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A Day Of Memory Again

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And so this post happens to be another one of those recycle this blog posts for when that same holiday rolls around each year and you can just repost it over and over. And so what Memorial Day weekend events are going on in that city of New York area that I can just post with that same “I’m not going to honor war” text of yesteryear’s blagh post? Well, according to that Facebook event invite calendar, there’s

Spook City in Tompkins Square

An event that got rained out earlier this month, that hopefully wont get rained out again this time, with a Facebook event invite description that reads something like:

FREE show

n keeping with the traditional Squatter MayDay shows from 1988 on and in commemoration of the Memorial Day Riot of May 27, 1991.

Featuring [in order of appearance]:

• Carla “No Police State Girl
• Ike’s Wasted World
• Nico the Crow (formerly of Star Fucking Hipsters)
• Universal Truth Machine
• Skitzopolis
• The Wurst
• TransgenderedJesus
• SPIKE Polite and Sewage NYC
• The Omega Men
• The Undead

There will be band merch, info and literature tables (on which the newTime Warp Zine and latest issue of The Shadow will be available).

Come dressed in spooky attire if you feel inspired!


And then there’s

The 29th Annual LOISAIDA FESTIVAL (LoisaidaFest)
With a Facebook event invite description that reads something like:

Produced and hosted by The Loisaida, Inc. Center, the LoisaidaFest has been the biggest carnival in downtown Manhattan since 1987, bringing more than 15,000 neighbors, visitors, guests artists, community organizations, companies, NYC leaders and restaurants together to celebrate their Latino contributions to NYC. A signature Puerto Rican and Latin American cultural event, the Festival celebrates Loisaida’s pride and diversity while supporting commerce, entrepreneurship, community service and neighborhood revitalization across Loisaida Avenue.

This year’s Main Stage lineup at The LoisaidaFest is bringing together a mix of legendary and rising Puerto Rican stars. These include hip-hop singer and Loisaida’s own Daydra Love “DayLuv”, Bronx “grimie-melodic-pop” songstress Maxine Ashley, the L.E.S.’s Lower East Salsa, and Boogaloo Legend Johnny Colon and His Orchestra…, Macha Colón y Los Okapi will be joining the stage courtesy of La Marqueta Retoña. Puerto Rican icon and international entertainment phenomenon, Iris Chacón, will host the festivities alongside Marine-combat-vet-turned actor, singer/activist J.W. Cortes (from FOX’s “Gotham”). The traditional Carnival Procession and the 3rd Annual Loisaida Festival TheaterLab 2016 at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden featuring MEZCOLANZA; Lizbeth RománFernandito FerrerBombaYo Youth Project, etc… return, providing entertainment for children and their families.


And there’s also

YES Memorial Day BBQ // Pig Roast & Dance Party

We’re making your meat hot. Happy America.
House of YES is hosting a Memorial Day Pig Roast.

No cover. Just meat. And music.

Tunico/ Flash Factory
Bonzai/ Komfort Xone
Saint Glock/ SIK NYC

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And Memorial Day is almost near in a couple of days or so according to that Gregorian calendar and all of those street festivals that are to be found everywhere in the streets today. And I thought to blah blog about this patriotic flag waving holiday. And this also leads me to realize that I have been blahging on this blog for over a year now and that these holidays seem to be a recurring event and same day, different year when that same ole Gregorian calendar date roles around. And then I thought, hey, I can just post the same blog entry from a year ago that I posted on this blog a year ago because it almost seems like it’s the same day, different year. And besides, it’s less writing sometimes. So the following is a passage that I posted on this blog a year ago: 

And today is Memorial Day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read “Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades”. Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word “Patriot” have the word “Riot” in it? And why does the word “Military” militant militia have the word “Mal” in it? “Parens Patriarch, Father of our country”, that phrase seems to be the basis of endless deaths of the world. I saw Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day. Peace on earth. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

And then there’s this one….


Honor The Veterans?

I thought I heard someone say yesterday that today or tomorrow is Veterans Day, another one of those patriotic holidays where the flag wavers come out in force. Let me check the calendar to see. Oh yeah, the calendar says Veterans day is today. Is this day observed in America only, or is this day observed in the rest of the world also? And so I find myself reposting a posting I posted several months ago for Memorial day, another one of those patriot holidays where the American flag wavers come out in force. Veterans account for a majority of the homeless mentally ill population these days, and a majority of them are disabled now as a result. For what reason is this an honor to support? I consider myself antipsychiatricky and do not believe mental illness exists and that psychiatry kills and originates from Nazi Germany where psych cia trists were mass murderers in white coats as is the case today, and that the mental death system is also an extension of Orwellianism, where family members turn in family members, and neighbors turn in neighbors to the thought police for thought crimes. Psychiatry and psych trickery is an art and not a science. And so I would like to think of mental illness as problems in living. And I believe in the abolishment of forced psych cia trick treatment that is often cruel and inhumane. Therapy? The rap y? Y the rap? Therapist, The rapist. Mind Freedom is a great website to read for all things alternative to the mental death system. And so today is Memorial Day in America. I mean Veterans day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read “Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades”. Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday, or the ultimate hate hour as George Orwell might say. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all, except for the fact that guns have been invented, the worst invention of an industry ever. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word “Patriot” have the word “Riot” in it? And why does the word “Military” militant militia have the word “Mal” in it? “Parens Patriae, father of the people”, the guardian. That phrase seems to be the basis of an endless amount of death and suffering in the world; the protection of property or other material things. I saw Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day, I mean Veterans day. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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