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10-13-2013

Someday, all the rich people gonna lose their money.
Yeah, that’s right, honey.
All them rich people gonna lose their money.
Someday.
Someday.


It won’t keep them warm no more.
It won’t keep them entertain’d.
It won’t keep them safe.
On the Day of the Lor’

'cause He don't take no bribes…
but He give and take away.

And on the day of the Lor’,
He gon’ ask ye if you car’d ‘bout the poor
"Didja feed me when I was starvin?
"Didja gimme clothes when I was naked?
"Didja visit me when I was in jail?"

And the people will ask Him,
the people will ask Him,
"When were ye starvin’?
When were ye nekkid?
When were ye in jail?”
An’ He’ll say,
"Whenever someone was starvin’,
whenever someone was nekkid,
whenever someone was in jail,
that was Me.”

Woe to those who have and do not share.
Woe to those who receive and disrespect the giver.
Woe to a selfish world.
Woe to selfish nations.
Woe to selfish Americans.
Woe to us all.

On that day
On that day
On that day

(This was written by me just now.) 

peace,

tim+++

I wrote this last night.  Feel free to read it (or not) - it was something I wanted to do for personal reasons.

Why Obama won tonight: - The GOP went too far with the pro-life stuff and were effectively using “shock-and-awe” tactics to prevent pregnant women from having abortions. It was pretty gross and even turned lifelong pro-lifers against them. Plus, seriously… Evangelicals think it’s completely wacky to not use birth control… same with the majority of Catholics. 55% of women voted for Obama, 45% for Romney. I think this was the number one factor in the results.
 - Kids turned out in the same numbers as last time. Who woulda thought that all the 18-26 year old voters from 2008 who got disillusioned enough to not vote in the midterm elections of 2010 would come back with their younger siblings en force? - The black vote turned out in greater numbers than it ever has. - Support of the DREAM Act by Obama scored him a whopping SEVENTY-TWO-PERCENT of the Hispanic vote. Romney went hard against immigration and he STILL lost Colorado. - Romney’s scare tactics on people in Ohio who work in the auto industry (especially those with families). Unnerving people who are that afraid is just dumb. You’re supposed to offer them something positive, that makes them feel like you’re going to help their situation out. That’s what wins elections. Not misleading TV ads that are so messed-up, even car companies call you out on it. That alone may have cost him Ohio. - Mainstream Americans don’t care about gay marriage anymore.  Most of us know or are friends with someone who is out and open. To not allow them the same rights that we have feels weird now. - Young religious fundamentalists are continuing to move to the Left. Mainly because of gay rights. When friends you’ve had your whole life confide to you that they’re gay, what your pastor/preist/imam/rabbi/whatever said that demonizes homosexuals goes straight out the window. Btw this isn’t a trend or a movement - it’s a continuation of cultural evolution in Western civilization. The sexual revolution is continuing and now you really can’t expect to win the White House if you try to run on conservative social issues anymore. - Congress has a 6% approval rating. It’s because they’re the most obstructionist Congress since the “Do-Nothing” Congress that Truman had to deal with… They consistently prevent Obama and the Democrats from getting anything done and are extremely rude and arrogant. Boehner needs a reality check or to be replaced. The reason the Tea Party took over the House in 2010 was because of Democratic apathy that year. People don’t want these guys in power, but their gerrymandering has made them hard to kick out. The Senate, however, is now more in control of the Democratic party, partially because you vote AS A STATE for your Senators… - There are less and less white people in America than there used to be and that will only continue, so FOXnews’ tactic of scaring them isn’t going to get the GOP the kind of returns that it used to. All the talk of them “courting Hispanic voters” is beyond absurd. You can’t continue to rile people up with veiled racism (especially a “neo-Southern Strategy” that relies on xenophobia), coming down hard on illegal immigrants, and your media outlets being basically a bunch of angry, paranoid, out-of-touch, old white men with varying degrees of racism, who like to yell at people and say really mean and cruel things that they constantly have to apologize for when they rarely mean it.

I wrote this last night.  Feel free to read it (or not) - it was something I wanted to do for personal reasons.

Why Obama won tonight:

- The GOP went too far with the pro-life stuff and were effectively using “shock-and-awe” tactics to prevent pregnant women from having abortions. It was pretty gross and even turned lifelong pro-lifers against them. Plus, seriously… Evangelicals think it’s completely wacky to not use birth control… same with the majority of Catholics. 55% of women voted for Obama, 45%
for Romney. I think this was the number one factor in the results.


