Are You Disabled? Of Course You Are

Can you legally use a cane? Of course you can…

From the American With Disabilities Act of 1990.

A DISABILITY: “an actual or perceived physical or mental impairment whether or not the impairment limits or is perceived to limit a major life activity…As long as the impairment has an actual or expected duration of more than six months.” and “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual… major life activities include, but are not limited to… walking, standing…”

Remember, “An impairment that substantially limits one major life activity need not limit other major life activities in order to be considered a disability.”

CANE use: “A public accommodation shall permit individuals with mobility disabilities to use…canes…or other similar devices designed for use… in any areas open to pedestrian use.”

DISCRIMINATION: “a failure to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures, when such modifications are necessary.” “No individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to), or operates a place of public accommodation.” “no qualified individual with a disability shall…be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.”

Saor Alba, Vaya Con Dios, and Viva la Revolucion!

A Good Old-fashioned Rant

If you want to catch a free animal you need to use a trap that closes very quickly or very slowly. In the first case they’re caught because freedom disappears more quickly than they can react. In the second fredom disappears so slowly that they never realize the threat exists until it’s too late. If you do it gently enough they might not even fight back. For us free humans the slow trap is just about closed.

I know, I’m just another libertarian type screaming hysterically about the loss of freedom. Go ahead, ignore me. I’m sure you’ll make a very good serf. You’ll be comfortable and safe enough, you just won’t get to have any independence or privacy. Go back to your idiotic super hero movies and you’re fucking video games. Oh, someone’s still here? Do you want to see the trap? Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the links in the chain you’re helping them build…

One of the hallmarks of a free man is the ability to move. To go someplace else, anywhere else, for no damn reason. That era is long past if you’re talking about international travel and it’s about to end domestically too. To many of us the car, or the blessed motorcycle, is the very symbol of freedom. I can strap in, buy some gas, and go anyplace. Anonymously. No ticket. No passport. Just go. That’s ending. GPS, on board computer systems, self driving cars, the mommy state and bullshit eco-laws are ending the era of free anonymous movement. Most new cars can be tracked and shut down remotely. Some European countries have vowed to get rid of human driven cars in the next decade. You know, for safety. You don’t know it yet, but you’re even about to lose the right to even ‘own’ your personal vehicle. Or most anything else.

Ah yes, private property, the very foundation of freedom. This is mine and I can do with it what I like. Not so much. Go buy a piece of land and see how many permits you need to do anything or try to drive your new car without permission and licenses. But I’m not even talking about those things. I’m talking about whether you actually own the car at all. Very quietly a consortium of car manufacturers and software companies are getting the laws changed so that you don’t own the code in the thing that you bought, and everything has code. Strangely enough John Deere is leading the way. You might say ‘so what’ but you’d be wrong. If they win, and they will, you will no longer have the right to modify or repair ‘your’ property at all. Doing so will lead to mandatory jail sentences for copyright infringement or intellectual property crimes. And guess what? Everything has code. Want to add your own software or turn off the GPS or microphone on you phone? Nope, you’ll go to jail. Even though you supposedly ‘bought it’. Speaking of which…

Part of private property is the right to buy shit anonymously. To do that we use money. It works. We don’t owe our souls to the company store anymore. However the powers that be hate cash. It can’t be traced easily. You can buy guns, hookers and cocaine with it. Or motorcycle parts. So guess what? Cash is going away. More and more you have to use cards or an app on your fucking phone. I tried to order a pizza last night and couldn’t because I wanted to pay for it with actual money. None of the delivery places let you do that anymore. Trust me, you’re really going to miss dollar bills when they’re gone, you can’t make private sales, and everything you buy is traceable.

Once there’s no cash, no anonymous travel, and damn little private property you’ll find that you have no privacy left. Computer and phone technology is stealing your personal life so fast I don’t even know where to begin. Alexa, get the fuck out of my life, And I haven’t even mentioned that police of every kind piss all over your 4th Amendment rights every day. To enforce the LAW.

We are a nation of laws. Millions and millions of laws. Every one of us breaks a number of them every day. Our founding fathers knew that laws only work well when they’re applied evenly. It’s why we blindfold Justice. Yea well, that bus left. None of us believe that the rich and poor have the law applied equally. A District Attorney in New York recently decided he wouldn’t prosecute illegal aliens for many crimes so they couldn’t be deported. That’s right, he decided that American citizens should go to jail and illegal aliens shouldn’t even if they committed the exact same crime. And he’s still the DA. Hell, why is still out of jail himself? Or alive?

Once you start talking about laws you have to begin to think about who gets to make them. Do you? Does Monsanto? You know the answer to that. Laws, for the most part, now serve the needs of corporations and the rich. Not you. And certainly not the Constitution. The power to make laws is important because the groups that have it also have the power to put you in a cage whenever they feel like it. Fact is the US puts more people in cages for more reasons than any other civilization known to history. Exactly how does this make us the land of the free?

