Bad or baddest, neither stands alone...or at all. If the endless pursuit of an impossible dream works for you, we might talk...but the odds are strong against it. 

                  Ideals exist. Optimism exists.Fearlessness...exists.

        Beyond the Orwellian present there is reality pushing back against the deliberately divided, deluded masses. The smell of death. We hardly pause, conditioned to body counts...nearly daily mass assaults on our well managed entrapped collective psyche...a steady stream of lies and disinformation. Decades of it now, coming to a conclusion. Report or no report, the evidence is damming and unnoticed amidst the chaos. 

           Finally to emerge, or to be forever chained to shit mountain? 

        My father’s flag...the one kids believed in, crafted kids hidden from the truth of their origin stories;   genocide, slavery, persecution, propaganda, patriotism...ignorance, greed, anger hate, and revenge. 

        No one person can survive this gauntlet intact alone. Most get lost somewhere in the above. The work is never done. The work will never be done. Chapters close, reports are filed, but the floors will always have to be washed and decks scrubbed.

                        God bless those rotten sons of bitches. 

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Comment by koshersalaami on March 23, 2019 at 8:14am

Such is government and politics. The work is never done, the work is never clean, but so much of it is necessary.

Comment by J.P. Hart on March 23, 2019 at 11:08am

A really bizarre turn the other cheek was President Reagan's reaction to the suicide truck bombing of the Beirut Embassy:1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut
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DescriptionThe April 18, 1983, United States embassy bombing was a suicide bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 63 people, including 17 Americans. The victims were mostly embassy and CIA staff members, but also included several U.S. soldiers and one U.S. Marine Security Guard. Wikipedia
Start date: April 18, 1983
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Total number of deaths: 63 (+1 suicide bomber)
Attack type: Suicide attack
Non-fatal injuries: 120
Perpetrators: Islamic Jihad Organization (claimed responsibility), Hezbollah (court finding)

Comment by moki ikom on March 23, 2019 at 7:40pm

The "Perpetrators: ... Hezbollah " allegation applied to this April 1983 Beruit bombing /\ you're citing never was more than an unproved allegation than was the same allegation made toward the perpetrators of the October 1983 Beruit bombing:

While Israeli analyst Shimon Shapira points the finger at Hezbollah and Iran, they have all continued to deny any involvement in any of the bombings.[12] Furthermore, there is no consensus Hezbollah was actually formed at the time of bombing.[13]

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Comment by moki ikom on March 23, 2019 at 8:15pm

" ... crafted kids hidden from the truth of their origin stories."

Shortly before Spring '68 when I graduated out high school, my being a "crafted kid" were not a word combination i associated with myself though a kid that's certainly what i was, "hidden from the truth" of almost everything that i didn't experience directly through my own eyes, ears and touch... the true origin of, true nature of the nation about which my public education was fundamentally disinforming me was definitely an example of my being hid from the truth.  Even for being the naive kid i was at the time i did at seventeen yo very much have the sense, unverbalized as it then was, that i was crafted meat most suitable for our terrorUSt$' meat grinder in Vietnam.  The truth of my nation's purpose for me was infinity more clear than the truth of my nation's origin.  Luckily i could see one truth that was near devoid of words without seeing the other 'truth' that was a void filled to bursting with words which subsequent years of distillation have revealed were virtually nothing but lies.

Comment by J.P. Hart on March 23, 2019 at 11:41pm

m i~
Simple math, contemporaneous modus operandi, Tehran to Tel Aviv: 985 mi--Tehran to say, Baltimore: 5849 mi. no?

Joe and Crazy Janey S&P have been numbed out by diversity and no doubt there's that loud bar voice knee-jerking about welfare queens, own house in order, folk!grandpa plowed 4 acres b4 sunrise, war zone in every city so watch your tires, stay with the group-mine's licensed, soin-bitch can shred a phone book @50 yards, hate speech hate crimes, hugely lopsided militaristic lopsided budgets, high school football couches earning more per annum than the next 500 educators, contra 'facts' to each and every lore of carnage, sick connivers...earlier I found enlightenment over on V.L. Stephens...kind sir: at least its not January '68. Also, do you hear from Reverend Jesse Jackson? Have you reviewed Spike Lee's Chi-Raq? m i~do you do anything for relaxation other than write well:}

Comment by Robert B. James on March 24, 2019 at 10:45pm

Not math wiz, percentages ok.

I’m real good at waiting. I wait. No longer hurrying up to wait...just waiting. I say waiting is my strong suit. Most shit takes care of itself.  

Waiting is an art form. I was real good at holding my breath too, back in the day. Practiced while I was waiting. I can wait for others too, but prefer not to. I like it when people show up on time. I’m waiting now for 2020. I might make it. I’m not holding my breath: I’m good but not that good. 

Comment by J.P. Hart on March 24, 2019 at 11:26pm

Often at such junction, someone or another mentions 1,000 Years of Solitude, On the Beach, or The Road...There probably is such as overread, underfed.

Holy Moses...!:}

Comment by Robert B. James on March 26, 2019 at 9:27pm

Overfed and read nothing...not even the calories on the menu, cheating does not end at the first hole, your honor. I wait your reply, as my vocabulary goes from worse to wurst....old age makes the right words impossible to recover, old age and ten concussions, do that math...add decades of debaucheirie, shake....serve over crushed mice. 

Comment by Robert B. James on March 26, 2019 at 9:29pm

Thanks to all readers and commenters ! 

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