Me with my friends

Me with my friends
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bloggers are not just manly types

Dear Bloggers any-everywhere:


Hi Guys. We sure hope ya'll are gettin all the attention you want and deserve with all those opinions and grand-standing we read, but only if the things you say merits a positive response, that is.


But reading letters [i.e. Salon.com and various other sites ] on activist topics of interest, there is a distinct slant of 'talking to one another man-to-man out in public view' - with a lot of bravado, word-pushing, and shoving- some-insults around too.


It might be more valuable if Bloggers were to keep it all more constructive, healing, helpful. Sharing of information so not everyone has to do the same research is the best part of blogs, giving expertise or honest opinions elicit our interest too. And that blogging is not just being male-focused but becomes educational and relation- ship-building. We sure need more of this.


And some good humor and in-good-fun kidding, that's delightful. But the "let me set you straight, man !" tone that often prevails is a big waste of everyone's time, including the writer's. The put-downs, insult-labeling, demeaning is at least 1/2 or 1/3 of all there is to be read, sadly.


Many of the signs and signals blog writers give off is to provoke others - by being angry, oh so manly, and proudly aggressive while hoping someone will focus on their words to give them some more meaning in life, or a purpose maybe? And why are most bloggers sounding like they are males, regardless of pseudonyms used ?


Since males dont contribute to the lifeline of humans except by accident, [and they never do know for sure, do they ? ] I guess kittens and female-gendered types are the only ones who really count in this weird world we all live in. Women give do birth to what makes more of humanity, wanted or not. And some of have more than 1 gun to shoot, the metallic kind, I mean.


And dont we see as many women bravely 'protesting' and activists working for a better world? It is not at all limited to the male mentality or training or conditioning either. So why be so proud of not being a woman ? I dont comprehend this.

Well, women have even joined in the self-exploded suicide-homicide doings and even build explosives, but in other cities, no? Or is doing violence and death only a man's prerogative any more, not only male "martyrs" or ardent patriots or religious zealots sacrificing themselves for their cause.


A 'real man' does not define himself as better or different than his mother or wife or female-lover or the species that does more work without pay [including helping the mentally sick as well as others].


A real man shows his caring, courage, intelligence, and cooperative side to form communities, to create in the arts, to contribute in any field [land or intellectual/work arena] and he does not put down any other human who have not actually physically attacked and harmed him. If anyone's mother has done so, then please let us know, so we can sympathize with them, and let them use that as the excuse for their rage and their brand of self-advertising.


Blog away and enjoy it. And may we all learn from each other's weaknesses and ploys.

(C) maryjanie 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

There still are two Americas. I live in the other one. John McSame wants me to stay there

do the right thing ! but who is right ? who decides ?


Freedom is one thing you may not have unless you freely share it with everyone else
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why do we always need leadership with the "testicular fortitude" to go anywhere ?
why not use wisdom instead of fort-force instead ? or intuition ? or trust in the life flow ?

= and another story =
1 -OLD VERSION:


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.


The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.


The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.


MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!-MODERN VERSION:


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.


The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.


Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.


CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned and sickened by the sharp contrast.


How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?


Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green' everybody in the audience cries.


Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake and for Justice in today's racist society.


Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.


Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Save the Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.


The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.


An old law firm represents the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.


The ant loses the case.


The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.


The ant has disappeared in the snow.


The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of crack selling spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

now...what to do ???????

what is war?


question from about media-speak::

“what is the difference between a war protester and an ANTI war protester."

war protester = one who protests wars - any and all, not just the current one that USA utilized for govt/corptopcracacy purposes [ this is not 'the people's' war]

anti war protester = a protester who is anti-wars, none specifically mentioned.

One who identifies as being ‘anti-war’ in all cases, not necessarily a weakling.

war monger = one who monges & longs for more military-dominating wars.

war veteran = [most are] one who has earlier been assured they are powerful, superior and loyal for being sacrificed & indoctrinated as a 'soldier' or combat fodder, in return for later life benefits & pensions, plus a bit of heroic self-images interspersed for later self-identification. Also those who are militarily drafted by coercion or bribed. Those with blind alliances to their 'buddies', who can form male bonding only under life-threatening circumstances - and consisting mostly of 89% males - using the common language used by male sports teams, 'games' being a common denominator, and war-buddy bondage of men.

[also those called “insurgents”, “freedom-fighters”, “the enemy”, “rebels”, etc.]

war victims = all women, children, families, any populations from where warring military forces enter and in any areas where wars are played-out, including live animals, living vegetation, and any life around. Also those who chose to obey and enter the military life and have then been hurt are called ‘heroic wounded victims', while the other living lives are called "victims" only.

war games = military-like maneuvers & tactics and strategies decided from an elite heirarchy [some of whom have worked their way up thru years of submissive beliefs of what is patriotism, most with lengthy secure careers in the military, those who feel powerful playing real-life-destroying games, violence being integral to the allure of the FORCE arousing games. Adrenalin arousal is an integral aspect of those involved, along with illusions of power & grandiosity, labeled as “we deserve”, and “they are evil”.

war victory = an illusion and propaganda that does not count-in the real work, time, effort, suffering of the non-uniformed populations affected by the acts of uniformed military 'personnel'. It is a claim made by those who have killed and destroyed ‘the most’, as destruction is related to domination, taking over and owning others’ women, properties, and even men’s lives.

Victory is mostly a claim made by those who were most dangerous, damaging, violent and technologically-equipped to destroy everything around and all others, including civilians, land crops, entire cities, and cultures included. It is a take-over, theft by violence and extortion, acts of ‘righteous’ transfer of ownership with the later created ‘his-story’ of heroics, necessity, and religious deserving.

All around and all concerned within the victory-making suffer tremendously for this transfer and theft by force.

war as an inherited custom = "we have always had wars" is often used to given validity and credence to behaving and demanding obedience of all intimidated populations [within and around either side of the war-creating powers]. Those who often claim to be in "self defense" are also "offensive" and can use any minor acts of others to valid their magnified retaliatory reactions...or media-created [propagandized inflated-information] event to claim their "RIGHT" to hurt others. These ‘rights’ are used to then take other’s women and properties and lands and lives. Competition for resources is claimed to the 'need for war' but violence, but the destruction is not actually required to be included in the competitive processes.

any other versions of why so many protest these antics ? whatever they can be labeled as, war is not a healthy choice for any lives.

(C) maryjanie 2008