not healthy.

The superstition of science scoffs at the superstition of faith.    -J.A. Froude

To stand on one leg and prove god’s existence is a very different thing from going down on one’s knees and thanking him.    -S Kierkegaard on holy fellatio or was it genuflecting?

We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love one another.   -J Swift

We are inclined to believe those we do not know because they have never deceived us.                -Samuel Johnson

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.    -Seneca

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.                                                -Mahatma Ghandi

When asked about European civilization?  Mahatma Gandhi:  that would be a good idea.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.                               -Edmund Burke

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.    -Socrates

Stars, darkness, a lamp, a phantom, dew, a bubble/ a dream, a flash of lightning and a cloud/ thus should we look upon the world.   -Mahayana Buddhist dicho

…we are the stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.                       -Shakespeare The Tempest

 

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the sky is crying…Palestinian nurse Razan al-Najjar murdered June 1, 2018

Razan al-Najjar murderered by Israeli snipers 6 1 2018

On 14 May 1948, the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared “the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel.” (Wikipedia).

i was born later that same month…unfortunately, i’ve grown old and angry as the bodies of Palestinians piled up to the sky.  the sky is crying.  (phrase borrowed from blues song done by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, others)

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Los Dichos del Mentiroso (@ section of the MalDichos and other MadDixos for a Troubled world)

been editing, re arranging, adding phrases that change character of some of these old dixos.  think…not 100% sure that these came from 2001 version  of the Maldichos and other Mad-Dixos for a Troubled World.   few prurient or sexploitative dixos are in this section though there are more than a handful that can be regarded as “politically incorrect” or culturally, gender insensitive  there is some overlap with other sections.  some favoritos i repeat.  i’m a bit tired of my admonition to NOT READ ON if you retain the capacity to be offended by verbal twists & turns.  these are “fiction”, perhaps nostalgia not biography…though if the shoe fits?  …i wear it.  what do you do, sir? or madam?

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here’s one of the only two jokes i know…

heard Gilbert Gottfried tell this joke but now can’t find the ytube video.  if i do, i’ll insert a link.  here’s my version:

Mr. M***  is in a rush to get home to his plush outskirts of NYC home.  there’s tons of traffic on the turnpike but he’s in a hurry, so he rushes off at an exit he thinks will get him to a shortcut he’s used before.

it turns out to be a two way frontage road.  there’s some cars goin’ too slow for him in front of him & he decides to pass them on the left.

crossing over just before a bend in the road…on the other side there’s an 18 wheel truck hauling timber barreling down the frontage road.  our man, Mr. M**** meets him head on going 50-60 miles.  his car is crushed like a tin can & knocked into a deep ravine.

15, 20 minutes later the fire department & ambulances arrive.  takes another 20 minutes to extricate him from the near unrecognizable car.  he’s rushed to a hospital.  another 20-30 minutes.  on the way, the crew is able to identify Mr. M**** and the hospital calls his wife.

she’s at home with her daughter.  the two of them rush to the hospital.  they arrive 90 minutes later.  they provide details on the husband.  insurance information.  they’re told to wait.  the husband is being treated in a high tech emergency care unit & the doctor will be out to see them as soon as he’s treated the husband.  they wait.

30 minutes.  they ask again.  are told to wait.

30 minutes later, a doctor in bloodied smock shambles down the hall.  smoking a cigarette.  they’re shocked…it’s a non smoking area.  he comes over to them with a smile on his face…they’re hopeful, relieved, not sure.

the doctors sees they’re the only ones in the hospital’s emergency care waiting room and goes directly to them while lighting another ciggie.  they hold their breath.  he asks if they’re related to Mr. M****.  they respond yes.  wife & daughter.

he breathes outs slowly.  cigarette smoke fills the waiting room corner they’re in.

