Don’t Take A Knee, Stand Up And Be American

Stand Up For What We Know Is Right

It is time we as a people must not take a knee.

Stand tall and stand up for what we know is right.

Demand our president resign immediately.

His only chance to in his words ” Make America Great Again”.

America founded by standing up against injustice from abroad.

Now I feel we must stand up against injustice from within.

In the past I have taken a knee on the sidelines, my mistake.

Allowed partisan politics to take over our government.

Divided we take a knee and shall become oppressed.

United we can stand and be counted together an almighty force.

Taking a knee, a signal it is time to rest.

That time is not now.

Stand and go to work as one we must.

I ask for help in this job at hand.

Be you of any gender, color, or religion.

It will require more than just our voices.

Can we wait until Novembers vote.

I fear not.

Now is the time to act and stand tall.

NO PROTESTS, NO RIOTS, ONLY DEMANDS FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.

We as Americans, the melting pot of humanity.

No virus will wipe us all out.

Be it a contagion or administration if united.

UNITE JOIN TOGETHER

Then and only then can we take a knee.

 

* note: what inspired this was the thought of the action of taking a knee.

A football player’s peaceful action vs a policeman’s action of violence and death.

Which is right and which is wrong ?

 

 

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Nothing New Under The Sun

If you read this understand that it is the rambling of an abusing, racist’s mind,  to mention only a few of my sins and shortcomings.

I in the past have not been a rabble rouser. Shut up and listen would be more my motto.

When I started this blog it was to keep busy and learn a couple things new. Learn to write and take pictures of things I liked. I had quit a great paying job in order to spend more time at home. Turned out that a new job was unattainable as the start of the great recession occurred. My previous job had me earning way above my educational standard. No employer wanted to hire me as I made too much previously and would not be happy they thought. I have no degrees. Not even from the school of hard knocks. I had obtained the job by means indirectly of who I knew not what I knew. Although I was fully capable of doing the job and did it well.

Being a racist is natural. A normal human reaction when confronted with those that are different. It is what we do and promote as racist’s that matter. That is an undeniable fact.

Abusing my children by a few spankings and ill timed hollering. Abusing a niece by an intended joke,  my kids present at the time,  without any forethought that she was still a kid I did not know well enough to be joking with. As far as I can tell my children and my niece have done well despite my failings.

Enough background of where I am coming from.

Growing up in the sixties surrounded by a pointless war that I ignorantly enlisted for. Race riots in the street were a common occurrence then. Shameful to say that we have gained little ground in either of those respects as a nation. A nation I was proud of at the time. Perhaps not brainwashed but having been indoctrinated in my way of understanding and believing. Pledging allegiance and all.

So here I am today. Young men still dieing in wars without even the hint of peace as the incentive. Protests and riots caused by shameful unnecessary actions. When the looting starts the shooting starts our president tweets. Back in the sixties the president declared a war on poverty. Began the job corps, medicare and medicaid. Headstart early educational programs. My history teacher said that Johnson would be remembered as a great president. Far as I can tell that has not ever been stated to date.

* At the present time the job corps is shut down temporarily due to the coronavirus. “Will it be restarted I wonder under the current administration”?

I have always been blessed with all of this turmoil having little affect on my life. The reason living in the country, never feeling an obligation to press my beliefs on others. So pretty much staying to myself taking care of my own. The only theft I have had to deal with came from those of my race who had no incentive other than to take what they could get away with. Had they asked for the items I may have given it to them.

Another thing on my mind this morning is guns. I have always had guns. Guns I always thought were tools. I never acquired a love of guns. Our forefathers placed protections of our rights to keep an bear them in our constitution. I doubt guns would play a part in overcoming governmental tyranny or taxation without representation today.

Understanding that guns kill is obvious to me as having experienced it first hand. I have fed myself with the use of a gun. Never ever feeling the need of one for protection at home. None of my children had a desire to use or own guns. I don’t think I ever forced my kids to do anything I enjoyed against their own desires. Only gave them the opportunity to partake or not. Although I would like to introduce my grandchildren to have an understanding of guns and what they can and can not do I will refrain as my children do not seem to feel the need. Even though the threat of danger to my grandchildren is perhaps more prevalent than when my kids were growing up. Knowledge overcomes ignorance.

Does it all come down to the human resistance to change? Do the suppressed feel more comfortable in that situation? Is white dominance as it should be? Can it be possible for a woman to lead this nation? Since I have always had a gun near to hand should I always have that right?

