Friday, January 22, 2021

DON'T GET ME STARTED

 

DON’T GET ME STARTED 

I was born in 1938 and I imagine that I am among only a few who are still living who experienced picking cotton. It was in the early nineteen forties that I labored many days dragging a cotton sack up and down rows of white cotton stalks from daybreak to sunset in the unrelenting burning sun of a cotton field.  It was the custom in those days for a Louisiana farmer to have many children who provided the hands that picked the cotton. Even though it was a seasonal occupation, picking cotton was an art. A professional cotton picker could earn 8 to 10 dollars a day and that was good wages at the time. But as a child of a farmer my wages were paid with a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in, and food on the table. 

During my life as a teenager, the desires of a homosexual developed into confusing times. I can recall many sermons condemning homosexuals to burn in hell even with the thought of a homosexual relationship. I remember words coming from the pulpit encouraging white, high school football players to take a baseball bat and go down into the gay community and beat up a fag, because they deserve it. I remember sermons where it was proclaimed that all gays should be put behind a barbed wire fence and shot. Children are a product of what they are taught, therefore, for a time; I believed that homosexuality was the worst of all sins. 

But, I also remember sermons where scriptures were used to command all slaves to “obey their masters.” I remember a time when “acts of mercy” were considered a weakness in plantation owners. The whip represented the command for obedience. I remember times when slave owners sat in the Amen corner and shouted Amen to preachers who confirmed their right to own human slaves.  The act of January 6, 2021 confirms that America was born in insurrection and has continued to be a violent nation.  

Like so many others, I reached out to religion to solve my problem of homosexuality. After four years of college I enrolled in the seminary in an attempt to find relief from what I thought was an evil influence that had invaded my body.  After 3 and 1/2 years of biblical studies, it was finally revealed that I was not going to be touched by the magical wand of the Holy Spirit and turned into a straight man.  It was then that I came to the conclusion that I am a temple of God and that God had created me for a purpose and with great contentment I accepted my homosexuality. 

Even though I accepted that I was a gay man, I still thought that I had to live in the closet. As an openly gay man now I realize that living in the closet was a mistake. I am proud that I have been granted several years to acknowledge my homosexuality and to look the world in the face and say; I am a free, proud, openly gay, happy man. I am pleased that God has granted me several years, even in the twilight of my life, to speak openly to other gay individuals, and encourage them to come out of the closet, and declare their freedom, because there is no substitute for being free. 

Now to the heart of this Op-Ed., of all the decades of decadent talk about homosexuals, I have lived long enough to see the evangelical church baptized in evil. Even though it is impossible to name them all, I will name a few of the evils endorsed by so-called American Christianity: lying, cheating, adultery, bigotry, injustice, insurrection of the USA government, supporting White Supremacy, supporting Neo Nazis, invasion of private property, attacking and killing policemen, unlawful rioting of the Federal Capital, and supporting the most evil man ever to be called a human. Those who sleep with the devil will step forward with the stink of evil wrapped in the eternal wardrobe of their character.   

I will say to all Christians don’t you ever point your finger at me and with your forked tongue try to condemn me to burn in hell. This is one southern, gay, man that will not live in the shame of your evil empire. I will continue to announce to the world that it is an honor to know that I am a child of God and that I am fulfilling God’s purpose for me on this planet. With my last breath I will condemn Donald Trump and declare that he is the most evil individual ever to set foot on American soil. 

I will also admit that a new light is now directing a path for progress in the United States. The beautiful speech given by our new president demands a determined direction for an improved society. The ball is now in the hands of the majority of Americans and if we follow great things are on the horizon.  America can be restored to the lighthouse of the world and it is my earnest desire that such action will be accomplished. Let us solute the real American flag, followed by the words, “America’s best days are still ahead.”               

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A BATTLE IS WON ---- BUT THE WAR...!

 

A BATTLE IS WON ---BUT THE WAR…! 

Even with the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, America is still experiencing one of the darkest periods since the Civil War. It is indeed a dark period when Donald Trump could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not loose one supporter. There are no words in the English language to adequately describe American citizens who have allowed such an evil influence to invade their mental process. 

