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Tax The Bastards or Cease to Exist!

 

I made the mistake of reading an article titled "How The Super Rich Do Disney" before bed last night and couldn't sleep a wink; I kept waking up wondering, "Why do they need their own private Disney Land?" Isn't ours good enough for them? 

 

I am not sure why it bothered me so much, but it did.  I mean, I've learned to accept the facts that they don't go to the same prisons as we do for committing the same crimes we do, nor do they drive on the same roads as we do by building expensive tollways that lead to their gated communities... but a private f*(king Disney Land?   

Here are the details:  the secret Disney Experience cost around $33,000.00 a day, and is based on the travels of Mr. Walt Disney himself.  Yes, the sexist, racist Walt Disney, just ask Meryl Streep; but then, what white guy wasn't a racist in 1952?  And get this, they were allowed alcohol too from the beginning which wasn't available to the rest of us until until 2019.

Now, the reason this fact kept me up last night wasn't that they have this privilege, but that it is more proof that they are setting up a private world for after the bottom falls out of the economy for the rest of us; and trust me, it will.  Every economist not being paid by Fox News or Citi-Bank Consortium knows that the rich can't continue owning 99% of the wealth while the rest of us quibble over the measly 1% that trickles out their excesses in the form of a luxury tax.  The system is designed to fail.  And instead of preventing this from happening by giving up a portion of their wealth -- which will never happen -- they are willing to let the world around them crash while they watch in comfort from behind the scenes.  

Shit, I've told you before about their private space program to fly them away to their luxury space stations when it gets really bad.  What do you think cryptocurrency is really about?  Cryptocurrency is a place to keep their money safe from the rest of us when they start their own 1% government.  It's not a Republican/Democrat thing.  It's not a white/black thing. It is the rich keeping us down.  Period. 

Wake up, tax the bastard or cease to exist.  Even Jesus knew this when he said, "Give to Caesar What Is Caesars."  Jesus knew without the rich paying their share, society would fail.  

Enough said, tax the bastards or cease to exist.

   

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 And, in case you missed it, here's some words I wrote regarding December 12th a few years ago. 

 

 
 
Guglielmo Marconi



On this day in 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him then the curvature of Earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less.  The message--simply the Morse code for s-- traveled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada.  That successful endeavor aroused widespread interest in Marconi and his wireless company and won him worldwide fame.


Mae West
 
A few years after that on this day in 1937, sex symbol Mae West was invited to perform her usual shtick of purring enticements and double entendres on radio's Chase & Sanborn Hour, a weekly variety show broadcast on Sunday nights.  Playing a seductive Eve in one sketch, and flirting with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's wooden sidekick, Charlie McCarthy, in another, the sultry actress delivered as bawdily as might be expected.  At one point, for example, she reminded the puppet that he had already kissed her in her apartment.  "I got marks to prove it," she said.  "An' splinters, too."

NBC had approved the script, but when a coordinated protest by the Legion of Decency and other morality Christian groups erupted, the network immediately disowned the star and declared her an "unfit radio personality."  n a spineless attempt to shift the blame, network executives claimed West took the script they had found acceptable to unexpected levels of indecency by the way she delivered her lines.  Subsequently, even the mention of her name was banned on NBC radio.  Fortunately, there were more reasonable observers, like the Chicago Daily News, which excoriated the network's cowardice in an editorial:

"NBC and the commercial sponsors of the program knew Mae West.  They knew her technique.  They'd heard her and seen her.  They coached her in rehearsals.  But when the public protests swamped them they pretended they had Mae all mixed up with Mary Pickford or Shirley Temple."



 

The Noble Peace Prize 2021

So it is the day for the Noble Peace Prize, December 10th.  Each year I wait to see who win's the great award.  This year... wait for it...  Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression; that's right, that thing that allows me to blog to you a few times a week... well, at least in theory, for if I were to tell you how I really feel about things... wait, I do... silly me, we are lucky to still have our freedoms that they don't in countries like the Philippines and of course, Donald Trumps: Russia. 

Ressa, 58, a former CNN bureau chief in the Philippines, and Rappler, the news site she founded in 2012, have faced multiple criminal charges and investigations after publishing stories critical of President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody drugs war.  Yet, she keeps writing. 

And, equally as impressive, the other winner, Muratov is the founder and editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, one of Russia’s last big newspapers to regularly criticize President Vladimir Putin, and which has reported extensively on government corruption in the country.

Both of these journalist are fighting against governments that use lies and fake news to keep in power... sound familiar?  Yes, like our very own Fox News. 