I’m sorry.  Mr. M**** was in a real serious auto accident.  he’s suffered all kinds of trauma & injuries.  we can’t even begin to repair him.  the truck rolled him up like a human enchilada and shoved what was left of his car into 100 foot ravine.  his car careened down taking out trees & shrubs, smashing boulders…well… not a good thing.  i would like to spare you seein’ what was left of him…

in any case, the doctor continued, that’s not the most serious thing i have to tell you.  the cost of treatment, trauma care nowadays is huuuuuge.  it will ravage your savings and then come for whatever you own, home, cars, furnishings.  whatever equity you have in your home will go for multiple hospital surgeries, very expensive medications…pain killers, steroids, ant-biotics…shit, the list goes on for pages… physical therapy which is mainly goin’ through the motions.  he’ll never return to work.  may never recognize you or speak again.

forget about the relationship you’ve built up over the years.  and yet, your financial obligations will never end…they have a name for it.  medical bankruptcy.  if your daughter is in college…she can quit now.  daddy won’t be making next year’s tuition.  she’ll have to get a mediocre job in a government or some other dead end office to help pay daddy’s hospitalization bill.

oh, i know…you’re thinking but we have good health insurance….the doctor snorted and laughed… the 20% deductible will still eat up your savings & home.

you…nodding towards the wife…will have to quit your job…career? to take care of him at home.  a thankless, never ending & unpaid job.  that’s in addition to hiring caretakers to assist you…for the most part not paid by insurance.  and you won’t be eligible for assistance until you relinquish your assets.

you and your daughter …pausing as he looked them over with a studied glance… may even have to pimp yourselves out to make ends meet.   no telling what kind of nightmares you’ll encounter there.

your own health will suffer and by then your own health insurance will be a thing of the distant past.  no insurance company would give you a policy that w’d cover the costs of this and your own illnesses.  he might survive for a while …long enough to drag both of you down into a living hell.  the standard of living you’ve enjoyed up until now will be a bitter memory.

forget about your pets…you’ll hardly have enough to buy  meals for yourself or keep your single room apartment heated.  a short, bitter, withered life.

he lit another cigarette.  blew out smoke very slowly and watched their reaction.

by this time, the wife and daughter’s anguish has turned into loud sobbing & tears. oh, god they’re screaming.  but no one pays attention.

then smiling through the clenched cigarette…the bloody smocked doctor claps his hands…they’re startled by this.  he’s shaking his head left & right as if saying no, no, no.

then reaching out, he takes their hands in his and says I was only fucking with you…He’s dead.

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cada cabeza es un mundo                         — thanks to A & M

might be?  could be???  it’s all in your head.  where else could it possibly be?

Guess what?  The people that didn’t like me yesterday, like me less today.                                             -Progress or No?

could be a perception problem?  Whose?  Yours or mine?might be a gender problem…whose?  yours or mine?

is it a cultural problem?   an ethnico-cultural problem?

perhaps it’s a vaca-pata thing?

It could be a social disease … everything is… without a doubt.

I don’t think it’s physico-biological…so it must a be mental.

Why would I be a Boston (Red Sox) fan?                                                                                      What am I?   insane? crazeeeee?  What am I?  an idiot?  What am I?  stupid?  am i a sicko?  a drunkard?  a psychopath?  a lazeeeeee ass FBI agent?  (reference to Boston Marathon backpack of nails.  The FBI had interviewed the dead terrorist 20 times, then forgot the spelling of his name?  sure.  yeah.  i believe ’em.  way to go.)   –  not a BRSox fan dixo

Will all the members of the I wasn’t there club please rise.   -Talking ’bout the September 11 mental paraplegics club.

I’m being a bum…it’s what I do best.    -And you’re very good at it. (dj to gdl 10.14.2001)

you don’t listen well.  do ya?  Look at the shit that’s happening to you now.  the shit you did before follows you ’round.  Blowing up the Buddha statues didn’t hurt or even bother the Buddhists…but you’re catching hell.                                                                                                    Gdl: Talkin’ Taliban or are you happy now?

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Are you the kind of guy…that even when you’re with a B, they feel neglected?

Is this the middle of nowhere?  / Or / Do you prefer to call it the middle of everything.                  -GdL:  whew?  where am i?  and how did i get here?  who’s askin’?

Ain’t nothin’ you can do in a riot…except join in.

My needs are now so un-natural…no woman would put up with me.

It is better to keep quiet and have folks think you’re ignorant…Than to open your mouth and have folks know you’re ignorant.