Under the leadership of Donald Trump the Republican Party has become an evil organization. It is a party that has promoted hate,   participated in bigotry, endorsed voter suppression, and denied the civil rights of African Americans and LGBTQ individuals. The party has attempted to revitalize the Confederacy, which is one of the world’s worse governments. It is time for the Republicans to crawl back into their caves of the Dark Ages and only be allowed to peep through the keyholes of progress, while the world of change continues in a forward direction. 

You are a Donald Trump supporter because he represents what you really are. You believe that your white skin makes you better than all others skin colors of the world. You believe that your heterosexuality puts you in a class above all the other homosexuals of the world. You believe that your white-skin children deserve a better life than the brown or black skin children of the world. You believe that you deserve to live in a bigger house, have a better job, and drive a bigger car, than any others. You believe that the brown and black skin people of the world are put here to be your servants. You believe that because you are a member of the White, American, Christian, Church that it gives you the right to hate. The only adjective that effectively describes you is pathetic. You are the reason that America is not a nation of peace. You have failed in the successful process of living. You do not recognize that a life void of happiness is not a life but a mere existence.   

The members of the so-called White, American, Christian, Church,   apparently do not have the ability to see what they have done. They have allowed the devil to become the leader of the evangelical church. They have remained silent while their ministers endorsed the greatest evil ever to invade American soil.  They have become a part of a lying, cheating, and adulterous government.  They have made American Christianity the weakest of all the world’s major religions. 

The recent actions of Donald Trump have finally revealed what he really is.  He is the biggest liar on the planet and the worst piece of garbage ever to be called a human. He has attempted to overthrow the United States government in an insurrection of the US Capital, and to declare himself the dictator.  Donald Trump is the persona of evil and is more evil than the devil himself. His entire life has been a series of evil events, and he will go down in history as the worse of all the USA presidents. He is a grown man with the mind of a nine year old and the actions of a spoiled one year old brat.  I say this with no malice towards none, but with the importance that the truth must be spoken, if you are not ashamed of supporting Donald Trump it proves that you do not have the mental ability to break the curse of a corrupt, evil, political cult? 

Even though the majority of Americans have voted to cleanse the government of the greatest cancer since the Civil War more cleansing must occur. The cancer of Donald Trump has metastasized into all aspects of American society. Five years ago I warned Americans that the corruption of Donald Trump had spread into all branches of federal and local governments. The corruption of Donald Trump has reached deep into America’s banking system and also into America’s businesses. He and his family are a group of mafia controlled illegal gangsters whose roots have extended far outside the boundaries of the United States.  Only history will relate just how close America has become to being an authoritative state. 

It does little good to tell Donald Trump supporters that they are being led by a corrupt leader. It is a loosing battle to attempt to reason with a Confederate flag barrier, a Neo-Nazi follower, or an QAnon conspiracy theorists. Ignorance is rampart in America in the form of red-capped, brainless, heads, running around aimlessly with the actions of a lawless mob attempting to overthrow the government. Those of us who are true patriots of America’s democratic government would never have dreamed that a man like Donald Trump would have the balls to even attempt to over throw the government. But yet the truth reared its ugly head.The United States is at an important crossroads and once again the future of a Constitutional Democracy is at stake.  American citizens can choose to follow the legally elected administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris or continue down the road to support an illegal wannabe dictator. One thing is for sure, the road of a wannabe dictator is a dead end with the overthrow of American democracy.  I do not know about you, but as for me and my house, we choose to support a government of, for, and by, the people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

IT'S HELL ON WHEELS

 

IT’S HELL ON WHEELS 

President elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris have inherited a hell-of-a-job, because Donald Trump has put America in a hell-of-a-mess. It is going to take some strong leadership if American democracy survives, and this soft-stepping, pussy-footing around is not going to hack it! Republicans are serious in their desire to maintain power. They fully believe they are loosing “White Power” control, and they will not give up easy, even if it takes violence. 

Trump knows what he is doing, he knows that he is more evil than the devil himself, and he knows that he can use his evil influence to stir up Republicans in an attempt to over-throw America’s democratic government.  Republicans will stand flat-footed and lie to your face and then turn around and refute it. They are engaged in a wide-spread attempt to destroy the will of the majority of the people. Historians may one day write that the death of America’s democracy occurred when an evil religious organization joined an evil political party. 