Okay, here's some fun facts about the Nobel Prize:

The award, given every year on December 10, is supposed to recognize the very best in human accomplishment in various fields of endeavor.  Giants like Einstein, Mandela, Churchill, and Curie have all been named Nobel laureates.  But so have some vastly less deserving fold who, by virtue of winning the Nobel, gave the prestigious prize a bit of a black eye.  Among them:

Fritz Haber

  Fritz Haber, 1918, chemistry, for the synthesis of ammonia from nitrogen in the air.  Thanks to Haber's discovery, which allowed for the development of industrial fertilizers, the world became far better fed.  Yet this immensely beneficial contribution to mankind was made well before World War I, by which time the chemist was redirecting his creative energy toward something his own wife condemned as "perversion of the ideals of science" and  "a sign of barbarity, corruption the very discipline which ought to bring new insights into life" -- the annihilation of Germany's enemies on the battlefield with poisonous gas.

Antonio Egas Moniz

Antonio Egas Moniz, 1949, medicine, for pioneering the lobotomy.  Besides the fact that this radical brain procedure turned many patients -- including President John F. Kennedy's sister Rosemary-- into near zombies, there was nothing particularly inventive about the drilling holes into the skull and shoving in an instrument to disable the frontal lobes.  n fact, it was kind of medieval-- not like, say, creating the artificial heart (a feat for which Robert Jarvik was egregiously overlooked by the Nobel committee).  And when a place as oppressive and cruel as the Soviet Union bans lobotomies as "contrary to the principles of humanity," as it did in 1950, that might be taken as an indication that this monstrous procedure was bad medicine indeed.

Yasser Arafat

 

Yasser Arafat, 1994, Peace Prize (shared with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin of Israel).  Yes, it's true that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.  And certainly the Palestinian people have had plenty of legitimate beefs with Israel.  Yet when the massacre of innocents--coupled with hijackings, kidnappings, political assassinations, and other mayhem--becomes the paramount means to an end, as it did for the Palestinian leader, it tends to make a mockery of the Nobel Peace Prize--especially considering the fact that Mahatma Gandhi was never awarded one.

Myron Scholes

 

Myron Scholes and Robert Merton, 1997, economics.  Less than a year after receiving their prize, "for a new method to determine the value of derivatives," as the Nobel announcement read, the laureates' esteemed hedge fund, Long-Term Capital Management, lost $4 billion in six weeks.
(Bad Days in History, Farquhar, Michael).

(See this year's 2021 winners here.)

No conversation of the Nobel Peace Prize is complete without mentioning the year 1978.  For that is the year President Jimmy Carter somehow got Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat and  Menachem Begin together to talk and Egypt became the first Arab country to officially recognize the state of Israel. In return Egypt gained control of the Sinai PeninsulaMohamed Anwar al-Sadat and  Menachem Begin
both shared the Nobel Peace Prize that year.  It was one of the few serious hopes for peace I have seen in my lifetime.  But then....


On 6 October 1981, Sadat was assassinated during the annual victory parade held in Cairo to celebrate Egypt's crossing of the Suez Canal 

 The assassination squad was led by Lieutenant Khalid Islambouli after a fatwā (death sentence) was approved by Omar Abdel-Rahman, "The Blind Sheikh," an Egyptian Muslim leader who was arrested and convicted for the first World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. 

And of course, how can we forget 2009 when President Obama was awarded the prize for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.  Well, that's what they said, truth is it was his award for finally giving us a president of color in the most powerful nation on the planet and the hopes that presented... unfortunately the backlash was Donald Trump which given us the first terrorist attach on a US Government State since the war of 1812 when the British burned our capital. 



So It is December 8th, Let's Expand.

So it is December 8th and what a day: 
 
 
 
This day is sacred to Astraea, the star maiden, a Greek goddess of justice who chose to live among humans.  She is the virgin goddess of justice, innocence, purity and precision After Pandora's box was opened, Astraea was the last of the gods to abandon Earth.  Funny, but it does seem she comes back now and then, as for example, on this day in 2020 when the Supreme Court denied the Republican Party's bid to reverse the fair election results in Pennsylvania for no other apparent reason than too many people of color had voted, legally.  No shit, that's the only possible reason they had! 


No wonder the Republicans love them some Vladimir Putin, the king of the conservative ideas of a white country with no boundaries for the rich and voice for the poor.  
 


"I ride naked on horse with Trump, because he remind me of beautiful Russian woman."

But I digress.
 
What I want to talk about today is the Chinese news report that "China's moon rover spots a mysterious cube-shaped object...."
 
 
 
Okay, so the big news here is that just maybe the TV Ancient Aliens' stars aren't nuts after all!
 
 
 
Well, accept for David Wilcox, everyone knows he been nuts since joining the January 6th nuts who believed Donald Trump's hair is real!
 
Trump has beautiful hair, like me!

 
 Finally, on this eve of the overturning of Row vs. Wade being argued in the Supreme Court which will set women's rights back fifty years once passed, on this day in 1952 the first acknowledgement of pregnancy on an American television show occurred on the "I Love Lucy" show in an episode titled: "Lucy Is Enceinte" (the word "pregnant" was not allowed).



