Saturday, July 13, 2013

Book in progress comments accepted Generalazation in the Abstract...

Arguing a point of view using generalizations in the abstract is fine, but that's not what the Media-Ocracy does.

The Media-Ocracy takes its generalizations and applies them to specific cases.  Logicians call that using the
Fallacy of Accident.  For instance, shooting someone is a crime, and in the course of duty sometimes police officers have to shoot dangerous people.  The Media-Ocracy would then jump to the false conclusion that any police officer who shoots a bad guy is, himself, a criminal!

They also make this logical mistake in reverse, which is called the
Fallacy of Reverse Accident.  The Media-Ocracy would have you believe that because one police officer may have acted improperly, all our men and women in blue are bad.

The media's lack of integrity drives it to spread these falsehoods across the broadcast and print outlets, and the Internet is even worse.  This
illogic spread by the Media-Ocracy is accepted as fact by much of the American public.  The media promotes conflict by highlighting the negative and contentious.  Have you ever heard a news report telling you that all the flights into Phoenix landed safely today?  Of course not!  But if one plane goes down, the media scares the public into thinking such occurrences are commonplace.  That's the logical fallacy of “argumentum in terrorem”, or appeal to fear.  Now we are seeing the self-appointed guardians of the realm training their man Obama to use their revolting tactic of wielding fear like a cudgel.

The same rules apply to our every day conversations.  We all know someone who is always contrary, citing exceptions to the rule. If your friend tells you that, “Tax cuts are bad for business.  I'm an accountant, and lower taxes mean fewer customers hiring me to save them on their taxes,” you are probably not going to call him on his fallacious reasoning.  Your have “bought” the crap your friend is “selling.”  The reason we do this is because the Media-Ocracy, which has surrounded most Americans in this generation, has programmed us to be afraid of circumstances beyond our control, instead of inspiring Americans to reach higher, work harder and succeed despite adversity.

The America I love doesn't focus on what it cannot do; it focuses on our incredible power and potential.

Book in progress comments wecolmed....who me generation


I want to do what I want, when I want, and I want it now...says the grandchildren of the "ME" generation

 This seed of contempt was first seen in the ME GENERATION of the fifty's, fermented in the home of the upper class.
 The slippery slope was off to a great start.  This generation I chose not to to participate in gave birth to the "WHO ME" generation, the slope growing more slippery,  provided their parents with their first grandchild, the NOT ME generation.


  It is difficult to name the following generation except to anticipate that it will be named the "NOT ME EITHER" generation.  It is this that I hope to intercept, and impact America, their is no time to lose, for it will be too late, as in Rome and all that fell with it.


   The world had evolved post WWII ...for now to “Keep up with the Jones”  the need for  a two family income was paramount, Children now came second. The world of Visa, Mastercard has arrived.


   Compensation for the lack parental love and devotion came in three forms.


1. Material things.
2. No boundaries.
3. No expectations


  So much of what needs to be said is not being said by anyone. Many point of views. cultural, political, social have been stifled. Contempt for authority bred by modern-era parenting of "when I have time" has defined our youth of the past, modeling today's behavior for the children of tomorrow.
   The GOTCHA MEDIA,  provides leads to the legal community to create what is simply an ongoing and growing litigious enviornment that precludes positive and cooperative interaction (yes, civilized)  with those who disagree, regardless of the sides taken.
     Add the dynamic of enabling the performance lacking citizenry and what  has been created, but for survival alone, is a politically incorrect enviornment.  To me it is Inpolitically correct and it is the basis of the thesis for “Beyond Puke.” http://www.beyondpuke.com
    The lack of boundaries parents demand is a direct result from the guilt felt when given things instead of love

Book in progress comments wecolmed....not edited yet...??

Going down, going down, down, down, down, down....I'm going Down....just like the song...more to the point down to Hell.. I know all to well, for I have come from just that place....but what alarms me is our mediaoracy that governs us today is convincing us that down isn't really going down....its like the “new up.”  I mean its cool isn't it...to experience the pain, the agony,...it must be.

