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Wheels, gears and cogs…a poem

black and brown wooden wall decor

the wheels
and gears
turn
but we don’t get
any smarter
not about what matters
we build better
THINGS
like guns
and other weapons
instead of building
TRUST
KINDNESS
and
EQUALITY
sadly
I don’t think
our species
is capable
of those things
on a grand scale
we are death
to living things
as the wheels
and cogs
gears
and guns
keep getting made
because that’s
what’s important
to the men in charge
to the men
we have allowed
to threaten
and destroy
all life
on this planet

 

Photo:  Zolan Tasi
Unsplash

GENTLEMEN…a poem

the word
kind of defines itself
don’t you agree
GENTLE
men
I know they exist
it’s not as if they’re just a
myth
I had one of my own
and I’ve met a few
at least I think I have
I guess one never knows
for sure
but men who are
GENTLE
are expected
not to hurt
women or children
animals or the land
it seems
however
that
GENTLE
men
don’t seem to be
in positions of power
and they don’t seem to be able to
stop the NON GENTLE
men
from beating and raping
and killing and destroying
EVERYTHING
do you think
that’s just because there
aren’t enough of them
or do you think that
like all the other men
GENTLE
men
don’t care
either

Man…a poem

Man, Destruction, Double Exposure

he was falling apart
like all the others
it was to late
to change the past
he thought he should
feel sorry
for what humankind
had done
but he didn’t feel anything
then he realized
that had been the
problem
all along
no one felt anything
so he stood there
calmly
watching Death
move across
the Earth
and simply waited
for his
turn

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If this doesn’t make you sick, you need to look again…

Monks, Praying, Prayer, Bangkok, Asia

Okay, so…choice

 

Here’s the thing.  Anyone with a working brain cell knows that people cannot be stopped from doing what they want to do.  Think prohibition.  Think anything you like, even speeding.  Nothing stops us.  All the morons who make the rules do, is drive things underground.  Nothing STOPS because they say it should.

Few stopped drinking, during prohibition, but the speakeasies and the mob made a lot of money, of which the government surely got its cut.  Prohibition just made a lot of people rich.  It also made drinking more exciting and dangerous but it didn’t stop it.

The government will NEVER stop women from having abortions.  Before Roe v Wade they had them.  They’ve always had them.  They will NEVER stop having them and they will die having them, if proper medical care is unavailable, which is the price women are expected to pay for having sex in the first place, even if they are raped.  The miserable, ugly, mean, disgusting, hateful, controlling, horrific, males who are in charge of things have no right to tell a woman which medical procedures she can, or cannot have.  That’s between a woman and her doctor.

The right wing morons blew up medical clinics last time, even though clients went there to be treated for cancer and other diseases.  They harassed doctors, blocking their home driveways and threatening them, as well as their families.  They KILLED doctors.  Blew up office workers.  See, they don’t actually care about the fetus, or life in general, they care ABOUT CONTROLLING WOMEN.

The fewer women who have control over their bodies the fewer threats the miserable morons will have to fear.  And really, this is all about fear and freedom.  Handmaids Tale was no joke.  Margaret Atwood also said, ‘MEN ARE AFRAID WOMEN WILL LAUGH AT THEM AND WOMEN ARE AFRAID MEN WILL KILL THEM.”  Well, they will kill them and they won’t care.  It’s once again, PUNISHMENT for having sex.  The men in charge are immoral human beings, who feel god-like and hand down edicts to the masses as if they have the right to do so.

This country hates women.  We are always at war, even if some women have been trained and brainwashed to reject that truth.  Everything that happens here proves how much we are despised.  We are not in the Constitution and the ERA has to pass in one state at a time, if that state feels like letting it pass.  We have no laws that punish men for rape, beating women, killing them, not paying child support, or paying them less for the same work the men do.  The things they call laws are as useless as the non-bullying rules in schools.  They’re a joke.  Men literally get away with murder.

So, hangers and knitting needles will come back.  Back alley abortions will return and the ugly, miserable hateful, ratbasterds will sit back and smile at how many of us they kill.  Young girls will die.  Becky Bell, the teenage girl whose name is on the bracelet I wear, died from an illegal abortion.