 

Cloud Seeding and the QAnon Quakes: Maybe things are better in China.

 

So I read today how China has a way of changing the weather by shooting chemicals into the clouds; it's called Cloud Seeding.  This CNN article says that China used it at this year's People's Party anniversary celebration in Beijing where President Xi wore his groovy Chairman Mao jumpsuit -- I so want one. 

 Supposedly the government did some Cloud Seeding to clear away the pollution by making it rain and afterwards leaving clear skies to show the earth loves Xi. 

I really want one of those suits!

Now, I heard about this from some of my conspiracy friends -- before they went QAnon and I had to get away from them for my safety -- yes, liberals like me are part of the problem in their paranoid aluminum-foil helmets. 

Al's warning about QAnon Idiots.

 

Anyway, the conspiracy friends said the governments were doing Cloud Seeding to change our DNA, or something like that.  It was a big secret.  

Well, I had to know first hand so I called my good-friend in China.  "Did you hear about Cloud Seeding?" I asked. 

Oh, "人工降雨," she said.  "That's old, we do it all the time."

"So it's not a secret?" I asked. 

"No, not at all!"

"Hmmmm," I thought, "so then what is the problem?"

To which she reminded me, "It would only be a problem if our government was doing it in secret, like the USA."

"Dang!" I exclaimed, "that's right!" 

And so fellow American's, the question is, "How long has the USA been doing it, and why are they not telling us the truth?"  

Where's my aluminum-foil hat?

~~ Dr Eso Terry



Kids With Guns Are Baby Killers and Gun Manufactures are Abortion Clinics

 


 Another senseless killing by a kid at a high school.  Funny, but the word “senseless" means different things when it comes to children with guns:  

Definition 1:  a 15 year old high school kid having access to a 9mm killing handgun is senseless because we should have laws banning the mass-production of such weapons to keep them out of the hands of children.

Definition 2: it is senseless to have gun laws, prayers afterwards will solve the problem. Jesus will protect our children if we are all Christians.

Here's a wake up call everyone:  90% of the schools in the USA are Christian, so converting a few Buddhists like me, or Muslims like many of my readers — okay, one reader that I know of (hi Fadé) — are part of the problem because it allows people to think they are doing something caring about the senseless murders when in fact they are doing nothing more than easing their greedy, conservative, acid-head minds.

Funny that we are talking about this on the eve of a major abortion case being in front of the Supreme Court at this very moment, which begs the question: what if the Anti-Abortion Activist who care so much abort the life of a child in the fetus state, actually started caring about the fetus when it went to high school.

I am not making light of the situation.  I will pray and chant for healing, but also, I will take action holding  the gun manufactures and idiot parents who don't lock up their guns from their children accountable by voting against the NRA politicians every time, no matter if they support legalizing marijuana or not.

Finally, seems to be that the true baby killers are kids with guns, the true abortion clinics are the gun manufactures.  

Okay, that it for today but have a look at my solution to this problem last time I wrote about senseless gun violence and wrote that the solution is returning to the Wild West and making people leave their guns out of Dodge City any way we can: the Wild West days!





Happy Labor Day boys and girls, good night, and fair wages for all.

 

 

In the late 1800s, many Americans toiled 12 hours a day, seven days a week, often in physically demanding, low-paying jobs. Children worked too, on farms and in factories and mines. Conditions were often harsh and unsafe.

It was in this context that American workers held the first Labor Day parade, marching from New York’s City Hall to a giant picnic at an uptown park on Sept. 5, 1882.

The America Labor movement had begun and over the next century we would see a minimum wage, 40 hour work week, child protection laws, etc..  

So my fellow humans, on this Labor Day 2021 I say: Put labor back in Labor Day.  I say this the same way some Christians say: Put Christ back in Christmas.  And just as they want to see a return to the days when Christmas was a day to honor Christ -- something I can't find in any history books, but I understand their plea -- I say, put Labor back in Labor Day.  Maybe I'm just as blind as the Christians on this one.  Maybe "Labor" never was in Labor Day.  

Thoughts for you on this Labor Day.  Happy Labor Day. 

 And on a Nichiren Buddhist note let me remind you that Nichiren Daishonin was the founder of this faith that has changed my life in so many ways, none more notable than saving my life by giving me a pain in my chest when I chanted which turned out to be my early diagnosis of lung cancer which they got in time to remove.  The doctors were all dumbfounded saying, "There is no way that that early stage of a cancer node caused you any pain."   

Nichiren established the chanting of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to the Gohonzon as the universal practice for attaining enlightenment.  The name Nichiren means sun lotus, and Daishonin is an honorific title that means great sage. 

Now you know. 