It is apparent that evil dominates the Republican Party and the evangelical churches. From the very beginning it was the Christian Church that advocated the policy of “White Supremacy.” It was the Christian Church that provided support for so-called Christians to invoke acts of violence upon individuals of different sexual orientations. It was the Christian Church that provided encouragement to invoke acts of injustice against individuals of different ethnic originals. It should therefore, be no surprise to anyone that the Christian Church created an evil monster such as Donald Trump. 

Until Christians change the hypocrisy of Christ-like culture, America will still be faced with the same problems 50 years from now.  American Christianity could not have involved itself deeper in the gutter than in support rendered to Donald Trump. Donald Trump has failed in declaring himself, “the god of money, in fact he has failed in declaring himself the god of anything except evil. Donald Trump will go down in history as the worse of all USA presidents. Any individual or organization that continues to support Donald Trump should realize they are supporting the most ungodly individual on the planet. Those preachers who claim that God is speaking directly to them, should perhaps listen more carefully, because God is saying that he is fed up with the hypocrisy that is dominating the Christian Church. 

There are lessons that need to be taught about evil. The Bible has much to say about the subject. The Bible says in 1st Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all evil, and the United States has proven to be the perfect example. Evil begets evil. Evil is an addiction that is as great as any physical dependency drug. Once a person allows evil into their life it will fester, and soon it will dominate. When a person tells a lie and gets away with it, there is a 98% chance, they will lie again.  Lies do come in couples, rather they come in dozens.  One of the major reasons the United States is in the predicament it is in today, because Americans have lost their moral compass, and that is true because they are worshiping in churches that have no moral compass. 

American Christian churches have failed on several levels. There is nothing about Jesus Christ that represents hate. There is nothing about Jesus that represents bigotry and injustice, yet these have become dominating characteristics propagated by Christian doctrine. Another absolute failure of American Christianity is so-called “Prosperity Christianity.” This is a false doctrine relegated for the sold purpose that evangelists and preachers can engage in wealthy lifestyles of billionaires and millionaires, and seek Biblical protection. 

There is not one iota of “materialism” proclaimed in the doctrine of Jesus. So while “church-goers” sit in their air-conditioned churches, on velvet cushioned seats, in ankle-deed velvet carpet, with velvet curtains hanging over stained glass windows, listening to “prosperity” sermons, America is going to hell in a hand basket. While evangelists live in mansions, chauffeured in luxury cars, and fly around in multi-million dollar sky rockets, people are dying from starvation.  I heard these words come directly out of the mouth of Kenneth Copeland, “If you have only one nickel; you send me half of it.” It makes me sick to hear such nauseous remarks, but it makes me even sicker knowing that there are people stupid enough to do it. Therefore, I have a better understanding of why there are those who worship Donald Trump. 

America is a mixed-up, confused, and divided nation. Unless Americans get a grip on their mystified mentally, the future of the “Great Empire” is in jeopardy.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

ANTI-HUMAN ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

ANTI-HUMAN ELECTED OFFICIALS 

The question is no longer, what is wrong with America, but rather what is wrong with Americans? It is no longer the fact that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, 

                                                            but;

                               While Mitch McConnell counted his dollars,

Americans are dying in the shadows.

 

This is true, Americans are dying by the thousands, not only from the corona virus but in the shadows of make-shift homes under bridges, in the shadows of temporary parking-lot hospitals, and in the shadows of hospitals filled to capacity. 

 While Donald Trump fumbles,

 the empire crumbles. 

Americans have elected a group of officials who may look like humans and who may wear human clothes, but underneath an anti-human exists. They do not possess a human heart and a form of anti-humanitarian blood flows through their veins. They are a detriment to the United States democracy, and have developed a form of immorality that has not been seen in history for decades. 

Parents who truly love their children will not allow them to die from starvation while there are oranges on the trees, while there are grapes in the vineyards, while there are potatoes in the fields, and while there are tomatoes on the stalks, and cucumbers on the vines. And rest assured, parents will not allow their children to die from starvation while there is food in the grocery stores. The time is coming when rocks through picture windows will solve temporary hunger problems.  

