Y’all Trump haters need to wake the fuck up. Love you, sister, since you were knee high. But if you close your mind to crooked Joe and all the embezzlement, money laundering and thieving of our tax dollars he’s been grifting, the hatred surely has blinded you. The Don is by no means perfect, but his accomplishments have been amazing in light of all the corrupt politicians and deceptive media working against him.
A few issues you have always claimed were dear to your heart. Prison reform that has freed blacks and Hispanics that have been released from petty crimes, like weed possession. Penalties for laws hardened by both Biden and Harris. Ten years of funding for predominately black colleges and universities. Not one year, ten years. No wars started during his entire term and now the withdrawal of the rest of our troops from Afghanistan. Something Obama promised and never delivered.
Before he was elected, ISIS was chopping off heads of innocent charity workers, destroying Archaeological sites and planning endless terrorist attacks in the US and throughout the world. He empowered our soldiers to run them the fuck out of Iraq, Lebanon and most of Syria. He has directly faced Kim Jon of North Korea and instead of threats of nuclear annihilation every other day, he sat face to face with him and we continue to talk.
He brokered a deal for Arab nations and Jews to not only sit and talk, but to fly into each others countries with tourists and trade with each other. I just spent six years in the Emirates and the Middle East, and I can tell you personally, this is a miraculous and exciting accomplishment for the many people I met throughout the Arab world. An accomplishment that was just about completely ignored by the corrupt media.
I am a media graduate and consultant. I can verify they are corrupt and have lost all journalistic ethics or honesty. They are a brainwashing propaganda machine for all the wrong people. But I also know all the listing of accomplishments I point out will fall on deaf ears for those who insist on the hatred. People that once espoused they were the new wave of peace and love. Many of the younger set that think they are following the ’hippie ways’ I call faux hippies. Because that’s exactly what they are.
I was counterculture and on the forefront of weed legalization in the 70’s before it was cool. I stepped up against politicians in both Austin, Houston and nationally. I blew smoke in their faces way before High Times and NORML. I was hanging out at my uncles gay club in NYC watching the very early tranny dancers and performers in the early 80’s before AIDS wiped most of them out. So don’t bullshit me on pot or gays or hippies or cops. Start doing the right thing. Open your eyes. Embrace the 21st century we live in, as rotted as it might be. It is our world.
I also escaped a Marxist dictatorship when I was four years old in 1961, to land on our beautiful land of freedom and opportunity, no matter how fucked up it may sometimes seem. Been there, done that, too. You and I know many of the same folks. We grew up and developed our talents with many of the same amazing contemporaries. Gravitate toward truth always. It is around us at all times. Love is the eternal healer. Do not lie to others or to yourself.
Once you engulf yourself with truth and eternal love, your creative endeavors will be truly Divine because they will be reflecting the Divine. You are one of the most soulful and Graced people I know. Use it to improve the lives of all, not just those that follow a political mindset that is as exclusive as those they most criticize. God Bless you and always remember, I love you and you will always be in my heart. Forever.
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People are dying.
Kids are dying from suicides, tired of their mundane existence in front of their gaming screens alone.
People are dying because they are not going in to get their tests or see their doctors about symptoms that may be leading to heart attacks, strokes or cancers not diagnosed early enough that will now certainly kill.
Intestinal ailments, other diseases, other health issues.
Mental health issues.
Parents are dying from lack of resources since they can’t work.
Our society is dying from misinformation, conflicting information, censored information, ignored information, information overload, media fear overload.
Our brains are dying.
Our relationships are dying.
Our ambitions are dying.
Our creativity is dying.
Our artistry is dying.
Our poetry is dying.
This is a poem.
Art by William Blake
Four chicken score ramps in the way
of the eunuch
stamps of post-modern obliquity
charming prince, desperate pauper
what function have you ordered?
seldom sought aspiration
as if a wind were ever
to take off your charms
and hold tight on the sable
asking if freedom
your mask has been
no longer so squeaking
when opens the farmer
his hand on his daughter
and mothers run
for the steeple.
