And I almost forgot about this blog for a second, as it has been a while since I signed in to this blog in an attempt to post something to maintain web 2.0 user generated content for this blagh and my other blagh whenever blaghers block possible. And what else is there that I can say about year ends and new years in all of the years that I have been blogging on this blog that has not already been said in the bloggers time that I have posted about new years day times before. Well, another Gregorian calendar year has come to pass here on planet earth. And in between being consumed with those holiday markets in that New York City area, reading the headline news of the day and being consumed with what seems like a Facebook,Twitter, social media and internet addiction, I find myself reflecting on the ghosts of the past, present and future to realize that even though life can be a struggle and that my New Years resolutions sometimes seem to wind up being one of those Realistic New Year’s Resolutions that finds itself in one of those photos posted above, that there are some people with seemingly no New Years Resolutions at all who have taken their lives and who are no longer with us here on planet earth, as there seems to have been an epidemic of suicides, particularly in the squatter community here in New York City the past year or so of squatters and their kids and the stories of other squatter related suicides as well as hollywood and other suicides in the headline news in the past year or so of people ending their lives for whatever reason. Now I am no mental health professional but I do know that psychiatry kills and to abolish forced psych cia treatment and that psychiatry has its roots in nazi Germany and that for all things alternative to the mental death system, mindfreedom.org is a good website to visit, as I have blaghed about psychiatry and the mental death system on this blagh times before. And as I ramble those other thoughts that come to mind on this New Years Eve 2018 day amidst all of the wishes of peace, love, prosperity, creative energy, good health and great happiness in the new year and beyond, those overpriced New Years Eve events are going on again this year in the New York City area and come to mind. There’s that annual Times Square New Years Eve event where one goes to see the ball drop that looks like one will be descending into a war zone police state with all of the polizei and drones that will be surrounding that event this year. And then there’s Jeff Stark’s nonsense nyc list again, with a list of those really cool independent New Year’s Eve culture events in New York City that reads as follows:
Well it’s that time of year again where another one of those Halloween’s have rolled around. And in between reading those headline news of the day, where every headline reads more horrifying than the next, I found myself at another one of those The Shadow concerts in that New York City area at Tompkins Square Park this past weekend. And this concert was a Tompkins Square Halloween concert. And the Facebook event invite for that concert read something like:
Come celebrate the spirits of Halloween in our beloved TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK!!
2:00 Public Serpents (featuring Skwert of Choking Victim)
2:35 Baby Machine
3:45 GLOB – GORGEOUS LADIES OF BLOODWRESTLING!
4:20 Night Gallery (featuring Kitty Hawk)
5:00 Skull Caster (doomsday punk prophets, featuring Joey Steele)
5:40: Seth Tobocman political slide show (with Jenny Gonzalez + Eric Blitz)
And there was merchandise, merchandise and more merchandise to be sold, and music, music and more music to be heard, and costumes, costumes and more costumes to be seen. And every picture tells a story, I think, as in those somewhat blurry photos that find themselves posted above. And in other headline news of the day….. we are all immigrants. No one is free when others are oppressed. Have a great Halloween day and more.
And every time I turn on the world news, not the entertainment news, but the world news, each headline seems more horrific than the next, and whether it be due to war, famine, plague or wild beasts, people are dying in ways unimaginable and more horrific than the next, so much that that Kali Yuga demon comes to mind, that has something to do with death, sin, evil, the collapse of morality, strife and discord and that we are living in the age of Kali Yuga, the last of the four Yuga ages. And I don”t really know much about that Kali Yuga Hindu God but Wikipedia describes it as something like:
When will Kali Yuga end?
The world is on fire. Climate change is here. It is real and it is catastrophic. And I have blaghed about climate change on this blagh before, though after reading all of these global heatwave articles that have been in the headline news the past few months, those global heat wave, fire, flooding, red tide and blue green algae bloom photos that find themselves posted above, all appeared recently and all of these articles are saying something about all time heat records are being set worldwide across the majority of the northern hemisphere, from Japan, to Africa, to Greece, to Europe, to London, to Britain, to California, to Spain, to India, to the Arctic Circle, to Canada, to Sweden and a host of other places that are passing me by. And even though the immediate world around me in the New York City area has had a couple of heatwaves the past couple of months, there are images of people losing their homes to fires and flooding elsewhere around the world and places are becoming uninhabitable due to climate change. Marine life and sea creatures are washing up to shore along the coastline of Florida and Caribbean beaches and it seems as if extreme weather has become the norm. And scientists have warned that the earth is at risk of becoming a hothouse if a tipping point is reached. Globally, this is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest year on record . The only years hotter were the three previous ones. From what I read the earth is 4.5 billion years old. Is this climate change and global warming natural or is it man made? Is everything fine and just ignore the scientists? Is another world possible?
