Call Me “Crazy!” But I returned To Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Inner Harbor

 

I know! I know! I said that I would never, ever go back to Baltimore, MD, not after the horrific shit that happened to me and to my cousin, but the truth of the matter is that no matter how horrible things are for you in one place, they can be even more horrible in another place. And where my cousin and I live right now is even worse than Baltimore’s shit. In fact, the reason why we returned to Baltimore, MD is because of where we live now. He was thrown out of the only medical “game” in town and by that I mean that here in Lynchburg, VA, the only medical “game” in town is called, “Centra Health.” They are over every single medical office here in this city. They have the monopoly on the fucked up shit they call ‘health care’. Never come to this city if you want decent health care because these idiots will kill you and that is a fact! If someone actually did research on this shithole burg, they would find plenty of evidence to back up what I have just written about this fucked up mess they call ‘health care’ here in Lynchburg, VA. Hell! Even spellcheck is trying to check my spelling of this damn burg because, apparently, “Lynchburg” is not something that is ‘kosher’, since why would you want to name a city “Lynchburg” in the first goddamn place if you didn’t want to be perceived as racist as hell??!!! Of course, the word from the white parasites that run this shithole burg is that the first white parasite to set up shop here was named John Lynch and so “Lynchburg” was born. HA! Right! It’s because of all the lynching that went on is why this hole is called “Lynchburg.” They even had a lynching tree and the whites here cried all over the goddamn place when the lynching tree was struck by lightning and that was it for that fucked up tree. But as usual, I digress.

Since my cousin was thrown out of the medical system here, we had to go elsewhere for him to receive his medical care and he wanted to go back to his doctor in Baltimore, MD and so we went. In fact, this is our second trip to Baltimore. We went last month because he had a doctor’s appointment and we made another appointment for Monday of this week, but his doctor called us and told us that it would not be necessary for him to be seen so soon since he was doing well. She told us that we were still welcome to come and see her and just have a great time with her talking about our trip and our plans for seeing the sights in Baltimore. Now remember, his doctors here in Lynchburg lied about their reasons for denying him access to their facilities by stating that he “exhibited unsafe behavior towards staff,” and yet his doctor from when we previously lived in Baltimore, MD, not only welcomed him back with open arms, but was quite willing to have us just visit with her. So, who is the goddamn problem? Newsfuckingflash! It’s not my cousin or me! It’s this racist shit here in Lynchburg! And we can’t get out of here fast enough to suit us, goddamn it!

Here I shall post some pictures that we took on this latest Baltimore trip and I fell in love with Baltimore all over again!

Baltimore Inner Harbor by night is just lovely!

And this one!

Beautiful! Just beautiful!

 

And this one as well!

In the mid 90s when I lived here, I was always at the Harbor.

 

I also took a few day time pictures.

The Baltimore Inner Harbor by day

 

And another one by day!

Pretty tree by the harbor in bloom!

 

 

We stayed at the Days Inn Inner Harbor Hotel. It was okay, but I didn’t like the setup whereas the sink was outside of the bath/toilet area.

The tub/toilet is located behind the wall where the picture is and across from that is the sink. Not a great setup at all.

 

At least it had a fridge/microwave. But that was all it had to say for itself. I had some Wyndham rewards points to get rid of since I used to stay at the La Quinta in Bloomington, MN lots of times and now La Quinta is owned by Wyndham and my points switched over to Wyndham. I won’t be staying here anymore.

The microwave was fucked up because the tray didn’t fit and was always bumping up against the microwave.

 

And the decor of the room was not too bright.

I would not recommend Days Inn Inner Harbor Hotel.

 

The ‘motor’ or whatever in the AC/heating unit was carrying on something awful. The only reason we did not request a different room is because the unit that was in the hallway was carrying on equally as bad.

No frills here!

 

Or here!

I finally get around to showing you a picture of where the sink is, outside the bathroom proper. Seriously??!!

But I guess I should not complain!

I would much rather have been here than where the person in this next picture is.

We ‘humans’ find much to complain about and yet, when I went outside and down to the Inner Harbor, I encountered….well…see for yourself.

A homeless man in a wheelchair down by the Inner Harbor

This is exactly what I mean when I say that we ‘humans’ are some real shits when we can sit somewhere and whine because our hotel room is not up to our standards and then turn right around and pass by a homeless person, whose situation is much, much, much worse! And I am not leaving me out in this “we are some real shits” scenario because I pissed and moaned and threatened to go to the Front Desk and complain, but my cousin talked me down from the fucking ceiling. And it did not help that we gave the homeless man some money. He doesn’t need that. What he needs is some mental health care case management, a social worker, some health care and a goddamn roof over his head and I am pretty sure that if I had given up my hotel digs to him, he’d not have complained one goddamn bit! But I am a hypocrite for calling others out when I am just as guilty of being hoity-toity and think my shit don’t stink. It doesn’t because I eat healthy, but that’s beside the point! I am a shameless hypocritical shit for carrying on so about a hotel room when a man is sitting somewhere sick and some mo shit and is uncomplaining while ‘humans’ walk right on by him complaining about their phone needing charging or their fucked up hotel room or about they need their nails done. We are some real sick and twisted shits for not caring about people while we put our stupid asses above those who are the real and true humans who are suffering, mightily. Like this next woman!

A poor homeless woman at the Baltimore Inner Harbor at night.

Yeah! I’m caterwauling over the fact of my hotel sink being outside of the bathroom proper while this woman doesn’t even have a bathroom at all! Again, we gave her money, but what she needs is for people to care enough about others and do something about the seriousness of homelessness over concerning themselves over what’s not up to par for them like a microwave tray banging up against the inside of the microwave or about an AC/heating unit making some fucking noise. And again! I am including myself in this and to show you just how fucking hypocritical I am. I was just relaxing in a bar before heading to the Inner Harbor in order to witness that poor homeless woman slowly making her way around the harbor.

The money we spent on White Zinfandel wine and draft beer could have gone to a homeless person. And I should know better.

And so while we wined and dined, people were out in the streets, with no place to go and no one to give a thought for their well being. But there we sat, just a’swilling drinks while I complained about my room.

My third one! And remember, I gave up drinking til today. And you’ve probably been wondering why my previous pictures were tilted. This would be why.

 

I have said this before and I say it again, “I can’t make you care!” Hell! I am guilty of having a ‘no care’ attitude. But it needs to stop! I need to put the needs of others who are in worse shape than I am in, first. I need to stop with this ‘me first’ attitude. I need to step up to the plate because I am faltering. Yes, we live in a cold, cruel world of people who seem to be immune to the suffering we see all around us on a daily basis and that is a bad way to be. This is why folks shit is flooded out! This is why horrific shit is going down, daily! This is why folks……because we are treating each other like shit and that is going to come home to roost all on our ass! If we continue down this road, there is going to be no hope for us. Bet on that!

This Is How Racist AmeriKKKa Is – The Series, Part I

I currently reside in a small town in Virginia. It is the place of my birth and even now, I am in the process of getting the hell up out of here, but just to give my readers a clue as to how racist AmeriKKKa is and always will be, I am about to take you on my journey of racism hell that myself and those I love have been on since day one in this racist shithole called AmeriKKKa.

Some of you have most likely read about the fact that I am taking care of a severely mentally ill family member and his care since he has been in this town has been fueled by racism to the point whereas he has been lied on by these racists here and was actually thrown out of the only medical facility that is in this racist town. In fact, his new case manager attempted to find a solution to the fact that he is without a doctor thanks to racism and she got nowhere for her efforts. My cousin’s case manager called him and told him that the CEO of the facility where he was receiving racist care told him to go to another city to seek care for his medical conditions. We have just come back from having traveled over four hundred miles, round trip to get health care for my cousin and this we will have to do every single time he has to go to the doctor, hence yet another reason for me to leave this particular racist hell! Below is the letter he received from the facility that is also racist as hell! And another sad ass fact is that this racist ass facility has the nerve to be on so-called “Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard!” Now how sick and twisted is that shit? Denying a Black man care because they want to fuck him up, but since he’s not having it, then he can just get the fuck on up out of THEIR racist ass facility on MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOULEVARD! Seriously???!!! This is how fucking racist AmeriKKKa is! So cut that bullshit out about some post-racial shit!