MEN DON’T CARE THAT WOMEN DIE THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT CONTROLLING THEM.

Women are abused by the society in which we live, at every turn.  Brainwashed into believing that WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING, while men are told they can do as they please.

The first rule of FREEDOM, as far as I’m concerned, is having the right to do what you want to do with YOUR OWN BODY.

THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT OWN US.  WE DO NOT BELONG TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THEY DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL US WHAT TO DO WITH OUR BODIES.

Kids will die.  NOT THE BOYS, of course, BUT THE GIRLS WILL START DYING AGAIN.

The kids of those who vote to kill R v Wade won’t die.  They can get as many abortions as they like because they don’t have to live by the rules and stupid illegal laws their ugly, hateful, disgusting fathers hand down to the masses.  Their mothers can have as many as they like as well.

I believe that every woman who dies from an illegal abortion should be placed on the lawn of the White House.  Seeing is believing.  We aren’t numbers and statistics.  We OWN our own bodies.

I made the t-shirt (above)  last time they messed with us in ’89.   They treat us like cattle because that’s what they believe we are.  I’m going to wear my shirt again.  I thought I wouldn’t have to do that but I’m getting all my old Choice shirts out AGAIN.  Because WOMEN HAVE NO VOICE AND WOMEN HAVE NO RIGHTS.

Poor women are going to have a bad time of it again.  They always do but the ugly, disgusting, morons in washington don’t care about poor people, THAT’S WHY POOR PEOPLE EXIST.

MEN NEED TO FIGHT TO KEEP WOMEN AND GIRLS SAFE.  But they won’t.  They never do.  This isn’t their problem.  They don’t get pregnant.  They get to walk away, like they alway get to walk away.  They never die because they are desperate and afraid.  NEVER.

NOT ONE SINGLE MALE HAS EVER DIED FROM AN ILLEGAL ABORTION! NOT ONE.

Think about that.  Males are making the laws for something that has absolutely NOTHING AT ALL to do with them, or with their bodies.

 

Horrifying how much men hate women…and their fear and hatred leads to death and misery but they don’t care as long as they believe they can control us…

The thing is wealthy women can get safe abortions, the ones married to the men who vote against them.  They can always fly to France or any other more enlightened and less hatefully sexist countries and have a mini vacation and get things taken care of.  It’s poor women and teenagers who suffer and often die because of UGLY, hateful men who despise them.

This quote is from my friend Candy.  Thanks dear friend.  Sisterhood rocks.

Okay, so…

I don’t know about you but I never stop being embarrassed by the poses women make in print.  They look ridiculous, bent into strange positions, their faces contorted into…into I don’t know what.  They posture and twist and try to look coy and sexy, in ways that are completely unnatural to…mmmm, anyone I’ve ever seen in real life.

It’s strange what we expect women to do to sell themselves, to stay alive.  Looking weird and like idiots is one way, trying to be invisible is another, I guess.  Lots of doors are closed to women where no doors even exist for men.

It’s sad and dangerous.  Models have said that their bodies hurt after posing, because the poses are so unnatural.  But that’s just another thing men apparently want to see and women give it to them because it sells.

I look away, because I wouldn’t want my daughter to look like that.  I wouldn’t want her to  be ogled by strange and icky men.  It’s something that desensitizes men to what women are like, even more.  Because women don’t usually sit in weird poses to have breakfast. their lips glistening, their hair teased, etc.   Some men are disappointed that real women aren’t like the women in the media.  No one is like the women in the media, not even the women in the media.  But women are used and sold everyday.

Men always look important and in control.  Women look like idiots.  Weak, brainless, and pathetic.  I mean I am a women.  I know lots of women and we agree, that what sells is just more tearing down of women’s credibility and self esteem.

When I see young girls try to imitate the women who are sold, it makes me frustrated and angry.  They want to be pretty, like the models who are airbrushed to death and fussed over for hours by make up people, hair people and lighting people, to get that one fake shot.  The girls will never look like the models because the models don’t look like the models.

Things are definitely better today, at least in some ways.  They used to have ads selling women’s products with a woman, acting as a lawyer, in her underwear in front of a robed judge and other men.

