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by Patricia Spork
Racism is coup for racist people…
festering boils in societies…
oozing, gushing slime of
fascists, socialists and communists
meeting personal and political agendas.
Racism is horrific colorific of skin hues,
for abstract confrontations:
black against white,
white against red,
red against brown,
brown against yellow,
…vice-versus, crisscross, etc., etc.
Ass-backwards color scheme!
Racism is lies:
lies, for mind coloration;
lies, for fawning followers;
lies, for pawning militants;
lies, for instigating race wars;
lies…enslaving lies, for enslaving lives.
Lies, lies, lies…for dying!
Racism is a crutch for hunkered downers:
those, who option out of being color-blind;
those, masters…stirring the racial cauldron;
those…deviants wanting power…
wanting to hunker others down.
Down into graves!
Racism is up, down, side-by-side,
a vortex of murderous emotion…
thriving to spill blood
(more than likely of mixed races);
the coup de grace providing nails in coffins
and tears for sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers.
For the sane…is this not reason enough to be color-blind?
“Racism Reasoning” Copyright 2012 Patricia Spork, All Rights Reserved Worldwide
Some people, like me, notice communism embedding in our society. More U.S. citizens need to be alerted to the fact, so I provide this link: “‘Communism Doesn’t Work’: Chilling Video Warning To America From East German Survivor”.
After watching the video, similarities arise about what is occurring in our country as to East Germany under communism: government controls manufacturing (started here with a car manufacturing plant); controls banking practices (mandates loans, mortgages and foreclosures, ); and is implementing a nationwide healthcare program.
Also, food, education and alternative medicine choices are being attacked. Communists want to control agriculture, so they need and will try to take our property. Communists want to raise our children to their way of thinking by eliminating homeschooling, since their propaganda can be taught (and, my opinion, is being taught) to our children in public schools. Young adults are being indoctrinated into communism by educators in colleges; now, some of these students are pawns in the OWS [Occupy Wall Street] movement. Communists don’t want you healing yourselves with alternative medicines, since they prefer your dollars going to prescription medicines, of which, they, too, govern.
Countrymen and women…we are puppets, continually being manipulated by communists and socialists in authoritative positions. Our whole way of life is being scrutinized and reformed. We are victims to progressing communism. Can’t you see? Communists want us living in a “sustainable” way…their way!
Seeds of communism were planted years ago. Those seeds have become weeds in our freedom-loving society. How do we stop from becoming one of the weeds?
If we don’t stop the spread of communism, stop the planters, we will be enslaved in a “collective” society. We will be nothing more than labor mules for a dictator. That’s if we’re lucky. If we do not conform ( be “reeducated”), we can be killed. If we are a burden – considered of no use to this society – we can be eliminated. We will be minnows to sharks.
Like a snake, communism’s body slithers among us. Whatever concerned citizens have been doing, legally, to stop this serpent, is not working.
Our Constitution seems but discarded toilet paper for the communist-minded. Our individual rights seem but wastes being flushed away. Our religious beliefs seem but feces in the face of communism.
Yes, our way of life is poisoned by the venomous injection of communism.
So, how do we stop communism?
Confront communism, head-on!
That doesn’t mean take up arms and revolt, but rather, be boldly opinionated and take strong actions to hinder the communistic cesspool sprawl. Hindrance can lead to stoppage. Plug the drain, so to say.
I’m not ingrained by communism, so I’m not like one of weeds infesting this nation. And I’m not like a minnow, to flee or succumb to the sharks. I’m more like an eagle…an eagle that would grasp a poisonous snake and crush its slithery body; then, chomp its head off.
Hopefully, communism can be crushed before our republic is totally dominated by it. For that to happen, we must stand together…peacefully or aggressively…whatever it takes.
I love to doodle, so doodled an eagle and snake, then scanned and digitally manipulated and enhanced using photo editing software. “Stop Communism” Copyright 2012 Patricia Spork artwork (further below) inspired this blog post. Think I’ll use image as background here. If you like the picture and you’re not a “commie” or socialist, you’re welcome to download the image to your computer and use it for Non-Commercial Personal Use Only as long as it’s not used in slanderous, libelous or pornographic way.