:from Poems 2001
you get to a point where you know you are about to die
you’ve killed, maimed, wounded or imprisoned all the villains you possibly can
you’ve put away all the trophies and collectibles
your library has no more room
your body has no more athleticism
your mind has no more expansion
your hand can no longer write or type the critical life saving enlightenment
you have no more anything
you’ve given away or discarded everything you had left
your bountiful wardrobe closet is now empty
your many hats have been gifted
your jewels have been distributed to your heirs
you have nothing
no muscle car, no monster truck, no eco go cart
no bike or bicycle or boat
no mansion, no party beach house, no lake house with a boat shed
everything is gone
it is you, and you alone
you are free
you are not lonely because you never were
you had love
you still do
time for the final scenes
the final curtain call
the final edits
It is time to roll the credits
you were a big star
you still are
now you are wrapping up to die.
fjl 10 1 19
A pagan killed a Jew
A pagan killed a Christian
A Jew killed a Christian
A Christian killed a Jew
A Muslim killed a Christian
A Jew killed a Muslim
A Muslim killed a Jew
A Christian killed a Muslim.
They all bowed to pray
to the same ignorant God
with deaf ears
and a passion for killing.
Dear God forgive them.
circa October 2001
Thank you for sharing your sensitive personal story with us and thank you for your courage. First, I would like to ask if you would allow me to share your story with others. To me it is inspiring and I know others facing difficult situations in their lives, will also find it inspiring. Second, I would like you to email me at email@example.com. So we can correspond one on one.
I have been very vocal recently about the LGBT movement. I feel they have undermined the science and reality of intersex and the difficulties intersex persons experience. Physical or biological attributes are very different than the biological sex of who you sleep with, or the gender a person may identify as. I have received extensive criticism for this, but I remain true to the goals I originally established when I initiated this endeavor of the heart.
I quickly discovered the LGBT community were a significant obstacle in educating and informing the general public on the reality of the science of intersex. The LGBT groups would consistently glamorize and politicize the most serious issues. The recent national media attention given to transexuals because of the Jenner transformation has done little to help educate the public about intersex issues.
For an intersex person . . . intersex biological transformation at birth, or later in life to counter a surgical procedure at birth . . . is critical to their lives. Transgender or transexual transformations can also be critical to a persons life that is not intersex. But equating transgender or transexual transformations to intersex transformations is disingenuous to the intersex community. Which is why I have aggressively demanded the LGBT community prioritize education of the science of intersex to all of their membership and supporters.
The other barrier we currently face has also been incited by the LGBT community. There is a strong push right now to declare only two sexes. I can fully understand how some may take this viewpoint. The extremes of gender ‘bending’ have caused a knee jerk reaction against any admonishment of gender variation. Completely contrary to everything I have been working toward. So, I have had to argue on public forums to open the eyes and minds of otherwise open minded individuals.
What was evident to me from the beginning, which seems to have been overlooked by others, is that we need those that are the most vocal and deterring when it comes to intersex education. These are the people that once converted, become our greatest allies. And in many instances these are the people that hold the purse strings. Which leads me to another criticism of the LGBT community. Some members are now very wealthy and include millionaires and maybe even billionaires. Yet we find very little funding at all, trickling in to educate and support intersex persons for their medical needs, to support their communities, or to fund public education. I have to ask why?
Hermaphrodites were historically very important in many cultures. I still consider those born with this unique biology to be very important. I had a discussion at a thrift store just a few days ago, where I ran into a man of God and his son. I pointed out how God is neither male nor female, yet God is both. I admire and I am honored by your faith. I don’t believe in coincidence, and God gives us all a mission whether we know it or not. Yours is Blessed and I again appreciate you sharing your life with us.
On a final note, we are working very hard on educating both medical professionals and the pubic on the cruelty of hasty surgical decisions made at birth without full consideration for the child and their later life. This will be ongoing and must be approached carefully. We know some surgeries are not necessary at all. In a few cases some surgery is necessary for health medical reasons. We must be clear where the division lines may be and carefully monitor where they are crossed.
