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.


the state of the world

I have myopically concentrated on my writing for the last few years, ignoring too much of what was happening on the net... my own happiness at finding an audience for my work was pleasant enough to inspire me to up my out put quite a bit, and hone my skills for the world of the internet writer.  A breed I lucked into working with by virtue of running traditional poetry readings, and being introduced to blogging as a way to showcase my short stories while searching for an agent for One War.

I could never have predicted what started out as a way of getting my work cataloged and edited would end up as how I would reach millions.  The blog developed into many things from there on out, always kind of anchored in trying to be funny, in an acerbic, atheistic way that was insulting, quite frankly, to thinking religious people.   I went too far as a lot to toward blaming religion for a lot of the world's problems that have nothing more to do with religion, than the chimps who also wage war for Territory's;    you would have to pretty naive to think Chimp's have anything similar to religion, just the hierarchy that led our later institutionalization of religion as a means of social control, and revolution.   Religion is really whatever you or someone else makes it for you.... a trick of geography and how many times your parents beat and caressed you;  I hardly think a just God would blame those who were broken down by this life, whether by disease or their own folly, and end up becoming truly criminal sinners.  The jails are filled with the mentally ill.  Did God say anywhere punish the mentally ill?  No.

In fact, back then, the visions of the schizophrenics, if high functioning enough, were considered portals into unseen world, as were dreams.  We cannot imagine what it is like to truly think in the various human geographies that exist on our own planet now, let alone back then  We can study primitive societies and get glimpses of how we were once, before the slow progress of knowledge caused entropy to slowly  dissolve most of what was once believed true.

I have always found myself among the great critics of any and all politicians,.  A comic foil if nothing else in my writing.  The enemy, almost, since they seemed to be taking orders from people like the Moral Majority, that wanted this country  going the exact opposite direction I remember thinking we should go as a kid, and never much wavering since....  essentially.  Liberalizing, becoming more just, progressing, etc...  Just seems logical, when you look around at how much better our lives have gotten in so many ways because of sewer systems, modern medicine, cultural evolution, etc...   Computers, etc...  give me great hope in humankind...  I mean, disaster after disaster we weather, and  scar tissue is actually stronger in the end, even if it does burn with angry  red pain.

Along with my innate wish to be hopeful in some respects, while still cleared eyed as much as possible while evaluating the news,  I want to write about how Obama, despite all the stuff that is going on where he is not doing exactly what I would (thank God, because I do hope he has access to a bit more intelligence and expertise in the world than I do -- you would never know there are others just like me on the web, by how sure they think they know why a president acts as he does).    He has expanded the war to 75 countries.  Total War For Total Peace.  Me getting what I saw coming, or what I wanted, and what I hoped to avoid.

I hoped for peace talks when Obama entered the war.  OBAMA FORGIVE OSSAMA, LET ALL THE WARRIORS GO HOME...  was the huge sign I put in my windows on Lakeshore Drive, months before he declared.  I think if you make the decisions to go war, you should also make the decision to go to peace talks.  Behind the scenes, there should always be those with their eye on the prize, the end game.  Peace.  Soldiers in the field cover the peace talks with hushed silence, hoping and praying that progress is being made to stop the killing.  Eventually, a cease fire can be hammered out.  Of course, Militarily speaking, you want to have a lot of power before you go to that table.  You want to be the clear winner, but that is the thing.... we are beyond winners and losers.

We need to concentrate on stopping terrorists attacks.  If that requires pulling out the troops because our activities are generating a huge enemy army across the middle east who will sooner or later become effective instead to strike our shores again (and gave nus just  last month some of the highest soldier's deaths of the war), then we balance this with our safety concerns for our allies in the region and get out.  If we have to take thousands of Iraqi's with us to guarantee their security, so be it.

In Afghanistan, I hear the president is going ahead with talks with the Taliban and Warlords.  He just wants peace, and as they compromised with the Taliban before, they will again.  This does not have to mean we lost this war.... though Bushes neglect of this region for Iraq will certainly go down in history as a bloody mistake made by civilians lying the military into a war run by a cowboy who understood so little about actual war, that he declared victory after the first year of what is now the longest conflict in our nations history.

The G-20 summit filled me with fear. Obama did not agree with the totality of the austerity measures being asked for, but cutting the most vulnerable s safety net out t from under them at a time when there are no jobs even for the highly qualified?  He went with that.  Who knows what will come of this?  Budget deficits are not all bad, if they are under control.  Certainly, better than starving folk in the streets....  

When society has to go against the most vulnerable...  we are headed in the wrong direction.  I do not think this is Obama's vision of the world.  I believe the situation he finds himself in critical, with the entire world on the brink of a depression that he has to do anything in his power to avoid....  I do not envy what is on his plate, as he grays rapidly before our eyes.  He'll have stark white hair by the end of his presidency....  or at least I hope it takes that long.

I have actually decided I have been spending too much time trying to follow various news stories, and the news in general.   I need a break to just think about my own writing, paint, come up with jokes and formats for the radio, edit all the new poetry I have been putting up, get to the movie script.   And just shoot some silly little movies.  I want to remember how to have fun.  I really do.

So please president Obama, hurry up with this war, so we can spend that money back here, where we need it.

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