It must be indeed, for we seem to take celebritory pleasure from our association with and the enabling of those who had to fight whatever tragedyd'jor of the day is....Now I have to tell you, it isn't any place where you really want to be...the elite that take pleasure in the visitation of such negative delights soothing their guilt for having life easy and unconsciencely is feeling why am I so lucky...the elite aren't even aware of this septic tank of information that poisons their thinking is in fact the devil we all wish to identify.

The “gotcha culture” uses personal attacks, just like children in a school yard, when making their case as in “putting you down” they are elevating themselves, by dropping to new lows, remember...going down...they have actually risen to new heights....alarming isn't it...



Celebration of Negative Behavior.

Fighting the empowerment of mediocrity.

Babyboomers, the beginning of the end. A Con's tale.

Civic Responsibility
Does this exist at all?
By whom do we as a society expect to lead in the example and in vision?
Professionals?  Bureaucrats?  Politicians?  Academics?...
perhaps more to the point is who should we expect little of in this regard...I'm not sure anymore....

I think our leaders must demonstrate, advocate and mentor other leaders doing the same, and so on and son..

Gotcha in Review
Glamour not News, but WOW?
Squock, the Talkshow  squeal- this talk show squeal
NotNews News Hour, breaks for real news on the quarter and half
We're Special News...Topic...Us, of course.


Growing up Italian, I thought was pretty cool...I don't know how that was put into my head, perhaps living in the day of which Italian were celebrated much like blacks are today in rap.  I mean think about it, I believe we gave birth to cool, we gave birth to latin rhythm and rhyme..This was a good thing for me, because I certainly identified with it....your Italian?  However it was also the root cause of disdain for the anglo friends who had material things where we did not, and who did not carry themselves as confidently as I did.  I always remember being proud.  I just thought that pride was everything and it was much more than a word...

I saw the celebration of the culture wean from the Italian who now would rather identify themselves as white.  For most of the ones that really wanted to succeed, in fact did.  The many others who simply like most other “many others” of all ethnic varieties gave no thought to the matter, thus...Italians now have little to no identity.
I saw this coming early on my days of thought, in the 60's and on,..the lack of support of the Knights of Columbus, or thie other paternal organizations the maintain the culture as a community within their American lives.

Like church, religion and such, I saw the decline from the very days of my childhood.  My mind being challenged with the lessons of life and the politics of friends, associates, kids in the playground all of that, while ideas, obviously greater and reaching further than that of my pears.  How many times I would here, “Tony, why so serious,”  Or earlier on, I simply didn't fit in, and chose not to try very hard.

It seem the more I observed, the more I came to understand that I'm really not only not missing very much, but I'm also avoiding being poisoned by behavior and thought not worthy of someone who knows better.

  It seems that the lives of the privileged makes worry about nothing by turning it into something an artform.  This is the seed of the illness of victimitis

It seems the mission of our government leaders has more to do with creating the impression that the nothing they are doing looks instead to be a look how much we have done

The privileged without the experience of bad receives little true satisfaction.  I use the term, you haven't know enough bad to know what good is.
Imagine everyone being pretty.  How could you describe, never mind appreciate pretty..Natural law compels opposites forces to exist.  That being said, without the understanding of the both, the blindly see just one.l

 unless through their experience growing up, parents are instilling the good fortune put upon them was a blessing that carries a responsibility to the universe at large and those whom you love in particular.  This lesson is not something that without a moral compass can be taught.

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Watching the history of the 60's and seeing all of the Colleges and Universities that were protesting.  To the degree of Kent State...I had no idea just how many and frequent, and violent it was.

The upperclass whites who rejected me in every way,  while I was doing my duty (for what choice did I have?) This revolt, while being stone 24/7, many attribute to the empowering of North Viet-nam was in fact the beginning top the end of our culture as we know it...This while being looked upon through the eyes of the liberal media whose own agenda fuled much of everything, look at today...
  I was in Vietnam at the time.  But thinking I realized these angry kids, these disrespectful little turds that were spitting in the eye of authority we now some of our most respected leaders, business and government officials.  Is it any wonder our culture, our intrastructure, our education, and health care systems...now, what an Excon is an Antetode to the mess that you all have left me wit having to expose