Deja Vu…….all over again.   -Yogi Berra commenting on something eerily similar:

Everybody’s having them dreams
Everybody sees themselves walkin’ around with no one else
Half of the people can be part right all of the time
Some of the people can be all right part of the time
But all of the people can’t be all right all of the time
I think Abraham Lincoln said that
I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours
I said that.      – Bob Dylan Talking WW3 Blues

We are limited in what we can do…but imagination is unlimited.  -Albert Einstein

Better to be lucky than good.  true in most games.

If you were on fire, I wouldn’t let my dog piss on you.

He’s his own worst enemy.   GdL:  Not while I’m around.

Be nice to them…don’t repeat anything I said.

You can never under/over estimate the rudeness of others.

The last Christian died on the cross.   -F Nietzsche

Rosie O’Donell sez OJ cut off the vaca pata’s teats.                                                                           GdL:  He was only taking back the parts he paid for.

I find places and things easier to manipulate than persons.  – talking mental magic

Unhappiness is the way of the world.                                                                                                        GdL:  recently corrected to “unsatisfactoriness” (Robert Wright:  Why Buddhism is                       true)  the world is never quite what you (we) hoped it would be.

If god lived on earth, people would break his windows.  -Yiddish dicho

Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.   -Eugene V. Debs

on the other hand, it’s impossible to have a “conversation” if you persist in interrupting me.

Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe.   -H.G. Wells

That woman/ she just gets uglier /and/ she gets meaner / but I got her, and  I guess that makes me the winner.  -Bobby Bare sings Shel Silverstein’s The Winner

Shakespeare can be understood on many different levels.  The dramatic level.  The philosophical level.  Shakespeare is one our great political writers and it is wonderful.  though he’s english, i think the world of him.

Ignorance has its value…it frees you from the anxiety of knowledge.  But usually you don’t get rewarded.

Is it too late to change my mind?  Is it too late to start the day over?  can we go back to yesteryear?  can i climb back in mama’s womb?

Callate o te mato.    GdL:  my mother’s most compelling admonition to an unruly child

Demons are men without souls.                                                                                                          GdL:  Does this make me a monster?  Guess, so.  Since my soul is not for sale…that must mean I have no soul. … If everything (?) is for sale at the right price.

Dime con quien andas y te digo quien eres.

I need some happy pills…do you know what I mean?

I’m learning to hide in plain sight.    -GdL: Good skill.

Isagi-Yoku.   Translation: To die leaving no regrets.  -Suzuki on Zen Buddhism

She said:  It’s so cold, I could see my breath.                                                                            GdL:  Isn’t that normal with you?

I didn’t know Vaca-Sow-Patas smelled like dead fish- that Gender Femme Gar-baaagh smell.             -Under the heading of Disingenuous

Most thinking humans are disappointed with humans…does that make them cynics? misanthropes?  simply bad men?

There’s a pattern here…at the very least an unhealthy inability to avoid problems.

Who called rock ‘n roll Niggerbilly?                                                                                                         GdL:  we needn’t wonder why?

Hail, hail rock and roll
Deliver me from the days of old
Long live rock and roll
The beat of the drums, loud and bold
Rock, rock, rock and roll
The feeling is there, body and soul…                                                                                                Rock ’n Roll is here to stay.             – Chuck Berry School Days

If the Boston Red Sox don’t make it…It’s been a good year in baseball.                                                     -the anti-Red Sox fan’s slogan

Who won the 2000-2004-08-12-16 presidential election? Gog, Magog or Ms Magog?  your favorite or theirs…and did it make a dime’s worth of difference?

Those who cast the votes decide nothing.  Those who count the votes decide everything.              -Joseph Djugashvili (Stalin)

All our good instincts/parts/feelings are reptilian.  -too much Carl Sagan and the triune brain

nice to know that cheap shots can last forever.

Vaca-sow clowns???  please don’t get me started.  I could talk about your herd forever.                    –thanks to D.

I’m one of those (?) people..almost impossible to fool.                                                            GdL:  Why?  I don’t even manage to fool myself most of the time.

Anger implies unreal hope.

Anger is inverted hope that others will change.  -Arthur Janov Primal Scream                                GdL:  Pues, lo imposible!

Talking them vaca-pata sow-clown blues.  Stop it.  You’re making me cry.

