Johnny

Has anyone noticed that everyone is out of step, but Johnny?

Let’s take the seven continents.

There’s at least one country out- of- step with Johnny on the

North American Continent, and as you head South there are

countries  on the Isthmus which join with many countries

on the South American Continent in being out- of- step with Johnny.

If you go East you find many countries on the African and European

Continents out- of- step with Johnny. If you go West, Australia,

a country and a Continent, is sometimes  in- step, sometimes out

and farther West before you reach the Asian Continent there is a

country called The Philippines, clearly out- of- step and rightfully so

in my opinion, that joins more than one country on the Asian Continent

in being out- of- step with Johnny.

As for Antarctica, the facts are inconclusive but it has been observed

that the Penguins kinda walk like  Johnny, ha,ha!

Islander.

Analogies

I like analogies, who doesn’t, I like to make analogies,
who does not? Here’s one comes to mind.
“Sisyphus, son of Aeolus and king of Corinth who,
for his avarice and treachery, was condemned in the
underworld to roll a huge rock uphill which, upon
reaching the top, always rolled to the bottom.” Websters.
Then you have the military-industrial complex, who have
been rolling stones up and down Afghanistan’s mountains
for what is it, how many years?.
However, unlike Sisyphus, these war-meisters do not feel
condemned for their avarice and trickery, rather they
laugh all the way to their respective banks or generalships.
We are the condemned, I who write this, and you who read it.
Islander.

A rats ass

Did Americans give a rats ass when their government sent over fifty

thousand young Americans to their death in Vietnam, and for what

I might ask?, are you kidding.

Do Americans give a rats ass that their government has sent over five

thousand young Americans and still counting to their death in Iraq

and Afghanistan?, give me a break.

Will Americans  give a rats ass when their government declares war

on Iran or Russia?, of course not.

Did Americans in the Keystone pipeline area give a rats ass over the

oil spill  in the Gulf of Mexico that devastated the Gulf  states?,

get out of here.

Will Americans in the Gulf region give a rats ass when the Keystone

pipeline deal goes through?, and it will, nah.

Did Americans give a rats ass when Walmart put thousands of small

retailers out of business, thereby destroying much of the middle class

and affecting millions  of workers making a decent living, not to

mention their families while one family makes billions?, that’s a joke.

Do Americans give a rats ass that both federal and state governments

continue to destroy unions, thereby sending more and more

to the poorhouse?, it is to laugh.

Do Americans give a rats ass that federal and state governments

are abrogating their civil liberties as I write, duh, what did you say?

Do Americans give a rats ass  that thousands of young Americans are

incarcerated for many years for petty crimes? ho- hum.

Do Americans give a rats ass that their government has gone amok

and is running roughshod over the rest of the world? I think not.

Strikes me that Americans don’t give a shit about anything, but let

me tell you something, I think one day they will wake up from this

clueless stupor to find that there are people in the world that

do give a shit.

Islander

P.S. Wrote the above about two-three years ago, just getting around

to publishing it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shiteaters

He who scrawls on shithouse walls,

rolls his shit in little balls,

and they that read these lines of wit,

eat these little balls of shit.

Author unknown, but like Kilroy he certainly got around.

I’m quite fond of analogy and the above quote

reminds me that many politicians speak nothing

but shit, and too many of us who listen to it

fucking eat it up.

Islander

Intro

“The pebble drops in the source water of the shallow

stream. Its course is deflected. It goes down this valley

instead of that; it meets streams from these mountains

instead of those; in a now unavoidable compulsion the

creek must eat its way through sand and thorny areas

and never know the rich verdure a few miles away.

A certain sort of river, composed of certain elements,

arriving by a certain route, flows at last into the eternity of the sea.

It is all one to the sea, but who can say that it is a matter of indifference to the river?”

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Profound words, when I read them the thought came

to mind that perhaps they help in explaining me to myself. Do they speak to you out there?, I would not

be surprised.

Islander