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Disillusioned in Middle America

Posted in Animal Rights, Liberal, Life, Politics, Society, Trump, Uncategorized, Vegan with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2017 by rikki5

For those that have messaged me, so sorry I haven’t written in the blog so much….it’s been kind of crazy with our country and the world in general right now, not to mention just trying to exist and be happy and just live. It seems like when one thing gets on track another thing gets off track. It has been this way my entire life though so I’m used to it. It just seems more intense right now, if that makes sense….

So much has been going on it’s hard to keep up. Since I marched in January, it’s been like one circus to the next here in the Good ol USA and frankly I’m getting quite tired of dealing with it. As an American.

To the internet, please help me! Get rid of this nagging feeling that things will survive until……2020.

So there are a few things I want to cover in this post..and they are kind of different but also interrelated.

The first is the breaking news story right now : Jared Kushner, son-in-law to now President Donald J. Trump has been caught telling some Russian peeps that they should establish a “secret line” to talk to each other away from seeing eyes (i.e., Intelligence forces) and that the Russian computer nerds should secure it. I don’t know about you but that sounds like a whole lotta treason to me! TREASON! And mind you, this is Trump’s family and closest adviser.

The second thing I want to discuss is Trump’s plan to open up trade with China and the basic deal is that American cattlemen are going to ship cows over to China to be butchered and slaughtered and in exchange we get their shitty cooked chicken meat.   I don’t know about you, but even though the cattlemen are super excited getting hard-ons about this, didn’t Trump himself campaign on the premise that he was going to be tough on China…he even vowed to cut them off totally ! Now all of a sudden he is wheeling and dealing and creating more pain and suffering for animals in the process? It is an outrage that we as Americans would support this cruelty, it’s horrible enough that here in America cows are subjected to torture, but now they are going to be shipped like freight overseas? And not only that, they are rounding up the symbols of our country – THE AMERICAN MUSTANG HORSE and “relocating” them and shipping them also to slaughter just so cattle can graze on the horses’ land. It is cruel and inhumane to do so and I will be writing everyone in my precinct about this issue. If anything, this has committed me further into veganism and my quest to get people to realize you don’t need to eat meat to be happy, satisfied, and fulfilled. The best thing you can do to not support these practices is go vegan…it’s a journey, not a destination.  Just start by swapping out certain things for veganized versions, it’s definitely fun to learn to cook new things!  I am thinking about reaching more people in China…try to get them to be vegetarian/vegan through social media but isn’t China communist? Can they even talk on the internet freely? Unfortunately, there are a lot of greedy people in this world who just want to use animals for their own selfish gains – please save it those who say we have always eaten meat…we have always done a lot of fucked up shit. But we can always change. And it least give animals the dignity of a life that they deserve. It’s unfortunate that so many animals have to be used and tortured in the process.  I saw the saddest video today of a cow literally crying.  It was so messed up.  Trump went back on every campaign promise he’s ever made and it looks like now with his senior adviser and family member, JK, wheeling and dealing for a back line he will be on his way out soon and perhaps animals will have a chance.

The third thing I want to discuss is the new TSA regulation about “checking out your carryon.” The TSA is now whining because people are trying to put too much in their carry on bags so now we have to remove everything from our carry-ons. Including letting them go through phones? So they can search us and profile us? Or eventually maybe they can scan our retinas just to prove our identity because there are doppelgängers out there? I love how these thing always come after some sort of terrorist act.  They didn’t even wait a week to roll this out.  Now we have to go through extra love feels from the TSA.  My city is one of the lucky ones they are testing this out on, like we are rats, and they are experimenting on us to see if we are going to go for this or not.  They came out with this story this morning and are saying they are giving it a “trial run” in select cities across the nation. Just like they did with the body X-rays…wonder what they will want next? A sample of DNA to fly the friendly skies? Fuck you. I’ll drive. But I assume that too will be coming soon to the highways if Americans don’t stand up and say, thanks- but no thanks. It’s not like I am not for being safe and secure, but where is the line drawn? Are we going to allow them to scan us like property just like they do with the cows and shipping them to other countries? when are we going to stand up and say NO! because they will keep pushing further and further until finally we basically have to have secret clearance to fly anywhere. They don’t want poor people flying you see…and that is fine. But if they ever come after the highways and byways we will have a problem.  Then we will have to come to terms about some things as a society about how far are we willing to go to give up our civil liberties? When will we stand up and say no, I am a native born daughter or son of this land and my liberty is mine! it is a god given right! And we hopefully will stop them in their tracks.