For these racists to state that my cousin “exhibited unsafe behavior toward staff” is a bald-faced lie! And to state that he refused to cooperate with their ‘care’ strategy is another bald-faced lie! He just refused to help them to further destroy his health. He never received a warning about any “exhibited unsafe behavior toward staff” nor was he ever told about how he “exhibited unsafe behavior toward staff.” And since I was sitting right beside him, I would have been privy to any “exhibited unsafe behavior toward staff,” but since I am also Black, then I don’t count as well. Newsfuckingflash! I recorded every single session he had with those vile, vicious, flaming racists and so I cannot wait to play those tapes at the hearing for this next lawsuit. This is why when you are in a one-party consent state, which means that you are the only party that needs to give consent in order to tape motherfuckers, then use it to your advantage!

The only reason those stomp down, vile, vicious, flaming racists put him out of that facility is because I filed not one, but two complaints with the medical board and received not one, but two cases since both had merit and those stomp down, vile, vicious, flaming racists did not want to continue to have their shit investigated. They want to fuck Black folks health up and do it on the down low. Expose the dirty ass shit they’re doing and they cannot have that because then they can no longer smile in our face while pretending to help us when they are doing everything they possibly can to make sure that we leave up outta this hellhole in the most agonizing manner possible because when we do, they’ve even got some fucked up hospice care waiting on us for when we are just about to kick the bucket over the shit they have done to our bodies. Below is one of the reasons why my cousin was kicked out of their facility. It had nothing whatsoever to do with any “exhibited unsafe behavior toward staff.”

The above investigation is being conducted on his former psychiatrist, Michael E. Judd. The first investigation is being conducted on his former physical health care provider. This is why, Black folks, that I have begged you to record these racists in what they are trying to do to you. There are devices out there that would put some ‘James Bond’ shit to shame. They can be looking right at a recording device and never know that they are looking into one. And if they keep playing with me, we are ALL going to be a Youtube sensation. Someone will copy what I upload before Youtube takes it down. I’ll take their fucking racist shit viral if I have to because they ain’t playing and neither am I. The shit I’ve got on these racists would curl your toes! Tape their ass! I cannot stress that enough, even if you only have your phone. Tape their ass, then it won’t be their word against yours. Oh, they can still tell their lies, but they won’t be able to get away with it in the end because you’ll have their lying racist asses on tape!

This is exactly why I have stated that we do indeed need to know who is underneath that Black shoe polish. We need to know who is underneath that Klan hood because those racist motherfuckers are our doctors, lawyers and those who sit in judgment against us on the fucking bench. This is why so many Black people are sitting behind bars, locked up for crimes they did not commit while whitey racist ass gets a free pass on the vile ass, vicious shit he/she does. And as you can see, it don’t mean a goddamn thing when these vicious ass racists post some shit about Dr. King because they are sitting all up on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard practicing stomp down racism every single day of the fucking week. And then will turn right around and quote Dr. King to your face while fucking you up at the same time. As you can see, Black folks, there ain’t no rest for us while we are alive in this racist shithole because the racists are on our ass from sunup to sundown every goddamn day all the while exclaiming that their racist shit don’t stink!

And down here in Hillbilly Hollow, these assholes are running around all over the place talking about how godly they are, how saintly they are, how christian they are and yet are the most good for nothing racists that’s ever slithered and crawled all across this shithole! This is ‘Conservative Christian Headquarters’! Yeah, right! A more vile pack of vicious hypocrites, you’ll never find anywhere!

R. Kelly and Michael Jackson: What’s not being discussed — Sevyn Scott

 

By: Sevyn Scott March 7, 2019 In case you haven’t kept up with the never ending drama, R. Kelly was busted once again for his kiddie antics. In February, he was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of four alleged victims which is considered a class 2 felony and can serve up […]

via R. Kelly and Michael Jackson: What’s not being discussed — Sevyn Scott

What’s not being discussed is why Harvey Weinstein, who in May, was arrested in New York on charges of rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct related to interactions with two women is not making headlines. What is also not being discussed is why there are hundreds of white men who have been accused of rape, criminal sex acts, sex abuse, groping and sexual misconduct but have not had their lives put front and center, been interviewed by Gayle King, have been sent to prison as is the case with Bill Cosby or is being dragged from the grave to be vilified all over again as is the case with Michael Jackson.

Where is the public outrage over these white male parasitic leeches who have all been accused of some form of sex abuse and sexual misconduct?

Let’s start with singer, song-writer, Ryan Adams and moving right along, there is also,

Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo,

U.S. Supreme Court Judge, Brett Kavanaugh,

60 Minutes Executive Producer, Jeff Fager,

French Actor, Gerard Depardieu,

CBS CEO, Les Moonves,

TV host and founder of Nerdst Industries, Chris Hardwick,

Dominican-American writer, creative writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and fiction editor at Boston Review, Junot Diaz,

American television journalist and author, Tom Brokaw,

Canadian animator and voice actor, John Kricfalusi,

Chairman and CEO of Merrick Ventures, LLC, Michael Ferro,

Architect, Richard Meier,

Writer and Director, Sherman Alexie,

President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., Philip Berk,

Author Lemony Snicket AKA Daniel Handler,

Famed fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier,

Talent manager, Vincent Cirrincione,

Fashion designer and co-founder of Guess? Inc., Paul Marciano,

Actor, Scott Baio AKA Chachi,

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO, Steve Wynn,

World renowned illusionist, David Copperfield,

Actor Michael Douglas,

CEO and publisher at the Los Angeles Times, Ross Levinsohn,

Fashion photographer, homosexual Mario Testino, accused of making unwanted sexual advances to thirteen male models and assistants, including instances of groping and masturbation.

Stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer,

Actor, filmmaker and college instructor, James Franco,

Former Washington Post reporter, Joel Achanbach,

Former Fox News Chief White House correspondent, James Rosen

Actor Kevin Spacey

and the list is endless.

So, what’s really going on? What’s going on is that white men can get away with being sexual deviants because who controls the narrative? White men. Black men and their indiscretions must be touted out at every opportunity even upon death.

But know this, no one has a more deviant nature than the white man for his deviance knows no bounds. Even when his deviant shit hits the fan, it merely settles on the floor and is swept out the door. Who writes the history books? Exactly! And that is why the white man’s filth is (HIS)story. If there is no 24/7 news coverage of it, who is concentrating on it? Hence the reason why there is 24/7 news coverage of a Black man’s indiscretions.

Whites have long heralded the Black man as a sexual predator while Black women are encouraged to engage in sexual relations with white male deviants and the narrative remains the same. While their shit gets swept out the door, a Black man’s sex life gets lit the fuck up in an attempt to get everyone to believe the narrative put out by the white man that only Black men are sex addicts and Black women are sex objects. These are outrageous, bald-faced lies!

Halle Berry was married to Eric Benet and she claimed he wanted sex all the time and of course, Eric Benet stated that he was a sex addict and got treatment for it. Meanwhile, Berry went on to a Canadian, who impregnated her and who has tried to take her for everything she is worth and she ended up leaving his ass. Then she decides to try out one of those French motherfuckers, who also impregnated her and who she is now divorced from. So it would seem that Eric Benet was the least problem for her ass.