Convenient self interest…that’s what the world  is about.   The personal connects me to that world of desire for comfort.

Happiness???  Tell me again, what exactly is that about?  And why would you think existence was about your personal “happiness”.

A little off the shelf  voodoo doesn’t/can’t hurt.  then again…look what happened to those zombies over there.

A good excuse in life is worth a thousand reasons.

The hardest thing in life is probably not our job.  There are things a lot tougher, meaner, uglier, more degrading though some jobs are all of these.

Many things may be positive but you may simply not want to do them.

Scale every thought /action to what is doable.  Is that even a word?

I’ve been rich.  I’ve been poor.  Rich is better.    -Ivana Trump

I’m a super educated fool.  I got training and I know I can play the fool.  -fooled me.

Don’t go to war if all you really want is peace talks!!!!      -who knew?

There were four of us at the table…me, you and your two friends:  Nal and Gona.                          -thanks to Fats Waller Your feets too big                                                                                       GdL:  Sure, just when I thought all that footsie-stuff was a good thing.

I got nothing…and nothing’s good enough for me.                                                                          You got nothing…Is nothing good enough for you?

el Diablo making terrible sucking sounds.                                                                        Innocence:  What’s that sound?                                                                                                        El Diablo:  Since you really want to know…that’s the sound of your soul being sucked out of your breadbasket, brains, organs & limbs.

What have I told you about them?  Haven’t you learned by now?

How the fem-nazi’s hate those grand old concepts “mankind” and “human”.   They would substitute or raise to equal stature the terms “womankind” or “woman”.                                         GdL:  Might as well call ourselves vaca pata clowns.

If you let them, they will.

Items in the category of things you kind of thought you might not want to know and now you know why.   GdL:  Huh??

I’m one of those great socio-religious success stories you’ve heard so much about:  I use to be gay but now that I’ve been converted, no woman will have sex with me.                        GdL:  is that fair?

I’m like a light wave…I bend.

No glove, No love.  GdL:  why w’d a woman trust a man?  a smart woman will wear her own “glove”.

Sewer rat may taste like effen pumpkin pie/chicken but I’ll never effen know ‘cause I’ll never eat the filthy creature.   –Samuel Jackson character in Pulp Fiction

Just because I want to go to heaven doesn’t mean I want to go today.

Rules?!  Rules??  What the….?  Who the eff said anything about effen rules?  We don’t need no stinkin’ rules!!  Here!!!  Take this fucken 38 in the head…I don’t think it’s in the rules.  you’re right…I don’t know the effen rules, I guess…                                                                             -an “ignorant of the rules” rant

Finders keepers, Losers weepers.

Bobby D. had poor Pete Seeger cringing, crying in his car “Make’em stop…Make ‘em stop…”  -Dylan at Newport 1965  GdL:  In fact, the definition of “goin’ electric on their asses”.

Why bowling is so much fun?  It’s in the very old tradition dating back to prehistoric times:  throwing things at objects.  This goes back to the Paleolithic.  Think.  All the games we play involve throwing things with as much accuracy as possible:  baseball, football. basketball, archery…

Pointing to talcum powder on my black jeans:  I killed a white man and he leaked.

You can’t make $ from an ex customer.   -business dicho.                                                               GdL:  But does big Mac care?

Civil Disobedience???  Not anymore, those are now considered felonies.

Walden as modern dystopia.

Is there a difference between honesty and misogyny?   GdL:  No!  I don’t think so.

Is misogyny the same thing as honesty?   GdL:  Yes…only better.

Children are terrorist… their victims are parents.

Parenthood is volunteer slavery and the slave masters are these infant terrorists

Parenthood is volunteer slavery and you people  are always trying convince the rest of us what a wonderful experience your slavery is.                                                                                              GdL:  pointing fingers at you know who?

Retro Active Abortion………..hmmmmm…why didn’t i think of that?

What’re you doing, my man?  Gdl:  Just watching the fat vaca-pata parade.

Come vaca-pata with me…we’ll trip the fat fantastic.

What were once vices are now deeply ingrained habits.                                                                 GdL:  only way to learn:  try, try again…

Is a god a three letter word for love?  Is love a four letter word for god?                                          -Duke Ellington

Easter’s on me…I got hammer and nails.