Humans will throw law and order to the wind in order to survive. When citizens of any given nation realize that their government no longer cares about their well-bring, they will rebel against that government. The United States is such an example and America is just one step from total chaos. At the point of chaos, survival of the fittest becomes the law of the land. Never in my lifetime have I seen such anti-human elected officials, reject the basic aspects of human dignity. 

Donald Trump is all the negative adjectives wrapped up in the English language and then some. It is possible that Donald Trump is out to destroy the world. Even though that may be his intentions, he does not have the mental capacity to succeed.  He is however, a substantiated narcissists and he may believe that if he cannot be the King of the Universe, the universe does not deserve to exist. To say the least, Donald Trump is a dangerous man, and he and his enablers have inflicted more harm to American democracy than any other group in USA history. 

The Republicans know that this is the last stance for their party. In the past 2 decades they have lost the majority votes in the presidential elections. Never in the history of the USA has any group resorted to such unscrupulous illegal, undemocratic acts, to remain in power. The backbone of American democracy has been the peaceful transfer of power, and Donald Trump and Republicans have blown that to hell and back again. 

If American democracy survives this political battle it will be stronger than the decades following the Civil War. In order for a democracy to survive, citizens must understand that a democracy is not only worth fighting for, but the fight must be a daily battle.         

Sunday, December 6, 2020

MY FELLOW AMERICANS

 

MY FELLOW AMERICANS 

I cannot enjoy the lemon-aide,

because I have tasted the sour lemons. 

I cannot smell the roses,

because I am entangled in the thorns. 

I cannot relax in the sunshine,

because I have experienced the hurricane. 

I cannot lie down in the waters,

because I am afraid of the sharks. 

I cannot forget the treatment,

because I have been mistreated.

 

***** BUT *****

There is one thing of which I am certain; the world has never witnessed a more perfect example of, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned,” than what is happening in the United Stated today. 

The people of the world know what it’s like living in a corrupt government. The people of the world understand the struggles of trying to get ahead in an oligarchy. The people of the world are concerned about Americans because, “You won’t miss your water ‘till your well runs dry.” 

One of the biggest surprises of my life is to witness adult man and women stand flat-footed, and without one once of remorse, tell one lie after another, all to protect the biggest liar in America’s history. 

It is one thing to be so selfish as to destroy the world’s greatest democracy, but it is something all together different, to destroy it for future generations. It is literally an act of stupidity to know that while you are destroying America, you are destroying yourself. It will be the children of tomorrow who will look back in history and realize what they have missed. From the ashes of American towers, will historians rise to tell the world the truth about America. 

Americans have turned Christianity into “Evilianity” and the billionaire evangelists and the millionaire preachers, who would rather preach hate than to live in a diverse nation, must understand that God will not build a firewall around them. They may get a taste of hell long before they get there, for when America burns they will burn with it. 

Donald Trump is not only the most corrupt president in the history of the USA, but he is the most corrupt person ever to live in the USA. He is not a builder, but a destroyer. No one person has ever done as much damage to America as Donald Trump. He is attempting to destroy America, and his enablers are assisting in the destruction. He will never go down easy. He now has two choices; he can either declare Marshall Law, or he can falsely accuse another nation of an invasion, and involve America in another conflict.  Rest assured Donald Trump is not finished with America. 

God have mercy on the nation of Americans, who would rather destroy the greatest democracy known to mankind, than to admit they made a mistake.     

While America burns Donald Trump is attempting to build a fire-proof wall around the West Wing of the White House for him and his outlaw family.

 

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WILLFUL IGNORANCE

 

WILLFUL IGNORANCE 

No matter how strong the educational system may be, if a large portion of society decides to “live in willful ignorance,” in time, the society I will be doomed. History has never provided a better example of “willful ignorance” than 73 million Americans voting for Donald Trump.  Trump is the best example the world has ever witnessed of a politician placing the emphasis upon himself instead of the people, but the ignorant sheep continue to follow the fake leader into the wolf’s den. 