Women finally ended those things.  But girls are faced with entertainment people who are supposed to look glamorous and wonderful and they want to look like them as well.  Music video’s are filled with negative images of women.

I’m so tired of women being portrayed as sex objects, or other strange, usable and disposable, things.  I wonder if the people who come up with these ideas had mothers who looked the way the females they dress up, look.

I think portraying women in this fake and horrible way just adds more danger to a woman’s life.  Some men, who are unable to tell reality from fantasy, hurt women because they believe they are like the women they see in film and in print.

Women, many who have had to sell themselves to survive, have always been kept down so they would be forced to comply with what men wanted.  It’s sick, cruel and hateful.  It’s wrong and I want to reverse the tables so they can have a taste of it.

Funny how men don’t want to go to prison, isn’t it?  Some of them fear being used like women.  I don’t think they understand that that is what they have done, because women hating is a natural part of our culture.   Men don’t seem to like it when the roles are reversed.  No man wants to be treated like a woman and who can blame them?  Women don’t want to be treated the way they are treated either.

It’s supposedly better in some countries, where women are treated more fairly and equality isn’t a dirty word.  Truthfully, I can’t even imagine what it would be like to live in a  place like that.  It’s the old fish in the water thing.  I’ve only been swimming here, so I have no experience swimming where sharks don’t exist.

Some men can get upset abut what happens to their daughters, or sisters, but they don’t seem to understand that the women they abuse are also someone’s daughter, sister  or mother.  Somehow that doesn’t register.  As my professor said, “Men hate women as a group, but are capable of caring for one or two they are close to.”

I’m absolutely horrified about all the films that show kidnapped women.  Horrified that things like that actually happen.  You should be horrified too.  Horrified for your daughters and any women you love or care about.  Any women who can be grabbed and tortured.  It’s insane that things like this are considered entertainment.

Men make the ugly world we live in.  If you think I’m wrong then tell me what women do that makes it the way it is. How many wars have we started?  As a gender, how much damage do we do and why?   Women are kept poor and powerless.  We have no voice in what happens to us.  Men made this kind of life and all women suffer because of what they made.   On the whole, they made a world of fear, threat, violence, cruelty, ugliness, hatefulness and death.  Men in so many countries are simply brutal to women and it’s their RIGHT to treat them that way and to kill them.  It doesn’t get any more hateful than that.

 

Okay, so…bits and pieces.

No matter who we are, or what we do, we all end up in the same place at the end…dead.  No one alive knows what happens after that.  Absolutely no one.

It’s weird that so many people live their lives with an after death goal in mind, but frightened people do things like that, or those who want to hedge their bets, I guess.  Seems like you should be a nice person without expecting a reward, or counting points or beads, but obviously, other people think differently.

I just live and do whatever I want because no one ever knows what consequences will be lurking in the shadows.  I never worry.  Not about anything.  It doesn’t do any good and it makes life miserable.  I see it in other people.  All any of us can do is the best we can, while we’re here.  We can’t possibly know what effects what we do, may or may not have on others or just in general.  We just guess, make stuff up and fantasize.

See, once you understand that we don’t know ANYTHING AT ALL, life becomes just life.  We aren’t responsible for how anyone else thinks or acts.  We’re only responsible for ourselves.  People may love the things we do, or hate them, but that’s up to them, not us.

See, things just are.  Each individual puts his/her own meaning on whatever it is.  That’s why we can’t solve our problems.  No consensus.

“I love oak trees.”

“I hate oak trees, they’re messy.”

“Their beautiful.”

“They’re not.”

That kind of thing.  The oak tree is just an oak tree.  It doesn’t worry about being messy, it just does tree things.  Humans judge and label everything.  We’re crazy.  The tree is sane and doesn’t even know what an oak IS.

That’s what people forget.  We make things up and pretend they are real when they aren’t.  When the first beings, like humans, started standing upright, they didn’t know one tree from another, or what the grass on the open plain was.  They didn’t have language to call it anything, at least not right away.  We made everything up, gods, the names of things, everything.  IT’S ALL PRETEND.

