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.



JOHN SCOTT RIDGWAY AND THE DARK AND SORDID HISTORY OF THE ELVES ATTIC ... of which this is the second incarnation. I was shut out of the first. After certain stories were altered. They left it up, just would not let me in. When I tried to send my readers here through the message section, they flooded it with spam. so suddenly there were hundreds of messages. Hey, that is mild compared to the other shit they did to me. Just better documented. This same blog disappeared from the west coast while we were doing the radio show... and after I was asked if I thought my blog was getting people killed, would I want the CIA to take it down... There is so much to my story that a cursory examination will yield you little more than the impression of a paranoid person. I am quite the opposite. I was ignorant of what was happening to me way too long, because I have never felt there was any reason to bug me at all.

I like to warn people that my work is controversial. I do not do sexually explicit stuff, and actually prefer to write for a lot of age groups, and intelligence/social/literacy levels. . . there is a level of violence that led a great talent, Dan Milano, of late of Warren The Ape fame (and a history of putting on great show after show that somehow has not gotten the ratings they deserve, to my extreme chagrin and disappointment in the tv viewing public... oh, well...) to review my writing quite succinctly: "Your work is terrifying. . . in a very funny way."

So let me make this clear right now -- I write about violence and mayhem comedic ally to get people to read about shit they would normally consider too depressing to approach mentally.

PLEASE do not mistake my characters for me and feel like you have discovered some madness on the web. I wear a white hat that I hoped people could see from afar, but I guess that isn't always true. Anyways, I like the gov. and the law. Us left wing guys are not the nuts you have to worry about. We don't like guns, remember?

Personally, I tell people that if someone in your crew gets violent at a protest, you should kick their ass yourself. They are not helping your cause. Quite often they are agent provocateurs, sent by Law Enforcement, spurring you into a situation where you can be jailed, or just drunken vandals. Violence destroys your credibility. This I believe in the USA. I am not naive enough to think this applies to the entire globe.

I write for the world, folks... not my own neighborhood. I also write for a loyal group of soldiers who have been fans since early in my career, since they too understand working through violence by gallows humor. You know it is not a laughing matter at all, really... in a way... I understand that, too. . . still, I do it... It's complex.

I wrote for many years with no violence. Years of writing very serious short stories and a novel exposing an insidious and horrid chapter in the CIA and Navy Seals that I did not know was still classified. I merely heard lectures from a disgruntled, brilliant, ex Navy Seal, and based a character on the man's story. . . the class was part of a Military Intelligence Emphasis in Sociology, run by a Communist, Doctor Danial Stern, who had a room full of Freedom of Information documents filled with FBI notes documenting their spying on him; though I, naive writer who was merely curious and going to school forever to get five majors -- my pretty much reached goal before I would go off and write books and actually have something to say -- had no idea that I was going to find myself later under investigation from various agencies, including the Chicago Police's now disbanded Intelligence Unit, which was also charged with some heavy crimes, to the FBI, to even more shadowy groups).

My first indication was a cop coming down to the beach, and showing me a bag full of stun guns and other torture devices... He tried to scare me, and I tried to assure him that I am not a criminal... I do not scare. I drove cab for fifteen years, in Toledo, a very tough little burg, and Chicago, a job that made me a lightening rod for crime. Later, they would harass us by coming into our apartment and moving stuff around. For awhile, my phone cut off all the time, and I could not even call out of state. They also made obvious they were bugging us. The shit really hit the fan just before I was to start a radical radio show, Peace and Pipedreams, which I planned to use as politically leftest as possible, and I made that clear on my blog.

The Intelligence community got worried when I took the huge readership I had built up with comedy, and suddenly went political and actually drew great interest from the comedy community, where I am an underground hit.
The Radio show got us listeners like Robin Williams, Cheechs and Chongs who we owed a lot too, in some ways, since my stoner character, Moonbong Haze, was my major character... their interest inspired us to new heights.

Hollywood, took notice when I announced to all my correspondences out there that Fearless radio had a studio, and green screen, and film cameras, etc... and OFFERED TO MAKE MOVIES OUT OF ALL OF MY SHORT STORIES, TOO.... you can imagine how sweet this offer sounded to me at the time.... but of course, it never came true, was just an empty promise... they would not even let us use the green screen, very weird... Our show was so radical that when I had a mysterious seizure and was hospitalized, our fans all thought I was dead....killed by the government because of how radical the show got...