- Kids turned out in the same numbers as last time. Who woulda thought that all the 18-26 year old voters from 2008 who got disillusioned enough to not vote in the midterm elections of 2010 would come back with their younger siblings en force?

- The black vote turned out in greater numbers than it ever has.

- Support of the DREAM Act by Obama scored him a whopping SEVENTY-TWO-PERCENT of the Hispanic vote. Romney went hard against immigration and he STILL lost Colorado.

- Romney’s scare tactics on people in Ohio who work in the auto industry (especially those with families). Unnerving people who are that afraid is just dumb. You’re supposed to offer them something positive, that makes them feel like you’re going to help their situation out. That’s what wins elections. Not misleading TV ads that are so messed-up, even car companies call you out on it. That alone may have cost him Ohio.

- Mainstream Americans don’t care about gay marriage anymore. Most of us know or are friends with someone who is out and open. To not allow them the same rights that we have feels weird now.

- Young religious fundamentalists are continuing to move to the Left. Mainly because of gay rights. When friends you’ve had your whole life confide to you that they’re gay, what your pastor/preist/imam/rabbi/whatever said that demonizes homosexuals goes straight out the window. Btw this isn’t a trend or a movement - it’s a continuation of cultural evolution in Western civilization. The sexual revolution is continuing and now you really can’t expect to win the White House if you try to run on conservative social issues anymore.

- Congress has a 6% approval rating. It’s because they’re the most obstructionist Congress since the “Do-Nothing” Congress that Truman had to deal with… They consistently prevent Obama and the Democrats from getting anything done and are extremely rude and arrogant. Boehner needs a reality check or to be replaced. The reason the Tea Party took over the House in 2010 was because of Democratic apathy that year. People don’t want these guys in power, but their gerrymandering has made them hard to kick out. The Senate, however, is now more in control of the Democratic party, partially because you vote AS A STATE for your Senators…

- There are less and less white people in America than there used to be and that will only continue, so FOXnews’ tactic of scaring them isn’t going to get the GOP the kind of returns that it used to. All the talk of them “courting Hispanic voters” is beyond absurd. You can’t continue to rile people up with veiled racism (especially a “neo-Southern Strategy” that relies on xenophobia), coming down hard on illegal immigrants, and your media outlets being basically a bunch of angry, paranoid, out-of-touch, old white men with varying degrees of racism, who like to yell at people and say really mean and cruel things that they constantly have to apologize for when they rarely mean it.

Finally breaking the radio silence…

I’ve been slowly coming out of a two-year period where I distrusted joy.  It all kind of happened at once and I don’t remember the specifics behind it, but I’m extremely thankful for it.

What caused me to go through that was getting fucked over very very badly by a group of people I trusted too much and ended up being betrayed by.  It resulted in losing half of my friends.  You can imagine the emotional shock that it put me in.  I’ve been rebuilding my support network ever since and was running stumbling on inertia as a result.

Seeing the people who you were closest with succumb to and promote hydra-like combination of the Holiness Movement, re-warmed Calvinism, misogyny, extreme Charismaticism, and the “Health, Wealth, Prosperity Gospel”, taking a stand against it and being rejected as a result can be very damaging.  It’s no understatement to say that if it wasn’t for my conversion to Catholicism, I have no idea where I would be now.  Instead of seeing my suffering as something that was a curse, but rather, a gift, makes a huge difference…  It’s an awesome thing to be able to view it (especially considering that a lot of what I deal with is beyond my control) as something that’s a part of life that presents people with an opportunity to grow.  It’s a major struggle at times, of course, but relying on Jesus enables me to get through it.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit…



- recent playlist -

The Prayer Chain - Eric Campuzano’s Attic Tapes
Starflyer 59 - Silver demos
Einstürzende Neubauten - Stahlmusik
Nihilist Commando - 2002, 2005 and 2006 demos, I’m Going Ape 7” EP
+ Best Coast - “The Only Place”


- reading -

The Habit of Being - Letters of Flannery O’Connor (Selected and Edited by Sally Fitzgerald)
A Treasury of Khalil Gibran
The Daily Missal
Magnificat (November 2012)

The Dragon Slayer, Espresso and Fire

hilltopcoffee:

(part three of Coffee as a Constant) By Eric Tomeo:: Sr. Barista

This might sound strange, but I first learned how to make espresso from a crazy man’s apprentice in the North transept of the monastery that had become my home.  I was invited to live there by a tattooed kid named Jimmy 11 months after I jokingly told him I wanted to.  I met a guy named Keith there, who we called the naked mechanic.  We called him that because he was a mechanic.  Then there was Matt, an Asbury scholar who was looking into Catholicism and a fine Catholic lady he found on the internet.  Not to mention, little Dave – the coffee apprentice.