If that doesn’t work, we can simply refuse to travel anywhere and become more locally oriented. We have to vote with our $$$$$ about what we are going to accept as people, both with the airlines and by what we choose to support.  Soon we will have to be getting back to more local ways of life anyway– their plans are very destructive–but we can overcome them if we become more aware of how “they” are planning to use we the people (like cattle) and then stand up with our voices together as one! we have to! ! !

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http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/jared-kushner-is-reportedly-a-focus-of-the-russia-probe

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/12/american-farmers-thrilled-to-send-their-meat-to-china/

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tsa-testing-tougher-carry-srceening-procedures-lax-nine-other-airports-n764311

Crazy Day

Posted in Liberal, Life, Love, Politics, Society, Trump, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 25, 2017 by rikki5

Strange energies coming through today.  I can barely focus on work and I am very hyped up and more “political” than usual.   I keep reading about the crazy things Trump is doing.  So lets take a look on day 6 of the Trump administration:

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courtesy of AJ+

@ajplusenglish
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Uhh, ya… I don’t know about you but none of this looks all that appealing to me during the first week of a Trump presidency.  FIRST WEEK– shouldn’t the President be getting the feel for things, moving into his new place, greeting people,  getting his family settled after a long season of campaigning, and seeing “what’s up” with this whole being President thing before he completely dismantles the government and starts pissing off a bunch of people?  These guys mean business, folks.  They are ready to start cracking the whip.   Trump supporters are eating it up though, if you question in any way their leader they immediately label you a Hilary supporter, a liberal, a snowflake.  Anything to make you seem weak and inferior.  The only positive thing on this list is the Department of Agriculture lifting the “gag order” — but again, why was there even a “gag order” in the first place from a President to a State Department?  Is this really happening in the country I live in right now?  I feel like I’m being invaded by a foreign nation.
Also in the news is the new administration charging reporters with felony rioting charges for covering the inauguration day protests.  See, here.   This seems an awful like that dreaded word that I didn’t want to use that starts with an “F.”  And no, not fuck!
Now independent reporters who cover protests, no matter what they devolve into, may be charged with felony rioting charges.  What’s next, charges against the American people for exercising their 1st Amendment rights?  I could see that happening in a few years if things continue like this.  It is only day 6.
Trump’s pen was all a twitter as well as he introduced proclamation after proclamation and writing it into law.  Undoing all of the orders that Obama signed, and introducing some clever ones of his own.  Executive Orders are meaningless, folks– this is why we have 3 branches of government so when Congress does not do their job each President has to do “executive” Orders but they are essentially worthless as we see today in 2017.  A newly-elected President can simply hold a news conference and sign his proclamations and now there is a new law.   Now we have a King and his Subjects.
What’s clear from today’s news and the past few days is that peaceful protesting, and solidarity with others in our cause is the only thing that will save us.  Executive Orders are meaningless and we are our own worst enemies but also our own best friends.  Let’s be good to each other!
~Fin~

In Defense of the Snowflake

Posted in Liberal, Life, Obama, Politics, Snowflake, Society, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 18, 2017 by rikki5

Well, I cannot endure the nonsense any longer so I’m back baby!  All I have is the blog to vent this to..lol!  I know–bad form starting with lol– ugh! If you are reading this bear with me because not sure where it’s going….

Today a person I knew a decade ago, a person I considered a friend, called me a “snowflake” on Facebook for posting this video on my Facebook feed: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish/videos/881689795305862/?pnref=story

Sorry you have to be the one to tell you, but I posted it mainly as humor…yes, it had a strong political message but for this particular post I was feeling apolitical, apathetic at best…and thought this video was hilarious.

Then this person who I never talk to and haven’t even seen for at least 10 years but for some reason am still “friends” with on Facebook comments some snarky comment (didn’t your momma teach you – ‘if you don’t have nothin nice to say, don’t say nothin at all’) to the effect that “all men talk like that” and I should just get over it and sorry I’m a precious little snowflake to which I reply whatever I replied (deleted the comment) — it really isn’t important.  But then this person calls me a “liberal” like I’m some kind of reptile alien or something.  Then the “snowflake” label. Among other things like “eat a dick.” This has been going on a while now with people labelling other people.  First off, if you know me, then you know that I am mainly libertarian with liberal sympathies…if you must label my politics.  So get over yourself judging me by your preconceived notions.  Hah.

