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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...

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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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Artticle about new weaopons coming out against protestors... read it and weap, dear liberty

and why, we ask... is the mainstream press ignoring this story?   You won't read it in your local news, or see this shit in the NYT....  Bob recently introduced me to
truthout.org   This should be one of the most popular sites on the internet.

Truth Out shows why we need to get new journalists in there
and forget about the mainstream media's celebrity feeding frenzy.
Organizations owned by the elite protect the elite.


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Robocops Come to Pittsburgh

by: Mike Ferner, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Pittsburgh police use a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD). (Photo: margaretkilljoy / flickr)

    No longer the stuff of disturbing futuristic fantasies, an arsenal of "crowd control munitions," including one that reportedly made its debut in the US, was deployed with a massive, overpowering police presence in Pittsburgh during last week's G-20 protests.
    Nearly 200 arrests were made and civil liberties groups charged the many thousands of police (transported on Port Authority buses displaying "PITTSBURGH WELCOMES THE WORLD"), from as far away as Arizona
and Florida with overreacting ... and they
had plenty of weaponry with which to do it.
    Bean bags fired from shotguns, CS (tear) gas,
grenades, batons and, according to local
news reports, for the first time on the
 streets of America, the Long
Range Acoustic Device (LRAD).
    I saw the LRAD, mounted in the turret
of an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), i
n action twice in the area of 25th, Penn
and Liberty Streets of Lawrenceville,
an old Pittsburgh neighborhood.
Blasting a shrill, piercing noise
like a high-pitched police siren on steroids, i
t quickly swept streets and sidewalks of
pedestrians, merchants and journalists,
 and drove residents into their homes,
but in neither case were any demonstrators present.
The APC, oversized and sinister for a city street,
together with lines of police in full riot
gear looking like darkly threatening
Michelin Men, made for a scene out
of a movie you didn't want to be in.
    As intimidating as this massive show of armed force and technology was, the good burghers of Pittsburgh and their fellow citizens in the Land of the Brave and Home of the Free ain't seen nothin' yet. Tear gas and pepper spray are nothing to sniff at and, indeed, have proven fatal a surprising number of times, but they have now become the old standbys compared to the list below that's already at or coming soon to a police station or National Guard headquarters near you. Proving that "what goes around, comes around," some of the new Property Protection Devices were developed by a network of federally funded, university-based research institutes like one in Pittsburgh itself, Penn State's Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies.
    * Raytheon Corp.'s Active Denial System, designed for crowd control in combat zones, uses an energy beam to induce an intolerable heating sensation, like a hot iron placed on the skin. It is effective beyond the range of small arms, in excess of 400 meters (about one-quarter mile). Company officials have been advised they could expand the market by selling a smaller, tripod-mounted version for police forces.
    * M5 Modular Crowd Control Munition, with a range of 30 meters (about 98 feet) "is similar in operation to a claymore mine, but it delivers ... a strong, nonpenetrating blow to the body with multiple sub-munitions (600 rubber balls)."
    * Long Range Acoustic Device or "The Scream," is a powerful megaphone the size of a satellite dish that can emit sound "50 times greater than the human threshold for pain" at close range, causing permanent hearing damage. The Los Angeles Times wrote that US Marines in Iraq used it in 2004. It can deliver recorded warnings in Arabic and, on command, emit a piercing tone ..." [For] most people, even if they plug their ears, [the device] will produce the equivalent of an instant migraine," says Woody Norris, chairman of American Technology Corp., the San Diego firm that produces the weapon. "It will knock [some people] on their knees." CBS News reported in 2005 that the Israeli Army first used the device in the field to break up a protest against Israel's separation wall. "Protesters covered their ears and grabbed their heads, overcome by dizziness and nausea, after the vehicle-mounted device began sending out bursts of audible, but not loud, sound at intervals of about 10 seconds.... A military official said the device emits a special frequency that targets the inner ear."
    * In "Non-Lethal Technologies: An Overview," Lewer and Davison describe a lengthy catalog of new weaponry, including the "Directed Stick Radiator," a hand-held system based on the same technology as The Scream. "It fires high intensity 'sonic bullets' or pulses of sound between 125-150db for a second or two. Such a weapon could, when fully developed, have the capacity to knock people off their feet."
    * The Penn State facility is testing a "Distributed Sound and Light Array Debilitator" a.k.a. the "puke ray." The colors and rhythm of light are absorbed by the retina and disorient the brain, blinding the victim for several seconds. In conjunction with disturbing sounds, it can make the person stumble or feel nauseated. Foreign Policy in Focus reports that the Department of Homeland Security, with $1 million invested for testing the device, hopes to see it "in the hands of thousands of policemen, border agents and National Guardsmen" by 2010.
    * Spider silk is cited in the University of Bradford's Non-Lethal Weapons Research Project, Report #4 (pg. 20) as an up-and-comer. "A research collaboration between the University of New Hampshire and the US Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center is looking into the use of spider silk as a non-lethal 'entanglement' material for disabling people. They have developed a method for producing recombinant spider silk protein using E. coli and are trying to develop methods to produce large quantities of these fibres."
    * New Scientist reports that the (I'm not making this up) Inertial Capacitive Incapacitator (ICI), developed by the Physical Optics Corporation of Torrance, California, uses a thin-film storage device charged during manufacture that only discharges when it strikes the target. It can be incorporated into a ring-shaped aerofoil and fired from a standard grenade launcher at low velocity, while still maintaining a flat trajectory for maximum accuracy.
    * Aiming beyond Tasers, the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, (FY 2009 budget: $1 billion) the domestic equivalent of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), plans to develop wireless weapons effective over greater distances, such as in an auditorium or sports stadium, or on a city street. One such device, the Piezer, uses piezoelectric crystals that produce voltage when they are compressed. A 12-gauge shotgun fires the crystals, stunning the target with an electric shock on impact. Lynntech of College Station, Texas, is developing a projectile Taser that can be fired from a shotgun or 40-mm grenade launcher to greatly increase the weapon's current range of seven meters.
    * "Off the Rocker and On the Floor: Continued Development of Biochemical Incapacitating Weapons," a report by the Bradford Disarmament Research Centre revealed that in 1992, the National Institute of Justice contracted with Lawrence Livermore National Lab to review clinical anesthetics for use by special ops military forces and police. The lab concluded the best option was an opioid, like fentanyl, effective at very low doses compared to morphine. Combined with a patch soaked in DMSO (dimethylsufoxide, a solvent) and fired from an air rifle, fentanyl could be delivered to the skin even through light clothing. Another recommended application for the drug was mixed with fine powder and dispersed as smoke.
    * After upgrades, the infamous "Puff the Magic Dragon" gunship from the Vietnam War is now the AC-130. "Non-Lethal Weaponry: Applications to AC-130 Gunships," observes that "With the increasing involvement of US military in operations other than war ..." the AC-130 "would provide commanders a full range of non-lethal weaponry from an airborne platform which was not previously available to them." The paper concludes in part that "As the use of non-lethal weapons increases and it becomes valid and acceptable, more options will become available."
    * Prozac and Zoloft are two of over 100 pharmaceuticals identified by the Penn State College of Medicine and the university's Applied Research Lab for further study as "non-lethal calmatives." These Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), noted the Penn State study, "... are found to be highly effective for numerous behavioral disturbances encountered in situations where a deployment of a non-lethal technique must be considered. This class of pharmaceutical agents also continues to be under intense development by the pharmaceutical industry.... New compounds under development (WO 09500194) are being designed with a faster onset of action. Drug development is continuing at a rapid rate in this area due to the large market for the treatment of depression (15 million individuals in North America).... It is likely that an SSRI agent can be identified in the near future that will feature a rapid rate of onset."
    In Pittsburgh last week, an enormously expensive show of police and weaponry, intended for "security" of the G20 delegates, simultaneously shut workers out of downtown jobs for two days, forced gasping students and residents back into their dormitories and homes, and turned journalists' press passes into quaint, obsolete reminders of a bygone time.
    Most significant of all, however, was what Witold Walczak, legal director of the Pennsylvania ACLU, told The Associated Press: "It's not just intimidation, it's disruption and in some cases outright prevention of peaceful protesters being able to get their message out."
Mike Ferner is a writer from Ohio and president of Veterans For Peace.