Even if you do manage to stay out of a cage you still can be controlled by piling debt on your back. Back to the company store again. And if you don’t pay your debts guess what happens? Prison. Put all these things together and you are now a serf. What you can do, who you can see, and how you live your life are now effectively under the complete control of the Governcorp or the Corporament or whatever you want to call this unholy alliance. It’s their way or prison, they’re always watching, and you’re letting it happen.

We’ve been told that our enemies are a different color, a different religion, a different sexual orientation, a different party, oh fuck, just different. These aren’t our enemies and they sure as hell aren’t the Governcorp’s enemies either. You know who is the ‘enemy of the people’ is according to these power hungry ass-monkeys? A biker with a gun, some training, a pocket full of cash and a thirst for joy. Shit. That’d be me. Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.

A Question for the Ladies

In the last few years there’s been a lot of talk about whether the younger generation of men are giant snowflake wussies. For the most part that’s true but it’s not what I wanted to discuss here. I wanted to ask a slightly different question, one which will undoubtedly get me into all kinds of trouble. Why are the women who make up the equal rights movement such monumental fucking cowards?

Do you know what courageous warriors do? They fight actual fucking enemies. Do you know what bullshit whiny feminists in America do? They put on vagina costumes and march around in a country where they already have most everything they want. Are the USA and Western Europe perfect in how they treat women? No of course not. Is it the best place in the world to be a woman in all of recorded history. Easily. Women can vote, drive, own property, work, have sex, and are legally protected in all of those things. The simple fact is that, when asked, the women out protesting for rights can’t actually name a specific thing they want changed. Oh, they’ll rant about attitudes or platitudes and maybe wave a clever sign about abortion but there isn’t a single law or policy that actually discriminates.

This would be comical if it weren’t for the millions of women who have to wear bags and are beaten to death for being raped. Oh wait, that’s not a problem for the sisterhood? Why the fuck not? You want to help women? Demand that the West stop dealing with Islamic countries. Boycott any company that does business in Dubai. That shit works, ask South Africa.

At every march we hear a whole lot about girl power. Okay, use it. Fight a real foe. Go after Islam and Christianity. Go after every patriarchal religion that teaches that women are lesser. Show solidarity by burning head scarves, not wearing them, dumbass. You see, I’m a true radical. I believe ALL people are equal in the sight of the universe. Apparently that’s too tough for you girls. I guess you just don’t dress like pussies. Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion. Or, in this case, not.

Time to Break up the Band

In the last few posts I opined that the federal government is corrupt, evil and just generally fucking hopeless. I even started openly rooting for failure so this week’s three ring retard circus around fixing health care has been great. However I do feel that I should perhaps be doing something more constructive than piping while my country burns. So what are my realistic options? You can’t work within a broken system. All the available parties are cesspools of self loathing. Most of the protest groups have their heads so far up their asses that they can check their own colons. What would actually be constructive? Well, when you just can’t get along anymore it’s time to break up the band.

It might be that the good old US of A has just gotten too damn big. 330+ million people over 3.8 million square miles is fucking huge. More importantly it includes dozens of different micro-cultures that have proven to be completely incompatible. The idjit hippies in Northern California have very little in common with the inbred morons in rural Arkansas. The only thing Mormon ninnies in Utah share with elitist fuckheads in New York City is a passport. Why in the hell should we all have to have same set of laws?

We shouldn’t. The founding fathers knew this. That’s why they created states rights and tried to limit the power of the central government. Well that failed but the principle was correct. I think the largest manageable group of people is somewhere around 5 to 6 million people or so. That would mean we’d need about 60 or 70 countries. Oh, and when we divide up we should feel free to ignore current state lines. They’re mostly bullshit anyway. Perhaps If I’m feeling really bored one day I might take the time and figure out how to do the split. In the meantime I’ll just keep floating the idea that dissolution is the solution. Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.

Rooting for Failure

As you may have gathered from the last post I have absolutely no faith in either our current government or the possibility that it can be redeemed. I do, however, have great faith in America and many of the people who live here. I think Americans are still the most independent, ornery, and optimistic people around. I truly believe that eventually they will see past the bullshit, ignore the corporate messaging, and throw the bums out. And this leaves me in the strange position of having to root for failure.

There, I said it. I want this government to fail. I want it to do stupid and horrible things. I want it’s greed and evil writ large on every television screen. Only in failure can the average person see how dire the situation the situation has become. The divide between rich and poor is terrible but it has to get worse. The surveillance state is oppressive but it probably needs to crush a lot more innocent people. Legislating every little fucking thing is ridiculous but clearly not silly enough yet. All of this is coming and for that Trump is heaven sent.