Book in progress comments wecolmed...."story to tell" need edit fix


I have a story to tell. I am a desperate man that is totally fed up with what is going on in legitimate society. I’m an adult male, a criminal all my adult life. Maintaining the child’s eye while also seeing up front and center from the eyes of an ex-con, Viet Nam Vet, porn actor, drug addict for over 20 years, newspaper publisher – but most of all a decent guy who has just experienced a big more color than most others have.  A good guy that did a lot of bad things.                         I have been accused of being a “know it all.” I have always wondered about that – what would intrigue me? It was mostly women that would say this – I don’t hang out with guys, I’m first and foremost always about women. Why is it that some are fascinated by a man’s understanding of many things, and as the emotional comfort zone becomes thicker, often with contempt for one with low self esteem – I would learn later in life that was often the reason that people would then resent that you knew so much. Turns out that I was reminding this person of how much they didn’t know, while I referred to myself with pride. Those with self esteem became jealous and angry and didn’t even know they were doing it. They were often simply lost. It was often explained to me that it’s about people’s inability to support their argument.                                 I don’t know what it was about me that had me totally convinced that I knew a lot more than I truly believed deep down inside. No one ever was there to support me. Mother was always working. Dad was gone by the time I was ten, and he was never around.                                                             It is what it is. It’s that simple. There is so much crap in the media that I’m going to have to put together some kind of death squad. The problem is that bad people do bad things to good people. All the good people do to the bad people is try to be good to them, and that is bad because it never works. Never.                                                                                                              So what is happening in the war on terrorism? I haven’t heard a lot of what needs to be said. Why? Because we are all making money, acquiring fame and celebrity by promoting and following up with the damned status quo of misinformation, disinformation, no information and over saturation by the media.                                                                                                                                   The media will be the death of us. What do we call “poor” in these United States? Let’s take that poor ethnic person who is crying poor – if they were in their native home area of the world they would be in the top 5% of wealth in that country. Isn’t that something?                          Do you remember when you needed only one healthy income to run a household? When we didn’t have all those highways to handle all those cars that bring twice as many people to work as 40 years ago? Do you remember when you couldn’t buy something, most people             would simply say “I can’t afford it. I’m going to save to get that item.” People don’t do that anymore. It’s embarrassing. Now you simply charge it. You are charging and over-charging. Statistics show that we are spending over 5% to pay interest on the things we bought but could not afford. It used to be if you can’t buy it with cash up front you can’t afford to buy it! Not so anymore.                  The theory now is don’t let that fool you, for the media and commercials don’t want to send you that message. The people that make money providing you with programming will not espouse such a thing as social responsibility or explain what the hell that is.                                                 Everything expands. Now not only do you have credit to buy, but the same creditors  who made it possible for our parents to afford what they can’t afford, they have taught their children how to work two jobs and can now see the           pleasure of life. For there is so much interest needed to pay these debts off you say you can’t afford to borrow anymore?                                                                 Imagine that – can’t afford to borrow! Perhaps they can’t even buy groceries. What I want to know is that if manufacturers can’t afford to make any more products because their wholesalers extended too much credit to the retailers who expanded too much credit that now there is no money for the wholesalers to buy products to ell back to the retailers – what will the manufacturers do?  How about “no payments for 18 months?”  We let the wholesalers buy from the manufacturers without paying so they can sell to the retailers who won’t have to pay for 12 months – and now they can go on the television, buy advertising on credit. They have no cash, so they can advertise to the consumer, the greedy public who will then hear they can load up. Buy all their Christmas goodies, and not pay anything for one full year. Everything expands, even in the negative. And this is not good.                                                                                                                       There is so much media, and we all want to be stars, so the bar continually lowers in conjunction with the need to fulfill more volumes of people.                                                                  I’m a naturalist. I believe in nature. Love is energy. My mother Elly was visiting three sons in three prisons in Massachusetts. I grew up with her mantra of “smile and people will smile with you. Cry and you’ll cry alone.” She used to kick our asses, and say “If you don’t tell me the truth now, one day someone is going to tell me and I’m going to give it to you twice as hard.”  We told her. But not for long. It was just a follow through from her upbringing. It was a mother who loved to the umpth degree. She is my role model. She never made us feel like we weren’t safe. I knew we were poor. Growing up in the neighborhood outside Brockton on the better side of the tracks, but just across the street were the really well off families. At school I simply wasn’t all that loved by friends. There were a lot of bullies. I couldn’t fight unless I was mad – and I was always a pretty happy go lucky kid. A happy kid in an unhappy childhood.. I didn’t like school. Girls didn’t like me. I was too small, too young, and was poor – an embarrassing thing for me.                                                                                                                                            