Likewise, Janet Jackson, who fears for her child’s safety when the child is visiting with the father, Wissam Saleh Al Mana, a Qatari business magnate, she, apparently, is not happy with what she went all the way to Qatar to find. That slut had to go all the way to Qatar to meet her baby daddy who she then turned around and had to call the police for a welfare check on her son while he was in the custody of her baby daddy. Next time, stick with your own kind! And Halle Berry needs to take note of this as well.

What all of us who make up the Black collective fail to understand or to realize is that we have a common enemy and that enemy is the white parasitic leech in ALL forms, female, male, transgender and whatever else its claiming to be changed into on any given day. I guess, a goat next.

While many of us are busy buying into the bullshit about how depraved Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson and R. Kelly is, who is doing a goddamn thing about ALL of the white male deviants that are listed above beginning with Harvey Weinstein and not ending there? Where are the interviews with Gayle King with Harvey Weinstein sitting somewhere trying to justify what he is accused of? Joel Kramer? James Franco? Steve Wynn? Brett Kavanaugh? Vincent Cirrincione? David Copperfield? Tom Brokaw? Paul Haggis? Mike Germano? Andrew Creighton? Peter Martins? Corey Lewandowski? Chuck Close? Charles Dutoit? Jack Latvala? T.J. Miller? Gene Simmons? Andrea Ramsey? Jerry Richardson? Chris Matthews? Brad Kern? Andrew Duncan? Morgan Spurlock? Eric Alexander Hewitt? Ken Friedman? Dan Johnson? Eric Weinberger? Heath Evans? Ryan Lizza? Tom Ashbrook? Mario Batali? Cade Hudson? Jon Heely? Joe Alexander? U.S. Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski? Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, Bryan Singer? Donald J. Trump?

Need I continue with the list? I didn’t think so! So no, white males are not sexual deviants, are they? They’re just fine, upstanding, good ole wholesome white men? Is that right? Well, tell that to the men and women who have accused those bastards of rape, criminal sex acts, sex abuse, groping and sexual misconduct. Tell them that shit! But where is the accountability from them? Why aren’t they making headlines, continuously for their criminal sex acts, sex abuse, rape, sexual misconduct and some more shit of the like? Because they control the narrative. They control the script. They write the laws that allow them to break said laws while at the same time enforcing said laws against those whom they have accused of doing exactly what they stand accused of. How sick is that? Now, who is the sexual deviant here? The accused who is paying for any crime he may or may not have committed or the accused who will never be brought before a ‘judge’ to answer for what he has been accused of?

Black folks, there comes a time when we need to take a step back and look at the big picture and the big picture is that there has always been a war being waged against us by our mortal foe; the white parasitic leeches. They are ramping up that war and we as a much put upon group need to step up our game and ‘circle the wagons’. This is US versus them and those ‘thems’ ain’t fucking human and so have not one iota of compassion, empathy or humanity. They don’t even have a soul. They are monsters! Believe what the hell they say at your own peril! Lie down with that vile and atrocious shit at your own peril. Throw your own kind under the bus at your own peril because if we listen to what the white media throws at us about how depraved our Black men are while those pale parasitic leeches crawl and slither away from the vile ass shit they do, then we will deserve everything that those parasites are about to fling our way. We never made it off the plantation! You can’t see that? We are still on the plantation together! Now is not the time to denounce our own. Now is not the time to get on the “Fuck up the Black man” bandwagon that the pale parasitic leeches are dragging around Amerikkka. Donald “Grab Them By The Pussy” Trump was elected president and white so-called female parasites knew this before they voted for him. They then turn around and act quite shocked when he nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in the land, but yet, Bill Cosby is THE problem? Deceased Michael Jackson is THE problem? R. Kelly is THE problem? Neither Bill Cosby, nor deceased Michael Jackson, nor R. Kelly are/were in any position to lay down the law in this stolen land. Brett Kavanaugh can and so can Donald Trump, but what has happened to those two? Not a goddamn thing and it won’t. Now is the time to ‘band’ together and push back against this bullshit! It is now or never! That’s what’s NOT being discussed!

 

 

…And The Proof Just Keeps On Coming That Mental Illness Is NOT Taken Seriously In America!

Here we go again!

Michigan authorities say a mom fatally shot her three children Monday before turning the gun on herself.

On Wednesday, Kent County officials identified Aubrianne Moore, 28, and her daughters Alaina Rau, 2, Cassidy Rodery, 6, and Kyrie Rodery, 8, as the four people found dead at a Grand Rapids home.

Aubrianne Moore used a bolt-action hunting-style rifle to fatally shoot her kids in a wooded area near their home. She then loaded their bodies into her car and returned home, where she killed herself outside the vehicle.

The sheriff’s spokesperson tells PEOPLE that authorities had been called to the home in the past. The calls were “mental health related issues.” Court documents reveal that Moore had a history of mental illness and suffered from hallucinations and schizophrenia. In September, Moore was declared a danger to herself and hospitalized for more than a week.

I just blogged about a young man in California who killed his mother, father and their housekeeper and now this. And now there is a message at the bottom of the article stating that if you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

No one wanted to help me when I called the crisis line in an attempt to get help for my suicidal cousin. In fact, I was placed on hold while he was coming at me with knives and then I was told to call them back at 9:00a.m. Apparently, no one should attempt to commit suicide and call for crisis help at 4:00a.m. They must wait for the suicide/mental crisis regular office hours.

Three young children are dead, who had their whole lives ahead of them because, once again, mental illness is NOT taken seriously in America! I cannot stress this enough! How many innocent people must die before mental illness is taken seriously? Where was the follow-up care, otherwise known as ‘after care’ for this mother of three since only five months after having been sitting all up in the psych ward for being a danger to herself, this woman not only kills herself, but takes out her three small children? This is just unbelievably horrific! The children were aged 2, 6 and 8. And no one is going to be held accountable for their deaths because I am not blaming their mother because I know for a fact that she could have sought help until hell froze over and she still would have ended up doing what she did because there is no help. There is nowhere to turn because a short stint in the psych ward is not enough when a person has a lifelong mental illness. This woman was suffering from hallucinations and schizophrenia and that is nothing to play with. Whomever her doctor was, he/she has the blood of those innocent children on his/her hands because a mentally ill person is a vulnerable person and should be treated as such. A person who is a danger to themselves is also a danger to others. And I stated on another blog that the first people to get hurt and/or killed by a mentally ill person will be those who are family members or caregivers because they are in the danger zone and here we have three children, aged 2, 6 and 8….DEAD!

So now there is hand wringing and gnashing of teeth going on and pleas for suicidal people to call the Suicide Hotline. Aren’t they supposed to wait for Mental Health Awareness Month? Aren’t they supposed to wait for Suicide Prevention Week? Who is recognizing mental illness and suicide prevention on the off weeks and months? During the month or week set aside to address the issues of mental health and suicide, stories will abound, but afterwards, nothing is said until mentally ill people start going the fuck off and killing themselves and their children or killing their parents and the help. Now they want to throw in about calling the Suicide Hotline. Oh yes, now this is all “SO tragic” and “we need to do better, blah, blah, blah!” What the hell use are psychiatrists, psychologists and psych wards when it is quite apparent they they are doing fuck all about mental illness? What is their purpose? Why are they getting the big bucks? What the hell is their problem??!!! People are dying because those quacks sit back and utter gibberish at someone for 10 minutes and then it is on to the next ‘patient’. And if you don’t have insurance….well now…just cure yourself! This is just unbefuckingbelievable!