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Any time the rich have to

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 00:29 — greg gerritt (not verified)
Any time the rich have to resort to such repression in order to meet, it becomes obvious that what they want to do is incredibly evil, because if it was any decent they would not have to resort to such extreme measures to stop protests.

Welcome to the New World...

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 00:37 — Eliot (not verified)
Welcome to the New World...

It doesn't matter who runs

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 00:54 — Anonymous (not verified)
It doesn't matter who runs the government - whether its is a republican or a democrat. Government's first obligation is to preserve itself and stay in power at all costs...meaning to the people. And how about that quote"With the increasing involvement of US military in operations other than war .." what are they referring to? Operations here?

Thanks to Mike Ferner and

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 00:55 — Anonymous (not verified)
Thanks to Mike Ferner and Veterans For Peace for being there in Pittsburgh, we need all the vets we can possibly get to join Veterans For Peace.

Coming soon!. Fascism on

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 01:00 — Leonard (not verified)
Coming soon!. Fascism on steroids. Truthout seems to be one of the few journalistic sites (on line and off) a citizen can find this kind of information. Frightening but necessary that we know what is awaiting our children and grandchildren of developed consciousness, instead of the mass consciousness from which fascism emerges... is emerging.

whair better than

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 01:17 — jack (not verified)
whair better than Pennsalvaniaya,to imatate the anti of Seattle(rhymns huh),all in the name of LIBERTY,yes and it was all in the name of liberty,liberty if ya happen to be a fascist tool pig and or swine,when exzactly were the rules of exspression and assembly or speech first tested out again and or broached,datum to data , hit enter

It must be homeland security

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 01:45 — Anonymous (not verified)
It must be homeland security money.