Where I came from and where I am now is the stuff movies are made of. Now I’m the publisher of a successful travel publication. With that being said, I have to say that I was always too humble to think that my life was that worthy. Who would care about my life? But guess what? The times are a changin’. There is so much crap amount of media channels that the absolute need for copy is unrelenting. Like a thirst that is never quenched. Everyone is making money and I’m an entrepreneur.                                                                                                                         That’s right. I was a crook, an entrepreneur when I lived the life of a Viet Nam vet, turned heroin addict, turned bank robber. Jail escape to port start to newspaper publisher. That’s what I think this is all about. The reason I’m expounding on this is to allow you to understand who I really am. I’m a smart son of a bitch, finding out that all my life I’ve been living by a triad of triads and there are three kinds of people in the world.                                                                            1.  Those who make things happen.                                                                                        2.  Those who watch the people that make things happen.                                                    3.  And finally the vast majoritythat don’t have a clue to what is going on.                                     It’s all relative. It is those who have more of the ignorance that I talk about. I’m learning that I’m a genius, I’m entertaining, I’m pretty damned interesting, but I’m also a dichotomy in so many ways.                                                                                                                                                          As a kid growing up, I was always afraid of silence.  I would always imagine someone in my company would be thinking negatively of me, if I didn’t learn to entertain them and fill the air with sounds. The only naturally occurring thing that would go on would be them thinking bad of me. So I quickly became one with personality.                                                                                             I was quick-witted, sarcastic to a tee.  I remember stealing pennies from my mother’s coin jar when the ice cream truck came by. My mother never “caught” me. She didn’t have to – she just knew. And I knew that she knew. The shame was enough to deal with.                                                  My mother was a garment worker. After she would fix dinner for us, she would take me with her to her night job in the factory, and I would trim zippers for her and her co-workers. I was seven years old and making a quarter an hour.                                                                                        Herein lies a dichotomy. I am an ex this and an ex that, and ex everything under than the sun that is less than – shall we say respectful? Yet I have opinions that you will not be able to brush away with the usual “what does he know” adage. Once you see where I have come from, and once you see just how “right on” I am about things, you will come away with a whole lot of everything to think about. My experiences have made me wise.                                                                I know what needs to be done for this country. I have been listening to the politicians, and the “talking heads” and everyone is out for the same thing – fame and fortune. No matter who they are, good or bad, and it’s really all relative. But do the right thing? Are you kidding me? And people still don’t get it. People are dumb, not so much intellectually but emotionally. People have little or no emotional intelligence, which used to be called common sense, and the politicians know this. The proof they have is that people believe them.                                      The media is screwed up. The First Amendment is screwed up. Technology is screwed up. I don’t believe the world will even be here in 30 – 100 years. If we don’t do it ourselves, the weather is going to do it. The technology of the mass media is making everyone aware of everyone’s good fortune, and they are getting it every day. This technology is killing us.                                 The mass media is making everyone aware of everyone’s good fortune, and they are getting it every day. This business about fame and fortune made in what my mother would call “blood money.” These “talking heads” what we have on Fox, CNN, so much product out there to fill. So much demand for product that the cable channels are all serving the lowest common denominator. We are sinking lower and lower.                                                                                 And here is the reason you are reading this book. Because the further you get into it, and into my head, the more intrigued you become. Because I am telling you what to think, programming you in how to think. Why not? The media does it. Don’t try to tell me that the media is only serving their viewers, their listeners, their readership. I already told you I’m a newspaper publisher. So now you are really compelled! You drop the money down to buy this book so of course you are going to read it. You will tell your friends, and they will tell their friends, and I may end up with my own website after this.                                                                             But seriously – the reason you are reading this book is because I have a lot to say, and I’m quite entertaining, if I do say so myself. I must publish or perish. Yes, I am a newspaper publisher, but that is for another page as well.                                                                                       As for what you are saying to yourselves, see how much I know – or think that I know – for you don’t know unless you know that you know – if you think you know – then you don’t know! You get it! At any rate, I am here to talk about all the right side of political stuff to the right. I’m an ex-con, a drug user, an adult entertainer, a stand-up comedian. Yes, you see I think those on the right side of the aisle are the grown-ups. Because you see, I was like them on the left when I was a kid. I wanted what I wanted and I wanted it now. If you don’t give it to me I’m going to scream, holler, yell, lie, cheat, steal and ill. You want to talk about human rights? Let’s see how un-human it is when this civilization goes down the way of the Roman Empire.                             As for me, I’m a salesman. I know more about you than you know. Oh yes I do. But like anything else, tell me what kind of person you are and I will tell you what kind of salesman you are or whatever else it is. Because enough of us are not judging or assessing ourselves or others with what makes up who they are. Instead, it’s what they are. I an actor, a teacher, or whatever I need to be. And then whatever is felt upon the community you are presently in, and the way they feel about whatever it is you do. Just remember perception is reality, so if they think it is, it is. It’s that simple.





