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.


Cradle To The Grave

I have been remiss in my writing duties in here.  I guess I have been thinking about what to write about, and writing too much on Facebook.  That thing is addicting.  Always there... little messages and articles culled by readers from all the world and delivered to my news feed...  a very tempting banquet of facts and innuendo and clever quips.  All the fodder one should need for a story.

I went there half hating the idea.  But telling myself that I should have done more of this kind of interaction during the radio show, and I would have to use it on this next one.  Internet marketing basics, as taught by Jimmy Peace, who is probably one day going to be considered a pioneer in a few fields...  I was honored to have him on the last show, found him amazingly talented and funny.  I am not as driven as he is.  He studies the business of marketing intent on having his own little radio regime, which is realistic is in his family... if you know what I mean... a very connected individual--though to his credit, he deserves it.  He is not some... well, not to be mean to someone I like, Bon Jovi... who in my crueler years I scoffed at out right... but even the mediocre deserve a chance in the world, he got one and took it...but it probably helped a lot that his daddy gave him a  stage, album, song writers, a personal assistant, etc...  No kid from the seventies would have refused such a life... I get it now.  I resented him way back when...  and still,you listen to led zeppelin and then bon jovi and.... well, even bon jovi himself probably gets that one, though I should be careful ever under estimating a celebrities ego.

My life has been very mundane for the last few days.  The heat makes the city unbearable, so since i can.... I go out when it is cool, the early morning and night, and stay inside otherwise, as much as possible... which is a lot in my life.  I do feel like a monk in the city sometimes.  Much less now that I live with someone...  Ugh...

I guess I really have nothing to talk about.  I have been enraged by so much in the news that even going there is hard.... it is becoming like the same issues that were there when I was a child are now worse, and there is not a damn thing I can do.  I can't give up hope, really... because false or not, it is better ultimately for me and those around me who depend on a modicum of sanity from me.  I gave up on the world for years, and it just made me a senseless part of the problem.  Still...  I will never see the most interesting reactions to my work, whether it mattered or not.  A lot of folks tell me that I made a lot of people laugh and think and what more do I want?  A lot of writers who make the big bucks have less readers than I have had.  The publishing industry should take a cue from me and package some web writing into books, and come offer a nice contract to people like me...  I no longer believe there is a level playing field for the arts though.  Some will be rewarded and others starved into obedience, rather than accept the alternative, irrelevance.   I can't care about all that and function.

Writing the words down has to be enough.   I am getting my writing schedule together for the next few weeks, and plan on working on the changes to the new editions, and writing short stories in the voices of the characters for the radio show.  The more writing I do with the various characters interacting, the more their personalities and stories will have a firm shape for the show.  I will add all the back story and shit to the web site, leaving me free to just be funny with them.... then use it again on the air, whenever the mood strikes me, as I improv away... though I want most things recorded before hand, especially the skits with me doing a lot of characters.  I will record them, edit, add sound effects, over lap the voices, etc... all the illusions it takes for one person to play a lot of characters.  I have done it before, and can do it again.  Just have to get it started, and the rest comes natural (if I can say that with my training... I should say it comes natural after twenty years of writing... maybe I should say un-natural... yes, the rest comes un-naturally from my education).

I have no thesis statement going on here, no story structure, essay structure, poetic structure, etc...  those are all the niceties you missed during this entry, what you hungered for as I jabbered on... sorry.  My blog, my mood, my choice.


  1. there is but one world, comrade,

    despite the walls where there are no walls.

    Everything in the dark comes toward light.

    Like an ox pulling its yoke

    I vow to disobey the command to enjoy,

    to struggle to the end-

    viva socialismo!

  2. Coolest comment I have ever received. By the way, I made you a watercolor painting. Next time you stop by, you can have it. M. says I can't send it to you, that you have to fucking earn it by coming here... you know, she hates it when I give art away. I mean, I gave away paintings worth thousands, and one in particular, my best perhaps... But I know there are too many paintings inside of me to keep, and while I do need more money to buy a tank or two... I like people to have them that I can visit. In fact, from now on I am basically just going to sell prints for awhile. I am making an exception for you Bob... is this guilt trip hitting you yet... sorry... just smoked my first weed in three weeks. It was hell,bob... I have no idea how straight people do it.


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...

Click on the side of the videos and it should take you to utube, where you can view the entire video.

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

Thank YOU for over a half million hits at my various sites ... new counter.

one war

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