The one thing Trump supporters should get through their thick skulls is, “Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn if Americas live or die.”  “Willful Ignorance” is devastation to American society, and has never been practiced greater than in the modern day Republican Party.  When citizens are too ignorant to follow common, good health procedures or recommendations from doctors or scientists, then in all reality, they do no deserve the right to live. But they put the lives of others at risk, and valuable tax-payer dollars are used to take care of their ignorance. 

The ignorance of Republicans has destroyed worldwide opinion of America. It makes no difference what happens with the so-called “union of the parties,” America will never regain the respect of the world until the Republican Party is eradicated from the United States political system. This is not just my opinion but the opinion of many high-level democratic strategists, many who were at one time Republicans. 

The next few years will bring about the “last stance” for White Power. The Republicans, who represent White Power and the Confederacy, know this, and they are using every unscrupulous means possible to stay in power. The majority of Americans are moving towards the “great diversity,” and if accepted, this will be the salvation of the democratic process.   

 Very few times in history have the political sector and the religious sector combined to promote one individual to the position of authoritative leadership.  This has happened in America and America is in great danger even though the executive and one half of the legislative branches are controlled by the Democratic Party. The fact remains, the brainwashed, mind-set of the Republicans has not changed. 

In agreeing to live with “Willful Ignorance” members of the Trump Cult have also agreed to be “willful liars,” “willful cheaters,” and “willful bigots.”  Religious leaders, who are on the Trump Train, have convinced Trump followers that it is okay to be a liar, a cheater, and a bigot, in order to protect the Cult Leader. A religious leader such as Kenneth Copeland, or a political leader such as Rudy Giuliani, should be in a mental institution. They represent the betrayal of the democratic government and are leading people to have doubts about America’s voting process.  

In all aspects of society when the emphasis is changed from one individual and placed on the people, great and good things happen.  Candidates, when running for office, make hundreds of promises that will benefit the citizens, but after being elected the emphasis changes from the citizens to the elected official. Citizens knowing this, agree to live with it. This is living with “Willful Ignorance.” 

On this Thanksgiving Day I am thankful for “Common Sense.” I have said this before, I know a liar when I hear one, and I know a con-artist when I see one. The easiest psychological examination for “Common Sense Americans,” is to determine the stupidity of Donald Trump. He is the sorriest excuse for a human of any one who has been honored with the title. He is a disgrace to the human race, and he has the mental capacity of a fourth or fifth grader. His behavior is that of an elementary playground bully. He is a spoiled-brat bully who was born with a “golden spoon” in his mouth but did not have the intelligence to use it correctly. The best medicine for a bully is a good, old-fashion, fist beating. But sense this is inappropriate for a president, the voters gave Donald Trump a through political beating at the polls on November 3, 2020.

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 * (Credit is given to Whoopi Goldburg, of The View. To my knowledge, she was the first to use the words, “Willful Ignorance.”) 

 

PREFACE ---SHOWER TALK--- 20/20 PLEDGE

 

PREFACE

SHOWER TALK

20/20 PLEDGE 

The reader of this book is presented with a slight challenge. The unique feature is the author uses very few tags; therefore the reader must become acquainted with the characters. Once the characters are recognized it is easy to determine who is speaking. The main content of the book however, are the conversations of high school boys in the locker room shower. 

Hawk----- the farm boy who is bused to the city school. His father is a veteran who fought in the Iraq War. He is a strict disciplinarian and is greatly concerned about the macho imagine of his son. 

Bennie---- is the tall good-looking student, who is the leader of Shower Club and is the originator of the pledge.  

Butch----- the student stud, who is always looking for the next female he can conquer, so he can carve another notch on his bed post. 

Sherman--- the devout Christian student who always takes the conservative side of all issues. 

Kellin----is the student basketball player, who becomes Hawk’s best friend. 

Matt----is another member of the group who likes to brag about his experiences with the opposite sex. He will agree with anything the liberal group says.

Reggie---- an African American basketball player, also known as a stud in the black community. 

Zero----is the Latino student who doesn’t like anything about America.  He doesn’t like the school and definitely doesn’t like White Boys.  He is stuck in America because, America is the only place his father can find employment. 

Coach Watson -----his famous words, “Hurry up and get out of that shower; you don’t want to be late for your next period class.” He does however, through out his tenure as a coach, drop a few tidbits of genius insights that he observed along the way.   

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