A blood soaked Arthur IS RISING

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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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Thank you.


peace tv

During the radio show, they were always trying to get me to go to billboards and such on line. At one point, after just a couple weeks on the air and running my total war for total peace campaign, I was hospitalized. The medication they gave me reacted with my tramadol, or by it's self... I am not sure... and caused me to go manic. During the two weeks I was gone, Jimmy Peace told me that people thought I had been killed for my beliefs. I was astounded that this thought had even entered anyone's mind. I was still naive about what the government was throwing at me to stop me from radicalizing the youth of the states. The people who were listening knew better. They realized what a gamble I was taking.

When I did understand the extent of their interferance in my life.... I became intent on defying them in any way possible. I have a definate -- you fuck with me, I will do everything in my power to give as good as I get. And I owe a lot of people a good kick in the fucking balls. Starting with Bush and Cheney. I am not a peace-nik on the surface, but underneath my pragmatic violence, is an innocent longing for peace. I believe that certain people will not respond to reason, period. They will do anything they can to get their way, including crime and violence. The only way to respond to people like that is with crime and violence... that is, unless the courts actually come through and charge THIS GOVERNMENT'S CRIMINALS... WHO THE FUCK DO THESE POLITICIANS -- INCLUDING OBAMA == THINK THEY FUCKING ARE.... THEY CANNOT DENY US JUSTICE ON SOME FUCKING WHIM.

I do NOT TRUST OBAMA. IF HE IS AN HONEST POLITICIAN, HE WILL WIN OUR VOTE WITH REASON, NOT TRUST..... TRUSTING ANYONE IN THE POLITICAL EYE IS A GAMBLE, BECAUSE WHAT YOU SEE ON TV, WHAT IS RELEASED TO THE PRESS, IS A SMOOZE.... A con. A svengali. We needed such a man to fight them. Obama can Svengali with the best of them, and as long as he is on our side, more power to him.

He is going to need to be pressured to act. The neo cons are putting all kinds of pressure on him to act certain ways, and the liberals have to be just as persistent in their pressure. We are larger than they are, much more powerful, and able to pull together an alleigence of anyone who wants justice, which in the states is most everyone except criminals and politicians (as far as allowing Cheney to get off for that death squad he was running... the man should be tried and executed for such an action. He is not a soldier. He is a coward, a bully who loves having power to weild. A sickening, sleazy man who would have ever only entered the white house on the coatails of some pretty boy cheerleader who appealed to the big wallets... some smug bastard who wouldn't even know he was their chump..... from a famous family... even a drunk. And we got Bush.

I care less about what Bush did, then I do about Cheney. If the armed forces and the intelligence agencies find a target, then they should take them out. However, this man circumvented all of the checks and balances built into the intelligence community....

We are talking about people who do dastardly deeds around the globe to keep their political stance -- pro business, basically, safe around the globe. People who have run death squads inthe past... and Cheney was too sleazy to think they would approve of his dark plans.

History is going to eviscerate these men, and they will be vilied in text books across the globe for the shit they have done. Bush and Cheney will take their place alongside the torturers and murderers, along with Reagen, at least. They have nothing another person would call honor.

I am pain in that campaign, the one who will threaten violoence.... or better yet, see it coming and know I cannot stop such rage. This is why I always deligate as much authority as I can.


Dick Cheney... that dick!!!

How can this country expect to just function, when we know that the ex vice president had his own hit squad, hunting down only god knows who, without having to answer to anyone. Cheney's background in Haliburton shows that he knows about private armies, who to hire to take out which target. As citizens of the republic who he represented, we are as guilty as he is, unless action is taken to show the american people, and the world, that we truly can change from the object of their hatred to an ally.

Obama has a lot of his plate. I can understand his impulse toward letting sleeping dogs lay, but if we ever want to have a peaceful, just society, we cannot let anyone get away with murder.

That is what he did. Premeditated murder. We have an army for that. We do not need another private army to do the whims of the presidency outside of the law. What is the law if the man closest to being president can get away with something that anyone else would be reviled and jailed for doing.

This criminal behavior, which I keep writing Cheney on, because I believe he is as culpable as Bush. Now, he is out there in the news trying to be the voice of the Republicans. Ha.. america is awake to their scam, and no one who makes a million will vote for them soon enough, and that will pretty much make our two party system my dream -- green and democrat. The people of america have seen how thier trickle down economy works only for the chosen few at the top. No one wants to listen anymore to their wild rhetoric. And that is what they have become.