The bottom line is American government is way too large and way too powerful on every level. Citizens are groped, constricted, taxed and abused. We lock up the most people of any country in the world. The revolution must come and every stupid bit of over reach and every lie hasten it’s arrival. So believe me when I say Go Trump. It’s not hyperbole when I finish every post by saying Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.

Yes, You Too

In the last post I posited that it really didn’t matter that we have an assclown for a president. Even though I’ve explicitly said that I don’t really care about your complaints I still got quite a few. So, for you Democrats who don’t follow directions very well let me take a few paragraphs to explain why you and your candidates are not ONE SINGLE BIT BETTER.

In 1985 the Dems were essentially taken over by a group called the Democratic Leadership Council led by Bill Clinton and others. They decided to sell out to corporations in order to win. Since that time they’ve either sponsored or been complicit in every piece of shitty legislation that has allowed for the complete corporate shit show we see now.

I ain’t lying. Why is the free media gone? The FCC reorganization under Clinton. Why are banks too big to fail? The repeal of Glass-Stegall also under Clinton. The security state? The TSA? The Patriot Act? Illegal marijuana? Constant war in the Middle East? All those things and more received a majority of Democratic votes.

I have a certain amount of sympathy for some Progressive positions. I have a whole plot of sympathy for any group that would like to curb corporate power. What I don’t understand is how the fuck anyone who holds these ideals can vote for a party that has utterly sold them out. The only real policy difference between the parties is that Dems use nicer language and subtler marketing.

Is all lost? At the moment I think so. The system we now suffer under is

so corrupt as to be hopeless. The whole thing has to get much much worse. But I’ll leave that for the next post. Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.

Trump. LOL.

I’ve gotten more than a month into this iteration of the blog and I haven’t yet gotten to everyone’s favorite topic of conversation, Donald Trump. I guess I’ll go ahead and offer my two cents over the next three posts.

I’ll begin by saying that I’m enjoying Mr Trump’s administration immensely. If you look at the whole thing as performance art it really is wildly diverting. Every cabinet pick has been more ridiculous than the one before. Royal edicts with no understanding of process. Russia scandals, wild allegations, attacks on the free press. Dems running around like their shorts were on fire. It truly is the entertainment gift that just keeps on giving. Oh wait, you weren’t taking this seriously, were you? Why?

News flash- The United States government is completely corrupt and actively works against the interests of it’s citizens. The constitution is mostly dead. The deep state bureaucracy really doesn’t care which of the nearly identical parties is pretending to be in charge. We’re little more than a group of corporations with an army. Nope, not exaggerating. Everyone hates Congress and they get re-elected over and over. I could literally sit here for the rest of the day and list things that the government does that most people hate but I’d even bore myself. The simple fact is that we, the people, have no control at all so who the fuck cares which megalomaniac is currently living on Pennsylvania Ave. At least Trump is amusing.

Our founding fathers enacted the Constitution not to grant us rights but to try to keep the government from stealing them. They kind of failed. The Feds and State and Cities tell you what you can do, when you can do it, and take most of the money you make. That won’t change without bloodshed and a real revolution. In the meantime, enjoy the show. Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.

Why are you so Angry?

I know I use this blog to rant and rave about all kinds of things. It’s therapeutic and fun but I’m not actually that pissed off. Truth be told I’m kind of an old hippy. I’m much more Don Cornelius wishing you “Peace, Love and Soul” than Don King. It’s from this place that I pose the following question: What in the hell is everyone so mad about?

Nope, not a rhetorical question. Everybody everywhere is angry. At everything. Look at politics. There were furious demonstrations and calls for our new president’s impeachment less than 24 hours after he took office. The left, taking a break from preaching tolerance, hate this guy. Kind of like good Christians hated the last guy. Everybody hates Congress. Um, didn’t you all just finish voting for these guys?

A whole lot of conservative people here seem pissed off at Muslims which is strange because Muslims hate gay people, just like some of them do. Then, to further complicate the situation, liberal women are furious about the treatment of Muslims even though Muslims mostly want to take all their rights away. Black people are way pissed at white people. Women are enraged at men. It goes on and on. Why?

Much of this anger seems to be badly misplaced. America ain’t perfect but when it comes right down to it there isn’t a much more tolerant, diverse place on Earth. Why in the hell are women so pissed off at us when Saudi Arabia treats them like shit? Sure, our civil rights history isn’t perfect but I don’t see the relationship between the places we need to do better and the amount of rage it produces.

Politics is the most obvious but anger seems to be everywhere. The environmental movement is preaching a rage filled doom. Music is full anger and so are the movies. The news media has turned into a 24 hour outrage producing machine. I just don’t get it.