Happy Labor Day boys and girls, good night, and fair wages for all. 

-- Dr TV Boogie

My Bodhisattva Life

 In the Lotus Sutra, Bodhisattvas of the Earth are volunteers who have come to fulfill the mission to propagate the Mystic Law.  I am a volunteer.  This is my blog. 

My name is Boogie, Doctor T V Boogie that is.  I was born on a cold winter's day in an industrial city just north of Canada called Detroit Michigan.  If you ever want to win a few dollars at a bar, just ask someone to name a major US city north of Canada that is not in Alaska.  They can't.  I just did. 

 
I took religion serious from the beginning.  I prayed to Jesus but somehow never felt anything other than one of those brain freezes that you get from drinking a cold drink too fast on a hot day.  I can't tell you the first time I saw a Jesus cross, maybe because there were so many; I can, however, tell you the first Buddha statue I saw on Woodward Avenue and Nine Mile Road.  It was outside a Chinese Restaurant that we past on our way to the Five and Dime Store -- for those too young to know, before there were Dollar Stores, there were Dime Stores, which begs the question: What's next, Twenty Dollar Store?  Perhaps.  But I don't want to talk about money, I want to talk about that Buddha I saw.  I stopped and felt something.  I asked my Grandmother, "Who is that?"

"It's a Chinese Big Boy Restaurant, stay away, they cook dog meat."

 Yes, my grandparents were racially opposed to anyone who didn't have pinkish skin and round eyes, but then, they didn't like most white people either so I didn't think much of it until I got older and knew there had to be a better way, a Bodhisattva Way.  

When I was about seven or eight, there was a hit television series called Kung Fu.  All the kids loved it.  It was about this half-Chinese/half-Western man who was raised in China and came to the USA to find his lost brother during the Wild, Wild, West days.  He was a real badass, and the kids on the playground pretended to be Kung Fu by kicking each other.  I didn't understand it, I wondered, don't they see that he doesn't want to fight?  That he wants to avoid fighting and be peaceful!  That was the Kung Fu who inspired me.

I tried to fit in, but always knew I was different spiritually than those around me.  And it took years to figure out, but I eventually did, and that is what this blog is about.  


~~ Sir Dr TV Boogie, Bodhisattva of the Earth.


For Sale, My Ouija Board!

Okay, so for those of you who understand how some Esoteric Objects can protect themselves, I have an item for you.  For Sale, My Ouija Board. Happy Bidding. 

I don't normally advertise items that I sell on my withinfilm account on eBay, but today I am compelled to because, well, just because... or should I say, "...because the sky is blue... trees are green...." Dang, my bedroom poet side is showing again, sorry, back to the subject at hand. 

Around 2009 -- when I was still making bad movies -- I was walking into this thrift store and as I was entering, I thought, "There is going to be a Quija Board here."  And there was.  That's right, a Parker Brothers Glow-In-The-Dark Quija board.  And so I bought it.  Now, having been raised a Christian I thought it was Satanic so never touched it; I did, however, use it in a short film called "Empty Boxes."  That short was about a Mannequin (which is also for sale) that comes to life from the power of a Ouija board.  Yes, another terrible film by Dr TV Boogie.  

After shooting that film, I left the Quija board on the table, not sure why.  A few days later, fire, Fire, FIRE!!!  I live in a 4 Plex and so there was a bad fire which totally destroyed the 2 units beside me, as well as smoke and water damage to the unit above me.  My unit, no problem, clean as a whistle.  When I came to look at the damage a few days later, my condo smelled a little smoky, but that was it.  And in the middle of the room was that Quija board, dry, clean, and safe;  wow, Wow! WOW!

Now, the big question is, did the Quija board burn the units around me or did it just protect itself.  


 

Anyway, I have learned in my Nichiren Buddhist faith that there are evil spirits around, as well as good ones -- that's right folks, there is a Buddhist faith for the Pagan and Witches out there who want to get out of darkness and into the light of Buddha.

Maybe I should advertise the Quija Board under home security.  Hmmm....


June is gone and July is here: isn't that special.

 

July is a special month for special people for special reasons.

To begin with, July 4th is the day that the USA gained its independence from the British Empire.  Now if that isn't special, I don't know what is. 

 

Americans Revolt
 

Another special thing about July regarding my Nichiren faith, is that on July 3rd of 1945 a leader of the Soka Gakkai (Josei Toda) was released from prison after refusing to give up his Buddhist faith during the Japanese militarist authorities. 

And finally, it was in July of 1921 that Mao Zedong and a dozen other delegates gathered together in secret to form a new political party. That's right, the Chinese communist party...

 

oppsss, sorry, anytime I mention Mao Zedong my computer crashes and I get this message from the Republican Party asking for a donation?... Not sure what that means. 


That's it for today. 

June if gone and July is here.  



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