The human capacity to slaughter each other/ one another seems undiminished by the labels crime, atrocity, genocide, sin.

I’m no longer surprised (?) that men slaughter their spousal vaca-patas.  Gender-wise that’s evening up the odds / making fatburgers, / leveling the playing field so to speak.          GdL:  As Soupy Sales used to say on TV “Is anybody hongree?

On the Iranian mullahs making Bah’ai martyrs:  You and I are still down here, scuffling and suffering…and they’re in heaven.  Seated right next to God.                                                       GdL:   Sure.  9.11.2001  Visiting the Bah’ai Temple in Chicago with Mr. K.

It’s a private belief I don’t share.

If there were an Anti-christ I would be very disappointed if it wasn’t me.                                           -thanks to Nietzsche

Henry Miller in an interview on Pacifica says:  The secret of long life, longevity is to smoke a bowl of opium every morning.                                                                                       GdL:  Henry, Henry?  where the eff are we going to get a steady supply of opium?

Maybe to do dirty things you have to get down with the dirty people.

Maybe the equation has changed:  If you are dirty, you do dirty things.

The sanctuary becomes/ is (also) a trap.   -talking Palestinian Bantustan?  DACA                                 – thanx to the ZOG

I’m having a bin laden kind of day.  GdL:  Is there any other kind.  GdL #2:   Where’s that other bin.

I don’t want to start lying to myself…that would be bad.  I can lie to most other people but mustn’t lie to myself…I wouldn’t be able to believe anything I said.

I’m the anti-cow tow.            -Another anti-mad vaca-cow-clown dicho.

I’m being used as a cultural-patriot-aural pin cushion by every amateur cheerleader vaca-cow clown who knows the words to various patriotico-chaunivisto slave anthems… and they all wanna be Mariah Carey /Britney Spears or some other pre to post pubescent mid riff showing vaca/sow/pata clown loud mouth.

In the Kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king.

In the Kingdom of the B’s, the blind one eyed little he man is king…sort of.                                  GdL:  Where does divine right enter the equation?

Why do they call it a “godhead”?   GdL:  to mock us.

You know me?…I hate to give credit where credit is due.

What’s happenin’?                                                                                                                                  GdL:  The only really correct answer is “everything at once and all over the place.  What else could possibly be happenin?”

They say that smoking kills…I say not fast enough.   -DJ not for attribution.  So she sez.

I hope you know that this is a work of fiction???  Not the biography of a gender, baby.

If you catch up, you ain’t got a job.  No work?  Go home!                                                                     GdL:  my suggestion?  slow walk the pooch.  copulate the canine.  (railroad                                     terminology for working overtime)

Now that I know what kind of people you are…I don’t think I can leave these in your hands.              GdL:  What kind of awful responsibility are we talking about?

The Anarchist Theatre of the Blind is presenting de La Barca’s Life’s a Dream.                             Just try not to wake up.

Sharpen up your knives and forks so we can eat them alive.  Don’t even ask what’s for dinner?

I worked real hard to make it look like it wasn’t me.       GdL:  Yo no fui.

How was your weekend?   Nice and quiet…very unusual.

Life is always good when you’re in the right circles.   -Talking silver spoons

How can you be two places at once when you’re No one?  No where at all?   -thanks to the Firesign Theatre

Art is a lie that tells the truth.          -Picasso

War is good for business…invest your son.         -Anti Vietnam War dicho

All you gotta do…        -bad Advice often starts this way.

A friend will help you move.  A really good friend will help you move a body.

The fake terrorist weapon of choice?  Corn starch.        -Talking faux Anthrax

Lazy people have more time to do less.      GdL:  That’s nice.

All genders and incline-nations welcome.

Whiskey’s for drinkin’.  Water’s for fightin’ over.    -dicho of the West

The only rule ( I recognize) is there ain’t no rules.    -Boxing with Mona Rules  (Mona was DJ’s dog…smartest dog i’ve ever known)

Unless you’re an aficionado of stupidity, save your $.                                                                          GdL:  Mass “culture” wouldn’t exist without them aficionados.

Fantasy is much better than reality.                                                                                                            GdL:  we talking choking the puppy? or cinema?