Anyhoo, ranted long enough. More fun things to do now, so outta here…
Stay free, stay strong!
You Are Still…
You are still the man I met,
years ago, when young…
inviting smile, mischievous eyes,
and shoulders baring all.
You are still the caring man,
through all I’ve put you through…
of tantrums, doldrums, spending sprees,
and many health issues.
You are still the spirited man,
aging in fine grace;
holding hands and sharing hearts
as time allows us living space.
You are still the man I love…
the man who shares my life;
the man who now…and always will…
be my Valentine.
“Your Are Still…” Copyright 2012 Patricia Spork
Loss of Internet privacy…disgusting!
Internet privacy started disappearing the first time I sent an internal company e-mail (over 20 years ago) and accessed the Internet (15 or more years ago), especially once I started blabbing about my personal life. But at those times, who knew what was to occur in the following years.
Recently, visited YT and saw G+ accounts above my YT subscriptions, I spit and sputtered in a rage and closed the YT account. Then, closed my G feed burner account stopping blog post e-mails. Wish to close my GM account, but yet, no suitable email service to take it’s place. So, I’ll stay there…for now.
Actually, I see no way of stopping the stripping of my privacy…little by little, and faster and faster. I blame intrusive, subjecting government officials for making me electronically nude before them and others. I also blame them for attempting to censor what I (and others of like mind) think about their ongoing attempt for – what appears to be – total control and subjugation of our society, online and off. Makes me sick!
How did we, in the U.S., allow this to happen? How can we stop this from continuing?
Well, for me, it’s by banishing the fear of losing anymore privacy (Really, what more is there to lose?) and stating my opinions, closing accounts to prove my frustrations with certain processes, signing petitions that I believe in, and voting to rid our government of those that deem to enslave us in a society created for their betterment, not ours.
If these personal opinions mark me as a domestic terrorist, then so be it. But let it be known….I AM NOT A TERRORIST! I am a patriotic citizen of the United States of America. So, I unite with other citizens to echo concerns. May our opinions (peaceful resistance) result in positive changes that benefit our nation, and ultimately, the world.
F.Y.I. Domain and Category Changes…but first…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As with any new year, resolutions are made and changes occur. Radical changes are being made to this blog, especially since I deleted several domain accounts and transferred others to another domain name register.
So, no longer using eBookMouse, Digital Frolic, LifeArtz, Loss Sucks, Resell Ebooks Buzz, SporkBinge or Sporkette Gazette as category names. (Writers and Musicians: Find your interviews in the Sporkette category.)
Enjoy the New Year!
Blessings to All,
“Fawn Fog” Copyright 2011 Patricia Spork is a series of my horse images, of which, I share a few with you further below.
“Fawn” (a.k.a. “Fartin’ Fawn“) is a roan mare we’ve had for years. She is a pigeon-toed sweetie-babe subject to photo-taking abuse from me. LOL! Recently, seeings dogs and horses misted by early morning fog had me grab my cheap digital camera and take a few pictures. I started shooting the horses, but by time got to dogs, fog was lifting. That same day, I did my “digital frolic” by enhancing and manipulating some of the photographs using photo editing software. Fun, fun!
Sad and bad news daily fogs the mind in objectionable ways, so today, figured I’d give your ‘ol fogged mind (and mine) a bit of fogged serenity with “Fawn Fog“. The first image is a reduced version of original vertical shot, showing Fawn’s full body. I cropped original to a horizontal image keeping Fawn’s head and upper body as main subject. From there, wound up with “Fawn Fog V Dark“ (painted effects) and “Fawn Fog V Light” (V Dark lightened with additional blur effects). All images Copyright 2011 Patricia Spork.
Free download: Right click on images below to save each to your computer for Non-Commercial Personal Use Only [NCPUO] as long as you do not resize, manipulate or enhance any image in any way and you credit each image with it’s title and my copyright notice, and do not use any image in libelous, slanderous or pornographic way. Any question about these rights or others, contact me. Thanks.
Have a serene day or night!
Going Off the Deep End…and Peanut Butter
Many of my friends and family think I’m going off the deep end, meaning they think I’m crazy, wacko, out-of-my-mind, paranoid, etc., etc., etc. Why? Because I keep trying to wake them to the fact that things could get worse in our country than ever imagined, and that they should prepare for the worst by stocking up on food, water and more.
