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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Rahm Emmanual Might Be Running Against Da Mayor... better look out Dick.

I like The Mayor, I hate the Mayor.  The Mayor likes me, that Mayor hates me.  This is the way it is.  Likes and dislikes.  I do not understand his job enough to say that he is a bad Mayor, but I do understand ethics enough to know that systemic problems are part of how THE MACHINE runs this city.  Daly would not be where he is without his father (see mafia and gang connections), political workers paid off with jobs, and surrounding himself with people who are enriched by their relationship.  You could say the same about a lot of politicians.

I think it is time to change the system.  Cut the head off the snake.  Whether Daly deserves this or not, whether he has changed and done all he could, he is still the head of a Machine that is CORRUPT as hell.  You start looking into the way his family makes a living, the shady backroom deal that enriched his son (a vet who is now in Russia and by all accounts has forsworn this lifestyle after getting burned young  --  I do not want to dis him at all...  everyone deserves to make mistakes).  Like I have written before, I do not blame Daly personally for taking the pie that was offered him by being the son of a powerful politician, and I appreciate that he is on, somewhat, our side.  But, when I saw the Olympics shit happening, it made it obvious to me who Daly really represents.  The elite, of course.  He is also a Union Buster.  The charter schools, which are now being shown to be no better than the rest (they simply recruit better scholars and get better numbers, not to mention they do not take in non-English speakers, or the handicapped, who bring the public scores down), take the jobs of union teachers.

The other thing Daly is doing that kills me, is refusing to negotiate with the police for a new contract.  This is just dead wrong.  What kind of Mayor alienates the police?  He talks a good game about supporting law enforcement, but he sure as hell is not walking that walk.  We have a horrible murder rate in this town.  Kids killing kids.  The only way to really stop this is to go in and start using RICO on the gangs.  We need to make joining a gang a sure ticket to jail.  To do this, kids need to be protected from the things that drive them to join a gang.  Mostly, getting beat up by gangs and not having any jobs (unemployment here is around 50% FOR YOUNG MEN, and not having access to lifestyles that are more appealing).  Cops could be organizing a lot of this shit, if they had the money and the time.  There are times when I think we need a cop on every corner around some high schools.  We could save dozens of lives a year with this one small change.  But...  tell anyone that the city is not going to even bother to negotiate with you, and your attitude has got to  be effected.

The sale the parking meters is a great scandal, money that was supposed to last 75 years, is going to be spent this year.  How the hell was he so wrong about this?  He claims that he was able to balance the budget without further cuts by doing this.  Good, then, I am glad the money was there... but damn, he really thought that money was going to last 75 years, or he just lied his ass off in that secretive, late night session they used to pass this legislation?  He may have kept the city going for awhile, but the price of those meters has had a serious downer effect on some businesses, because people do not want to pay 2.50 an hour to park.

Any Democrat who runs against Da Mayor, has a shot.  I see a lot of names out there that could pull this city in a different direction.  The racial shit in this city makes it hard for a black to get elected, but Emmanual (however it is spelled), is a different story.  I do not know enough about him, yet... but still, it was nice to hear that a very savvy politician thinks he could win.  When Obama's administration doings finally catch up with the press and his legacy begins to grow,  Rahm can only grown in influence.  I guess if Oprah or Rev. Jackson (or Johnathon or Jessie Jr.) are not going to run, we could do a lot worse than a man Obama trusted enough to make his chief of staff.

Daly has done a lot of great things for this city, and I love him for it.  However, it is time for someone else, who has less invested in keeping a corrupt system of syncophents in power  --  not that Daly created it.  At this point, he is just as much a victim of history as the rest of us on this front.  Chicago is not unique at all.  I will even feel a certain sadness when he goes.  His honesty in front of the press, showing his chagrin, and his wonderful sense of humor have made me proud to be a part of his city many times... however, I just wouldn't be much of a radical if I didn't think we could do better.

Love ya Mayor...  you had a good run.  Maybe  before a cut-throat like Rahm comes in and displays all your dirty laundry, you could bow out and move on?  Why not run for the Senate?  Use your skills in a game where there is none of the baggage of this city.  Let the press become your friend, become an elderly statesman and all that.

1 comment:

  1. The White House tried to squash these rumors the day they came out, so who knows? Politicians can never just come out and say what is on their minds -- they play the role that will get them elected. Obama promised health care would be on CNN.. all over his election. I hope he is able to pull together such openness in the future, and this does not turn out to be a lie he told to get elected, or a goal he knew he would never meet, or whatever... god's honest mistakes are one thing. Everybody gonna have them. Well, Daly isn't the worse Mayor the city could have. Sure ain't thebest.


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