A blood soaked Arthur IS RISING

Gonzo journalism and fiction is a tricky mix.... Welcome to my razor's edge.


I am an elf in the attic making mind toys with sharp edges; an educated writer who gets good reviews, who you can read for free in the rough form of first drafts on the web, or purchase in a book form.
The best soldier does not attack. The superior fighter succeeds without violence. The greatest conqueror wins without struggle. The most successful manager leads without dictating. This is intelligent non aggressiveness. This is called the mastery of men.


Welcome to you, I am John Scott Ridgway, Novelist, Poet, Blogger, Radio and TV writer and actor... five books, also paint in oils and acrylics. I am poet warrior of sorts, a non violent radical, personally, though understanding of those who choose other paths IN THE EIGHTY PLUS COUNTRIES AT LAST COUNT THAT came in this blog ...

The predicted revolutions in the USA and around the would are going to

be violent in the next twenty years, is what the CIA says. I want them to stay peaceful, which is the only way to win this struggle between haves and have nots. They have more guns, we have more people,, and they include the mothers and sisters and brothers of the people they will ask to fight us.... I think they underestimate the police.

NEVER ACCEPT APPEASEMENT OVER JUSTICE. By any means necessary is the reality. . . the USA can be spared stupid wars, but other countries. . . need different solutions. . .

The number of Countries that have come in to have a look at this blog humbles me. Thank you very much.



PROFESSIONALS, HOPEFULLY, like the police, military, etc...

understanding that violence is sometimes needed

does not mean I like anything about the sound

of fists hitting faces

Boxing is too much for me

make me feel like I am watching

dog fights with toothless pitbulls

"I am an artist first, and a politician second," as John Lennon said.

My intentions are to stop the violence from entering into

revolutionary wars

the CIA


will break out in the next twenty years all over the

world, including here...

But Ill tell ya,

if there is not some redistribution of

wealth here there and everywhere




My intentions is to keep these protests peaceful

so we can win

without bloodshed

Total War for Total Peace

Never incites violence

or destroys property

you should be able

to go to protests with strollers and babies

parents feeling as safe as the police

Now, poetry...

I am too far out into the battlefield to retreat. This CHARGE is win or die...


A blood soaked Arthur has risen

be aware

be very aware

total war
for total peace
is being fought

THERE will be many ways to die
and only one to live
give and give and give
until the worlds downtrodden and oppressed
can begin to forgive
before things get bloody and ruthless
My Peace sign shot full of holes
and my reason ignored
drowned out by the roar of machine guns

You cannot break the golden rule
all the time and not expect
consequences from nature

we will fight for our right to thrive as well
we do not accept your sentence
to poverty so you can earn more
by shipping the factory off to China

nothing this mindgame in america can do to us
can destroy this thing inside that yearns for freedom
enough to die in the name of JUSTICE
generation after generation
from time

No more hyper-reality FOR US. We have already spent too long in an oasis of belief where nothing is wrong, folks... Now, we must face this was all a mirage... and try like hell to get out of this desert... or resolve ourself to the fact that we will leave our children to starve in the barren sands.

There are better ways to defeat an enemy than an outright fight, especially if you are vastly outnumbered, like the Elite. MSM PSY-WAR allows them to control our actions through our thoughts, and basically stop our FORCE from activating. I am not saying we should fight just because we can win, I am just saying we should fight before we lose, if no other option is left us.... because a world is at stake.

  • You are a spark in dry timber, stopped from becoming a roaring flame
    They SET UP LAWS THAT ALLOW THEM TO STEAL. MURDER. BRAINWASH THEIR CRITICS. We must begin to feel challenged now to stop them. Or WE WILL LOSE EVERYTHING. PERIOD. THE SKY, OTHER SPECIES, OUR WATER... OUR MINDS. No more hyper-reality for us... too long in that oasis where nothing is wrong folks... we must face this is all a mirage.
    • OUR LACK OF RESOLVE TO CHANGE OUR WORLD MUST PUZZLE THE GODS THEMSELVES.... how can we be this collectively dum? And if we are....then the brains will be looked to as potential saviors.... when all too often they are just psocyo-paths and stooges and scared folks under the gun who are ALLOWED to CON EVERYONE... FOR THE GOOD OF A

A cruel slap woke me to the PAIN
at the moment of birth;
My first cry was NO
buried in unintelligible screams.
I am a man now.
Now I catch your hand and break all the fingers.

the promise

You must be whoever the enemy fears the least
or fears the most.