Some folks might call me a “prepper”, although, I’m only doing what I’ve done for years and years…stocking for emergency reasons, like when we were without electricity for seven days due to an ice storm and without running water when the pipes froze, and when normal income was disrupted due to lack of work hours or lay-offs. Now though, I’m more extreme in the efforts because of possible economic collapse or Electromagnetic Pulse [EMP] caused from a solar flare or nuclear weapons. Natural disasters, like floods, earthquakes or tornadoes could occur. This year, the Texas drought caused water shortages and wild fires. Thankfully, we were not affected by the fires. Sadly, quite a few Texans lost much to flames.
Heck, a fire or tornado could wipe out everything stocked thus far, which isn’t a great amount; yet, having the small stockpile is a great stress reliever, especially since prices continue to rise and I’m saving money in the long run. And it’s always nice to know that if nothing were needed for my family, then the extra items could be used to help others in need.
Mentioning needs…if you need peanut butter, now’s the time to stock up. Peanut yield is low due to the drought. Peanut butter prices are expected to rise up to 40%. I’ll be hitting the store soon. Gotta have my peanut butter! Plus, a few cans of nuts. Hmmm…guess you could add “nutty” to the list of terms used to describe my state of mind. LOL!
Anyhoo, if you’re not aware, become aware…and prepare.
Last year (2010), observing how our economy continued to decline, I began preparing for its collapse. Economical collapse…something unthinkable, huh, or so you may have thought until this year (2011)…that’s if you’re keeping abreast of current events.
This year, in March, Japan had tsunami and nuclear tragedies, emotionally effecting many people worldwide. Even though I’ve always stayed up with current events (especially since 9/11/01), after what happened in Japan, I devoted more time to alternative media, since mainstream media, in my personal opinion, did not cover Japan appropriately.
As a matter of fact, to me, mainstream media hid facts, especially facts about radiation fallout in the United States and elsewhere around the world. Why? Well, I believe mainstream media is somehow government controlled, and our “Federal Family” apparently does not wish to frighten the public. And, to me, Japan’s government apparently did not wish to frighten their public about the true spread of radiation in their country.
What we don’t know won’t hurt us, right?
Tell that to Japanese children now having heart attacks and thyroid problems.
Anyhoo, in May, rather than keeping up with this blog, time on the computer became delegated to reading articles and watching videos online about everything happening in the world and solar system that could affect my family and me. To let you know, I even let Twitter time decline, which my visits there have always been for relaxation…kind of like how some people relax by watching television or playing video games.
Yet, as chaos continues to escalate in the U.S. and abroad, I feel its my duty to share things that concern me as a wife, mother, grandmother and American citizen. So, I’ll continue to research and observe, not just for me, but for you, too. As I become aware (and prepare), I hope to help you become aware…and prepare.
T.J. Banks Interview first published online at Sporkette Gazette – February 21, 2010 – Volume 5, Issue 2.
…Being a prestigious “cat writer”, this new direction in writing from T.J. Banks is a pleasant surprise.
More Interview Excerpts:
SPORKETTE: What prompted you to write the fiction romance novel A Time for Shadows?
T.J. BANKS: I’d always been haunted by my grandmother’s story about Max, the brother she’d lost in WWI. Something about the way she told the story stayed with me; in fact, it doesn’t take much for me to transport myself back in time to the afternoon she told me the story while we were sitting under the big willow tree at the old farm. She had loved that older brother of hers very much – so much so that she didn’t rest easy about him till many years later, when she finally got a chance to visit the cemetery, in France, where he was buried. My aunt, who was with her, says she put her hand on the grave – much as Iris does at one point in the book – and murmured, ‘It’s dry.’ Apparently, my grandmother had nightmares for years about his having been buried in a water-logged grave because it was so close to the coast. Anyway, Max’s story led to the writing of Shadows, although that story obviously plays only a small part in the book.
SPORKETTE: Why did you choose World War I for the novel’s time period?
T.J. BANKS: I’ve always been fascinated by WWI…and not just because of my great-uncle’s tragedy. Some incredibly powerful literature came out of that war: Wilfred Owen’s and Siegfried Sassoon’s poetry; Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth; and Robert Graves’ Good-bye to All That.