Nothing will ever keep me from wondering what is, what was, what can be, except mental illness. My thoughts usually succumb to the fact that personally I am irrelevant to the masses. Change if it ever happens will transpire in more than one lifetime. The more things change the more they stay the same. Nothing new under the sun. I shall keep trying to comprehend the world that surrounds me. Doing my part to throw water on the fire of change If I can, an out of control fire is never a good thing. The slow burn required to become a united states where folks work together to become a great society yet still a dream not realized.  I think the attempt to become one still a worthy goal …

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Blog Plans

Rain kept me from working on the farm early yesterday morning. So I made a round taking pictures. Two of the eagles have left the nest at one location. Both adults nearby. One I could not locate one still in the nest of the three. At another nest the two late hatching eaglets looked good soaking wet in the misting rain. Both adults still hanging around.

A visit to the river and the Osprey are busy catching fish. Have been to the river every morning for the past four days and have not seen the Peregrine Falcons. Snapped a few photos back at the farm and got back to work as the rain had ceased. Running the chainsaw and dragging off brush the rest of the day.

Will be having basil skin cancer removed from an ear next Tuesday and skin grafted back over the spot from the other ear. This will be done as an outpatient. Have been to the hospital and had blood work done. Will have to have a coronavirus test Saturday. Then isolate until the surgery. Don’t expect there to be much to this procecure. The spot where the cancer is just won’t heal on its own so felt I better get it done. Took the VA about a year and a half to get this set up after showing the nurse practioner the spot that would not heal originally. So taking photos will remain on the back burner for a while.

My “Little Woman” released seven Monarch butterflies yesterday. Up to seventeen she has raised from eggs and caterpillars this year already. We both have been working in the garden each morning. My wife doing most of the work, me just breaking ground and hoeing a bit.

So much work I would like to get done around the farm and house that I expect it to take well over a year. Will continue to take photos when I have the time or weather keeps me from working or I just need a break. So no real posting schedule for the time being. Will not be everyday as I have tried to do previously. Summer is just around the corner. Get out and enjoy the wonders when you can…

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Memorial Day 2020

The grandkids have returned home. They are missed already. No superhero’s to set up in the yard before they wake up. I set up my grandson’s superheroes performing some task in the yard each morning. Such as riding his bike and grandaughter’s scooter. Working together to launch a tube in to the tiny pool for the kids to play in, or the whole gang of superhero’s riding the tube, etc. It was a great week for us having the kids on the farm. Making up games to play. Rigging a strip of plastic to the frame of his bike to make a motor sound as it ticked on the spokes as he rode. Ever encouraging them to get outdoors and explore. Morning rides with them on the four wheeler to dig around in the junk, barn, and fields to look for treasures left behind from kids that roamed the farm in the past. My wife teaching Harper to sew. Me working with Nolan on picking up after himself and pronouncing C’s and K’s.

My mind wanders back to the current pandemic. How divided we have become as a nation. I am shocked at how so many are protesting. Sacrificing so little at the present time, yet feeling as if they are sacrificing all their freedom. How being out of work for three months is a horrible thing, being home an awful thing as well. Three months and all is lost. Come on people. I once again say WAKE UP. Then again maybe I am wrong. It is all a great conspiracy, 100,000 people die in three months every year. It is not me or my family so the hell with them.

Perhaps we need to build walls, test atomic bombs, open up are national parks to business the welfare of the environment be damned. Close off all treaties with nations to do our best to create World War Last. Disregard working together with our allies. Operation warp speed. Start a space force. Divide and conquer.

It is all the fault of religious freedom lost unable to get together for a short time. Once again maybe I am wrong but religious beliefs have caused a war or two in the past. I don’t have anything against formal religions. It is not for me but have seen the good it can do as well as the not so good. Brought up in a formal religion I feel it disallow’s children to have an open mind. To an extent they are not necessarily brainwashed but indoctrinated to believe their ways are the one and only.

How honesty and transparency in the new governor of our state is misconstrued and he is hung in effigy. By  supposedly grown up people that act like spoiled children. Shame on the damn fools who did this.

I think of the sacrifice of lives lost to gain the actual freedom granted me. For that I am forever thankful.

Should I be thankful for our current government working divided. I don’t think so…

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Farm Update And At The River

Woke up to a squalling kitten a few days back. Someone had dumped it I guess and it was starving. After a few days of good food it is looking better. It is gentle and loving and I told the gals if they got it neutered we could keep it. Oliver they named him. He is a bird watcher it looks like. Will get him in trouble if I catch him giving chase. All the rain has put a stop to most work on the farm. Garden is mostly planted but want to plant some flower plots of zinnia, cosmos, and sunflowers. Made a trip to the river where I took the rest of the pics today, the area opening up after being shut down for the virus. Will pick up two grandkids this morning so posting this week is iffy…

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