I only loosely believe in karma, but I totally believe in math. In math there has to be a balance in every equation. I think thats all I am looking for at this point is some sort of balance. It doesn’t even have to be balance in full. I am willing to put forth the work to meet me in the middle. But here as of late, I am the only one meeting my half
It’s a shame that for a majority of my adult life I have been living with a human vampire and I only realized it until now. The vampires that reside in my domicile are not the blood sucking undead, but rather they suck things just as vital to the human spirit. Joy. For the last 2 years I have shed my own displeasantness of the world and lived in a comfortable awareness of all the facts that I have learned. I have learned that in life that there are people that walk about the earth that have no happiness of their own. They find and feed on those that have found it for themselves and drag them down to whatever pit of hades that they currently occupy.
So here I am living with this kind of vampire, with the fresh realization of what I have kept in my house this long. ” I shall no longer suffer the plight of fools”. I have no ideas who said it but goddamn them for saying it. Fuckin’ a right! I am done. The only is how do I shake the vampire that already have its fangs in me. This is not a rhetorical question. I really have no immediate answer. At a lost of happiness and life.
I was watching Scooby Doo the other day and I could not help but notice something. We all know that the monster is always some guy in a suit trying to scare people away from something. You think that the scooby doo crew could put this together after a while. I don’t know. Maybe the are distracted by the Harlem globtrotter’s or Phillis Diller. I was wondering what would happen on the show if they did not run from the monster. What would really happen? The show would last 12 minutes, that’s what would happen. “Zoiks Scoob he got us…k….You got us….”????
Furthermore these stories always take place way out in the sticks on some farm or something like that. Where the hell does farmer Jenkins have the money and time for a halogram projector for ghosts to scare people?! Government subsidies that how. I frankly am tired of paying taxes so the governement can pay these farmers money for halogram projectors to scare people that might stumble next to their tree. Meanwhile I get samonella infected tomatoes. Thank you farmer Jenkins. How about you spen less time scaring high kids on a road trip and spend more time fixing the tomatoes so I can get a perfect Whopper.
I never intended this blog ever to be anything in particular, especially not a soapbox for political views. But when something this scary happens the midgets in my brain go apeshit. Being that this is their medium I really have no choice but to let them have their space.
If you never have heard of national defense authorization act here is a snippet of what it basically says.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 was signed into United States law on December 31, 2011 by President Barack Obama. The Act authorizes $662 billion  in funding, among other things “for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad.” In a signing statement, President Obama described the Act as addressing national security programs, Department of Defense health care costs, counter-terrorism within the U.S. and abroad, and military modernization. The Act also imposes new economic sanctions against Iran (section 1045), commissions reviews of the military capabilities of countries such as Iran, China, and Russia, and refocuses the strategic goals of NATO towards energy security.
The most controversial provisions to receive wide attention are contained in Title X, Subtitle D, entitled “Counter-Terrorism.” In particular, sub-sections 1021 and 1022, which deal with detention of persons the government suspects of involvement in terrorism, have generated controversy as to their legal meaning and their potential implications for abuse of Presidential authority. Although the White House and Senate sponsors maintain that the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) already grants presidential authority for indefinite detention, the Act states that Congress “affirms” this authority and makes specific provisions as to the exercise of that authority. The detention provisions of the Act have received critical attention by, among others, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and some media sources which are concerned about the scope of the President’s authority, including contentions that those whom they claim may be held indefinitely could include U.S. citizens arrested on American soil, including arrests by members of the Armed Forces
As I get older i find that I have become more cynical about the world and how it works. For the longest time when I was growing up I thought that with each election came a new chance to make this country a little better. As an American, voting for a leader is a bedrock ideal. Especially as a black male. Many people throughout history have for and died for me to have the right to vote. As time went on I began to think that voting really didn’t matter. But someone did die for me to have the opportunity to do, so and I didn’t want those sacrifices to be in vain.
Then I watch president Bush send hundreds of thousands of troops to Iraq because they had weapons of mass destruction. For months we as the American public saw nothing of the sort. Then Valerie Plame goes on CSPAN and tells the American public shit we kinda knew already, that there was nothing there. Meanwhile the White House is shaking hands with Haliburton and Lockheed Martin making billions, sending the country in debt and sending people to die with no real tangible reason. In my lifetime this was the most blatant political corruption I had ever seen.
When Barack Obama came on the scene, he did fill me with that childhood hope of things can be different. He platformed on America needs a change and he was the normal everyday guy to deliver it. He had erased all of my cynicism with powerful speeches and great charisma. As time passed and his presidential popularity dove, I developed a theory why this could be.
Most presidents are state politicians and have never worked for the federal government before. During the campaign politicians make promises and statements based on experiences of state government dealings. When they reach the presidency they get a sit down from the powers at be. ”Look her this is what we want done. This is what we will allow you to do, and this is how the shit really runs.” They get that and realize I can’t possibly do all or even most that I promised and they push through congress a watered down version (if at all) what was promised.
I thought I was just being negative and I really didn’t ( and don’t ) have any proof that there are a secret panel of people who run the country. I guess I didn’t want to sound like a crazy conspiracy theorist. When the National Defense Authorization Act was passed at the end of the year one thing became abundantly clear. There is no difference now, if there ever was from president to president. There are two parties for the illusion of choice. Two government approved “choices”. There is one agenda from both parties, get power and keep power. North Korea has many laws that do the same thing. The NDAA was passed under the guise of “protection”. But this level of government protection is not for the people, it’s from the people. This is a desperation law for the political powers to keep their power from a population that had the power to take it away if they saw fit.
With the advent and use of the internet to share ideas and information we have seen at least four countries overthrow their tyrannical governments. And us Americans love us some twitter. I think this generation of Americans have shown in some small part what we are capable of we the injustice is too much. With the help of the internet started and maintained the Occupy movement, and halted SOPA/PIPA.
I am not an anarchist, or anti-American. I don’t fully blame the American government. I blame us. Hitler rose to power legally. German people voted Nazi congressmen into office and eventually Hitler. When he came to power he destroyed the power that could take it away. We voted these people into office. We stood by as the Patriot Act was put into law, and one by one we sold our rights out of fear to feel more protected.
Things do need to change. This country needs a revolution. I just don’t see a way now how it can be done. The rights we were guaranteed upon the creation of this country are now gone. Those rights can now be viewed subjectively as legal or illegal. Our inalienable right, illegal. Now I am afraid.