And literature aside…let’s not forget that this was a war unlike a war anyone had ever seen before. None of the old rules of warfare applied anymore. It was the last war that cavalry was used and the first that saw chemical warfare, ambulances and airplanes being made use of. And it changed the psychic landscape of a generation.
I had a history professor who emphasized how all the Victorian ideas of science and progress were obliterated during the trench warfare and men were ‘reduced to living like moles in the earth.’
Last, but not least, the Second World War came out of the badly made peace of the First. Had that peace been more equitable, there might not have been a socio-economic climate for Hitler to flourish in. You cannot understand WWII fully without studying WWI.
SPORKETTE: What is your favorite fact blended into A Time For Shadows, and why?
T.J. BANKS: I’d have to say the use of Francis Derwent Wood, the British sculptor who came up with the electroplated masks for disfigured men. It was really the beginning of plastic surgery as we know it today.
The masks were, as historian Lyn Macdonald points out, ‘temporary affairs that would last a few years at most, but they helped,’ and ‘[f]rom behind one of Captain Derwent Wood’s masterpieces, a disfigured man could look the world in the face knowing that the world could look back at him without shuddering.’
I was fascinated by a mind like Derwent Wood’s…one that could come up with such a creative solution to such a seemingly unsolvable problem. So, he had to go into the book.
SPORKETTE: Why did you add a supernatural animal character to A Time For Shadows?
T.J. BANKS: I like a good ghost story. I also have an ‘office cat,’ Hawkeye, who kept me company during the writing of the book, so it seemed only natural to give him a part in it. Hawkeye’s asking for royalties now.
Seriously, though, I came across a number of WWI photos and postcards that showed enlisted men fussing with cats and kittens that had strayed into the camps and trenches – drawn by the rats, no doubt – and stayed on as mascots. I even found a postcard showing a tabby [cat], named Togo, ‘on watch’ inside one of the guns of the Dreadnought – an incredibly powerful British battleship. Togo was listed on the card as ‘the pet of the Dreadnought.’ So you might say there’s a historical basis for Hawkeye in the book.
SPORKETTE: What type friendship do you believe transpired between your characters, Dawn Kailey (unemployed journalist) and Iris MacCurdy (retired school teacher, once a WWI Red Cross nurse)?
T.J. BANKS: I think that it gradually becomes a surrogate mother-daughter relationship, with Dawn standing in for Iris’ absent daughter, Lucy. And, remember, Dawn starts out much as young Iris did, as an introspective outsider without ties to anyone. So, in a very real sense, they parallel each other.
SPORKETTE: Of your characters, whose war-time friendship do you like best in A Time For Shadows, and why?
T.J. BANKS: That’s easy…her [Iris MacCurdy] friendship with the Australian soldier, Tim Skinner. He’s based on my late husband, Tim Spooner, who died in a car accident in 1995. Tim is always there for Iris; in fact, we last see him as a funny, slightly crotchety, utterly loyal old man, who has hurried down to see his old friend because he knows she needs him. And I love that because my Tim was only 34 when he died, and in my book, he gets to live out his life…he gets to be old. And, for the record, the real Tim could do a pretty mean Australian accent.
SPORKETTE: How do you hope A Time For Shadows affects readers?
T.J. BANKS: I hope that people will be moved by it…that while reading it, they will forget that these characters are just characters…same as I did, while writing about them. I think that’s what any writer hopes for.
And I also hope that the book will inspire people to pay more attention to the First World War, which really has – to borrow a phrase – become ‘this half-buried war.’ And it’s much too important to be written off like that.
T. J. Banks is the author of A Time for Shadows, Catsong, Souleiado, and Houdini, a novel for young adults which the late writer and activist Cleveland Amory enthusiastically branded ‘a winner.’ Catsong, a collection of her best cat stories, was the winner of the 2007 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award. A Contributing Editor to laJoie, she has received writing awards from the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), ByLine and The Writing Self. Her writing has been widely anthologized, and she has worked as a columnist, a stringer for the Associated Press and an instructor for the Writer’s Digest School. She is currently writing a blog called ‘Sketch People ,’ a series of interviews with interesting folks doing interesting stuff.