Some cultures celebrate death.  Others, wail, eat the hearts of people or animals, or do whatever.   The bottom line is, death is just death…like the oak tree.  We NAMED it death but we have no clue what it is or what it calls itself, if anything.  And no one, looks at death the same way.

We hold on so tightly to out made up beliefs.  We fight wars over them.  Our children die for them and they aren’t even real.  I think we are the living definitions of what we label insanity. But, since we can make up anything we like, we call ourselves sane and civilized.  I beg to differ, but no one cares what I think.  If I say it too often or too loudly, I’ll get a made up label slapped on me. Besides, the ones called trouble maker and bitch.

We pass these pretend ideas from one generation to the next, as if the meanings we attach to them are actually real.  They aren’t.  The oak tree still doesn’t know the difference between an oak or elm and may not even know what a tree is.  We don’t know what a human is, where it’s from, what’s wrong with it, or why it lies all the time.

It’s all such a joke.  A joke that people take so seriously.  If we could agree that we don’t know anything and laugh at ourselves I think we would be better off.  When the truth does show up, we kill it, alter it, or deny that it exists.  It’s all so perfect.

We are egomaniacal beyond belief, believing that some humans are better than others and that humans have the right to kill whatever, or whoever we like.  We turn life into a bullying and spoiled brat boys world where they have temper tantrums and kill each other because they want each other’s toys.  That’s really all it is, you know.

Still, at the end, all the money and toys won’t keep anyone alive.  They can have their heads cut off and frozen, their minds/thoughts downloaded into a computer, or do whatever they like, but dead is dead.  It’s like taking the shoe off the Monopoly board when you’ve lost and hanging onto it, imagining you can just start to play again later…even after the game’s over and the box put away.

I’m not saying that someday that won’t be possible but look in your freezer and see what long term freezer burn looks like.  Cryogenics may or may not be the answer.  I’m guessing, it’s not.  More ego. We still don’t have flying cars.

Maybe people should spend money on keeping ALL people healthy now, while they are alive, rather than spend a fortune to keep a rich guy’s head in storage, but what do I know.

We’re so desensitized to violence, that killing doesn’t really bother anyone any longer, unless it happens to someone close to them.  Violence, hatred, inequality are the norm.  Everyone is an addict, too busy doing their drug of choice to bother with the decline of the earth and life itself.  Another reason to believe we’re mad.

Do you think if the world was fair and a better place, people would do as many drugs, get drunk every night, or do any of the things they do to kill their own reality, or enhance it, as the case may be?  How about that suicide rate?  It’s always been high, so the catholics made it a sin and that’s one more lie they drilled into their followers heads and, naturally they now believe that it’s a mortal sin.  What’s a sin?  Something that rapist catholic guys made up to get more money from their flock?  Cuz that’s why they made suicide a sin in the first place.  Empty pews, no coins.

All pretend.  Men dressed in Halloween costumes acting as if they know something and people bowing and kneeling as if they agreed.  How does that happen to people?  Brainwashing and conditioning are terrible things.  They plays to insanity and psychosis, also to FEAR.

People who believe they’re important often have money and it’s really the money that’s important.  If someone has more money than they do, those people are more important.  The people are immaterial.  Everyone just loves money.  Money, is something we made up and printed ourselves and then let idiots tell us how much we can all have.  See money isn’t real either and if people are in a burning building, money won’t help them get out.  No one thinks about money in that kind of crisis.  Time and place.

Many men don’t think women are important but if we left, LOLOLOLOLOL  Yeah, well, you can think about that one yourself.

Part of the reason women are not ALLOWED in positions of power is because they don’t always want the same things men want.  Herstorically, women don’t want war.  Women are often more fair then men.  Men hate that kind of thing.  They hate anyone having power but themselves.  Greedy, selfish, bullying, nasty, take your ball and go home little boys in suits.  There’s also the fear that women are smarter and better than men in some cases and that would never do.  The cover on, I think it was TIME, said that Judaism has changed because of female rabbis and men don’t have as much power.  Poor guys.  Still can’t touch some of them, or they have to take a million showers.  My Jewish BFF did that to a rabbi and laughed all the way home.   “You should have seen the look on his face when I touched his bare arm!”