I look forward to hearing more from you here and/or via email. Our website was recently hacked, but I hope to have it back up in the next few weeks. You can always visit the group I worked with to open the lines of communication for our video, UKIA (United Kingdom Intersex Association at UKIA.org). There are also now a growing number of support organizations around the world, many just in the past few years. We are making progress despite the obstacles. Keep the faith and Blessings to you every day!
Media nowadays thrives on sensationalism. They use sensationalism for ratings to sell airtime or magazines or newspapers. It is dangerous. As we have seen lately and all too often, a deadly form of information sharing.
We live in a world where sensationalism creates an illusive hatred. By sensationalizing and exaggerating the relevance of issues and events, it relies on human emotion to amplify division on issues and events. The media then becomes the instigator where there may be two or more opposing sides. Through the use of repetitive reinforcement, the media forces those entranced by it, to take sides. This is how the media instigates hatred on a daily basis.
Anyone that follows this recipe can neutralize the emotion and hatred by presenting an equal amount of positive behavior and truly educational programming, or unbiased documentary storytelling. The mainstream media no longer does this. This is why the early news broadcasts of the sixties would present serious stories and then they would give you light reporting of human interest stories. A balance. Now they have all abandoned the concept. Creating consistent negative aggression psychological programming.
I have spent a considerable amount of time in the past months studying the Biblical texts that were not included in the Bible. The easiest way to look at the spiritual importance of God and Christ is in terms of the First Covenant and the Second Covenant. The First Covenant was the revelation of the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were restrictive guidelines to live by.
The Second Covenant was the Coming of Christ. Whether you see Jesus Christ as a physical presence that lived on the Earth 2000 years ago, or a symbolic representation of a prophet. It is generally understood his message was ‘love’. So the Second Covenant was the message of love. His message of love was revolutionary because at the time of the Romans, and even before . . . daily life was kill or be killed.
The First Covenant gave humanity restrictive guidelines to live by. These values were not much different then the Native American virtues. These values are thousands of years old and do not change ever! The Second Covenant was NOT restrictive. It was the message of love. It isn’t that the Second Covenant supersedes the First Covenant. It is not a replacement. It is a message clarifying the Word of God. Everything in the Ten Commandments are representative of love. The message of Christ was LOVE. The Word of God is LOVE.
All of the major religions, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, have been fostering a lie for thousands of years now. Christ taught by example. His followers included women such as Mary Magdalene. My friends that know me have heard me relay this message before. After Christ died, Mary Magdalene told the other Apostles that she was given a teaching that Christ did not share with the other Apostles. The other Apostles did not believe her and would not hear her. There is an important teaching there, too.
One of the Apostles convinced the others to hear her out. She then shared the teaching with the other Apostles. Christ’s message was ‘to teach others how to teach enlightenment’. Read that again. It was not how to teach enlightenment. It was teaching others ‘how’ to teach enlightenment. This was the first most important revelation in my life just ten or so years ago, after all of my years of Catholic upbringing and studying philosophies and religions.
The important significance of the two Covenants of God was my own personal most important second revelation just a few months ago. The life of Christ was a message of inclusion. Christ was inclusive of women as equal in the ministry of his teachings and of the Word of God. This has not been the general practice of Judaism since inception. This was not the practice of Christianity after the Council of Nicaea. In fact it was the opposite. They eradicated any symbolism or text where women where shown to be equal in the ministry of God and Christ.
Islam has always included these restrictions for women. There is only one woman mentioned by name in the Koran. She is Mary, mother of Jesus. Two entire chapters of the Koran are named after her and speak of her. It is important to understand at this point that the Koran is much like the New and Old Testament Bibles. In fact, parts of the Koran are based on the Judaic and the Christian Bible. While all three have gems of truth, knowledge and teachings, they were all written by men. And as such, many of the edicts, fatwa’s, doctrines and traditions were written by men or religious groups or churches with the specific goal of controlling others or the behavior of others.