I just posted about my cousin’s suicide attempt on January 22nd and then I posted about a man who murdered his mother, father and their housekeeper earlier today and now this. This is just never going to stop! Look at those children in the above photo. They are dead. Their mother is dead; took a shotgun to them and to herself because in her mind of hallucinations and schizophrenia, she just could not make sense out of her life. There were those who were supposed to help her put it all back together and be there for her when it all unraveled because make no mistake, medications always need adjusting, medications stop working and some people stop taking them because of all the bad side effects and so mentally ill people need constant monitoring. That is obvious. Her children had quite obviously been in danger since the police stated that they had been to her house several times due to mental illness problems and for domestic civil disputes. And since she had been in the hospital a mere five months ago for being a danger to herself, then that automatically qualified her to be a danger to her children since they were to be in her immediate vicinity when she was let out of the psych ward. Believe you me, they don’t keep you very long in a psych ward. There are too many waiting on a slot and so there is no incentive to keep people in for as long as they need to be in. I know because my cousin should have been placed in a facility because if he had, he would not be in the condition he is in today; sitting somewhere with multiple scars from a fractured skull, broken neck, broken back, fractured right leg with chunks missing out of it, bullets poking out of his buttocks, bullet fragments in his bladder, scars from surgery all up and down his stomach, a head that is lopsided because his skull had to be taken off and put back on again minus some of it and I could go on and on. The man’s body looks like he has been in a hundred wars and all because mental illness is NOT taken seriously in America!

Because I have whooped and hollered and threw sixteen fits, my cousin is now receiving injections again, has a case manager that he is going to see tomorrow and another investigation is about to commence against his doctors and the medical board called me today to inform me that I would indeed, be receiving a copy of what the investigation uncovers and any disciplinary action taken against his doctors….AND I am going to address City Council on the 27th of this month and most likely get hauled off and arrested because I am going to go the fuck off! I finally received a call today that I am scheduled to address City Council and believe me, there will be many who will lose their hearing at that meeting; this I can promise you! I am not trying to become a statistic; murdered by my mentally ill loved one and if no one else will look out for me, then I will!

And so for those of you who are in a similar predicament, what you should know is that you must continue to try and have your voice heard. Call the medical board! Call City Council. Call the newspapers. Call everyone out! Just don’t sit and suffer in silence because you may very well end up silenced, permanently like those poor children were silenced. I know it is tough, but you have got to be your own advocate because no one else is going to do it. I am located in Virginia. If you think that there is anything that I can provide as to resources or how to get your city involved and the medical board involved where you live, please leave a comment in the comment section. Your information will not be posted since I monitor ALL comments. Reach out to other people who are going through this. This is why I told my story and why I am posting about how prevalent murder/suicide is where mental illness is concerned. Thoughts and prayers don’t get it done for if they did, I am quite sure the loved ones of this woman who just killed her children and herself would have moved heaven and earth with prayers for this not to have happened. Likewise, the loved ones of the man who just killed his mother, father and their housekeeper would have done the same. Don’t think that you can go it alone because you can’t. Reach out! There are people out there like me who care! And I intend to start a support group for people who care for their mentally ill loved ones. If you are in Central Virginia, leave a comment if you are interested in starting your own support group! Again, don’t be the next victim in a news article of this nature. There are more people in your neck of the woods who are in the same boat as you. We need to support each other!

Calif. Man Allegedly Killed Parents, Housekeeper in Upscale Home Before Going to E.R. – And I Bet Dollars To Donuts This Man Is Mentally Ill

As of yet, officials have not released what motivated this man to murder his mother and father and their housekeeper.

Calif. Man Allegedly Killed Parents, Housekeeper in Upscale Home Before Going to E.R.

“Something about the 27-year-old man who showed up Wednesday night in the emergency room at Irvine Medical Center in California led the staff to alert police.

Whether it was something they observed or overheard him say, police aren’t saying. But after Irvine officers spoke with the man, Camden Burton Nicholson, they called their peers in neighboring Newport Beach about 9 p.m. and sent them to a home in the gated Bonita Canyon community for a welfare check.

Inside the Newport Beach residence at 36 Palazzo, police found three bodies, they said in a news release.

Dead were Nicholson’s father, Richard, 64, and mother Kim, 61, and a woman later identified as the couple’s housekeeper, Maria Morse, 57, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.”

Mrs. Morse’s husband also goes on to state that Kim Nicholson had given his wife a letter that was to be delivered to her attorney wherein she states that she is fearful of her son, whether that letter was ever delivered is anyone’s guess.

This is exactly why the title of my previous post is Mental Illness Is NOT Taken Seriously In America! Here is yet another testament as to the veracity of that statement. A mother was so terrified of her son that she tried to, surreptitiously, get a message out to her attorney in the hopes that he would take her fears seriously and act upon them. And yet, this is another case of “too little, too late.”

What must happen before mental illness receives the attention it deserves? How many loved ones or caregivers of the mentally ill must die before something is done about the fact that mentally ill people are left untreated and unsupervised by mental health care professionals while their care falls on their family members and others within their sphere who are ill-equipped to deal with these individuals? I have already stated this before and I shall do so again, so long as the mentally ill individual murders their immediate family or commits suicide, nothing will be done and quite frankly, nothing is done even when they make headlines for having murdered a bunch of strangers.

Those of us who take care of the mentally ill live in constant fear for our lives and mental health care professionals are completely aware of this and yet, nothing is done. There are so many horror stories that mimic what happened to Richard and Kim Nicholson and their housekeeper, Maria Morse while we sit back and read each story as they come down the pike and stories of the like will continue. Those people did not have to die. They did not have a terminal illness and so were given six months to live and yet in all actuality, they were consigned to their fate by a system that is set up to make sure that this particular outcome, continues. A mother, a father and their housekeeper are dead because no one in the mental health care field gave a damn about the fact that their son’s mental illness was spiraling out-of-control and his immediate caregivers couldn’t do a thing but wait for what they knew was inevitable; their ultimate demise at the hands of their mentally ill son, hence the reason for the letter that Kim Nicholson was trying to get her housekeeper to hand over to her attorney so that he/she would know she lived in fear of her mentally ill son.

People like Kim Nicholson and her husband and their housekeeper were not able to wait around for Mental Health Awareness Month in the hopes of being interviewed simply because May has been designated the month to recognize those who live with mental illness. What about those who die from mental illness because mental illness does indeed, kill? Doing nothing about mental illness kills. Ignoring mental illness kills.

The Nicholsons’ son took himself to the E.R. after having killed his mother, father and their housekeeper and upon seeing that something wasn’t right about him, hospital personnel alerted the police who then went to the Nicholsons’ home and found them along with their housekeeper, dead. They never made headline news in trying to obtain help to deal with their mentally ill son, but they sure as hell are headline news now.

I live in fear just as Kim Nicholson lived in fear and look what happened to her. I have begged and pleaded with my mentally ill cousin’s mental health care providers to do something about his condition and about the fact that I live in constant fear of his mental condition and yet, nothing is done. This is indeed, indicative of just how futile it is to look for help from his so-called mental health care providers. If you have not read the post preceding this one, my cousin just engaged in a 15-hour standoff with police/SWAT because he wanted to commit suicide by train…AGAIN and so took himself and multiple knives to some train tracks, placed himself on the tracks to await a train, whereas he was observed by a passerby and the police were alerted to a possible mentally ill individual attempting suicide. When the police/SWAT arrived at the scene, he threatened to stab himself if they did not allow the train to run over him. Unbeknownst to me, he had taken several knives and left our home earlier that morning with every intention of never returning to it. He had seen his psychiatrist a mere twelve days prior to this suicide attempt. The 15-hour standoff came to a conclusion only because my cousin was shot with bean bags and pellets that hurt so bad, he had no choice but to surrender his knives. After a five day stint in the psych ward, he was sent right back home for me to deal with. He had previously attempted suicide multiple times. He had already drank bleach twice, drank furniture polish remover, drank Borax, slit his wrist, jumped in front of a train, taken knives and walked around Baltimore and was promptly shot by the cops and now this latest suicide attempt on January 22nd.