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I never lived there, but it’s the only place in this godforsaken city where I ever felt at home…

RIP

rightsided:

unbleeding:

rightsided:

I don’t know about that, but here is 1001 Reasons To Vote Against Barack.

This is the 2004 election all over again, except that this time, the GOP has the vanilla candidate.  Seriously, give me something about Romney that would make me want to vote for him… that has nothing to do with Obama.  All I can think of are reasons why I would never vote for Romney… for anything.
Let me give you just one example… the whole Mormon thing.  It makes me queasy.  Not only is it a bizarre cult whose origins involve everything from “magic glasses” and golden Egyptian tablets that “mysteriously” disappeared before anyone had a chance to verify their existence to a desire to dominate the country and create a theocratic state under a president who would act as the High Priest of the LDS (the “White Horse Prophecy”) to wearing “magic underwear” to baptisms for the dead (including Holocaust victims, which were stopped after protests… only to be silently renewed) to forcing kids to ride bikes around in ill-fitting suits, proselytizing by knocking on people’s doors (One of the most irritating things in the world to have to deal with.  I have a “No Soliciting” sign on my door because of things like that.) to having a long record of physical and sexual abuse in the families of members (which resulted in TV commercials in the 80’s and 90’s intended to rehab their image and rebrand), but it even didn’t allow black people to become members until the late 70’s…  Oh, and the reason given for that?  One of their teachings was that black people were said to be the offspring of Satan.  Wow…  How fitting is it that a white Mormon would be the first Republican candidate to run against an incumbent black president???
Nice job advertising your site and I understand why you’d try to promote your political party’s candidate, but you’ve gotta be kidding me if you can support a guy who’s knee-deep in all of that insanity.  All my claims about the Church of Latter-Day Saints are common knowledge and/or easily verified by a quick google search.
I’d strongly recommend that you rethink who to vote for in November. Oh and I’m totally not a bigot.

Umm, weird, this is just like that other post… and once again I am not sure if that last part was added or not.

It was added by you.  Very classy…

rightsided:

unbleeding:

rightsided:

I don’t know about that, but here is 1001 Reasons To Vote Against Barack.

This is the 2004 election all over again, except that this time, the GOP has the vanilla candidate.  Seriously, give me something about Romney that would make me want to vote for him… that has nothing to do with Obama.  All I can think of are reasons why I would never vote for Romney… for anything.

Let me give you just one example… the whole Mormon thing.  It makes me queasy.  Not only is it a bizarre cult whose origins involve everything from “magic glasses” and golden Egyptian tablets that “mysteriously” disappeared before anyone had a chance to verify their existence to a desire to dominate the country and create a theocratic state under a president who would act as the High Priest of the LDS (the “White Horse Prophecy”) to wearing “magic underwear” to baptisms for the dead (including Holocaust victims, which were stopped after protests… only to be silently renewed) to forcing kids to ride bikes around in ill-fitting suits, proselytizing by knocking on people’s doors (One of the most irritating things in the world to have to deal with.  I have a “No Soliciting” sign on my door because of things like that.) to having a long record of physical and sexual abuse in the families of members (which resulted in TV commercials in the 80’s and 90’s intended to rehab their image and rebrand), but it even didn’t allow black people to become members until the late 70’s…  Oh, and the reason given for that?  One of their teachings was that black people were said to be the offspring of Satan.  Wow…  How fitting is it that a white Mormon would be the first Republican candidate to run against an incumbent black president???

Nice job advertising your site and I understand why you’d try to promote your political party’s candidate, but you’ve gotta be kidding me if you can support a guy who’s knee-deep in all of that insanity.  All my claims about the Church of Latter-Day Saints are common knowledge and/or easily verified by a quick google search.

I’d strongly recommend that you rethink who to vote for in November. Oh and I’m totally not a bigot.

Umm, weird, this is just like that other post… and once again I am not sure if that last part was added or not.

It was added by you.  Very classy…

(Source: theotokosrecordings)

New poem is up - “Season of Death”

I wrote this really late last night.  Like a lot of things I write, don’t take it at face value.  There’s a lot of different things going on under the surface.  If you really need the help, I can explain to you what’s going on in it…  but I’d prefer to let you do your own thinking.

