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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The Buck Stops There.... or there. Just not here.

Torture, druggings, kidnappings, murders... who has been blamed, and prosecuted so far? A few national guard troops, some combat soldiers who took their orders to annaihialate the enemy seriously?

Bush and Cheney basically said --THE BUCK STOPS THERE They use the old tried and true military solution of offerring a few scapegoats up to public opinion, then just going ahead and doing what they damn want. The disconnect between reality and the political speeches grows stronger every damn day. Obama's stance of wanting to look forward is really more just looking away.

His actions, for whatever reason (and there are more forces at work than some boof like me is every going to consider), are allowing the undeclared war fought behind the scenes, by the spies, to remain almost as brutal as ever. Extrodinary Rendition to countries that torture is merely out-sourcing. Out sourcing. Passing the buck.

Recently Bush also came out and said that there was no way to rehabilitate a terrorist. Well, this has actually been done countless times. He demonizes way too many people when he just writes off anyone who fought for Al Queda. There are a myriad of reasons young men and women join in this war. The problem is more social than individual. Any society can be stirred up against another. The US has a history in the middle east than no one who wants to understand this conflict can afford to ignore. We can keep our atrocities out of our school books, and most people ignorant of the dirty wars in the Middle East by often lawless terrorists and intelligence agencies alike, but we can hardly expect people who consider us their enemies to forget the litany of reasons on their list for sending out suicide bombers.

We can change individuals. Not all, but most. Societies have to change to stop creating terrorists.
In the states, there is very little dissent shown in the form of overt terrorist attacks, or even ethnic attacks from outbursts of xenophobia. Oh, they happen, but they are aberrences. Our society does not romanticize dying in war much after Vietnam, which a lot of soldiers fear they should not have been forced to fight, and I certainly think we should have supported Ho Chi Min when he wanted a democratic revolution, instead of coming in on the side of the Colonial Power they were trying to slough off, as we did England before, in the revolution that inspires the man who would bring the US to their knees simply by knowing the fact -- it costs us $2,500 to kill one of them, and pennies for one of them to kill us.

The Vietnamese culture, once considered all terrorists by some, are sure as hell 'rehabilitated,' if you want to say that. The war ended and they went home.

We have to end our wars in the Middle East. Have to try to make the concept useless. This can only be done on a societal level. In The States, individual rights and equal protections for legitmate religions increases peoples tolerance. People who believe in God are usually not that hung up on believing that everyone else is wrong; a lot of them tend to think that there are just various paths up the mountain, and some will be attracted to this route, some to that... or no route at all.

How do we foster liberalism? The Trillion Billion Dollar Question. I know how we get the exact opposite of liberty... at least -- by Demonizing the liberalism of the US... which is done when folk like Bush say that, basically, if you capture a terrorist, you have to lock them up forever or kill them. This is fucking dangerous thinking. No trials. Just tortured confessions and away you go. Bang, Bang, Bang go the guns....

If we were to show the Muslim world that a new day really has dawned here in the states, that we are clawing our way out of the forests of lies left to us by lying leaders and muzzled journalists,
that we are what we are NOW. There are powerful forces with seemingly logical arguements for ignoring the tactics used by Bush to fight his war on terror. If we truly want the kind of good will that we need to stop other societies from using us as their whipping boys, we have to find a way to make ourselves allies not enemies. Period.

Cheney coming out of the dark depths to pretend that we were safer when he was running the world like a cruel sherriff in an old western... He thinks he is John Wayne in The Green Berets. You know he probably had people brought into their office on their knees so he could strangle a few terrorists once in awhile, to keep his edge.... ugh. If we are going to buy the idea that the top law enforcement officials in our Democracy get to run death squads and torture chambers, we are as guilty as they are. And we will pay for their fucking sins, unless something is done to rectify the problem.

Think how close we came to going to war with Iran under Bush. They were itching to get in there. Had them on the radar, along with anyone else who was coming up with a nuclear bomb who seem like they might actually be crazy enough to use it. No one wants the bomb in the hands of a country that avows they want blow another off the map -- Israel. I am not an apologist for Zionists, just humanity in general, I suppose. They are there and making them leave would mean nuclear war. All other concerns aside, that one is enough to make me just stop right at the two state solution. Nothing else is ever going to work, except total war in the middle east between arabs and israel, and NO ONE on this planet is going to win in that war.

Now we see the Iranian people, who we would have been fighting against, being praised by the conservatives. Here, I hope Obama moves fast and hard on nuclear disarmament. Showing other countries that we are serious about moving away from nukes is another way to take ammunition away from the hawks in other governments. Think about nuclear bombs from a military perspective, and who already has them, and you understand just how much a military likes these babies at their disposal. They enter the big time when they tell their enemies, step on our soil and we will destroy this whole fucking world before we surrender.

How do you make peace with another culture, after years and years of sins on both sides? We have to figure this out. I think the ancient idea of confessing and asking for forgiveness is about as adult as two people can get. Lool at the German model after WWII, where they at least owned what they did, and their children understood that their only absolution lay in examining the ways of their elders and deconstructing them, and passing laws so they would never happen again.

I am not trying to get up people's hackles by saying the States are Nazi. I am simply saying that we need to change an entire societies viewpoint on war, and our place in that war, if we want to be safe from terrorist tactics.

Ahhh... I feel like I am stating the obvious, writing just to try to wretch the images out of my mind onto this page.

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