By now, I don’t know why I have not attempted suicide because I have no support. I have no group to go to and air my grievances over the fact that there is no support and I have tried to get my story told before it is a part of my obituary resulting from my death at the hands of my mentally ill cousin. And I am sure that what will not be included is the extent to which I have gone to get my story told and to get some help not only for my mentally ill cousin, but for myself as well.

As I type this, my cousin is on his way to attend an appointment with a new psychiatrist, or so I hope, since I could not drive him because the roads are bad thanks to this latest winter storm. Each day, I live with a sword hanging over my head. Is he going to take his meds? Are they going to continue to be effective? Is he going to change personalities again? Will he give up hope and try and end it? Will his psychosis return and make him forget who I am? All of that has happened. He has been in the throes of psychosis and come at me with knives and I now know how I would react in a horrifying situation, I’d freeze because that is what I did. When he came at me with knives, I merely said, “So, are you going to stab me now?” He looked at me for a moment and then backed away and, coincidentally, I was on the phone, on hold waiting for help from ‘The Crisis Line’ who eventually told me to call back at 9:00a.m. I was on the phone with them at 4:00a.m. Even our emergencies must occur between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. despite the fact that “The Crisis Line” is open 24/7. That, apparently, is a lie.

And so for those of you who are going through what I am going through, I wish that I could offer you hope, but I don’t have any. Kim Nicholson, her husband and their housekeeper had no hope. But maybe if we are still around in May, someone will tell our story. Someone will write about our pain and anguish over trying to navigate through a mental health care system that is so broken, it is useless. Maybe we just need to make it to May and then we’ll be taken seriously. And yeah, maybe there will be world peace by then as well, I’m that delusional.

Mental Illness Is NOT Taken Seriously In America!

Despite the rhetoric thrown about by the president and members of congress and communities-at-large after supposedly ‘mentally ill’ white males go on shooting sprees and murder people in schools, churches, concert venues, grocery stores, theaters and on-the-job, mental illness is not taken seriously in America. It is only given lip service when individuals have committed acts that garner international attention.

My cousin is a mentally ill adult who has been on every psychiatric drug you could name and his condition only worsens. When we lived in Minnesota, the psych meds he was on started causing him physical problems. He became diabetic, obese, his triglycerides increased as did his bad cholesterol levels. His kidneys were also affected. Of course, his primary care doctor then placed him on cholesterol medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications and that list was endless. Suffice it to say, the man had had enough and discontinued all psychiatric medications. As his body lost the weight, his brain crashed as well. He started doing things that he ordinarily would not have done such as going into the woods and trying to live with the animals, staying out all night long, getting little sleep. His eating habits changed. He started becoming extremely paranoid but also highly open to suggestion. He had won a lawsuit and started going to mosques. The Somalis in Minnesota had my cousin hand over his settlement money and all the things he had purchased with said money. They told him that he had to walk, ‘the walk of shame'(which is non-existent) and the man walked all over Minnesota in the winter, after having given the Somalis his boots first where then he was struck by a car and hospitalized for a few days. Upon his release, he was sent home, loony as a tune and with no psychiatric follow-up care in place.

A few days later, he was picked up by the police because someone had called 911 and reported that a man was talking to birds and was clearly out-of-his mind. They took him to a hospital where he was placed in the psych ward, loaded down with psych meds and when someone finally notified me that he was there, I promptly rushed on over and the man was a zombie. He could not even lift his head up. His arm where his veins were were full of puncture marks from the needles they had shot him up with. I almost landed a spot in the psych ward myself because I immediately threw sixteen fits about his condition. The man’s arm looked like a pincushion. They released him from the hospital after three weeks back to his home. I begged them to find a suitable group home or facility for him because he was just too far gone. His brain was basically, soup. They did not listen and so he continued to get into trouble and finally, a civil commitment commenced. He was still allowed to live in his own apartment and the court appointed mental health case manager and crisis teams were supposed to do home visits. They asked me to attend the first home visit. I had to reschedule an appointment that I had already made just to attend the home visit. The day of the home visit, I was standing at my cousin’s apartment door at the appropriate time, knocked on the door only to hear my cousin say, “Come back later, or don’t come back at all.” I knocked on the door again, and heard the same message even though I could hear female voices coming from the apartment.

The next day I called his case workers and demanded an explanation and was told that if my cousin did not want me there, that was his right. HUH??? They were there by court order and so his word should have carried no weight. It was their call. The next thing I know, I get a call from my cousin’s doctor asking me to find out why my cousin was not taking his medications since she had seen him and he was not doing good. I contacted my cousin’s case workers and that is when they decided to go in with the police and have him committed to the hospital. When the police entered my cousin’s apartment, he was in the act of attempting suicide by cutting his wrist with a knife. He was taken to the hospital and kept for another three weeks and was so hostile, I was called and the case workers begged me to see what I could do with him. Yeah! Karma is a bitch! This time they needed my assistance and yet when I arrived, I was cussed out and sent home with my feelings hurt. He was then released to his apartment. A few days after his release from the psych ward, he was put out of the airport because he had gone there requesting to get on a flight to Saudi Arabia in order to “fight the anti-Christ.” A few days after that incident, he was arrested for biting two security guards in the Somali mall after he had stripped naked and brandished a sword screaming out of his mind about how no one in the mosque “was praying right.” He was taken to jail, tazed and placed in a cell. He was then taken to the hospital and placed in the psych ward. He was released pending a court date for a civil commitment hearing. Before the hearing, he boarded a Greyhound bus and went to Washington, DC where he promptly jumped in front of a train. As a result, he suffered a fractured skull, broken neck, broken back and broken right leg. He was released from the hospital with an aluminum walker into homelessness a little over a week later. He called me and said that he was seeing “flying saucers” and that “people were after him.” The next time I heard from him, he was calling me from a psych ward. He had thought about jumping in front of a truck, but called the police instead and they took him to the psych ward. He was then placed in some sort of home for people who have nowhere else to go and the person operating the home was not feeding him. He called me and informed me of his living conditions. I left Minnesota and found him a place to live in Maryland. He was gaunt and still walking with the use of a walker.

When he was hit by the train, it was August, 7, 2016. By the time November 2016 arrived, my cousin’s mental state was rapidly deteriorating again. I contacted the crisis line, hospitals, psychiatrists; the whole nine yards. I was told to call the police to which I stated that seeing as how we were in Baltimore, the police would shoot me as well as shoot him. I left to go seek help and that is when my cousin, while in the midst of a a mental breakdown, walked into a store, purchased some knives, sat down on the curb of a sidewalk by himself, saw some birds and produced the knives and began, in his words to, “direct the birds.” The police rolled up on him even though he was just sitting and had laid down the knives and the police proceeded to bark orders at him. My cousin did not understand what was going on and the police shot him 6 times. He bled out at the scene, but somehow survived. Witnesses stated that he looked like he was mentally ill and that he did not bother anyone and that the police had no reason to shoot him. I was not there. I can only go by the news accounts I read. He spent a month recuperating from multiple surgeries to repair the damage done by the bullets and of course, he was still recuperating from having jumped in front of a train. He was also transferred to the psych ward at Johns Hopkins Hospital whereupon he was released about a week and a half later. He received injections every week at Johns Hopkins.

My cousin then became fearful of living in Baltimore as was I and we moved. He started experiencing sleep deprivation and after begging his psychiatrist for help and receiving none as months and months of sleepless nights came and went, on January 22 of this year, he took some knives and went to the railroad tracks, placed his head on the tracks in hopes that a train would come through and crush his skull. A passerby saw him and called 911 to report a possible mentally disturbed man on the railroad tracks. The police/SWAT arrived and a 15-hour standoff commenced. I know my cousin and when he did not come home when he usually does, I immediately checked the local news and of course, saw where there was a standoff with a mentally ill man. I called 911 and told them that it was my cousin involved in the standoff. They sent me a picture of him and of course, that was him. Later that night, in an attempt to get him to drop the knives and surrender, the police showed up at our door and had me on the phone while they produced a bullhorn of some sort to try and get through to him. It was to no avail. The standoff continued and only ceased after my cousin had been shot with bean bags and pellets that hurt so bad, he had no choice but to give up. His body is still covered in bruises, but at least he is still alive. He was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and then transferred to another hospital where he was placed on the psych ward for 5 days. He was given an injection, trazodone and gabapentin and then a taxi was called. He took the taxi to the police station whereupon they gave him his knives back(knives that they had taken from him after the 15-hour standoff). He came home with a bowie knife and a machete and several pocketknives. How that is even possible is still a mystery to me, hence the title of this blog post.