Season of Death

this is it.
this is when everything and everybody dies.
literally RIGHT NOW.
it’s the season of dying, baby!
everybody’s gettin’ dead up in here!

whether it’s
diseases that are chronic as hell
marriages that were destined to fail
hopes and dreams that will never set sail
being stuck in a city that you call hell
everybody’s time is overdue.

there’s no fucking around anymore
there’s nothing to look forward to or look back on.
in the season of death.
so get your living on
before your dying starts!
because before you do, it will begin.

that one last round of singing will finish.
and hopefully we’ll all end on “that old familiar chorus”
but we know not when our last moment shall be.
so we’ll sing until our deaths,
with hearts full of regrets,
hoping we made the best
of what we were given.

and i hope we’re all agreed-
no one here has to “make a life together”
cause we’re all really just keepin each other company til we die!

africanabibliophile:

1890s Blacks were tortured in German concentration camps in Southwest Africa (now called Namibia) when Adolph Hitler was only a child. Colonial German doctors conducted unspeakable medical experiments on these emaciated helpless Africans decades before such atrocities were ever visited upon the Jews.
Thousands of Africans were massacred. Regrettably, historians neglected to properly register the slaughter—that is, to lift it from the footnote in history that it had been relegated to—until now.
In an attempt to give the incidents their rightful recognition in the historical context of the Holocaust, Dr. Firpo W. Carr has authored a new book entitled, Germany’s Black Holocaust: 1890–1945. In it, he reveals the startling hidden history of Black victims of the Holocaust. The mayhem and carnage date back to the turn of the 20th century, many years before there were ever any other unfortunate victims—Jew or Gentile—of the Holocaust.
Carr conducted three incredibly revealing interviews with: (1) a Black female Holocaust victim; (2) the Black commanding officer who liberated 8,000 Black men from a concentration camp; and (3) an African American medic from the all-Black medical unit that was responsible for retrieving thousands of dead bodies from Dachau. (White medical units were spared the gruesome task.)
“Kay,” the Black female Holocaust survivor, laments: “You cannot possibly comprehend the anger I have in me because of being experimented on in Dachau, and being called ‘nigger girl’ and ‘blacky’ while growing up.”
Testimonials from the Black commanding officer and African American medic are memorialized, for the first time ever, in Carr’s book. The research is based on voluminous documentation, and more.
If you are like most people, you simply have never heard the unbelievable story of Black victims of the Holocaust. You are invited to read about the human spirit’s triump over events that occurred during this horrible piece of hidden history.

africanabibliophile:

1890s Blacks were tortured in German concentration camps in Southwest Africa (now called Namibia) when Adolph Hitler was only a child. Colonial German doctors conducted unspeakable medical experiments on these emaciated helpless Africans decades before such atrocities were ever visited upon the Jews.

Thousands of Africans were massacred. Regrettably, historians neglected to properly register the slaughter—that is, to lift it from the footnote in history that it had been relegated to—until now.

In an attempt to give the incidents their rightful recognition in the historical context of the Holocaust, Dr. Firpo W. Carr has authored a new book entitled, Germany’s Black Holocaust: 1890–1945. In it, he reveals the startling hidden history of Black victims of the Holocaust. The mayhem and carnage date back to the turn of the 20th century, many years before there were ever any other unfortunate victims—Jew or Gentile—of the Holocaust.

Carr conducted three incredibly revealing interviews with: (1) a Black female Holocaust victim; (2) the Black commanding officer who liberated 8,000 Black men from a concentration camp; and (3) an African American medic from the all-Black medical unit that was responsible for retrieving thousands of dead bodies from Dachau. (White medical units were spared the gruesome task.)

“Kay,” the Black female Holocaust survivor, laments: “You cannot possibly comprehend the anger I have in me because of being experimented on in Dachau, and being called ‘nigger girl’ and ‘blacky’ while growing up.”

Testimonials from the Black commanding officer and African American medic are memorialized, for the first time ever, in Carr’s book. The research is based on voluminous documentation, and more.

If you are like most people, you simply have never heard the unbelievable story of Black victims of the Holocaust. You are invited to read about the human spirit’s triump over events that occurred during this horrible piece of hidden history.

(via acroquemonsieur-deactivated2012)

Three older poems unearthed and posted on the "Writings" page

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