And the date on that Gregorian calendar was July 4, 2018 when, her name is Therese Patricia Okoumou, an Abolish ICE protester, decided to scale the Statue of Liberty, also known as Babylon, in I think a feat that no man has seen before that does not seem humanly possible, during those July 4th celebrations and that Rise and Resist Abolish I.C.E protest for all the world to see. And she said she would not come down until all the children are released. And those Occupy ICE and Occupy ICE NYC protests have taken place in many states recently and have been in the headline news ever since ICE started separating families when removing them from America. And if those photos that find themselves posted above of Therese Patricia Okoumou occupying the Statue of Liberty do not seem symbolic of freedom, than what does. And what about that passport again?
And in other thoughts about that passport, for what reason is the number of that passport immigration law that prohibits freedom of travel amongst humanity anywhere on planet earth, and that Section 666 Social Security Act, cashless society, national I.D., the number of your name to receive any state services and everything else in between thing, 666? Is this that save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast thing in the book of Revelations.
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE druggies who tried to make their fantasy economy away from the bigger killers, but I did not speak out, because I’m white with powder cocaine.
Then they came for the immigrants, flooded by Clinton’s subsidized corn and dragged screaming by ICE from their homes, and I did not speak out, because I’m sitting here waiting for my Mexican cook to bring me my pasta special.
Then one day the Earth came for me, the ocean turned to acid sweeping through the streets, and I cannot protect my family, because America is declared a permanent emergency, and the cops and soldiers are the same guy, jailing us in our upstairs apartment, and no-one is left to speak for me because permits to speak in public are rationed by Chase Bank.
And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day two thousand and something, I think. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And what else is there that I can say that has not already been said in occupy ice time. No one is free when others are oppressed. Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so this happens to be yet another post about events, events and more events in that city of New York that I found myself at in yet another attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blagh whenever bloggers block possible. And the weather held up on this day at an outdoor event in yet another attempt to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #bushwick and #brooklyn necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each at the 7th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party where unfortunately I, Naty By Nature and kozmic colors were kicked out with violence by The Bushwick Collective and we wound up vending and sharing our art on the corner at Bushwick Wyckoff Art Crawl Spring ’18 instead. And those facebook event invites for these street art festivals read something like:
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT –
Thanks to Nooklyn Perrier Modelo Especial USA Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
LIVE STREET ART LIVE MUSIC FREE FACE PAINTING BEER GARDEN DJs B-BOY DANCERS MERCHANT VENDORS FOOD TRUCKS GIVEAWAYS BROOKLYN BRUSH OPEN STUDIOS FREE PRODUCT SAMPLING FREE HAIRCUTS
Continuing the Bushwick Open Studios tradition of the first weekend in June,
artists populate the streets,
on Wyckoff Ave between Starr Street and Flushing Ave!!
Surrounded by art studios, Wyckoff Ave is a central public platform.
Live art, Visual art, street art, performances, body art, music, installations, activism and so much fun!
Artists to sign up send an email to Uta.
And again, every picture tells a story, I think, as in those photos and videos that find themselves posted above. Have a great Bushwick Block Party, Bushwick Art Crawl day and more.
Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And so I happened to find myself at another May Day event yesterday in New York City as I went to go vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #noplicestate, #yoga, #brooklyn & #unionsquarepark necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins for $2 each at Union Square Park. And this event happened to be a Fight Together! Strike to Win! May Day NYC 2018 May Day event held by Peoples Power Assemblies and Workers World Party on this day. And there was also a May Day Bike Bloc Anticapitalist Ride at Union Square Park on this day as well who I think were also giving away free dumpster dived food. And if it’s free then it’s for me. And then there was also a host of other street performers and vendors in this historic revolutionary gathering of a park as well. And that Fight Together! Strike to Win! May Day NYC 2018 facebook event invite read something like:
MAY DAY WHERE? UNION SQUARE!
Join us on International Workers’ Day to celebrate the collective power of migrants and workers in New York and around the world!
12 PM Program Start
2 PM Break
3 PM Program Resumes
5 PM March
We will be marching alongside Immigrant Worker Justice at 5pm, who will be ending their NYC Freedom Cities May Day + IWJ Tour 2018 ! at Union Square! Support their tour which starts at 2pm!
Over the past year, we have seen the Trump administration consistently deceive the American people as attacks against migrants and workers only worsen. We have seen rapidly growing numbers of ICE raids, thousands of deaths due to military air strikes throughout the Middle East, and the approval of a $700 billion dollar defense budget. At the same time, we have seen an intensification of resistance—from migrants putting their bodies on the line to stop deportations to huge strikes of teachers demanding better working conditions across the country. We must unite to demand an end to the growing imperialist crisis that burdens the working class, migrants, and people of color—as well as celebrate the growing resistance of our communities!
The organizations that are putting together May Day @ Union Square 2018 are not only resisting Trump but holding the whole corrupt system accountable. We are groups coming together representing Black, Brown, People of Color, Trans, LGBTQGNC, Migrant, Muslim, People with Criminal Convictions, Indigenous communities, and Workers who are uniting to defend our people!
To sign up as an endorser or convener for May Day this year, please fill out this form:
Like May Day Union Square for more updates!
And as usual, every picture tells a story as in those photos and videos that find themselves posted above. Have a great International Workers Day 2018.