This is evidence of very

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 01:53 — Anonymous (not verified)
This is evidence of very sick people--from the military nuts who dream it up to the scientists who create it, to the sick people who would use it on other people. The quicker this sick, white male-dominated society is extinguished, the better. History says it will happen, thankfully.

And the USA used to warn the

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 02:12 — Anonymous (not verified)
And the USA used to warn the world about Soviet - style police states! Welcome to the 21st Century... Sig Heil, y'all!

Wake up people. Read this.

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 02:18 — Anonymous (not verified)
Wake up people. Read this. The nazis are alive and well and living up your street.

Anyone wish to try to argue

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 02:22 — Robert the Cynic (not verified)
Anyone wish to try to argue that the militarization of local and state police is NOT aimed at eventually suppressing any and all dissent in this country? Unless, of course, you're dissenting against those who would change/disrupt the goals of the oligarchy, as in the tea-baggers, et al, fronting for the "Freedom Works" or the Beck/Palin/Hannity whack-jobs. Fascism is on the march! This is NO different than what went on all across Germany in the 1930s, with the rise of the NSDAP (Nazi Party)! We had all better wake up and take whatever democratic action is still open to us to rein in these totalitarians. They've been laying the groundwork for a militaristic corporatist/fascist seizure of absolute power for a long time, and Bush/CheneyCo moved the country sharply in their direction. IMO, it may already be too late, but maybe not.

Not only are street protests

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 02:39 — Jan Boudart (not verified)
Not only are street protests becoming obsolete, being near one has become hazardous to your health and life. Destroying the cochlea is organ failure, right? Torture, right? Torture of people utterly innocent of any crime. The United States has used its best minds and highest, most expensive education, not to better mankind, but to divide and destroy. Anti-congratulations to those scientists who have corrupted their intelligence and education to perfect crowd control.

No wonder profiteers love

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 02:44 — Anonymous (not verified)
No wonder profiteers love the police state and military--all this money being spent to develop more exotic ways to stop protesters from expressing their need for money to be spent for curing and caring, i.e. human needs. If the so-called "pro-life" advocates could be made to fight war, torture, capital punishment, and all these cruelties that occur between people, instead of merely being anti-abortion, then they could justifiably call themselves for life. Maybe we all could force our government to stop being death-dealers.

This event would be a hell

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 02:52 — Anonymous (not verified)
This event would be a hell of a story on the evening news. I haven't seen it; has anyone? The whole point of this wonderful resource called Truthout is the many worthwhile, opinion-changing stories that are deliberately ignored by the near-monopoly corporate media. Our lives would be well served by Obama getting cracking on the FCC to roll back the clock on media consolidation. THEN some of these stories would see the mainstream light of day, and maybe some of the ignorant people out there would get some education on current events. We ALL need to know what might happen in today's America if we exercise our Constitutional right of free assembly.

Mike, this is incredible.

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 04:04 — Anonymous (not verified)
Mike, this is incredible. The sonar scream is the one that would put me into hyperventilation. This is so far from respect for Free Speech--the message is implicit and ominous. What mindset would accept a contract to produce these weapons and regulation is not necessary. Heinous crimes just getting less human by the minute.

"Get their message out"??

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 04:33 — captain pneumo (not verified)
"Get their message out"?? To whom? If the press is kept at a "safe distance" from all this techno-terror, the message is going precisely nowhere. Orwell's "1984" seems tame in comparison to this.

You know, when I hear,

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 06:45 — Anonymous (not verified)
You know, when I hear, "where's the anti-war movement?" Well, I think, not only are X number of dollars spent on this 'nonlethal weaponry' crap, but $X are also spent on doing the same thing to people's minds. You hear about a movie called G.I.Joe? You ever see a football game on a large screen TV? I wonder if this is symptomatic of a recurring disease in human minds, dealing with pushing the limits? How can we organize with confidence and support in numbers while our brains cavitate from electronic beams fired from a truck down the street, a bunch of American cops on the other side of all this ordnance delivery? How come 'we' export 'our' jobs and import stuff like this? I ask questions that I hope will awaken activity within myself. How will resistance adjust to the onslaught? Hey Obama, we need a new hope, this one ain't working for me.

Although I wouldn't want to

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 08:29 — Anonymous (not verified)
Although I wouldn't want to be targeted by any of the weapons described in the article, they certainly sound better than riot clubs and rifles. The only down-side I can see about such things is that they reduce the barrier against using weapons against peaceful protesters. Also, such things are often termed "non-lethal" weapons. A more accurate description might be "reduced lethality", since they can cause death accidentally, particularly in people who are susceptible in some way, such as those with heart problems.

This is reminiscent of

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 10:02 — Anonymous (not verified)
This is reminiscent of fascist regimes in Europe and elsewhere. It is an extraordinarily barbaric way to interfere with peaceful demonstrations in a so-called Democracy! We should ALL protest to our gov't officials. kathryn

I think the most disturbing

Wed, 09/30/2009 - 10:09 — Anonymous (not verified)
I think the most disturbing part of this article is that know one has commented on it. Oh humm!

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