I actually was quite intent on telling People that if the Republicans dared to steal a third election, we were going to have to revolt. .. on my blog, and the radio, and also promoted pot, and rationally discussed other drugs, in between our comedic sketches about over the top drug users.. I wanted to sound like a threat, even if I was just this guy... lo and behold, a lot of people came to my aide, including the honorable duo, John Stewart and Steven Colbert and many, many others. Thank you. Your support has proven vital to me over the years.

I paid for my radicalism though... and my story is both a warning, and a more than likely unheeded plea for justice.
I was actually told by a spy that I should not write any books, or just write children's books. Something I myself had told M. and they heard over their bugs. I was just frustrated with all the heat my writing was drawing... blowing off steam. When I came back to myself, I went after them, exposing everything they seek to hide. I have NEVER signed a loyalty oath, have no vow of secrecy. You can take or leave this aspect of this blog, just read the stories and poetry... but this is the subtext, should you care.

I find my message is more important than the way I convey it.
All of my characters come out of real events in my life, some more than others. I am not a serial killer, or any of the other mistakes people make about me as a person when they take my characters out of context.

Some stories in here reflect my personal story more than others. My tale with the government and intelligence is buried in my fiction and poetry. I write about such things metaphorically at times. Other times, I am writing about things that have nothing to do with me at all. Futuristic Pigs From Space, for example, or the wild sexual adventures inferred into Johnny Pain's life (never actually described, and always has to be funny, or is not written -- that is my rule in such stories), or his murders. I also do not have eighty levels of underground complexes, under a huge old mansion with all the windows covered in black plastic, surrounded by six acres of Marijuana kept by a hippie guy whose brother and mother have left the planet with aliens to be in an inter-galactic, 24-7, drugged out orgy. Are you getting the point????

I do not want to see anyone murdered ever personally. This violence is a call for change, using the metaphors for war that saturate our cultures use of language (Dr. Sarah Hoagland).

Gangsta X, Moon Bong Haze, Johnny Pain, and others are here.

X has become a book, a revolutionary handbook, and a story about a peaceful, plausible, revolutionary in the Americas, and the world. I am fleshing out the story quite a bit in the book. Yes, to those who wonder, I put my own true story in the subtext of that book, but it is less my story than a tale of frustration, and hope, by a liberal, non-violent activist who ends up in the middle of a revolution as a leader. . . trying to stop a wave of violence that breaks out with his people across the country . . . using his words and writing as the Thomas Paine of the revolution to draw blood.

I use blogs to put together books of various sorts. A couple novels, poetry, collections of essays. I try to tell the truth through fiction. I write in a lot of different voices, all of them hopefully with their own story. The comedic short stories back in the first years of this blog were compiled and reworked for The Religious Psycho Killer's Shit List, a big book of short stories.

I have been blogging fiction for ten years, written about LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF CHARACTERS.... and been mistaken for everything from a serial killer, to a Futuristic Pig from Space (which my girlfriend encouraged, but that had to do more with slobbery than any snout, hoofs, or a future), to ... well... Funny, when I was young, I would have judged a write by his characters, too....

the new book taking shape... GANGSTA GENERAL X.... more top secret shit in here than I have read anywhere...

I will bow for no man, and I will ask no man to bow for me.

Gangsta Gnl X --- THE ANTI-KING.

The oddest part of people disbelieving my story is that I actually hide the most incredible stuff...

"We have to destroy our ignorance, or our ignorance will destroy us."

Jonathon Jackson

we are at war TODAY
people are dying
our blood is in the sand
their blood is in the sand
we must never forget WE ARE AT WAR
not for one gorgeous

I would never have ended up doing all this, if I hadn't struck a cord with a lot of people in 07 when I said that if the Republicans tried to steal a third election, we were going to need to revolt. A lot of people got interested, and the military guys were behind it. There were powerful people who thought Bush had totally subverted Democracy and they were pissed in the intellgence community, underground... then once I had these people together, and realized the power, we loosely stayed together, though some were jailed, and others died.

The CIA can be okay. Actually they kind of like me. Some of them. I came to their aide once when they asked outright, because it saved some lives. Twice now, I guess. They owe me too. There is a reason they kept me alive. I was a big hit first with soldiers, and navy people up at the base. They loved my stoner radio show on the net, where we did all this violent, comedy, and did everything we could to tell the troops we were there for them, and thinking about them.. etc.... to the point people thought I supported the war, but I was supporting a bunch of people caught in the same bad situation my uncles and dad were in --war.