You’re a lucky man…the B. only hurt you a little bit and then went on…only took a couple of body parts from ya.  Thank your lucky stars.

Lo bueno no existe.            GdL:  trying to correct a bad misconception

When in Spain do as the Arabs do.

But…he’s a hero… a legend…a myth…    GdL:  Yes…and what’s your point?  my man.

Trust God?  We are gods or haven’t you seen us lately?   -The Buffalo Gods speak

?of course?  I’m sure that’s how the Nazi’s all got started:  They all had mothers.

No self doubt here.  GdL:  Buddhist wisdom:  no self, no doubt.

Stealing enough pennies can make you a multi-millionaire penny pincher.  pinche da-vinci.

It doesn’t matter how low the bar gets set…some folks just can’t make it.                                   GdL:  is my tone compassionate enough for you?

I’m a zen-anarquista.

If you don’t know where I might be…tell them I’m dead.                                                                     GdL:  Scatter my ashes so I can cover lots of ground.

Todas las viejitas quieren ser jovencitas.

I’m having Vaca-Cow-Clown problems…call McDonald’s?                                                                      GdL:  nothing like the smell of burning vaca-pata with papas fritas & a coke.

That’s why God invented heart attacks.     GdL:  why i’d rather give ’em than have ’em.

B will run for miles to avoid two licks of work./ B will waste hours to avoid a moment of work. / That’s just the ways the B be & then talk shit about my poor hard pressed gender…what’s with that?

Excuses when they walk in on you and say:  We got photos of you and this B doing the pata Vaca-Loca.   No, no, no.   Must be some other long lost child.                                        GdL:  Tell them it must be some guy who kinda looks like you with his schlong hangin’                 out…besides in flagrante delito, we all look alike…give or take an inch or two.

Here I am trying to rehabilitate my image and you insist on bringing up my past misdeeds and crimes.                                                                                                                            GdL:  Is there’s no statute of limitations on savagery, blow-torching, torture?  On B-headings and cannibalism?  Besides I had an excuse:  I was hungry and hearts were on the menu.  btw?  are you hungry?  wanna taco de sesos?

I may not be too old physically but mentally I’m ancient.

If you were in a real rush, you would have left at lunch.

Com’on…let’s take a run at these armies of girl scouts and their effen cookies.

I’m goin’ to sell candy to raise $ for the perverse and vicious.                                                              – a bad man’s reaction to girl scouts cookies.

Only rest cures everything.   Gdl’s medico dicho.  For flu symptoms, benadryl’s okay…and then straight to bed.

Even heart aches?                                                                                                                              GdL:  No, No, No! the only way to cure a heartache is to cut some heart out and I know you people carry some sharp ass knives and know how to cut.

a truly eeeeevil person tells the truth as though it were a lie.                                                                     GdL:  one my favoritos and i will keep repeating it.

 

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What should be is a dirty lie!!!    

the right to say "fuck" is freedom of speech                                                                                                              what can i say?  i feel compelled to honor Lenny Bruce.  in June 1965 i graduated from Lane Tech & was headed to Loop City College that fall.  my mother, an immigrant single parent had very little resources & 6 kids to take care of.  we knew nothing about higher education.  that summer i had my first steady job & saw a copy of Lenny’s How to talk dirty & influence people and another of his comedy routines.  they were a revelation.  of course, by this point he was never on tv.  he passed away the following year at the age of 41.  perhaps the M-dixos are my way of following in his footsteps…though i never stepped on a comedy stage.  thank you Lenny.

my usual warning:  don’t continue to read if you’re offended by verbal humor.  i try not to censor these.  very few contain what folks call scatological or puerile elements.  they do reflect my own cynical, sarcastic bent of humor.

What should be is dirty lie!!!    –Lenny Bruce

a truly eeeevil person tells the truth as though it were a lie.

i thought she was dead…Why doesn’t anybody stay dead?

The balloon exploded like a small child’s head..and all the bad men laughed.

Little children should be beaten, then eaten.

Never be rude to anyone, unintentionally.   -Oscar Wilde

Pilate to Jesus and his doce disciples…also good for any group of young males in an auto:  I guess it wouldn’t do any GOOD to ask you guys:  WHERE ARE THE GIRLS???