Rant over– point is, people are getting really divided.  People I thought I knew have this attitude that they can call you labels like “liberal” or “snowflake” to offend and insult.  I didn’t even know “snowflake” was some sort of label until I researched it.  So — if that’s the case, then let’s look a little more closely at these terms.

Liberal is defined as:

Definition of liberal

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or based on the liberal arts<liberal education>barchaic:  of or befitting a man of free birth

    { EDITOR’S NOTES:  This one seems good, “free birth” a person who is free.]

  2. 2a :  marked by generosity :openhandedliberal giver>b :  given or provided in a generous and openhanded way liberal meal>c :ample,  full

    { EDITOR’S NOTES:  Again, good, generous is always a good virtue to have.]

  3. 3obsolete:  lacking moral restraint :licentious

    { EDITOR’S NOTES:  This one is negative?, “lacking moral restraint” but obsolete meaning that the word has no place in a civilized society.–This is probably the definition the labelers use to label.   Leads us to the word “licentious.”  OH. YES. now we are getting somewhere.  Licentious —

    1. :  lacking legal or moral restraints; especially:  disregarding sexual restraints <licentiousbehavior> <licentious revelers>

    2. 2:  marked by disregard for strict rules of correctness

      This is most likely the negative but obsolete term the labelers are using to label.  It resorts back to sex and having sex and how that upsets them.  Unless they want the sex of course.}

  4. 4:  not literal or strict :looseliberal translation>

    { EDITOR’S NOTES:  This one is neutral.  I think it’s probably a good thing that people are not literal or strict with everything but sometimes some boundaries help.}

  5. 5:broad-mindedespecially:  not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms

    { EDITOR’S NOTES:  Um, love this one.  Agree, I don’t want to be bound by the traditional forms of yesteryear or some arbitrary and outdated rules made up by some old man slave owner hundreds of years ago.}

  6. 6a :  of, favoring, or based upon the principles of liberalismbcapitalized:  of or constituting a political party advocating or associated with the principles of political liberalism; especially:  of or constituting a political party in the United Kingdom associated with ideals of individual especially economic freedom, greater individual participation in government, and constitutional, political, and administrative reforms designed to secure these objectives

    { EDITOR’S NOTES:  I don’t live in the UK but principles such as economic freedom, greater individual participation in govern and reforms are good.  Gives us “liberalism”

    1. :  the quality or state of being liberal

    2. 2aoften capitalized:  a movement in modern Protestantism emphasizing intellectual liberty and the spiritual and ethical content of Christianityb :  a theory in economics emphasizing individual freedom from restraint and usually based on free competition, the self-regulating market, and the gold standard (see gold standard 1)c :  a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy (see autonomy 2) of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties; specifically:  such a philosophy that considers government as a crucial instrument for amelioration of social inequities (such as those involving race, gender, or class)dcapitalized:  the principles and policies of a Liberal (see 1liberal 6b) party

      I mean, none of this sounds all that bad–but isn’t it interesting all politics derive essentially from religious politics}.

But maybe I am a “liberal” but other than being a little sexual or “licentious,” there’s nothing so bad about being called a “liberal” so why do the labelers who use those ideas think using the term to insult someone by calling them a “liberal” is some kind of actual insult.  IT ISN’T!

OK, So let’s look at the next term used to insult and demean by the labelers that apparently is now “in season”– Snowflake.