Not to be contrary but the fact is things aren’t really that bad. As a society we treat minorities and women more equally than we ever have in history. The environment is way the fuck better than it was 50 or even 100 years ago. Standards of living are pretty decent. Yes the government is fucked but it always has been and likely always will be. Perhaps, as the Buddha said, the problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude.

To sum it up, the world is pretty good but you’re an asshole. How about we we stop and take a breath or two. Maybe let’s focus on some good things. Let’s see what we can agree upon. Let’s all work really hard on fixing our anger problem and the other problems might get quite a bit better. See, I told you I was a hippy. Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.

Legal Punching

So in the last post I spewed all over the place about the cowardly little fucktards who populate the comments sections and Twitter accounts of the Inter webs. Today I’m going to be much more solutions oriented. Let’s fix this problem once and for all. We just need a name, an address, and a fist.

Why does everyone get to be anonymous on the internet? No, really. I have to take responsibility for everything I say and do in the real world. I can criticize or insult anyone I’d like but I have to put my name and my face with it. I have to own the action and, more importantly, I have to deal with it’s repercussions. That’s a good thing. So let’s bring the virtual world into the real one. When everyone goes online they should have to sign in with a name and a face. No exceptions.

There’s already an example of this. It’s called Facebook. I can post all kinds of weird shit and carry on about things but I have to sign in first. The same is true of my websites. I might say and do outrageous things but my name, picture, and contact information are right there for everyone to see. I’m not a technology guy but this wouldn’t seem too complicated to achieve.

Once we see who’s saying what and where they are there’s one more crucial step we need to take. It’s going to have to be legal to punch people in the nose. It’s the only reasonable response to cowardly internet trolls. Go ahead, tell me I suck or that some woman should be raped. Now I get to hit you. Oh, does that change what you’d say? I thought so.

I’d like to point out here that of you don’t like the loss on anonymity you might need to examine your life. What are you so ashamed that people might see? Maybe you should own it or stop it. Or get punched in the nose. Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.

The Keyboard of Evil

I have seen the face of evil and it has no face. Why doesn’t it have a face? Because evil is a cowardly little fuck who hides behind the anonymity of a keyboard and an internet connection. If evil were brave enough to show it’s face it would likely get it’s pussy little ass kicked. Evil is not be feared, only loathed and dismissed for the lily livered pond scum it is.

Do you want to know evil? It isn’t hard to find. Look under the comments section of just about every fucking post on the web. No matter what you’re doing some chicken shit little putz will criticize and insult you. Actually, you don’t even have to do that. Evil has it’s own website. It’s called Twitter. The entire collected courage of every Twitter commentator is roughly equal to that of a single kitten on vacuum day.

What is good about humans? We do shit. We create. We make music and art and dance. We write stuff down and tell stories. We teach each other. We try so damn hard to touch the sacred. At our best we are liken unto Gods, creating both transcendence and math out of thin air. When I get discouraged I frequently opine that humans are nothing but hairless monkeys with guns. True enough, I suppose, but guns are cool, complicated and beautiful so even in that we are creators. And creation is Good.

So what’s Evil? Evil is criticizing or breaking down those who are trying to do good. Evil is racism and misogyny and other random hatreds that keep people from marshaling the courage to create something better. Evil is destruction and mostly what you find on the internet.

I teach. I also get things wrong. I revel in those errors. I encourage every student to point out anything that seems incorrect to them. That’s how I learn. That’s not evil, it’s growth, and it takes courage on everyone’s part. I also post things on the web and nearly every time I do a bunch of tiny dicked little trolls living in their parents basement tell me I suck. Not actual criticisms or reasonable questions about why I do it that way. Just insults. It so bad and utterly pointless that I refuse to go on Twitter and I have an office person to manage all my posts. I have literally never seen my You-tube videos or read the comments of a single blog post. I have no time for cowards.

Yes, cowards. Faceless, nameless, spineless little weasels that just want to hurt anyone trying to create because their own skill set is so heart achingly pathetic. Not one of these little scum puppies would have the balls to stand in front of me and say anything like what they so bravely type into their cheese puff stained Apple keyboard. The English language does not contain the words to adequately communicate the depth of my contempt and loathing for these subhuman mouth breathers. Hell isn’t a place, it’s their continued existence.

I’ve mostly used my own experiences in this piece but there are literally millions of others who could have written it. A woman with an opinion usually gets rape threats and any woman who posts a picture gets a hundred comments on her weight. Libs rip Cons. Everybody gets called Hitler. It’s a cesspool of Evil. There’s a great Peter Cook/Dudley Moore movie called Bedazzled. In it Satan just annoys people. He scratches records and makes parking meters run out. These days Satan is even pettier. He has a Twitter account. Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.