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....

HOW TO USE THIS BLOG: There is a black and white jukebox in the right column that you can shut off, or find songs on.... To listen to the COMEDY SKITS FROM THE SHOW PEACE AND PIPEDREAMS... turn off the black jukebox, and turn on the Green one. I play Moon Bong Haze and Jesus...

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.



Here is a wonderful example of Capitalism at work. Paxil is a drug that has caused suicides in people of all ages, and is remarkably similar to other drugs on the market. However, when the FDA decided to rule on this matter, they looked at only one BRAND NAME ... this from a watchdog group on the topic....who point out that the FDA is merely taking this one BRAND NAME away from humans under eighteen, while letting the Drug Companies continue to sell to adults, though they too commit suicide on this drug. Where is the logic? The almighty dollar is the only reason that I can think of. The FDA is not acting in the best interests of the people, so who are they acting for? Drug Companies.

I am not a fundamentalist about this matter, I welcome the new pharmacological ways of treating some forms of mental illness. However, these drugs, and indeed the mental diagnosis that go along with them, are doing a lot of harm.

Most people do not realize that they could be classified as bi-polar for practically nothing, and then be shuttled off to live in a motel, where they take all of your money except 30 bucks a month, and basically warehouse you away forever. This happens a lot in the city, to people who are disabled, especially, because the sleazy hotels they live in take all of their checks, then give them three meals and a bed. You can imagine how denigrated they are. They have no money and you meet them here everyday out scrounging up change. 30 bucks buys four packs of smokes in this city. Let alone weed and wine. What else do they have to do? The world effectively imprisons them.

I was put on a drug in error, that caused me to have seizures, go into the hospital every couple months,once not sleep for seven days... I had been treated by the same doctors for many years, then switched when I got good insurance to a general practisioner, which they had recommended I have. Well, he put me on something called Seroqel, which has a history of driving people mad. The drug made me what looked like madness. And I would go in and get treated for the symptoms, but none of the doctors just took me off the drug that was causing all of the problems.

Finally, I went back to my old doctors, who had treated me for chronic pain with my messed up back that has caused me countless surgeries (it feels like -- I have literally spent better than a year of my life just laying in bed recovering from massive infusions of hip bones being fused into my spine, etc...), and they took me off the Seroqel and I came back to my normal self. There is a lot more involved in this, I believe.... actually. Why I was put on this stuff and kept on it while being treated by various doctors is appalling enough -- if not so suspicious as to involve an unseen hand, and I was embroiled in a battle with the Bush folk at the time and they were fighting back... Oh, well, the point that you need to take home is that if someone you know is put on this drug, or a doctor tries to put you on it, that you should run the other way, or risk suicide, madness, all kinds of neuralogical diseases.
Not to say that I am convinced they never work. I had a freind who was on Zoloft who swore by the stuff. He described how his dosage was so high that he got bursts of joy flowing through his chest, and was afraid that he was actually 'too happy' in a social situation. I don't know what he was like before this stuff, but on it he was pretty happy. He was fun to be around because of this; at least he always laughed at my jokes.

Anyways, this is serious shit. I do not want to appear like a scientologist on this issue... but damn... The FDA just decided to ignore all the suicides that their ruling is going to cause. They sacrificed a few humans for the greater good, eh? The good of .... who? Drug companies.

I have been writing about the FDA since I first read about them. Once, optimistically, I wrote that the great 'we' would run the FDA when Obama took over... obviously, I am a chump sometime... I still like Obama, but he is in a rough spot with a lot on his plate, etc... I'll give him a few years before I come to any kind of judgement; Bush left the world in such shitty shape that no one can be expected to shovel out all that manure in a year....

Rhey focus only on Paxil. The truth is that this is an SSRI class-wide
phenomenon. For example, if the FDA would only look at the data in
Pfizer's May 1996 submission to them on suicidality regarding children
and adolescents in the Zoloft clinical trials, they would see (I) that the
suicidality data between Zoloft and placebo in that report was at least
as damning as the newly revealed Paxil data, and (ii) that, although
they tried to lay the blame for 7 of the 8 suicidal acts off on other
"stressors", even Pfizer ADMITTED that Zoloft triggered the self-
and suicide attempt of 8 year old "patient #4

On Thursday, June 19, 2003, the FDA, following the lead last week of
the British MCA, ruled that Paxil should not be given to kids 18 or under,
because of the increased risk of suicidal impulses.

There are several news stories on the Internet, but the most reliable
source of information is on the official website, www.fda.gov. You can
follow the links on that website to the story about their action, and then
to their Q&A's and "contact us" feedback form.

Our main concern about the FDA's action, and particularly about their
Q&A's, is two-fold:

(a) instead of acknowledging the wealth of information that indicates
that this phenomenon affects adults as well as children, they
specifically say that it does not -- people will die because of that

(b) they focus only on Paxil. The truth is that this is an SSRI class-wide
phenomenon. For example, if the FDA would only look at the data in
Pfizer's May 1996 submission to them on suicidality regarding children
and adolescents in the Zoloft clinical trials, they would see (I) that the
suicidality data between Zoloft and placebo in that report was at least
as damning as the newly revealed Paxil data, and (ii) that, although
they tried to lay the blame for 7 of the 8 suicidal acts off on other
"stressors", even Pfizer ADMITTED that Zoloft triggered the self-
and suicide attempt of 8 year old "patient #4".

Hopefully, with public and regulatory attention now focused on the
problem, the FDA will pay attention to REAL human stories from real


Please go to the FDA website, again at http://www.fda.gov, to follow
the links to their action about Paxil and 18 year olds, and to click the
"contact us" button and then report the factual details of your family's
tragedy. Keep it short and simple.

"My husband got Paxil or Prozac or Zoloft from a GP for ____.
Seventeen days later, he hanged himself in our back yard. He was never
previously suicidal and this action was TOTALLY out of character."

It is important in this regard that the FDA see how well your story fits
the pattern of SSRI induced violence/suicide which Lilly recognized way
back in 1990-91. Specifically, the phenomenon has four distinctive
attributes: (i) the suicidality or violence came up suddenly, almost out
of the blue, (ii) it was violent, (iii) there was an obsessive or impulse
nature to the patient's actions, and (iv) it was out of character (they
used the word "egodystonic"). Make your report to them with those
elements in mind.

A copy of this email report could/should also be shared with the
Senator Schumer's office in NY (http://schumer.senate.gov/
webform.html) and with the client's senators and congressmen.
Also, please forward a copy of same to Mr. Andy Vickery, an attorney
who has been successful in litigating a number of these cases, at


Families who have settled their legal claims have continuing
confidentiality obligations. These do NOT preclude them from sharing
the particulars of their tragedies with the FDA or members of Congress,
or, indeed, if you choose, with members of the media (contact us and
we will give you email address of appropriate media representative).
However, NO MENTION should be made of a settled legal claim or
lawsuit. IF you have a suit that is currently pending, you might mention
the lawsuit but refer any inquiries about the case to your attorney.
Finally, if an attorney is representing you but the case is still in an
investigative stage, i.e. the claim has not been settled and no suit has
yet been filed, then NO MENTION should be made of any legal claim or

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