N….ers in the hands of an angry White god.   –that old time religion.  Jonathan Edwards- puritan preacher man

Is the god of the slave trader/ slave owner/ slave patrol the same as the god of the slave?                      -brother Obama couldn’t run away fast enough…had to please massa.

No matter where you…there you are.  can’t get away from yourself.  it must be frightening.   –thanx to Severn Darden. been looking for his 2nd City Philosophy LP.

A belief may be a necessary condition of life and yet be false.  -FW Nietzche

Let’s re write Genesis, Why don’t we?   GdL:  Wouldn’t be the first time.

All the cops are criminals and all the gangster’s saints.                                                                  -Sympathy for the Devil (the Rolling Stones)

Either the devil spoke to me or it was a snake that just ate a cow who spoke to me.                          -Talking Fat Vaca Cow Clown love?

You catch more bears with honey than with vinegar.                                                                 GdL:  why would you want to catch a live effen bear?  oh, i’m sorry…you said flies…again, why the eff w’d you wanna catch flies?  it’s a metaphor?

Do you have children?  GdL:  Of course, I had them but I sold them.  To whom?                                  GdL:  somebody now worse off than me.

I’m not a real Mexican (you know) I’m in it for the grease.

Perhaps I’m not a real Mexican…I’m in it for the grease…perhaps that makes me a real Mexican?

Pendejo…pen-effen-dejo.   GdL:  conjugating idiocy

How do you tell the difference between a dead one and a live one?                                  -GdL:  Why would you want to waste your time?

Hide the women folk and children…STEVIE’s back!!!!

My friend, Mr. K… just wants to do despicable things to little innocents.                          -GdL:  Does that make him a bad man?

The experiments I want to do are all illegal.   (from El Colmao)                                                       -GdL:  I thought all was fair in love and war?

So what?   Lots of things are against the law…but they’re good.                                                         GdL:  Try ’em.  You’ll like ’em.

I may be mistaken but I think that in most ur-civilized places, the things you like are against the law.

To marry is the end of philosophy.  To marry badly would be the end of you.

I was thinking of holding the elevator for you but…I know you wouldn’t have done the same for me.             -GdL:  You know the vaca-clown-sows, my man, they don’t understand the concept of civility, reciprocity or doors.

You look like a fucken god, my man!  You look like a fucken god!                                                  GdL:  just a trick of my mirror.  great mirror.

That’s what I like about so and so, she sees the paraplegic going the wrong way and she laughs.

I have a problem with parking spaces set aside for the crips…  I thought they wanted access and acceptance….didn’t realize they meant privilege.

Let’s set up an unholy cabal…first, let’s trade identity cards/ identities.                                       -GdL:  getting serious about soul swapping

I swapped souls with a creature ancient and cold blooded.  What does that make me?            -GdL:  here (right here in my heart) there be monsters.

Connoisseurs of STD’s?  –talking romeo, giovanni, juan, lothario, lover-boys who keep score.

I live and suffer in the cult of the loud.  luckily, i’m half deaf on my right side…that only leaves the wrong side…que no?

That’s the way it is:  you start out your life and they lie to you…you end up your life and they lie about you.

I don’t care who’s been invited!  That’s not a party I want to go to.                                                GdL:  I’d rather be Bin Laden than “been invited”.  Does that make me a misanthrope           or just a bad Arab?

Do I contradict myself? / Very well, then I contradict myself. / I am large.  I contain multitudes.     -Walt Whitman Song of Myself

Nothing human is alien to me.  -Karl Marx

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because magnificently spoken.   -St Augustine

A fool can tell the truth but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.                             -Samuel Butler

Sin has many tools but a lie is a handle that fits them all.   -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

A big lie is more plausible than the truth.    -Ernest Hemingway

A liar needs a good memory.     -Quintilian

There is nothing so pathetic as a forgetful liar.   -FM Knowles

Out of little shit, BIG shit grows.

Pick ’em and flick ’em, my man…Don’t eat ’em.    -a booger admonition

You can pick your nose and you can pick your friends but you shouldn’t pick your friends’ nose.

Did you say there was a bug on you?????

