A Dark Day Called “Black Friday”

Definition 1
September 24, 1869, the day the markets crashed following a failed attempt by some financiers to corner the gold market. Led to a depression.

Definition 2
In a more general sense, any Friday in which a public calamity occurred.

Definition 3
More recently, the term Black Friday has been applied to the day after Thanksgiving in which retailers make enough sales to put themselves “into the black ink.”

With the world economy taking the ‘swing’ that it has some things that make us “human” are being eroded to the point that we are reverting back to a sick herd mentality. I give this small example of what the “free” enterprise system of capitalism is bringing the world to. Especially for those that the “American DREAM” had most benefited.

In the small community of Valley Stream, New York on the day after this past ‘Thanksgiving’ the reality of living “POOR” drove the seekers of “deals” at the local Walmart to rush the doors and TRAMPLE those that were hired to assist them. True to its name “Black Friday” claimed another victim, Jdimytai Damour, a 34 year old temporarily hired,seasonal employee.[They who\’ve lived on the paved the golden streets.]

Of the three chronologically ordered definitions I wonder why GREED has adopted an ugly event to place its “BOTTOM LINE” hopes.[After-math of black friday=1[What price \”the bottom line\” ?]

My only query is this, just how far are we going to let the DEMON of GREED “guide” the global community into this “VALLEY of DEATH” ?

We Glean So Very Little Anymore

If anyone in this nation has any doubt that there is something much more in control than we are mark NOVEMBER 23,2008/ PLATTEVILLE, COLORADO as a time and location of an ANCIENT GOOD. That would have been the second day of the ancient practice of GLEANING that has been a part of most all agrarian cultures.Those of us that were on the “Seventh Day is Sunday” regime of ‘worship’ should have heard the song “Bringing In the Sheaves” (Knowles Shaw/George Minor: 1874/1880.
BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES Lyrics:

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Refrain:( a term, not an action.)

Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,

Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter’s chilling breeze;
By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Refrain

Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
When our weeping’s over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Refrain

First and foremost I didn’t include the lyrics of this song as a promotion of ANY “belief”, only as a lynch-pin for those things that are far above us and to be secured in that position. Nothing more, because no matter the dialect the entire world is “IN NEED” [

I write this article while sitting at a “savior’s” home on this THANKSGIVING Day remembering just how many Americans are seeking the same type of assistance that those who have been “cataloged” onto INFERTILE soils did FOR the first suffering arrivals of what became this nation. Many who have arrived since came with the image of MILK and HONEY paving the avenues of the landscapes (sociological, economical, ethical. ethnical.). Hunger and livability are essentials that are law far past simple “business”.[ Today\’s food give away… ]

“We” are sitting behind a keyboard, “warm” and “cozy” while we write of our anger or disgust in ‘this or that’. A football game as our new Gladiator driven blood-letting crave.To those who are sharing meager sustenaces with others less fortunate, BLESS YOU. For those who have taken no time for those truly “IN NEED” you will no longer have an office in Washington, D.C. and may soon find your “golden parachute” tattered with no-one willing to provide you with necessary fare to “go on”. But that isn’t my responsibility… unless it’s presented to me then I’ll do what I ‘CAN’ with the little I have. As HAVE so MANY to and for ME.

To ALL who share this day remember to GIVE TRUE THANKS for what has been given, just remember that if it is much it was meant to be there for distribution to those who have no warehousing skills. The “bedouin” nature of some of us don’t allow us to keep SO MUCH within our GRASP. Therefore we GLEAN those fields we pass, so that nothing will be wasted.

By the way, the city of Platteville, Colorado resides in the MOST appropriately named county ever… WELD: as in a JOINING, to be made into one. Many made into ONE by FIRE… STRONGER THAN BEFORE.

Love and CARE seem to be in such short supply these days. It WOULD be wonderous to the ears of the WORLD if ALL could hear AND understand equally through an orchestra made up of the indigenous musical instruments they would recognize and appreciate, all gathered from being left behind when greed had stripped the field of HUMANITY.

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$25 BILLION…

… The “big” three go for GLOBAL Financing.

Chevrolet, Chrysler and Ford are “requesting” US to PAY MORE MONEY for items that are NOT VIABLE to the country that they claim to service. On “MEET THE PRESS” (11/16/08) Michigan Senator Carl Levin ‘Advertised’ for General Motors that they had TWICE as many “HYBRID” vehicles “in-line” for production. My goodness, they’ve only had 30 years of knowledge that their latest offerings were TOXIC to their future.

Senator Levin’s short advertisement was vocally similar to Jeep’s latest late-night commercial where they show IDIOTS riding over sand dunes and other NATURAL environments that need preservation. The background audio is that of ROLLER-COASTER sounds, to entice the viewer to times of a ‘CARE-LESS’ YOUTH, when our fun was financed by someone else… OUR Parents = those that put in the WORK. We should be PAST THIS. We are of the age where in order to enjoy ourselves WE have to design, build AND maintain what may give us joy in the responsible ways of adulthood. And TEACH these ATTRIBUTES to our offspring.

I have a strange feeling that these companies have been setting another table, in a very different location. G.M., as mentioned in previous posts, has made its financial stakes in other fast emerging markets, (44% in China ALONE !), with products that are mandated BY those consumers and THEIR unique markets. And are providing what THEY deem as NECESSARY for THEIR USES (!), not accepting whatever is fed them when someone “RINGS” Dr. PAVLOV’S little bell. Those that have been privy to the inundations of post-secondary CORPORATE “education” are reheating THIRTY YEAR OLD ‘HASHES’ in the attempts to serve them on pseudo-“patriotic” platters… IN THEIR NEIGHBOR’S HOME (!), telling them that the “fare” IS “FRESH”… Never mind the gravy’s CHARTREUSE GLEAM.