Book in progress comments wecolmed....Tony's maxims..


                                                            Tony’s Maxims


1.  Life is about Survival; everything depends on it.     
Survival is paramount. Without life, there is no freedom, happiness, liberty nor other human desires, such as fame, fortune, power, gratification, etc.

2. Nature is to be synonymous and in harmony with religious beliefs.
 People desire it in relation to a person, place or thing in order to look up to, answer to it, and to live for something higher than themselves.  Governments, Monarchs and other rulers have understood this and aligned themselves accordingly.

3.  Life is ruled by the Laws of Nature
a.  Everything expands.
b. There are NO ABSOLUTES. Things are not either/or. In reality, it is to the degree of which      things are this or that.
c. It isn’t how good someone is or isn’t; it is how bad they are not.
d. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
e. Things come in three’s.


4.  People in general are not smart, and are too easily led.
 In this case, it means being reactionary instead of activist. What is your reaction?  Reactions are based on matters of the heart and not of the mind.  Response, or “activism” requires a working relationship with your
a.  Critical thinking skills, and your moral compass.
b. Your need to have to support for those you value before you can come to a conclusion to a question. Simply put, it means do you think for yourself?
c. Accountability for actions, allowing truth to speak for itself.


5.  Men are inherently evil, but can learn otherwise.
If you consider that survival is paramount, then it is inherent for us as  humans and primal beings to take by force of by deception anything that someone has that you feel you need for your own survival. It’s an innate need for self-preservation.


6. Media drives reality and creates perception. An illusion that is (n’t)
Those who see perception as reality are in fact living an illusion. The media’s ability to shape our reality by creating perceptions is used in all areas of our daily lives, e.g., corporate, media, and advertising by means of psychographic tactics and strategies.

7.  Political correctness turns wrong into right forever.
 Our strategy of life is now dependent on image and popularity, rather than performance and success. It is this myth which commands respect, and the elite is  dependent on it in order to lead and to govern the masses. Because it is easier to put others down,  rather than to compete on equal footing in the arena of action, the “gotcha” mentality means that popularity is the reward for political correctness

8. The use of generalities in the abstract to argue a political point is by definition using a false premise and is therefore invalid.
For example, If I’m getting rained on, I don’t want to hear about how there is  30% chance of rain.  It is 100% to me.

9.  Need, greed and fear are the methods used to move the masses.

10.  Those that claim they need to see with perfect clarity before they decide, will never decide. It’s easier to go with those in power than to fill their minds with the “what if’s.”


11. The Grass is always greener - until you get there.
 Because envy is so prolific in our society, we can’t see that the “greener grass” is not so green compared to what we have already had.

12.  If I have to explain it to you, then you will never understand.
Some things need NO explanation, so why try?  The HYPER-civilized intellectually elite will poke holes in the best of truths; thus there are many reasons why men will sabotage the obvious.

13.  The world does not owe you a living. It did GIVE you free will.
 Your life is a blessing. We are all dealt with a particular set of God giving rights.  One is free will.  With your own ethics and character, comes the  ability to shape your own life,   for better or worse. The choice is ultimately yours to make.

14.  Money does not grow on trees.
 Money is a reflection of your time and the value that your reality commands.  The capricious attitude of many today towards finance and wealth is in direct opposition to natural law, which commands you respect the work you do.