Bang, Bang Selena……number one with a bullet.

What’s a good time for a drive-by????  See you then.

Tell those little Hitlers, I am on my way with my friend, Major Attitude.  And they won’t like it.

Don’t underwhelm me with your demonstrations of adulation.                                                     -useful when the response is less than adequate.

If you’re willing to do the time,  (go ahead and) do the crime.

Them’s then, now is now.

All my heroes are outlaws.  Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson song

Money stays around a lot longer when you don’t have someone to spend it for you.

Yes,  the mice do run when el gato is around……that’s their nature.

You snooze, You lose.

You can’t always get what you want / but / if you try (sometimes) you get what you need.                 -Thanks to the Rolling Stones

She’s the perfect combination of ambition and ignorance under pressure.

I guess that kind of behavior passes for good manners where you’re from.

All men are born guilty and will never be proven innocent.                                                               -La Feminista Rabiosa’s version of original sin

 God sent the blight, but the British brought the famine.  -Irish dicho

 He who makes a beast of himself rids himself of the pain of being a man.                                Samuel Johnson per Hunter Thompson

Gender.. one of the lowest common denominators.  Beaten out for that distinction by humanity.

Some people are too stupid to live..But they live.                                                                 What is that about?  Survival of the weak and unfit!   -GdL in response to theories of intellectual evolution

Sometimes if you’re arrogant you must act humble.                                                                           Or   If you’re not humble, you should act humble.

Humility makes me laugh.      -GdL

Let me give you the short version of civilization:  NO!  What part of NO did you not understand?  and just to warn ya…civilization has ways to make you understand.

Be careful what you think.  They are listening.

and if my thought dreams could be seen…they’d probably put my head in a guillotine.                 – Bob Dylan, It’s all right, ma (i’m only bleeding)

Life?………..Just another crack deal gone bad.

The answer to almost any set of questions:  No.  No. And I’m glad you asked.

You can forget about going home for X-y-No Mas.  You won’t get nothing after I’m through tellin’ folks the things you’ve been saying about them.  I’ll think ’em up as I go along.

A married man with a family will do anything for money.  -Charles de Talleyrand

A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they’re loaded or not.   -Franklin P. Jones

Reactionary concepts plus revolutionary emotion result in fascist mentality.                                           -Wilhelm Reich

If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.                                   -Duc de La Rouchefoucauld

A man’s defects are the faults of his time while his virtues are his own.   -Goethe

Rare is the man who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.    -Duc de La Rouchefoucauld

I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell… you see, I have friends in both places.     -Mark Twain

Friendship among women is only a suspension of hostilities.   -Comte de Rivarol

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend’s forehead.  -Chinese Dicho

Nine tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.                    -Horace Walpole

Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends they like.                  -Horace Walpole

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.                            -George Santayana

The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart softer than your head.                                    -George Santayana

He’s a fine friend.  He stabs you in the front.     -Leonard Louis Levinson

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other’s thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.  -Bertrand Russell

If we all said to people’s faces what we say behind one another’s backs, society would be impossible.     -Honore de Balzac

Against a foe I can defend myself…but god protect me from a blundering friend.                        -D’Arcy Thompson

He’s his own worst enemy.     GdL: Not while I’m around.

What were once vices are now habits.    -progress?

I need a new drug.

You must be on drugs!     -GdL: explains everything.

Reality….wow, for people who can’t handle drugs.

 Never trust a nation that doesn’t get high.

 Dope will get you through times of  no money..better than money will get you through times of no dope.   –the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers (Gilbert Shelton)

Art holds  a mirror to life…and if there are some lines of cocaine on that mirror, so much the better.     -PJ O’Rourke

Baseball is not violent enough?   Why is that?  They got the bats….

There are very few things I will do for money. / There are many things I will not do for money / though I may do some of these same things for pleasure.                                                          -GdL on $ and its value.

I hope you don’t think this is about money????

It’s not money I’m after, little girls.  –villain in 70’s B-girl film Ginger

Don’t be nice to them…They’ll only  be disappointed when they meet me.

Free your ass and your mind will follow.   –George Clinton

When elbows speak, I’ll have a lot to say.

(5 29 2018…1101am)

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