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....

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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.



SOUTHPARK is my favorite show (at least until warren the ape starts on MTV).  As far as I am concerned, if anyone gets Mark Twain's legacy on tv, it is this crew.   They are producing true art...  That wrote, let me say that I cringe every fucking time they use 'gay' and 'fag.'  Mary Ann makes her little grunt that she does when Southpark does certain things... including Hawkins fucking Mr. and Mrs. Garrison, and the Mr. Garrison where he wanted to be molested by his dad, when they made it out like his dad gave in...  This is a show that plays a lot with gender, and even invented a couple characters to balance out how unbalanced Mr. Garrison was, Big Gay Al and Mr. Slave.  They are aware of this criticism, obviously.  This show was a response to it, again...  I sometimes wish these two would just start fucking each other, instead of sublimating everything into their art... mostly I am just glad that they are consistently amusing.  Look at the Simpsons -- they have basically abandoned the idea of being funny--M.  won't even watch it anymore.  McFarlane, who I liked a lot there for awhile in 07, and 08....  has been losing it lately.  The Cleveland show is a complete abortion, even with the addition of a Bear.  I love the idea of the Bear, but...  well, he should occasionally eat the mail man or something, because he is kind of boring.  I fear his talent is going to be wasted, just like Groening on the Simpsons (his cartoons in the local free newspaper show his brilliance still exists, it just isn't on the show anymore).  Both of these guys are better than the face we are seeing right now.

Last night, the boys from Colorado (who moved to Hollywood for reasons that are still vague to me) tried to confront the one really stupid aspect of this show -- their use of 'fag' and 'gay' as a derogative term.  Well, they tried to pretend they only use 'fag' and not gay....   They even brought out Big Gay Al and Mr. Slave protesting against 'fags,' who they made out to be bikers with Harley's...  are they trying to get their asses kicked?  I can only hope the Hell's Angel's weren't watching, because these are some of societies most important comedians.

They actually confront issues, and think for themselves in ways that others are afraid to touch because they might lose their audience ( i REFER TO such traitors as steve martin, who went from writing for a political show the gov. shut down, to avoiding politics his entire career -- with the exception of trying to slam me -- which is interesting, since i know he is a sell-out first and foremost, and now i realize he is also someone who slams a writer who cannot even defend himself except here in this blog--I ever meet him, I will not say one damn word -- I will simply kick his cowardly ass from here to the fucking moon;  his kind stopped the revolution of the sixties...  if there was a real leftist purge, he would be swinging in the wind... sorry to keep going on about this guy, but he is such a fucking douche bag...  k. Griffin, an honest political voice, who of course came up in Chicago, said he was such a douche bag that she thought he acted like someone who was trying to act like a douche bag.  I know I am never going to have any effect on this dude's career while he is alive, but I assure you...  the written word lasts a hell of a lot longer than a slap-stick comedian).

Now, mark and trey have to try to protect their legacy, so they are probably not going to change this stand... but it would be an incredible stroke of genius if they just came out and apologized for this lapse, and promised not to do it again.  The kids who they pretend define 'fag' differently ... well, I don't think anyone is buying this except their staff.

Come on, you two, admit your mistake and move on... rationalizing your behavior like this is adding to the suicide rate of young gays... not to mention, stopping them from getting the important messages in this show. Standing by some kind of free-speech issue, or the artists use of a word having only contextual meaning, or however you rationalize this...  takes away from your brilliance.  Why have this shitty mark on your legacy?

Again, I expect nothing from this opinion.  I know you guys read me, though....  so that is just something to think about....


  1. Hey, any thoughts on whether or not Butter's defense of the biker lifestyle near the end of the episode is an excerpt from Hunter S T's Hells Angels? Seems possible...

    Says Butters; "You fellas never got what these people are really about: Freedom! Rebellion against the system! A living image of independence! Solid, defiant, and supremely cool, the biker is an all-American icon of resilient individuality and freedom."

    Anyway scroll to the bottom of 'my' url, there's a paragraph discussing southpark's use of fag.

  2. Hunter Changed his tune a bit after they kicked his ass for not giving them proceeds from their books. I hate to praise or come out against people like the Hell's Angels. I have a pretty much live and let live belief on certain things. The Hell's Angel's I met were nice, stoner guys and gals who liked to party and play cards. The Outlaws I met had good weed. What can I say? That doesn't mean I agree with what they do at all. I do find them a hell of a lot less dangerous than Exxon.

  3. went to your site, wondering why you were kind of using my name... and lo and behold, it is one page set up just to deal with this issue. Who are you? I am betting South Park folk. Anyways, you make a couple good points by pointing out Butters pro biker speech, and the early episode where they blanked out the use of fag by everyone except the recently outed Mr. Garrison.

  4. Naw man let me elucidate:
    I am totally unaffiliated, I just watched the episode in question, and wondered 'what would Hunter have made of this biker-bashing?' Then I saw Butters defend the bikers in the speech quoted above, which I thought sounded like it *could* have been an excerpt from Hell's Angels (HST's book, which I haven't read).
    SO I did a quick search to see if anyone could confirm this guess. Having searched for 5 seconds, it seemed like this blog would possibly provide an answer.
    THEN when looking for the Butters quote I found the S-P transcripts site, and happened to notice the paragraph relevant to yr blog, so provided the link for your interest.

    But I now doubt that Butters' quote was from HST.

    I'll try to form and post an opinion relevant to yr post shortly.

  5. Well I just don't see that they need to apologise; it's their show & what they do well is play around with popular conceptions of right and wrong.
    You say Parker&Stone pretend that the characters define fag differently, but I think they're just pointing out that it isn't always used as an insult against gay people, it's often used as an unspecific insult (in real life as well as SP).
    I can't really second-guess their motives, but I think rather than trying rationalize their use of terms, it's more an issue of people taking offense for the....I've lost it, I give up.
    But relax a little, paranoia ain't worth it!

  6. Both of you make good arguments. Admittedly, I was writing from my gut without doing enough research on this topic. Both of you make good points and informed me, and added to my knowledge. In fact, I love having people add to my knowledge in ways that avoid personal insult. I truly love south park, and that they even confront this issues makes them unique. So... and by the way, I am sure that Butter's diatribe was probably meant to show the other side of the issue, but contextually he was still kind of shown to be a 'fag.' Southpark is such a complex show, and Matt and Trey are such sophisticated artists that knowing exactly what they mean is often obscured.

    One of the reasons I wrote this is because Matt and Trey have been big promoters of my work in the past, and all I ever say is great things about them... so when I am having a negative reaction, I wanted to make clear to them. Writers learn little from meaningless likes and whys... So thanks again... Nice to know the astute nature of South Park's fans.


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