As a caregiver for the mentally ill, I can honestly say that it takes a toll on ones mental and physical health. I am not the person I used to be and I blame the mental health care system that is failing mentally ill people, those who care for them because no one else will, and society as a whole. I have tried to bring attention to the seriousness of the problem by writing letters to my local newspaper, to the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Guardian, The BBC, USAToday and yet not one of those entities is interested. Shows you just how much concern they have over the headlines that make the news regarding mentally ill people when they have killed 9 or 20 or 50 people. So long as they are basically perceived as a threat to themselves and to those who must care for them, who cares? The fact of the matter is that mental illness that is neglected or mistreated is more likely to result in a catastrophic situation. And those in the mental health care field are not doing their job. I can attest to that. Even those who are involved in the civil commitment process are not doing their job for if they had, my cousin would never have made it onto a Greyhound bus, but because his mental state was never taken seriously, this led to a horrifying chain of events.

No one is being held accountable for any of this, not the courts in Minnesota, nor the mental health care professionals who were responsible for the mistreatment of my cousin’s mental disorders. Those in Baltimore, MD were never held accountable for the fact that his mental illness was not taken seriously even though by then, he had a long history of attempted suicides. And where we are now, even though I have filed two complaints against his doctors and two investigations have commenced, I cannot get the results of the investigations and no lawyer will help me. AGAIN, this is why I say, “Mental Illness Is NOT Taken Seriously In America! None of you can ever know the extent to which this man has suffered and I as well. Be thankful every single day that you are not going through this because I would not wish this on my worst enemy and though you may think that there are resources out there, can you honestly believe that I have not tried every avenue? I am not one for simply whining. I have exhausted myself to no end in trying to come up with solutions and where to find help. There is none. I am left to care for someone who scares me since he has come at me with knives before. I sleep with my door bolted and with a chair up against it. My health has deteriorated to the point where I am always sick. Even as I type this, I am on an antibiotic because I cannot shake an attack of sinusitis. If a person can sue over hot coffee at McDonald’s, think of the irony of the fact that I cannot sue to obtain the results of investigations that were initiated because of complaints that I filed with the medical board that saw just cause to initiate said investigations. How much sense does that make when a person can sue because coffee is hot, but no lawyer will help me gain access to information that should not be shielded from the public over doctors who can witness their patient’s mental decline and sit somewhere and do nothing about what they are observing? Our cries for help went unanswered. A mere twelve days after we both begged and pleaded with his psychiatrist for help with his sleep deprivation, my cousin was involved in a 15-hour standoff with police/SWAT. How is that even possible when the signs were everywhere? And yet, were deliberately ignored.

So the next time a person is in the news for going off and shooting up 25 people, don’t expect anything to be done beyond what is being done, lip service about thoughts and prayers. They’ve certainly not helped my cousin or me.

On The Streets…..Of America

I just watched a video on homelessness and I was quite struck by a brilliant observation from someone who commented on the video.

“People oppose welfare but they defend monopolism with every tooth and nail. They’re both forms of wealth redistribution. The only reason anyone has a good paying job is because they’re employed by companies who are somehow protected from competition, either by IP, geography, zoning laws, or licensing and permit schemes. The same laws prohibit individuals from employing themselves, resulting in widespread poverty. Anyone who has a good paying job has not a square inch of room to complain about welfare.

Nobody can be expected to get a job without a home. If all the money we spend on building new prisons were used instead to build public apartment high rises, crime would drop, minimum wages would go further, and modest rent rates could be a source of public revenue rather than a constant tax liability. The government collects more than enough taxes to guarantee that every citizen has a safe, clean place to sleep and bathe. I don’t care if lazy people chose instead to sit around their apartments all day doing nothing. It’s cheaper than prisons and more civilized than abandoning the poor to loitering the streets, prostitution, drugs, shoplifting, mugging, breaking into homes, sleep in filth, spread bugs and germs and get sick all the time.” – by Ox1A3C3E7

That comment is spot on! We have no problem with the fact that monopolies are encouraged when mere decades ago, there were laws in place to prevent monopolies, but that is a thing of the past. And now because of it, corporate greed runs amok, unchecked and add into the mixture the fact of huge tax breaks for these mega-corporations that have no competition and the people are held hostage by them. How many cable companies are in existence today? Telephone companies? Microsoft software is a monopoly since our computer systems use Microsoft software damn near exclusively. All of this leads to boundless profits for corporations while wages for those who work at the bottom rungs of those corporations earn wages that would not keep a hamster in feed, thus leading to hunger, homelessness and hopelessness. And what does the government do? It continues to aid and abet these corporations into becoming monopolies by refusing to break them up and also by encouraging the growth of monopolies with our tax dollars. Amazon is yet another ‘prime’ example even as Donald Trump likes to pretend to take umbrage with Jeff Bezos. My guess would be that he is just jealous of the fact that Bezos has far surpassed him in business acumen which Trump never had to begin with.

Meanwhile, video after video can be viewed that showcases the plight of homelessness, year after year and yet what is done to rein this in? Nothing. Just talk and more talk and hand wringing. Anyone can follow a homeless person around with a camera for a few days to get an idea of what life is like for the homeless, but when all is said and done, what good does that do? It only elicits a few comments and likes for those comments and suggestions and ideas and then on to the next. The sad fact is that ALL of us are headed where the homeless are. People are not paying attention to the fact that those who are sitting on Skid Row in Anytown, USA are going to have plenty of company. The plight of those who are already homeless will soon be felt by us all because no one is seriously trying to do anything about what millions of people are dealing with every single day. It matters not if I write poetry about the homeless or if people post videos about the homeless because if there is no real feasible solutions to throw at the problems that cause homelessness, the situation is going to continue to worsen.

Those of us who are comfortably looking at the situation from afar are not even thinking that we shall soon be in their shoes. Some of us are content to think that our jobs will always be there as will our pensions. I wouldn’t count on that because pension funds are being raided as I type this and Social Security does not pay enough to live on. And though there are suggestions to move oversees or to Latin American countries where your Social Security will go further, that is just not feasible for everyone. And with many of those countries that are named as great retirement havens in the news for having mass protests over a lack of food, medicine and housing, who in their right mind would head to those areas flaunting their ‘privilege’ in the face of mobs of people, gaunt and sunken-eyed looking to feed their hungry children? Take your ass on over to Venezuela and see how you fare. Try Honduras. Guatemala. Mexico City, Mexico. Either get caught up in drug warfare or get caught up in a United States staged coup against a Latin American country. But either way, your situation is not going to be roses and all things bright and beautiful forever. And even in countries like Ecuador and Costa Rica, the natives are going to get mighty sick and tired of foreigners coming in buying up everything for pennies on the dollar and paying them pennies to wait on them hand and foot.

And as usual, it is mostly whites who can take themselves off when the shit hits the fan for them while those who already have the shit hitting the fan, must stay and deal with a country that is rapidly descending into Third world status. Some of you may think it funny that hookworms are dripping out of the assholes of homeless people, nationwide, but it’s not. Some of you may think it funny that typhus is making the rounds of the homeless population in multiple cities, but it’s not. Add to those issues are the other physical and mental illnesses that most homeless people are dealing with and what that means is that hospitals are overwhelmed with emergency room visits by people whom they cannot collect payment from.

