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.

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Thank you.


the era of the private armies and the 250 thousand dollar a year trucker

We use them all over the world, they are mostly vet's of our esteemed armed service.  People who want to cash in on all those years of low pay working for uncle sam.  The people who ran these companies, and Cheney removing them from being prosecuted for actions in war (though that seems to have slightly changed now), were the true vultures.

I am not saying that mercenaries are, straight out of soldier of fortune....  well, sort of, except they got a wife and kids at home who needs that check.

The Roll of private armies is basically discussed in the black and white format of are they good or bad, is it right to hire soldier that we pay more than our own.  Who ultiatley owns the loyalty of a private army?  Not The USA.

The CIA abused these people.  Let them kidnap whoever the hell they wanted and try to pry information out of people aiding their enemies in Iraq.  What with our private prisons, assignations (which are daily now that drone planes can be flown from South Carolina between lunch and an afternoon briefing).
We fed those mercenaries, in the beginning of the war, the idea that we were The Lord Of The Flies, torturing  and beating and bombing our way through a terrorist threat, we told ourselves, against a rogue state hellbent on releasing nuclear flames on its enemies, including us.

I want to be able to examine war from all sides.  Not glamorizing anything is the difficult part.  I read a great quote about not being a leader last night, because everyone is a hero and it is unseemly to point it it out.  So sane.  I will get the exact quote later.

Captain Factor X was a poem I wrote that came to a be a call to arms to the computer generation, a shaking up people to the potential of what was happening around them, how the greatest tool democracy has ever seen is waking up and looking around with wonder, and a critical eye.
When I heard Black Water Changed to Xe, I wondered if they were part of the private army that protected me.  I think I came out against Haliburton, because of Cheney.   Perhaps Xe moved in on the big deal I was making out of using the letter X to declare yourself something undefined, new, unchained...
Such speculation leads nowhere, but other people know about his and surely wonder.

president Obama is sending in another 30k troops to fight the Taliban in Afganistan.  The fighting is getting fierce there as we confront the enemy, with the help of Pakistan.  I want to hear them say that they are going to destroy the Poppy Fields at any cost.  Winning the war of hearts and minds, or middle-eastern goodwill, could go along way...  countless indirect casualties could be avoided.

How can the use this relatively small number of troops to destroy the Taliban? Give the citizens a better deal and they will take it.  A fair court, american mediated loans and aide for rebuilding the infrastructure that are rigidly free from the corruption of private industry, and perhaps backed by some American guarantees on future oil contracts?

I would like to start a company called WHEN THE WAR IS OVER.  We could go in after hostilities have ceased, throw a bunch of peace and pot parties, fireworks, remind the people of their similarities, perhaps introduce Valium and anti-depressants to the water supply.   The Loser of the war would have to pay for us.  Oh, man, we could make some nice cakes shaped like the major battles.  Have a meatloaf that looks like a dead soldier (just for laughs, because this event will be, of course, all about healing).   Hell, we could come in with trees, restock the animals, find investors to get the farms going again, set up local banks, laws.  NGO's all the way. Our place would not  be to invent peace, but basically to cater to the party afterwards, and promote long term networking.  Very Chic field right now, believe me...

I do not blame anyone for being a mercenary, working for Xe, whatever.  They have their place in modern warfare.  When Obama sends his 30 thousand more troops, that will require another 30 thousand in civilian support, and some of them will be private soldiers.  They are fighting on our side, in the same war where we are sacrificing our young.  Children of parents like any soldiers, husbands and brothers and .... you get the picture.  The left has gone too far into criticizing these organizations, without looking behind the few they wish to demonize..   They are cooks and mechanics and mothers and sisters and...

There is something mechanical about the war now
a conveyor belt that picks kids up at the national guard armory
returns pretty wooden boxes with flags
brings on route speeches from loved ones
stunned by deaths young choice

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