I hide nothing,... because this odd organization of people I work with needs a voice.   MOST OF THE OTHERS HAVE BEEN SILENCED..  AS MANY STORIES ARE... I have challenged them in ways that my words that no word I could ever write will compare with.   When they told me to make up books in my head, but never write them down... I responded by putting out a book about this, and others that tell the same tale in ways, and yet others to come that have much more than I even released.  They made all my activities classified, it is a crime for my friends in the media to talk about me. They would lose everything at this point,though they used to talk about me all the time on different tv shows.

NO SOCIETY CAN SURVIVE WITH OUR DISPARITY OF WEALTH between the great many and the few ... NONE HAS BEFORE... You can tell why by the fire that burns in your gut when you read the news.

Gangsta General X

the CIA told me way back on 08 that they had stopped three attempts on my life over some shit I did... and I am the reason they slapped up cameras all over my hood, making Chicago the second most camera covered CITY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. You do not know my strange history yet... people confuse me for a normal person because I am on Facebook... but actually, if you want to get a message out across the world, to various intelligence agencies and friends who might be endangered by being associated with you, facebook is great... harder to trace, simply by virtue that any fool can come on and talk to me on facebook, and those who do are ALMOST always innocents who know nothing about my true activities, or past failures and successes... I hope you will stick around my work long enough to get a handle on this, because it takes books to explain. A few days even of writing, taken out of context of the fuller narrative of my life, just makes me look like a lying fool, with a madness of one sort or another... which is a pretty good way of describing a fiction writer.

Nietzsche is another writer you will never GET IT if you don't understand him. THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS GIVES AN AGNOSTIC VIEW OF HOW RELIGION DEVELOPS... I could not sleep for THREE DAYS after I read this book... and have never been the same. NO... HE DID NOT INSPIRE HITLER.. HE LIKED JEWS.. that was his sister... look it up. He does not deserve this slander.

This book explains how human and ape behavior are remarkably similar. THE TRUE ETHICS OF SIMIANS IS ON DISPLAY. I consider this one of the five books that you need to read to understand the world. Without this intelligence, you will NEVER GET IT.


yOU IDIOTS HURT THE PRESIDENT AND CITIES WILL BURN. Think the Martin King Luther assassination riots time a thousand.... and you will be close.

This is a life changing book... here it is for free. READ THE SECTION ON WHAT LITERACY DID TO HIS MIND... this man shows the PROCESS OF WAKING UP.... YOU ALWAYS HEAR -- WAKE UP--- HERE IS A MAN WHO DID, AND WENT ON TO GREATNESS.

I just don't know what to believe, beyond the Golden Rule, pretty much... because i know everyone agrees on this one, and we can all gather around it like a fire and be warmed.

When my mother was president of the URW, bastards like this were out in the crowds trying to get protester's involved in violence. Nothing of the sort ever transpired at the event's she took us to. They were basically huge picnics with speeches and then a march. Reagan about killed her spirit. About killed mine. This book is good reading for any radical. LIBYA, WISCONSIN...ALL OVER THEY TRY THIS.

Amazon.com: Confessions of a Union Buster (9780517583302): Marty Jay Levitt, Terry Conrow: Books
I was being bugged and all I could think to do with the oppurtunity was totally fuck with the spies. Ranting about doing despicable things to the asshole of bush lite and family and then torturing him, until he begged me to kill them all. Total Johnny Pain comedy stuff....but he could nothing about it because I WAS ILLEGALLY BUGGED...GOD THAT WAS FUN.

Gangsta Gnl X
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    • John Scott Ridgway TRUE STORY. Ever see a Family Guy show where he has Jesus come on stage and start bitching at Bush, and the narrator says Boy I would Like to See that...." He was making a sly reference. Thank you always Seth. Loved the live show... come to Chicago Again Soon.
      18 hours ago · 

    • John Scott Ridgway I played Jesus on the Radio Show, and write a blog Waking Up Jesus in the voice of Jesus. http//wakingupjesus.blogpsot.com This is basically the first drafts that became the book, and other poems not in the book, that will be the new volumn

 "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." - Abraham Lincoln




ZEDAN has suffered for his work... tortured, jailed and deported. He has lived with his blood on the line for years. Please get to know him. He is on his way to being a world wide force in politics. Well published Journalist. HE is secular, feminist, and believes in a peoples government. I respect and honor this man's mind, spirit, and intellect -- which is rare for me.