No other position is saf

da general

Welcome to the spark that inflames TOTAL WAR FOR TOTAL PEACE.

I am too far out into the battlefield to retreat. This CHARGE is win or die...

THE ELVES ATTIC is stories, poetry, essay's, peculiar events in my life . . . oil painting, articles.

Your patience for bearing with me on my first drafts is a much appreciated kindness. Your worldwide interest is my muse . . .Lately I have been writing a book called Gangsta General x, about a revolutionary in the USA, who is fighting to keep the revolt peaceful as things spin out of control in the states after a famine gets the populace hungry enough to change their society once and for all....

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I have five majors, five books, two tv shows, a radio show, 76 countries at last count on this site alone, and over a million online readers to my credit. I can't thank any of you enough for all of your help and encouragement over the years; the favors and aide that has been offered me, the trust in my leadership... you are all SACRED TO ME ... even you folks I tend to hate.


Thank you.


war whores

What could I ever say about Iraq and Afganistan that has not been said better elsewhere by people who know more?
After the zillions of blogs going this way and that as the slow trickle of knowledge about the real war came out and replaced the one Rumsfeld and Bush made up for the press, I am wary myself of reading anything more on the topic, let alone writing about it, but it is on my mind a lot, and I can do my best, one of the things blogs are truly about -- record being an educated writer from a working class background living in the culture of the city and writing about how the times and the present state of knowledge have are effecting me -- whether I am noticing or not.

Like most of the Citizens of what used to be called The Free World, when this horror story started, I was carried away on the same puffy white, dreamy lies that the media reported as true -- the lap dogs most of them have become. I believe in war in certain circumstances, and though Bush has been an Enemy of the People all his fucking life, I somehow decided that this time the snake would not be a snake and I wouldn't get bitten.
Now I of course bear a big, embarrassing scar and the poisen to this day sets my soul trembling.

Hindsight is 20 20. Admitting one has been fooled and acted wrongly is the human condition, the way we as a culture and an individual learn.

When the war was starting, in the emotional wake of the 9-11 catastophe, I held out hope for some Team America to swoop down and remove the evil dictator. I laughed off the part of the film where the Team nearly destroyed everything in the middle east to get one terrorist.

Bush and company lied their asses off, got us into a war.
Surprise, surprise, the guy who cuts the axes of the rich and fights a raise in the minimum wage gave the USA another reason to ignore the poor and dump all that money in the pocket of the oil companies and halliburton and all the little buddies from way back of conservative forces within the american intelligence community.

I thought they were going to get Sadam out and the people would rejoice. I've seen too many war movies where I rooted for my favorite movie star to live, like us all...
I guess the whole minority group holding onto power over the majority by force thing is never easy to change.
History tells us that usually civil wars have to force voting to change such a situation. They also tell us that these powerful minority groups are forces to be reckoned with, and better negoitiated with than fought.

Unfortunatly, now the USA has become a lightening rod for every kid across the world who is religiously addled enough and sick of their life enough to gain the respect and adulation of everyone they know by dying as a hero. Every adolescent boys fantasy is being offered by entire societies. Can you imagine if the catholics suddenly decided to start raising suicide bombers to take control from the Baptists? Then the Baptists starting doing so? How about all these countries that have schools where america is referred to as Demonic? Can you imagine giving those kids, no matter where they are in the world, a dream of dying a hero -- they don't have to imagine how people will behave at their funeral, either; they have seen the parades and the family checks and the respect that a suicide bomber brings to their family.

It took this war to wake america up to what is going on in the middle east. And it took this last election to tell their leaders that they know what is what, and expect them to act up the ideals that most of us generally live by.

I feel like my life is in split screen, and down in one corner the war is always playing... or at least, that is a movie I am thinking about doing. Just a guy going through the day to day ignoring the box in the corner with the war. I know, I know -- I am a poet of the obvious.

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