Would the ‘TREASURIAL’ colour chart include RYE Mold ( as in ERGOT/LSD ?) in the $ 25 BILLION bungle/bundle that the United States of America (“CONgress” and “SINate”), are “THINKING” of giving THEM ?

If “our” legislators allow this financial dis-service in RESPONSIBILITY I WILL NOT be GREEN with ENVY … but of NAUSEATED DISAPPOINTMENT.

Bessie Smith sang this youths truths...

Bessie Smith sang this youth's truths...

It was said best by Alberta when she described how all the young “Iceberg’s” did their “thing”…

“They’d come at’cha with a hand FULL of GIMME and mouth full of MUCH OBLIGED !”

Dear Jesse Jackson

The magic number this year is 44, a number that has the historical significance of being who this ensuing Presidential term will preside. It is the also the number worn on the football jersey of one ERNIE DAVIS, college football’s FIRST African-American HEISMAN Trophy winner in 1961. As good as he was he too never got to perform his magic on the professional ‘stage’.

As we noticed your tears of PRIDE the evening of November 4, 2008 some of us know that you are the Ernie Davis to President elect Barack Obama’s Jim Brown. Greatness untested on the next tier forward, even though you led the way. How appropriate that you’ve both gotten your “justs” this year, Ernie in film, you at the acceptance speech of OUR NEW PRESIDENT… 44 is a very good number.

44

44

Ernie Davis/ Jim Brown, Jesse Jackson/ Barack Obama=44

Yes, Mr. Jackson, history does repeat itself, we just have to be aware. HARBINGERS are seldom recognized until the laughter CHOKES the joker.

a torch passed.

a torch passed.


A Rant On Being Errant

The generation of “peace” and social “JUSTICE” in America during the world changing 1960’s has allowed one of their own to reinstate what they’d fought against in youth. We should have taken notice of the first public slip when Abbie Hoffman became a New York Stock broker, but the gate had been opened so the ‘watch-dog’ of CARE and TRUST (for one’s fellow man.) got chained to the house of GREED.

How many of you are seeing your youngest SONS or DAUGHTERS, maybe your grandsons or granddaughters go off to a ‘war’ that has the same falsified beginnings of our Viet Nam ? Coupled to our parents’ remembrances of the insidiousness-es of how Hitler began HIS attempts of world control, world domination.

How DID we let this happen ? I believe that because we’d lost view of those scars inflicted in Chicago, Detroit, DALLAS and KENT STATE. Because a surgeon said it would make us “FEEL” better about how we “look in the mirror”. Well, ‘WE” do “look” better but we’ve got NO HOMES to hang a mirror now. And these diets for us to ‘look’ “better” in our clothes aren’t coming in the mail due to our not being able to keep up with our credit card fees. In fact we’re learning exactly how to correctly pronounce “GUBMINT” cheese, just like those “lazy” folks we used to “not understand” when “THEY” told us that ‘they couldn’t find a J.O.B. these times of economic turmoil is the an-acronym for “JUST ‘OLMOST BROKE”. The commercials hawking ”HAIR CRAYOLA” tells us to lie about ourselves more, spouting that “the generation that swore that it wouldn’t get “OLD” didn’t. ” RIGHT we’re the fattest , most physically depressed nation in the WORLD !!!

And those forty-somethings surfing off some ( needfully rented for mortgage income) California beach hugging a woman that has as much PLASTIC (mental,physical and spiritual. ) as MALIBU BARBIE are the JUDAS GOATS of the BABY BOOM’S looking glasses. Go ahead, you KNOW you’ve asked Alice.

And isn’t it “RICH” that those of our classmates that have gone off to WASHINGTON, D.C. have forgotten what they’d fought against to become it ? THEN improve on their predessessors’ lessons of : NOW You SEE IT, NOW YOU WON’T with our HOMES, Jobs and RETIREMENT FUNDS ?

We who waited in MILE-plus long lines to purchase fuels for vehicles that requested, (and GOT !) just short of our “FIRST-BORN” children. (Yeah, Japan and Germany “LOST” the war.) But we’ve welcomed the same thing (Bush=Zapata Oil=[“And that’s the way it is”.] ) But to welcome the same thing THIRTY YEARS LATER is like getting assaulted in your WORST imaginable way then turning around and INVITING the assailants to LIVE WITH you.

If the men and women who ‘won the war’ over Germany and Japan are our “GREATEST GENERATION” with how they returned HOME and strove to BUILD businesses and housing AND EDUCATION for anyone that sought to learn how. From those who didn’t secretly change the rules. We who grew up watching the Cleaver family have to ask… WHAT is left FOR the ‘Beaver’ !?! Are WE now AMERICA’S DUMBEST GENERATION?  We’re now the poorest by aggregate.

I remember a story from a book published by Playboy, Inc. that told of how a business’ “life” moves through generational ‘leadership’. The person that starts the business builds it into the strong communally viable entity that provides the basis for affluance and such. But the son or daughter that receives it soon remove the things that made the business strong, living beyond  the good senses that provided them their position. The following rrecipiant has witnessed the fading, then resolves to reinstate what measures are necessary to bring back , then improve, the things that made the originator’s ideas work.

WE are the “sons” and “daughters” who’ve squandered the passion of Education’s and Innovation’s hard work. We’ve SETTLED “for” instead of incrementally discarding the outmoded and stupid. Embraced frivolities personal and economical. And  this is the bag of ‘OFFAL’ we are leaving to the WORLD’S coming ADULTS.

Will it take 40 years of an economic and social desert wandering for these sins that we’ve embraced to be forgiven by their demise ?