15. If you think you know - you don’t know.
Those that know and know that they know, follow them for they are wise.
There are but a few, but one either
 1. Thinks he knows (very dangerous, and ill advised to gamble the future on those who think they know.)
 2.  Believes they know.  Until one finds more relevant and factual information to contradict ones acts with belief.                                                                                                                                   3. Then there are those who know that they know.  Follow them, for they are wise.

16.  An attitude of gratitude. (The sad man with no shoes until he met the man with no feet.)
  A lot of men will prefer to see what we don’t have that others might possess, and want it.
.(see #10)  Then there are those who understand that it isn’t a matter of good things are,  but how bad it is not.  “I guess I don’t have it that bad.”
 
17.  You can be anyway you want, just cop to it
 
I have more regard for the axe murder who gave me an option of getting a bigger axe or by getting out of dodge, than I do for the people in positions of authority that speak with both sides of their mouth, and not simultaneously.
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18.  It’s not what you know that is important; it is what you don’t know.
 
If you don’t know what you don’t know,  you are liable to group it in what you do know - and that is more dangerous, than thinking you know. (see #15)

19.  The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.
  
Indifference is a razor sharp blade. You will never see the blood result, or quiet satisfaction of “knowing confidently and with silence.” More relevance is given to whom we suggest we are not in tune with. Your desire to provide comfort for them by virtue of your own discomfort thus granting their desires.   

20.  Talk is cheap, but affordable.
 People find it so easy to discuss matters of little importance, or make pronouncements on what they know little about.

21.  IFa, WOULDa, COULDa
 Cop out words, used to sabotage, derail, cloud, smoke screen, and the like when using to defend one’s position, visa a vi, defensiveness.

22.  If it doesn’t matter it shouldn’t

23.   Confidence is an expression of silence

24.  A good idea today is better than a perfect idea tomorrow. (see #10)


25.  There is a right way to do the wrong thing.
 When wrong, to be forthright in the acknowledgement of same

26. Two wrongs don't make it right. Thus invalidates your argument.

27.  Everything is ok, even being wrong is ok.(see 25)
As long as you know it is wrong, and ultimately your moral clock isn’t being adjusted to fit the event, you are simply deciding to be human. Accountability not withstanding.

28. Why be lazy, when stupid does the trick? Laziness takes a thought, such as....err  "not today, I'm just - too stupid, to even know about lazy.


Book in progress #3...Tony's "story"...why I know


A Socio-Economic, un-politically correct narrative on the state of America Today.  Manifest Destiny II

The World is governed by Natural Laws.
My unique myriad of experiences from a career petty criminal to a white collar crime felon, to currently an entrepreneur now publisher, of AZ Tourist News.

From a Vietnam vet, heroin addict, to a wanted criminal on the run. During these times I was in the adult entertainment business for a couple of years.  My experiences in City, County, State and Federal Maximum security prisons, having survived a chronically mentally ill father who kidnapped me and my brothers at an earlier age.

I inherently felt early on that I was destined to be "something."  I never took that thought very seriously.  However, looking back, I can't help to think that the totality of my experiences is so voluminous in variety as well as substance.  I have no ax to grind with some of the comments I shall make, because frankly, those who know of my history would intuitively think of me as a "liberal." (We don't use labels here.)

The Thrust of this Manifesto leaves nothing out; I have the thoughts of many things I believe will provide insight.

I will speak to my Mother throughout my narratives and dialogues with others.  Ma simply taught me "right from wrong."  Her maxims are basic but are missing in today’s conversation. No one talks about simple human values anymore.

I will be putting the spotlight on the components of what is driving our Christian basic values to extinction.  If you think you want to throw up now, in 5 to 10 years, it will be beyond puke!

Let me begin with what I “believe I know.” (See Venuti's Maxims)

Governments in collaboration with mankind evolved a religious tale in order to demonstrate the moral initiatives that govern Nature.  This story, passed on orally is by no means accurate or scientific.  

It is a story that people, the masses, needed to be guided through the moral initiatives while providing hope for those who otherwise would derive contempt from the very government that controls their destiny.


Although I do believe in God (Nature), and respect religious institutions needed to provide comfort and clarity for those who are challenged with life and need direction, I personally believe that GOD is energy. It has no form or takes on form of its own choosing.