People try and act as though they cannot understand that mass homelessness costs more than housing and necessary services to stabilize the homeless once they have been housed and with communicable diseases on the rise, that is no small problem especially seeing as how there are diseases that no antibiotic can cure. When serious plagues start resurfacing and plagues never before seen start occurring, what is going to be the exit strategy for that? There is none. We’d ALL better wake up to the fact that homelessness is not just impacting those who are sitting out on the sidewalks or who are sitting inside tents or living in their vehicles, it is going to impact us all in some way or another. Something for you to think about while shopping for chicken wings and hoagie ‘meat’ for your Superbowl parties. What we ‘give’ importance to is just too ludicrous for words given the seriousness of the situation as it pertains to the rapid descent of this shithole called America. People are homeless, sick and hungry while those of us who have not yet joined them are anxiously awaiting the Superbowl since bets have been placed and there are parties to be hosted. It is no wonder we are sinking like a stone since we will get behind anything that will distract us from the truth and from seeing those who have already gone where we too shall go. And you can take that to the bank!

The Meat Investor: Serving Man — billziegler1947

The year in review Livestock stocks ended the year strong as the present and futures markets overwhelmingly outperformed vegan stocks to bring a hefty profit to all our investors. “Serving Man” remains out motto for 2019, it affirms a self-serving stance that is forward-looking and alert to market opportunism. The meat of the matter is […]

via The Meat Investor: Serving Man — billziegler1947

 

Bill also wrote this comment on another blog that I think is extremely relevant here.

“The whole sick charade begins with children’s books about barnyard animals living happy lives from cover to cover, the meal that isn’t a meal unless it has a meat entree, the propagandists in the advertising world, the willingness of consumers to suspend disbelief… No mention of the factory death camps that kill by the billions (trillions of fish at the seafood corner of the stupormarket).”

And this one!

” Then there is what a meaty diet does to the only planet available, you can’t buy a replacement planet on Amazon Prime. 7.7 billion people eat 77 billion land-based animals and trillions of fish per year. This is the same species that drove the Passenger Pigeon into extinction, simply because it was the fast food of the day. Shoot into the air, bring home, dress, cook. Go out for more the next day. Martha, the last surviving one died at the Cincinnati Zoo: about 10 miles from this keyboard.
Meat means greenhouse gases. Here is a graphic representation of the role played by meat:
https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/greenhouse-gas-emissions-per-kilocalorie-of-food-production
As if that were not daunting enough, there are very many graphic representations from the same amazing website “our world in data”:
https://ourworldindata.org/meat-and-seafood-production-consumption
Meat is death.”


Bill is an intellectual genius; a brilliant, highly educated intellectual and a caring and concerned human who believes that ALL creatures, those deemed human and animal should live. One should not be killed and consumed for their parts by the other for what that is consumed dead is healthy for the living? And yet mass propaganda campaigns are waged day in and day out by those who make a fortune from getting humans to view animals as a ‘THING’ to be slaughtered and placed on their dinner plate for consumption while other ‘animals’ have been slated for their enjoyment as pets. And those ‘animals’ that are viewed as pets would never be slaughtered and placed on the plate by its owner. Oh no! Never in a million years must Fido or Fluffy ever be considered ‘food’. But since a cow, pig, Atlantic Croaker or Haddock, chicken and turkey have been rendered valueless as pets and are raised in areas far remote from humans, they are fair ‘game’ for killing and eating.

Those who brainwash us and lead us down the primrose path know exactly what it is they do. They are relentless in their pursuit to gain riches at the expense of both the land animals and marine life butchered for human consumption and they know full well the toll on human bodies this will take and their friends in the pharmaceutical industry also make out like bandits in their laboratories concocting toxic ‘prescriptions’ that also undermine what little health is left in their patients.

You have seen the commercials for the prescriptions you take to combat the diseases you acquire from eating dead animal products and byproducts. They are damn near as bad as the disease and can also cause death.

Here are the top 10 health concerns linked to meat consumption.
  • Heart Disease.
  • Cancer.
  • Stroke. Because meat causes blockages in blood vessels, it’s no surprise that it leads to strokes. …
  • Diabetes. …
  • Obesity. …
  • Harmful Cholesterol. …
  • Acne. …
  • Erectile Dysfunction.

https://mercyforanimals.org/here-are-the-top-10-health-concerns-linked

We, those of us who have decided that we don’t want heart disease, we don’t want cancer, stroke, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, acne and the rest and some of this we know that we can prevent, have chosen life over death. We have chosen the path that leads to an animal’s right to live just as we believe in a human’s right to live. And make no mistake, we did not choose to not consume dead animals merely for our health. We chose to not eat dead animals because we are ‘human’. We have a heart and we believe that all beings; animal, plant and human have the right to co-exist and one not be consumed by the other for its choice parts, filet mignon, porterhouse, rib-eye, bacon, ham, spareribs, crab legs, lobster tails, haddock fillet. What right have we as ‘humans’, as horrible as we treat other ‘humans’, to determine the fate of any sentient beings? We should not and yet we do so and thanks to apathy and complacency, our compliance and tacit consent is taken for granted in the slaughtering of animals for human consumption, not to mention the fact that we are loaded down, car deep at the McDonald’s drive-through window, Burger King’s, and Wendy’s as well and don’t even get me started on the All-You-Can-Eat buffet. Millions of Americans alone, are so obese, seat belts have added extensions. Airplane seats are having to be widened, scales at our doctor’s offices are having to be replaced with scales that weigh animals. And this is all because we just cannot understand that we are what we eat. There are programs on TV that showcase thousands of people needing gastric bypass surgery because they are unable to get out of bed since they weigh 600 lbs of mostly dead animals and other processed foods. Look it up! It’s called “My 600 Pound Life!” This shit’s not funny!

 

Yeah! That’s YOU! Because you ARE what you eat!

Me? I’d rather have this!

 

 

And I’ll leave you with a little poem that I wrote. Something else for you to ponder.

 

Don’t Mess With Fido!

Don’t mess with Fido and I love Fifi’s “Meow!”

But I don’t mind if you slaughter India’s sacred cow.

Sentient being or not, that pig’s going on my plate.

And little does she know, with a knife, she’s got a date.

Humans think they’re decent, compassionate and kind,

But when it comes to certain animals, to their suffering they are blind.

Thinking for themselves is just something they won’t do.

Why they’ve got a brain? They haven’t got a clue.

They’ll put cashmere on a dog and feed Fluffy, ‘Fancy Feast’.

But over the plight of barnyard animals, they don’t care in the least.

String that animal up and gut it with a blade.

As it was led to slaughter, so what if it looked afraid?

It was just a stupid cow and a pig should know its fate.

One was bound to end up bacon and the other, a rib-eye steak.

But my dog, you don’t touch and my cat is family.

What happens to cows and pigs? I have no sympathy.

The fish, deep in the ocean are caught up in a net,

and will end up as sushi, they’re not a cute and cuddly pet.

God gave man dominion and said, “You own all of this!”

But instead, we place our sins on a serpent’s vengeful hiss.

If we have freedom of choice, then it is we who choose to harm

every bird in the air, every creature in the sea and every animal on the farm.

poem written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2019 Shelby I. Courtland

 

 

We Can’t Make America Great Again — From Queen to Queens

Today has been difficult for me. Last night as I watched the midterm election results pour in, the hope and joy I felt of the possible restoration of America as I once knew it was quickly replaced by a deep sadness. I, like many people last night, expected a “blue wave” or the overwhelming election […]

via We Can’t Make America Great Again — From Queen to Queens

 

Every single word is right on point! I could not have said it better if I tried. Even though this stolen nation was never great, this young lady brings home her point.