Their time of having the market make all the decisions is over. People are much more than the sum of what they are worth monetarily. The scam of the eighties that promoted how everyone should get rich, and the lust in most everyone to make a lot of money, raised people with millions or billions up as guru's... The american dream. Now, with wall street suddenly imploding, and accidently exposing the madoff's, and the tricks of stock brokers to manipulate the market. These stock market fucks have taken like 40 percent of the wealth that was stolen from the working classes during the same time. Their wealth has risen that much under the consertives... amazing.


No one is allowed to do such shit. Period. No one. We are not talking about someone who was in the military; he did not kill in combat. He sent assasins out all over the globe, playing judge, jury and executioner. THE STATES HAVE TO BE ABOUT CONTROLLING OUR LEADERSHIP. Checks and balances.

Cheney is know going around telling the media his defense, basically. His smarmy, pissed off manner shows you just how psychotic this fuck is. He doesn't yet understand that the shift away from Republican neo-con's is permanent. They were a form of trickle down scammers, who were quite happy representing, and taking care of, the forces that backed them and keeps them in power -- the river of money that is spent to protect the interests of business from being effected too much by legislation.

The Reagen scam of trickle down was such a joke. He broke the unions, paving the way toward a society without health insurance, or adequate retirement benefits, by stripping them of the one thing a collective bargainer needs -- the ability to not be fired for trying to start a union. My god, people should be able to vote in a union if they need one. This is too socialized for some people, but we would all be better off if we belonged to strong, collective unions that could stand up for us. Reagen stole from the poor to support the rich. A stupid, empty headed actor with a political bent that started liberal, then became conservative when the Orange County Millionaire's decided to run him for governor. He balanced the budget by cutting out the arts from the high schools.. an artist, of sorts, did this... rather than raise taxes on the pack of millionaires that put him in power.

Cheney is one the last of the Reagenites. They slaughtered people in south america, the middle east, and almost certainly here in the states. Murderers. We can pretend they were otherwise, but there is no way that death squads, in south america and whereever Cheney sent his mercenaries, can be defined as proper military engagements. And even if we can, the vice president has no right to act in our name by sending out hit squads. America is suffereing because of our two wars, which both can be traced back to the cabal of ideas that the repulicans bought from about 1980 on. A cult of personality built up around Reagen, the simpleton who could give speaches that were,indeed, mesmerizing. I knew he was lying and still, I would get sucked into his little dream.... I wished he was a good man. Oh, well.

I guess opening the can of worms of prosecuting the Bush Regime, has to done in such a way that the people they orderd around are not held responsible for their actions. If the president of the united states is ordering torture, and the vice president sending out death squads, you are talking about a military culture that can only be blamed on its leaders, not the soldiers in the fields. The CIA acted in ways they always have, but they are nothing except the presidents private army. I do not blame anyone for making the decision that they will go along with sick policies. These Operatives should be left alone, as should the soldiers who manned our torture house in Guantameno.

I have faith in the mission of the CIA, as I understand it. This is no time to mess up their anti-terrorism efforts with a witch hunt. I think they should get immunity for testifying against their superiors. We need to show the world, and ourselves, that certain things will not be tolerated by elected officials, and one of them is running a death squad.

As someone who has written shit like 'we will kill and kill and kill until all villages are safe for all children,' I obviously am no paficist. I think the mentality of the Taliban is an enemy, let alone what their terrorist tactics. I would like to see them sent home defeated, but still with their dignity. Giving them no reason to fight. Make them want to be at peace with us. One way of doing this is spreading good will. Think what the middle east will experience when they hear that we are going to prosecute the vice president for sending death squads after their citizens. Let them know that we as a people do not condon, in any way, when a semi-elected official takes on the persona of serial killer.

I also think Bush should at least be forced to tell the truth about what he did. A truth commission should get him on the hotseat. Anyone who thinks, like Obama says sometimes, that we can 'just move on' and think 'ahead instead of behind,' is ignoring the wisdom of the statement that you must know history not to repeat it. If these crimes are ignored, it will just lead to a more discontented society. A lot of us have watched these crimals for over twenty five years, seen them stealing all of the hard won rights of the unions in the forties, fought out here in the mid-west. A period of socializing some of america was underway back then... and here we are again, now in 2009, finally starting to realize that for the good of the people, we should socialize some things -- indeed, since we already have successfully run socialized programs now, this is nothing new. This country has been hijacked, basically, by the wealthy.