With Natural Law defining my direction of thought, please note the
80/20 Rule.


There are no Absolutes. There are “threes” in the universe, which are; I know, I don’t know, and I believe I know.

While you can often have opposing points of view at the same time, it is to the “degree of which” this or that matters regards to the content of statement you are assessing.

There is no such thing as perfection. As soon as you think you are perfect you are by definition, imperfect.  To know ones imperfections is indeed “to be perfect.”  This said, as a “know it all” -and I truly indeed know it all - for I know what I know, and what I don’t know - knowing what I don’t know and knowing what I do know, means I know it all.

People in general are just not smart. (Okay, most people are stupid!)

1. People are reactionary, as opposed to actionary.  Their hearts rule their brains, which is never a good thing. People react as opposed to respond.  Response requires an intellectual exercise.  But don't mistake a quick response to be automatically reaction-based.  Some people are just quick, and perhaps have thought out in their own mind that which allows for a quick correct response.


2. Most people’s assessment typically stays on par with those whose friendships are value, they don’t think for themselves. It doesn’t have to be 100% of the time. Most people are not anything 100% of the time.  It’s self image vs. the image mirroring “friends to whom you value.”


3.  When you are accountable to yourself, you will learn from your mistakes. But not if you are defending and copying deuces, and making excuses as to why your actions were this or that. (More concerned for the image others might make from your actions, thus your defenses come to play.)

The use of averages is an invalid premise to make in discussion, and like other generalizations that are used to argue the abstract about a particular situation. (For example, if it is raining on me right now , then the pros will say that there is a 30% chance of rain

My unique myriad of experiences from a career petty criminal to a white collar crime felon, to currently an entrepreneur now publisher, of AZ Tourist News.

From a Vietnam vet, heroin addict, to a wanted criminal on the run. During these times I was in the adult entertainment business for a couple of years.  My experiences in City, County, State and Federal Maximum security prisons, having survived a chronically mentally ill father who kidnapped me and my brothers at an earlier age.


I inherently felt early on that I was destined to be something.  I never took that thought very seriously.  However, looking back....I can't help to think that the totality of my experiences is so voluminous in variety as well as substance.  I have no ax to grind with some of the comments I shall make, because frankly, those who know of my history would intuitively think of me as a "liberal." (We don't use labels here.)

The Thrust of this Manifesto leaves nothing out; I have the thoughts of many things I believe will provide insight.

I will speak to my Mother throughout my narratives and dialogues with others.  Ma simply taught me "right from wrong."  Her maxims are basic but are missing in today’s conversation. No one talks about simple human values anymore.

I will be putting the spotlight on the components of what will bring our Christian basics values to extinction in 5-10 years. If you think you want to throw up now, by then, it will be beyond Puke,


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Book in Progress...comments welcomed.. #1

Twenty years ago the title of a book about my life, as I knew it then, would have been
either FREE and on the Run or Sentenced to Life on the Installment Plan.
 
Twenty two years have passed. My life was then on a tailspin, from a spirited kid of the
1960’s with less than ideal opportunities. I learned early on that I was much more fortunate than
others. 
 
The idea of “the man with no shoes until he met the man with no feet” has been the one
constant from early in my life that buffered me from the “oh woe is me” crap into a successful
publisher and advertising entrepreneur.
 
It has been said that Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That said,
the media, the messenger of the world, will help perpetuate the problems as they occur.
 
I’m fed up with the sacrosanct media. So fed up that if I don’t write this book, I’m simply
going to kill someone.
 
For the most part, only bad people do bad things. And because I have had practice at
being bad, and was very good at it – not perfect, which is why I spent time in more than twenty
jails and prisons at federal state and local levels across the country. Not to mention off the
mainland with more than one identity. At times I didn’t know who I was playing. You believe
that? Of course I knew – but you get the gist.
 
I’m an exception, and I will convince you. I will go after the evil that exists in disguised
in suits, ties and community standing, and who bastardize the first amendment– and I will
encourage others of decency that have balls and fell strongly enough about it to take  drastic
measures to counter them .
 