And I will admit, I didn’t even bother voting. I had too much to do. I have not been blogging lately because I have been out in the trenches taking poor sick people to appointments, to grocery shop, to pick up their children from daycare and the list is endless because so many are living in ‘food deserts’ and public transportation is a joke that isn’t at all funny.

While those of you who were standing in line voting, hoping that whites would get their collective act together and disassociate themselves from who and what they are, there were those of us out there doing what we can with what we have because we know ‘whites’. We don’t want to, but we do. Those of us who are descendants of slaves have been on the receiving end of racism, bigotry, prejudice, hatred and violence since our ancestors were dragged here and only through the advent of technology has the world been made aware of our plight in Amerikkka, not that it’s done us any obvious good, nor will it. We have to help one another. No politician on the local, state or national level is going to do a damn thing about a damn thing besides line their pockets by continuing to sell us out since they are owned by corporations and we ALL know how corporations are treating their ‘workers’.

I have heard that women made inroads in the political field  and the LGBTQ community did likewise. Well now, ain’t that just something. Every other ‘group’ will always make headway but those of us who are descended from slaves, we best sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up because a white supremacist’s bullet has our name all over it and the murder of us by them is sanctioned by a government that will never truly be a representative government to us because if we have to be declared ‘citizens’ by amendments to the Constitution, then what does that tell you? I’ll give you a hint. Several prominent politicians and wannabe politicians have made statements in essence saying that “slavery was the best era in Amerikkkan history.” The sad fact of the matter is, what has changed? With three million Black men and women locked up in cages, slavery never went anywhere. It just morphed into the Prison Industrial Complex. Every person who is a descendant of slaves is on lockdown every goddamn day and don’t we ALL fucking know this. We’d better fucking make sure every goddamn light on our vehicles is in functioning order because if not, we are going to be pulled over and nine times out of ten, shot for “failing to comply with orders barked at us by a member of the Klan.”

Who the hell is going to do a damn thing about the school-to-prison pipeline? No member of congress is. We have got to go into our schools and mentor our children. Take those smartphones away from them and put a book into their hands. Who is going to open the prison doors and free our brothers and sisters? No member of congress is. We have got to become lawyers and defend our own in a system set up to send us straight to prison because many of us are too poor to afford a good attorney and so we end up with a public defender. Who in unholy hell thinks that a white parasite paid by the ‘state’ is going to do a damn thing to help a descendant of slaves stay out of jail over some bullshit ass charges? Are we even helping our elderly neighbor get to a doctor’s appointment or asking her if she needs to be taken to the grocery store or to run an errand? There is plenty that we can do. It does not have to be anything big. We don’t need a big, huge church building and a 501c exemption. Churches aren’t the answer. Religion isn’t the answer because if it was, would the shit that’s going down today, be going down if religion is the answer? Hell fucking no! The money that the Reverend, Bishop, Pastor, Rabbi and the like take from the blind, the stupid and the gullible all goes where? You see ANY evidence of church funds helping out the community? Oh, they’ll dole out some expired canned goods, but that’s about it. Why is homelessness so problematic when we have palaces of worship all across this godforsaken country doing fuck all about it? I wish to hell I thought I’d step foot inside one of those palaces of hypocrisy and sit up and listen to dog shit from a pedophile or another hypocrite who is preaching at me about sin and who is, after church service, fooling around on his wife with one or two of the ushers.

Black folks, despair is for those who have no hope. As long as there is someone in need in the ‘Black community’, there is someone who could come to their assistance. Why can’t that ‘someone’ be you? To sit somewhere and moan about the outcome of an election is foolish. You should have known that whatever the outcome, the same problems that existed before the election would continue to exist. Politicians don’t care about us. And you can see that whites are so damn stupid and filled with hatred that even after voting, they have no home to go back to or if they do, they don’t even have dental coverage or adequate health insurance, but that’s fine because according to those fools, ‘white supremacy’ is going to take care of ALL of their issues. Just ask those white folks down in Florida who are still reeling from Hurricane Michael. Many of them are homeless, fucked up and would still vote for Trump if only they could have gotten to a polling place because hate TRUMPS everything, including sickness, homelessness, joblessness and hunger.

So, Black folks, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and realize that if we don’t get our act together, we will never thrive. We should never look to a politician of ANY stripe to help us because since when have they ever??!!! Get real! What you need to do, you won’t do and if you continue down this path, expect despair, hopelessness and death. It need not be this way, but until we understand that looking out for one another is our only hope,  we will continue to be disappointed on ‘Election Day’ and every day thereafter.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a little poem I wrote for Election Day 2016. I titled it:

I Voted!

I voted……..in my sleep.
 Stood in line with the other sheep
as we were prodded, one by one.
Oh I voted, but I voted for none.
Yes, into that voting booth, I went,
made my mind up to some extent.
I threw my ballot on the dirty floor,
said I’d never vote for a war whore.
 And that no bigot would get my vote,
I’d rather drown in a goddamn moat.
The security guards escorted me out,
told me I was crazy, without a doubt.
 But that’s okay because I had my say
on the 6th of November; election day!
Don’t do as I did and vote in your sleep,
head out the door like good little sheep.
Cast your vote for your favorite clown,
and I’ll sit back and watch as you drown
in piles of shit that they fling your way,
because you voted on election day!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

So now you can say that you voted FOR the pile of shit that those politicians will heap on your plate. Not me, never that. Not again. I learned my lesson.

 

POISONED MEAT – You may want to read this BEFORE dinner! — The Most Revolutionary Act

Originally posted on National Addiction News: STORY AT-A-GLANCE Salmonella Newport is strongly linked to dairy cows, which are routinely sold for meat when their milk production wanes. One reason for declining milk production, besides age, is subclinical Salmonella infection, especially S. Newport infection October 4, 2018, the world’s largest meatpacker, JBS Tolleson, recalled more than…

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Chances are, you have eaten parts of that cow, shit and all and likely smacked your lips afterwards. But keep looking at the picture. That filet mignon and Porterhouse and T-bone steak is really worth it, isn’t it? Does this cow look THAT good to you because that cow is why there is a steak on your plate. That cow is why there is hamburger between a bun in your hands. You can disregard some things because you are not at the slaughterhouse to see what happens to your ‘meat’ before it reaches the supermarket. But judging from the above picture, can you really believe that the meat you consume is as safe as it can be? And the cow in the above picture was a ‘dairy cow’ before it was too old or too sick to produce milk and so was then slated to be slaughtered and placed on your dinner plate.

The USDA or United States Department of Agriculture has had its budget cut to the bare bones and so no one is inspecting the meat that you are eating and if you think so, call the USDA and tell them that you would like a tour when they are inspecting meat for human consumption, you will be talking to yourself because they will have hung up the phone. And if they were actually inspecting the meat that you eat, why would there be recall after recall making headlines daily? Ground beef is ALWAYS in the news for recalls and many of you probably wonder why you feel ill after having eaten a medium rare steak. It is because no one is inspecting the meat and they expect that you should understand to cook the meat until it is well done in order to destroy any bacteria that your steak may contain. But since you are not doing this, you are getting sick. Have you not realized yet that no one gives a damn about the state of your health? No corporation is concerned if you are sickened by their product because what are you going to do? Sue them? Yeah, good luck with that. And with only about 4 or 5 companies that mass produce our foods, you are out of choices. Either try and buy local or deal with being sick.

We should all have known where we were headed when our food became slated for mass production. Now, we are all walking toxin factories about to drop dead thanks in part to a system that was put in place to allow for convenience, greed, corruption and the destruction of healthy bodies to feed to Big Pharma. Go and ask a ‘chemo therapy’ patient all about their experiences after a treatment. You’ll turn green and this time, it won’t be because you’ve eaten a medium rare steak, What a great setup they’ve got and we are their victims.

“Bon Appétit!”