I am so sick of war. My heart is sick over how long these soldiers are being kept in combat zones. Vietnam was nine months in, and you were out. And those scars run pretty deep with some, killed others, and hurt bad enough with others to drive them to drugs and drink, suicide. But these new vet's,they have the highest rate of homelessness of any war era. Some of this is the economy, but a lot of it is re-adjustment problems. THE ARMED FORCES DOCTORS ARE CLAIMING THAT VET'S WHO SUFFERED PSYCHIC SCARS HAD A PRE-EXISTING PERSONALITY BEFORE THEY ENTERED THE ARMY AND WILL NOT GIVE THEM DISABILITY.... YET, THEY PASSED ALL THE TESTS TO GET IN THE ARMY... SO THEY COULD NOT HAVE HAD THIS PERSONALITY ORDER THEN... THIS IS A MOCKERY OF JUSTICE AND SOME POLITICIANS NEEDS TO CORRECT IT... VET'S HAVE DIED OVER THIS, AND GONE TO JAIL FOR DEMANDING DENIED TREATMENT WITH A SHOTGUN -- oh, I could go on and on. 

The internet is just like when the printing press was developed and Western Churches lost their hold on the common person's mind, because they suddenly could read the bible themselves, rather than a few priests who were more intent on keeping power and making money than providing salvation. The church of the modern man, where we get our clues.
 The further we turn to the open forum of the internet, the better off the common person will be. The problem here, as when the printing press developed, is that for humans, 'belief' is a psychic phenomena, that does not need one damn fact to exist. So, more idea, more lies, more manipulation, more predators.


the government is claiming soldiers had A PRE-EXISTING PERSONALITY DISORDER... when they ask for medical help, and help supporting their families. This is some nebulous diagnosis that is meaningless in most cases, but these doctors are pressured to do this, and cannot be blamed that much. I tend to forgive soldiers for what they were ordered to do, when the consequences are getting shot and jailed for disobeying because I am not hypocrite... I know what I would do if I signed on for an army...

Your children's children
will one day ask you
what you did
to stop the polluted decay
they will see all around them


Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. Never heard of it. That is because the U.S. Senate hasn’t yet passed it but the Obama government is trying to get it passed before the Egyptian revolution, for Change, Liberty and Social Justice lands on U.S. soil. The Violent

These politicians have for too long been able to make unpopular decisions, then go back to the bubble of luxury they live in and not give a shit about who they hurt. This is why I recommend making all of this shit personal... picket their houses, but also their children, businesses, mistresses, even the place they get their groceries if you have to. You make sure they know it is personal... unions do this.
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    • John Scott Ridgway In one strike in Toledo, the Unions waited until the wives of management were at Grocery stores, then surrounded them with other carts, and told them to tell their husband to stay home the next day. Worked like a charm.
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    • John Scott Ridgway I feel the same way about bankers, and predatory corporate types. Especially them, actually, since they are much easier to get at than politicians, who can take it better than most, because they have had to learn to live with hate from their opponents.


      I was interviewed for the Tribune at an Earnest Hemingway Festival in the suburbs, mostly because me and my school chum were the only alternative dressed people there... We told the reporter we were writers ourselves, but we were only there to take notes for how we wanted our own parades to be. At first, I made it out like I did not even know who Hemingway was (which the reporter left out), but then I made some glowing statement about Hemingway, that I still believe. His prose style effects every writer in america, actually. Well, he actually got that famous prose style by being smart enough to make a famous poet his editor, who told him not to use DESCRIPTIVE WORDS, just describe the action. THAT IS NO EXACTLY WHAT EVERY REPORTER DOES, BUT THIS WAS NOT THE SYLE BEFORE THE POET POUND MADE THIS CHANGE....


      I am VERY ANNOYING to some people. In a way that has ended up my job because I care about politics, though I hate it. I am an actor and a performer because I LOVE HAVING AN AUDIENCE LAUGHING THEIR ASS OFF AT A READING... I have been writing long enough to have comedy that really works. And no one really knows my stories, so it is not like I am some famous comedian who cannot use all his old material. I can so far always use my best... Lucky... but I would prefer the other some days...

      Thank you for saying I am not annoying to you. I have great, great friends in the world, who would agree with you at times... but I like best that I am often described as a gentleman and a scholar... which is certainly my aspiration, though I do not always live up to it. But with my friends, I would never raise my voice, get annoyed, or be anything except kind, usually... because in my family, there were a bunch of boys... and you simply did not get to raise your voice without consenquences -- because as soon as yelling started, there was fighting. So I don't yell unless I am in a fight.... and then I scream just to fuck with whoever is attacking me. Works well. Scream and act like you just love fighting... people think you are nuts. Even tough guys are afraid of NUTS.

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.

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