Here’s what I would like to see.  I’d like it if every woman in the United States would go to Vegas and stay there for two months, without phones or any kind of communication to the outside world.  After two months, if they wanted to stay longer they could.  I realize that Vegas is too small to hold all of us, so maybe Paris or Italy.  Anyway, I’d just like us to all stop doing everything that keeps life going.  Stop it completely, like in Pleasantville, when dinner isn’t on the table.  Let men figure out what to do without us.  What would they do with the kids?  Take them to work?  Open day care facilities, with men caring for the babies?  No dropping them off at MOM’S, that’s for sure.

Meanwhile, the women would be catching a tan, having meetings to develop a new way of life.  Asking ourselves the part we want men to play in our lives.  Do we want to stop having kids completely and give the planet a break?  Writing new laws to deal with violent men, no second chances.  There would be swimming, reading, dancing, laughing, just having a great time, without any responsibility.  A “Girl’s few months out.”

Sure a lot of us love men but they supposedly love us too and look where’s that’s gotten us.  We have to do this for ourselves.  We are the UNPAID LABOR FORCE.  Our job, raising the next generation doesn’t seem important enough to get a pay check.  Let them do it.  Oh, wait, that’s right, any jobs women have are the jobs men don’t want.

Well, we could talk about that at one of our meetings.  No secretaries, Personal Assistants, teachers, shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, staying up with sick kids, no anything.  Maybe men would see what women actually did, so men could do what they did.

Close your eyes and think of an America without women.

Maybe we should start a sign up sheet.

 

 

 

Equal pay for equal work…

Canada passed a law that women will now make the same amount of money as men, for doing the same work.

The thing is: why are women always paid LESS than men for doing the same job?  It’s called forced poverty/dependency and we shouldn’t need laws for doing the right thing from the very beginning.

America will never pass a law like that.

Okay, so…

I got a thing in the mail today saying we need to do this and that to keep our children safe.  The picture showed the backs of kids heading into school with backpacks.   We have neighborhood watches, we have Take Back the Night marches, we probably still have guys you can call on college campuses, if you need someone to walk you home from the library, so you don’t get raped.  Hopefully the guy walking you home is okay.  There are all kinds of groups set up to protect kids, women, and sometimes the elderly.

Here’s the thing…why don’t we just stop men from being violent?  Why do we allow men to grab kids off the street, beat and rape them, rape women, kill other kids,  and terrorize everyone, so THAT WE NEED ALL THE PROGRAMS IN THE FIRST PLACE?

I threw the mailing in the garbage.  I’m sick of bandaids.  Men don’t actually WANT TO FIX THE PROBLEM, because they like doing what they do to others, that’s why they do it.  They like hunting kids and women, so nothing is going to change.  There isn’t any real punishment, no one is stopping them, so what’s the big deal?  But pouring money into programs trying to stop men from doing what they do…is a joke.  We need to use the money to start a war against them.

Men don’t stop what’s happening because it’s such an ENORMOUS problem.  Even the men who are supposed to protect women and children beat, rape, and murder them.  That seems to be normal behavior for men…an accepted way of life.  Men hunt…women and kids are prey.  Notice how they pick on people how are smaller than they are.  Bullies, everyone.

Women can’t stop men from hurting them.  Women can’t always protect their children from men either.

I’m sick of programs that do nothing to get at the ROOT OF THE PROBLEM, which is male violence.  I’m sick of men getting to terrorize everyone and make the lives of kids one where they can’t even go outside.  I’m sick of all of it.  I’m sick of men not taking responsibility to stop other men legally, or just on a day to day basis, from being violent and destroying life after life after life.  Because that’s the truth of the matter.  It’s not over, once the guy leaves.  Women sometimes commit suicide, and kids who are brutalized don’t always recover.  Male violence, doesn’t ever GO AWAY, once it has touched you.

I’m sick of all of it.  Maybe kids won’t be able to go to school in the future.  Too dangerous to let them out.  I’m not kidding.  It’s a possibility.  Men have all the rights, never forget that.  Look at the moron in charge of our country and the people he choses.  Sick.

The only way to stop violence is to stop men from being violent.  Period.

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