During this time, when liberalism is celebrating the great victory of Obama, we see the democratization of our country coming back. We will always be a conglomerate of socialized works, and private businesses; but, to throw out socialist ideas just because they come from a political system that you do not agree with, belies the truth that a fact is a fact is a fact.

The insurance companies are once again fighting universal health care. They are exactly the kind of industry that does not care what is better for people. They are looking at their bottom line. Again, the science is there -- socialized, single payer insurance, bought by our tax dollars, would save a lot of lives. People need a lot more doctor visits than they take; skimp on simple tests, medications, etc. Anyone who has seen Michael Moore's Sicko knows that Canada has a much better system than we do. You hear all the conservative aruements against socialized medicene slaughtered in that Documentary. God Bless Mr. Moore, his work is some of the greatest social commentary.

I would love to see Moore do a documentary about Cheney and the death squads. This is a big story that needs a lot more press. He needs to be asked about this shit over and over, but the tv reporters just sit there and nicely ask him about the terrorists, or whatever. Here is a man who was running death squads, so maybe they are just too pissing in the pants terrorified of the demonic looking fuck wad.

He went too far, people, and letting him off the hook for this makes his behavior acceptable.


the evolution of a revolt

Revolt is such an overused word. We see the word used advertising the latest gadget for our tecno-head, whatever fashionable change to the status quo that is just then being elevated for worship. In my way of mind, the best revolt exposes. Simple exposure would go a long way in this world of ours. People will become increasingly aware of how their government in times of economic distress. The new openness of the internet ( a phrase I use with a certain irony, because I know a lot of secrets that have never surfaced on any of the websights I have happened upon), is the chink in the armor that the vast majority of people can swarm through. There is no army on earth that can stop an uprising in the states. The revolt might take place in a voting booth, as it should in the best of times, and seemed like it might be with Obama coming in on the heels of the Nightmare Times under the Bush Cheney Cabal of Neo Nazi's.

In Illinois, there has been a recent flurry of legislators making out like they are reform just enough to woo the voters and pretend to be in action. I look at a lot of politicians like they are swindelers of a sort; when you hear about all the money they toss around in contracts, and who tends to make money off of a politicians legislating, you can trace who has their strings. This has always worried the average american -- we like to pretend that a vote is enough to change anything much. Or, we get like me, who is so hopelessly mired in the necessary evil frame of mind, where politicians are the ultimate puppets.

I was a lot happier when I could ignore politics, believe it was a game controlled by the fat cats and there was nothing a poor boy from Indiana was ever going to do about that. This came after loving politics for years like a mission, the way I would show my anger at the injustice around me, and fight for the people I love. When I was let down time and again by the people I worked with, or just out right defeated by larger forces (like the NRA who trounced our hand gun control initiative. Now I look at this world and am mostly baffled. I can see so many forces at work, everywhere... the various pockets of power throughout the globe. At the base of the problems is just an ape that is easily misled by himself and science, con men and lovers.

I hold out a hope that a change in rhetoric can have an impact of the material world. The feminist certainly believe this and have plenty of theories I enjoy. I think they over-estimate the push and pull of words and genetics, being an advocate for the sociobiological view of humanity as a clever ape.

Now that I have a new computer and a wi fi modem, I really feel like I am ready to do a lot more writing in the blogs. I have been writing, mind you, and have about fifty or more pages of this and that to put in the blog some ambitious day in the future...

I am anxious to get back to some story telling that is outside of my books. I miss writing comedy, and have a number of ideas...


I am back...

After a few months off working on the books, mopping around, and in general doing way too little... I am finally back and in full writing mode.

I have a lot of writing done that needs to be put up, etc... And a lot of ideas on ways to take the blog here and there. For one, I have a webcam now, and mic and camera and all the shit I have wanted forever, so now you will be seeing me reading my favorite comedy, etc....

one of my very sorry little attempts to show my oil paintings, pets, girl...

a new mural in rodgers park... and picking up poo and sniffing pee

m and i take a trip down to the bean sculpture... here in Chicago...

Click on the side of the videos and it should take you to utube, where you can view the entire video.

Ruby dog fights the mighty dash... click on video to watch at utube

Thank YOU for over a half million hits at my various sites ... new counter.

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