Which brings me back to the topic of forgiveness and repentance. The Catholic Church early on, and hence, Christianity, focused on Christ’s death on the cross as a form of repentance and forgiveness for original sin. These Christian concepts, along with the idea of resurrection, are all concepts of the early Church, written to gain favors for the early Popes and Bishops. And to reign strict control over followers of Christianity. But let me be clear here. This was not the belief of the earliest Christians. Which were later considered heretics by the Church.
Which leads me to my final point. Christianity as dictated by the Churches, focuses on the dogma surrounding the death of Christ, forgiveness for original sin through the knowledge and belief in Christ, Resurrection, and Ascension into heaven. Many religions believe in a second coming, or the future arrival of a great prophet. My personal belief is Christ never died on the cross. I believe in the Living Christ. Here on Earth right now through others and through love.
Unlike the Christian Doctrine, I do not believe you have to ‘know and believe’ in Christ to attain a paradise in heaven. Good people that know and share love, in even the most remote areas of the world that have never heard of Christ, are just as welcome in the paradise of life after death. In fact, Christ’s own beliefs are in actuality more akin to the Buddhist and Eastern concepts of atonement of the soul and reincarnation.
So the answer is LOVE. It will never give you a strict code of regulation on what you should or should not forgive. It is the flexibility of the Second Covenant that gives you the decisive conscience to make decisions based on the First and Second Covenant. The Word of God as revealed by the Ten Commandments, and love, as taught by Christ in the Second Covenant.
f j llorente
God said love
then he said
do it again.
Man said when?
I did it again.
Man said where?
God said where not.
Man said why?
God said look at the sky
look at the Earth.
all you see around is birth.
Look in between,
all you are is why.
Man said when?
again and again.
Man said where?
God said in the desert there,
Man said who?
everything inside you.
Man said how?
everything around you.
everyone around you.
God said love.
You have my Word.
It is easier to understand if you refer to it as the First Covemant and the Second Covenant. The books of the Old Testament were the First Covenant. The Covenant of Moses, Abraham, God, and His people with the promise of the Arc and the guidance of the Ten Commandments.
The Second Covenant was the coming of Christ. The New Testament.
And the Old Testament is not complete. There are still stories and writings buried somewhere in the Earth. It is a Living Bible. As is the New Testament. The New Testament is a simple message. The message of love. At a time when all was Barbarians and Romans killing each other.
So the Second Covenant was a message of love. Whereas the First Covenant (the Ten Commandments) were strict guidelines of behaviour, the Second Covenant was not so much strict guidelines, as it was a much broader guidance to live by.
Reading more of the texts excluded at The Council of Nicaea, we find the true secondary message of the Second Covenant. This was a most recent Epiphany for me (the second major Epiphany in a decade or so). This is also where all three churches have been lying to everyone for thousands of years now. Including Islam, which although a much more recent belief system, is based on both the Old and New Testament.
Women were an essential force in the Ministry of Christ. The Church Council buried this fact in their male dominated Saviour concept. Women were relegated to second string. As they had been in much of Talmudic and Judaic Law. And certainly are in Islamic practice. As well as in Hindi beliefs
The male/female identity of God is accepted in Hindi, but not so much in others. Mary Magdalene was an Apostle of the Teachings of Christ. The Teaching she received from Christ was not shared with the other Apostles. See this allegorically if you must.
After Christ died, her mission was to reveal the Teaching to the Apostles. None of the Apostles believed Christ had revealed a distinct message to her which they themselves did not receive. One of the Apostles spoke up for her and asked the others to hear her out. There is an important Teaching in this also.
The most important Teaching of course was love. But the New Testament (as it is now) and the Church, focus on the redemption of original sin and the miracle of the Resurrection after death. Hence, Christ as the Saviour of our souls and the promise of eternal life.
On these two points they seemed to have confuscated the message. Christ’s message of love IS the redemption. Live by the message of love and you have fulfilled the Second Covenant (the New Testament). The Old Testament was still important, but the message of the New Covenant had precedence because it was all the more inclusive.
The Council of Nicaea put a chokehold on Christianity that is still held taut by most Christian sects. Confession, Resurrection after death, eternal life through redemption . . . all are based on Church Doctrine, not so much on the Spiritual Teachings of love.
