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.



I have been spending a lot of time figuring out what I want to do with the new radio show.  I am seriously thinking about calling it  THE ELVES ATTIC.  The show is going to be like a fiction reading, with comedy and new music  added in.  I am getting together a caste of characters, who I will mostly do.  Seth Green does 37 characters...  man, that is amazing.  He is a real inspiration.  I pulled all the voices out of my ass on te radio show.  We would come up with some character, and on the spot, that night on the show, I would make up a voice.  Of course, during the first half of that show, I was totally lost on seroqyl, the drug that interacted with my pain medication to drive me manic.  I was basically losing it.  A lot going on in my mind, and in fact I was much more focused on writing my book Waking Up Jesus that the radio show.  That was such a mystical experience that everything else paled.  \\

This time around, I am totally in charge ;  I have produced a few shows before, mostly literary readings and a tv show.   I like the control of being director, producer, actor, writer.  I do have a couple people who I asked to come in on the deal and give me some work.  My buddy Bob, who has some of hte most interesting things to say about politics, and is even further left that I am.  He is kind of my ideological bud.  Of course, he is also wickedly funny when he wants to be and very pissed off at the world.  The other is a freelance writer from la, who is right bow finishing up the writing of a documentary, Seal Island, which you can find on face book.  A movie with a purpose...  He is also very, very funny.  I will tape them both, and have them live when they can fit it into their schedule.  talk blog radiopays on the basis of listeners, and I should have a nice group of folk who miss Peace and Pipedreams.  I will never forget running into two wasted guys from detroit, at the beach, around 6 am.  They were swimming, had been out all night.  I knew Detroit was very into the show, so I asked them if they had heard of it... they loved the show, and it took me playing out the voice of Moon Bong Haze to convince them that I was actually on the show.  They really missed the show.  No one is going as farinto stoner humor as we are, with t exception of the masters, Cheechs and Ching, who got together to do their stoner humor, after a  twenty year break, affter listening to our show.  YEAH TOMMY CHONG... when I heard he was listening, My heart fucking started pounding.  They made me laugh so fucking hard when I was a kid.  I have not heard that stuff in twenty five years, and I still remember a few of their skits.  Me and my brothers used to do them.  So...  I will finally be getting paid for my art, again.

The set up is cool.  I will have the ability to have up to five people logged in as DJ's.  All it takes is a computer and a microphone.  They can be anywhere.  No more fucking trips to the studio for me.  I do this show from the comfort of my own little castle.

I am going to be using the blog for character development. Which translates into grotesque stales, like that of Chester Ballsonu, who seeps puss from his dozens, if not hundreds, of venereal diseases.

I have to develop a few stoner friends for MOON BONG, since I will not have the other two people from the show to play the brother and mother.  . They have both moved on, one had two kids in the last couple years and the other is working on a radio show in la, from her home here, as well as doing her stand up.

One is a nark.  We had one on the show... bad things will always happen to him.  I will also be doing the show in a way that characters will get killed in certain situations, then they will be resurrected by Christ, who of course is going to be a huge character on the show.   I have christ, johnny pain, chester, scott ridgway, Mohammed Al Bidi (he is a muslim who hates american ways, and talks about he supports terrorism;  I am going to give the radical muslim attitude.  Another is X.  He is african american, and very radical and pissed off.  \

Violence will also be a trade mark to the comedy.  Since the shows will be put on line afterwards to be downloaded, I can do story plots that extend from show to show...  One is going to be a war of the worlds type play, where Johnny Pain, with the aide of Jesus, rather accidentley take over the world.

Another thing not done before...The last third of the show will be radically different.  I am going to actually read my novel one war.  I am also going to use a lot of the revolutionary poetry.  Having them all recorded for posterity is worth me doing the show for awhile.  I have a buddy who plays guitar, and has some great recording equipment, who is going to help me make the poetry cool.  I did some wild readings for peace and pipedreams, and will do the same here.

Another main point of the show is going to be politics.  Like one segment, WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN??  Where I will explain the meaning of various philosophies that I have studied.  Just a few paragraphs that give a taste of what is really a banquet, but if I get some people interested in figuring out Wittgenstein or Nietzsche, I will have done my duty.  The coup de gra' (or however that is spelled) is going to be a segment where I tell people where all the protests will be in Chicago.  There really is nowhere in Chicago to figure this out.  So, I will bring them all in here.  I will draw the line at abortion clinic protests, but most others...  This is not going to be easy, but once I have all the contacts tracked down, I should be able to  gather the info....  This could be a great resource for the artistic community in Chicago, as well as an inspiration to people in other countries and states.

This is probably boring as hell to anyone foolish enough to read this.... I guess I am throwing this out hoping without much hope that perhaps someone out there has a good suggestion.

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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...

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

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