Apparently this is a new term used by the labelers to justify the fact that they are actually the small-minded ones who cannot stand up to criticism, but I digress–

Definition of snowflake

  1. 1:  a flake or crystal of snow

    {EDITOR’S NOTE:  Ok, so they are demonizing a natural occurring substance – frozen water.}

  2. 2:  any of a genus (Leucojum) of Old World bulbous plants of the amaryllis family; especially:  one (L. vernum) resembling the snowdrop

    {EDITOR’S NOTE:  Now a reference to a flower the Amaryllis.  The “snowdrop” amaryllis specifically.  If you know anything about mythology, you know that the Amaryllis is named after a Greek Shepherdess, it means “Sparkling” and has other meanings related to the bible and Garden of Eden and Eve being expelled.  Amaryllis being linked to Snowflake which is linked to paganism and also Christianity, it is the flower of Yuletide carols.   An innocent flower to me, but for them, a dark symbol of their treachery by confusing meanings.}

I probably am not, in fact, a snowflake if you take the term literally. But of course, nothing can be taken at face value in our society these days or with the people we encounter.  Or the people we think we knew.  If we disagree, if we get upset, if we question, or if we are simply minding our own business and post on social media something they view as ‘offensive’ they start using these innocent terms that are now somewhat demonized to demean another person.  That is why the future is so painfully bleak, that is why I just want a piece of land to retire to and to get away from people.  That is why I’ve resorted back to writing back in this blog.

President Obama says we need to talk to the labelers but you see, it’s impossible to talk to them because they hear only what they want to hear and believe only what they want to believe.  They are not open to debate or controversy they just want to talk louder and start labeling and criticizing; it’s impossible in today’s society to talk to one another in a logical way because we are all living under false belief systems.  It doesn’t matter if in fact the world is round, most people will scream it is flat and then when you show them the science to back up the actual research they will denounce the research and label it as “fake.”  If you disagree, you will be labeled a “liberal snowflake” or in some cases a “conspiracy theorist.”  And it won’t be from only the government.  It will be from your neighbors, your acquaintances, the people you say hi to each day without really knowing.  The co-workers on your job who are ‘joking’ in the break room about hurting someone.  The people who you may even be related to.

There can be no discourse with those who continue to label and demean.  And it goes on both sides.  Whatever “sides” are, that is how divided we all are, we must choose a “side” that is non-existent. If you are not open to listening and considering another opinion in a logical and civil manner, then you aren’t an adult–much less a logical one.  If you don’t have an open mind, then there is no point in discourse and that is why I have chosen to disengage from such folks.   We all need to shift our own paradigms–how we were brought up, the symbols and the mythology of our culture, what we truly value as people, where we are going in the future– and it starts by stopping the labeling and stopping the demeaning.

And stop with nonsense that an innocent, beautiful, pure, and unique thing as a “snowflake” is somehow a bad thing or a political thing.  IT ISN’T! In fact, it’s just a crystal made of water, a reflection to look at ourself from.  A snowflake is a childhood memory of the first snowfall and sticking out your tongue to taste the frozen crystals. A snowflake is a reminder how wonderful the changing seasons are.  A snowflake contributes to the life cycle and each snowflake is different, each snowflake melts and creates water which gives life to us and every creature on earth.  If being a snowflake means to stand purely for rights for all creatures both human and non-human, dignity for all creatures both human and non-human, and understanding for all creatures both human and non-human then go ahead and call me a snowflake– I dare you!

END OF POST

REFERENCES

In Merriam Webster Online, Retrieved January 18, 2017, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liberal

In Merriam Webster Online, Retrieved January 18, 2017, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowflake

Everything Counts

Posted in Life, Society, Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 9, 2011 by rikki5

Here is that song again, “Everything Counts” by Depeche Mode on the Best of Depeche Mode Vol. 1. IT’S A COMPETITIVE WORLD.

This song is haunting me. It’s following me around lately. I am listening to it for the third time today. It’s on Pandora right now. Today was really crazy at work. Trying to get bills out to clients. I hate doing billing crap, I wish we had a bookkeeper. Also, dealing with clients calling about their bill like ohhhh I didn’t know I’d be charged for this time…duh…we work really hard to make sure your business is in order and you don’t think our time is valuable? just like Donald Trump and his organization. Yes, I can say it. It’s all public now. If you know , you know. If you don’t know, you don’t. I don’t even want to deal with finances whatsoever, yet I am. Oh Well. Abraham Lincoln once said, A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock and trade, biatch. (Well, he didn’t say biatch, that was for emphasis). I am so happy that the GOP candidates totally dissed THE DONALD. Except for Gingrich and Santorium, chodes. hah! Take that ! No Debate is Happening, Bitches! haha I love complaining about work on my blog I should do it more often.

In fact, I’ve been trying to come up with a “theme” for my blog.
I have read through some of it. I sound pretty crazy, but aren’t we all?!