It is the first amendment that is the root, after evil. But I think “evil” is inherent in the
primal human species of man. The only difference in my book of understanding is that unless a
human being is trained and educated and cultured will he evolve! Should a man not have that
good fortune, then he like other animals in the food chain will do what it takes to survive.
 
I speak from experience. During my time on the run, I was broke, living in supermarkets.
I pretended to be shopping while filling my belly with cold cuts, cookies, ice cream, or whatever
I could open and eat while pushing a cart. But I would never beg for money. One day while
moving furniture for day pay, a girl I was dating who worked in a bank asked me, “Need a
loan?” I smiled and said, “If I want it, I’ll take it.”
 
I know the primal animal because I’m one of them. But I’m also someone who knows
why he thinks the way he does, because I’ve been doing it all my life. Too many of us have
evolved and over-evolved, and we are actually over-civilized! So much that we have forgotten
what and what we are, and more importantly, our enemies. Many of which are evil and have
never been cultured, nor civilized.
 
I was a good kid who was brought up well, but grew up to do bad things. You need to
understand how I know what I know, and allow you to see as I have that this world will go
around as it will, whether you fight it or seduce it, and lose your mind in the meantime.
 
No one else has taken up the cause in a way that is “in your face.” I will name some, and
names will be ranked. Bill O’Reilly I give a +60, the few others less. All reactionary people get a
ranking of -40 to -100. In my ranking system, a +10 beats a -90. You get it. 
Global warming will not kill us. Nuclear war will not kill us. We will kill ourselves by all
of this “gotcha” stuff.
 
Imagine a football team going by this premise. Everyone on the team is battling with one
another. The Defensive positions are arguing with the offensive positions, and all hate the coach.
How many games would that team win in that season?
It isn’t about what you say, but why you say it. Yes, PR and sensitivity are issues – but
when third parties talk about that subject when it was simply supposed to be between two
people, it is called “gossip.”
 
I practice a certain attitude when confronted with those when shown and asked what 2 +
2 is, tells you it’s 5. No matter what you say, you can’t convince them. Their intelligence may be
impressive, and they talk circles around “average” people.
 
When I know, and I know that I know that I’m right – not that I think I’m right, or simply
believe that I’m right – I will respond quickly. I tell them, “this is the kind of thing that if I have
to explain it you you, then you will never understand.” Then move on to the next topic for
discussion. I then reinforce this by complete indifference to his “reactionary” rhetoric. The
opposite of love is not hate – it is indifference.
 
If he has to resort to name calling or bring up a misdeed on my part,  real or imagined, to
try to divert the issue at hand, it is because of their lack of rationale to back up their statement. If
he can’t make his argument and be a person of character, and know that by being enlightened he
is far better for it. He instead will call me a “know it all.” I respond by saying, “I strive to know
it all. However if I’m wrong, show me, don’t tell me. Enlighten me but make your case. I will
thank you for making me smarter than I was a moment ago.”
 
People are generally stupid. I don’t care how smart they claim to be. My assessment of
stupid is when people are reactionary, and not actionary. Have you ever heard someone saying to
another person that they over-responded? Of course not! They over-reacted. Even so called
journalists (promoters) will ask, “What is your reaction?” I encourage you to stop, think and
respond – but don’t react. Reactions are for children and more lighthearted attitudes. I have come
to understand that the people who wrote the book on emotional intelligence have it right.
 
I understood it as “an ounce of intelligence requires a pound of common sense.” You see
the real issue here is that we have a bunch of school kids who are over 35, and refusing to face
up to their responsibilities in life. For example, refusing to disciplining their children, not doing
the right thing but cheating.
 
What passes for “intelligence” in the world today, with the lack of common sense is
absolutely scary. Like a nuclear weapon in the hands of a culture who will die for no reason
other than the lies that were shown them since they were old enough to talk. Intelligence with no
common sense is a bad thing.
 
I have more respect for an axe murderer who admits he is an axe murderer than I do for
the many who pretend to be something or someone they are not. He gives me two options, based
on truth and fact. I can get the hell out of dodge and fast, or I can get a bigger axe. It’s that
simple, and it’s based on pure survival. Anybody is deserving of respect if they admit to who and
what they really are, and don’t lead a dual hypocritical life. People that give me no option to care
for my own survival based upon information that should be forthright is wrong and dangerous
for our society.