Redemption and Resurrection are actually Buddhist and Hindi Teachings, as well as present in other ancient belief systems. Reincarnation.
The message Mary Magdalene was given by Christ to share with the apostles after his death was much less complex. In so many ways just as important as the message of love. In fact, they are inexorably entwined.
It had little to do with Confession, redemption or Resurrection. All are submissive Church Doctrines.
Her message was to learn to teach others how to teach enlightenment.
We do not teach basic communication skills in pre-K and in the early elementary years. Teamwork, listening, constructive feedback, respect, how to communicate with each other without talking over each other, or arguing, or yelling, or using derogatory and insulting language. We do not teach the basic human values that have not changed in thousands of years . . . and will never change. Compassion, humility, courage, honor, generosity, honesty, humanity, respect, love.
Entertainment has become violence and blood. Killing, fighting, competing by demeaning others. It has engulfed our social fabric, so much so that we are attached to it every waking moment. Television, computer, cell phone, tablet. Even while we eat, meet with others, or meet with our family.
Even music has become violent. We continue to divide under the guise of tolerance. We have difficulty reaching agreements or compromising in a world begging for agreement and peace. We have lied to our children about sex, and gods, and God, and resources . . . and money.
We have the capability to communicate with anyone in the world. Yet we rarely do. Except to argue, bicker or insult. We have prevented our children in the schools the one communication outside of themselves, capable of providing them solace and companionship with our Divine universe, God. We have deprived them of Spirituality and Nature. We have deserted the only human quality that sets us apart from inanimate organisms, sincerity with each other.
For thousands of years the human species has had weapons. Rocks, spears, arrows, guns, cannons and worse. Weapons that were used for protection, freedom and food. Yes, we have seen those weapons destroy. But without them we would not survive, or have the capability to defend ourselves, our homes, our families, our possessions and our freedoms.
And suddenly, at this point in history, students turn against other students. Using weapons to end the lives of other students . . . at random.
And you ask why?
Know thyself. Life is a moving dance connected by a thread to every musical note ever created. On every island are hidden treasures. And for every hidden treasure found musical notes will inspire you to dance. So dance often.
‘on the streets of Rome the roads are paved with desire’
In a small cafe in Rome
sit I in my latte espresso,
The streets are hills
where all roads lead.
A gas pump
pumps the smell of petrol
young girls in their skin tights
old men dream, cry
reshape a future
no longer theirs.
In business they give nothing away
the begging is stealing
and the prize vanishes
once your hungry fingers
a sparkling light invisible.
Where do the signals
of the hustling bustling strada
direct the lost and wandering
Without stars or visions
Without the future of an anchored past?
Without a cigarette to hold
between two fingers.
Without smoke to hide
Buzzing boys on scooters
and girls on motorcycles
swarming worker bees
pace the afternoon air
directing the incessant
active backdrop stage of noise
for ice cream eating aging beauties
tongue licking spinning ice cream cones
spinning vanilla upper lip memories
of once best nights satisfied
yet even now
Where did your gas pump stop spinning?
When did it stop pumping
fairy tale novels romance?
Holy sister keeps the steeple bells ringing
where all else pulses silent
hushed by the smiles of bright blue skies
turned dark and cloudy black.
Where did your pump stop pumping?
When did your wars become death star battles?
Why has the diamond sky never lit your way?
The graffiti walls do not conceal any answers.
The petrol smell pump
keeps every designer baby carriage rolling.
The pulsating sirens gift only more questions.
What does the business meeting want?
What does the endless night desire?
What does the greed of possession refuse to give?
Where do you buy your next human touch?
From pigeons lonely for the next crumb.
f. j. llorente
April 7, 2017
Exciting news!!! ‘The Treasure of Forgotten Island, A Poetry Collection‘ is now published and available to the public on Amazon.com. The collection of over 60 poems and 11 paintings is a treasure . . . packed with treasures for any poetry reader or art lover. Order your full color copy of the book today, or if you just want to read the poems, order the black and white paperback, or pick up the Kindle e-version. Then let me know what you think. Enjoy!