capitalism as planetary gangsterism/pt21(morningside park edition)

Happy Tuesday to one and all, I recently returned from my daily 6am/5 mile run through the principal trail of morningside park, feel good, a very meditative experience while listening to los munequitos de matanzas, que chevere! A disturbing and chronic concern regarding the park is the number of homeless folks sleeping there. In natural fact, it is 100% unacceptable that this city, this country has such craven disregard for the safety and well-being of ALL Humans! Yet, this goes to the heart of planetary capitalist gangsterism. We are not viewed as human beings but as consumers of materialistic bullshit and throughly dehumanized in the process. This dehumanization process is a procedural necessity for the capitalist gangster class (that inhabit Wall Street, aka the Lords of Capital) in order to maximize the results of their ceaseless thuggery. Why doesn’t cuomo el mayordomo and his bro, Chrissy Chris personally come to the park and converse with these brothers (hey Chrissy Chris, bring pen, paper, your laptop and a camera crew…do some actual journalism for a change..remember how that felt before you became prime time Chrissy? and your bro, cuomo el mayordomo, how come your people along with Billie d (no, not our brother Williams) can’t get together and figure out a legitimate, sustainable path for our homeless brothers and sisters, two spirits, et al out of homelessness and into safe, clean permanent housing. In fact, why don’t you (and the future mayor) figure out a path toward universal housing and healthcare for ALL of NEW YORK CiTy and STATE!! You would certainly earning your pay instead of wasting your time writing useless literature like your American Leadership missive..99% bullshit, the other 1%, your name on cover, legit..seems to match the 1% you constantly yammer about rubbing shoulders with in the hamptons, fire island, or wherever the local capitalist gangsters you hang out with shoot the shit. I was reading somewhere that the number of humans that have been displaced from their homes, their godforsaken countries, due to war, famine, disease, climate derangement, corrupt governments, overthrown governments, etc, has dangerously increased to never before seen numbers, creating a host of horrific consequences for them and for Mother Earth. Did those neocolonial assholes, the g7 come up with any plan or pathway to humanely solve this sickening dilemma? Like Hommy said, “I don’t think so…ahora, all you local and national politicos, don’t you see homelessness as a pernicious form of internal/domestic displacement? Can you please stop bullshitting about how complex and difficult it is to remedy and put in the necessary resources for a local/national push for universal, safe housing for ALL! Make yourselves useful for Christ’s sake, and serve the people..ALL THE PEOPLE not just the donor class that bankroll your incessant, boring ass, amateurish campaigning…have a great Tuesday for the three persons that may read this!….anima Mundi o Muerte, Venceremos 🪘🙏🏽❤️🌼

capitalism as planetary gangsterism/pt 20

Feliz lunes de pandemia …since my last post on Tuesday I’ve felt dark, formless clouds hovering around the world..esto vas hacer un arroz con culo papa. Before we go there tho, went to this wonderful exhibit at the Met called Arte del Mar- Art of the Early Caribbean..que belleza! To be surrounded by breathtaking artistry created by the Taino peoples, amongst other Caribbean based indigenous communities, ALL being MY ANCESTORS! To quote the exhibit’s guide, written by James A. Doyle, “Synonymous with tropical paradise, the Caribbean connected a range of diverse societies for thousands of years before Europeans infamously arrived in the late fifteenth century..The story of the indigenous Caribbean peoples is a shared artistic narrative of ritual knowledge, ceremony, and political power. Just like the raptors prominent in their mythology, these peoples migrated throughout the region, trading materials and ideas from island to coastline and back again across a rich network of maritime exchange…scholarship in this area has focused on the sculptural traditions of the societies known collectively as Tainos, who inhabited the Greater Antilles. Expanding on this knowledge, new archaeological, ethnohistorical, and art historical research has deepened our understanding of the rise of Taino civilizations as well as their long-standing connections with peoples along the coast, from Venezuela to Mexico..We now know, for example, that before Europeans arrived, Caribbean societies formed a vast, interconnected, multilingual network characterized by complex relationships among neighbors and distant contacts alike. Alongside their better-known Taino peers, societies such as the Tairona from Colombia, the diverse kingdoms in Veraguas, Panama, and the communities in the Ulua Valley, Honduras have begun to come into clearer focus.” Mr. Doyle goes on about the devastating consequences for these peoples when contact was made with the ambassador for planetary capitalist gangsterism, Christopher Columbus and his cabal of merciless murderers, thieves and socio/psychopaths, the literal scum of the earth. These European gangsters carved an unimaginable, stomach turning swath of mayhem, chaos, genocide, rape, torture and barbarism through this peaceful network of indigenous communities, in the name of and with the blessing of the Vatican (why the fuck do we continue to associate ourselves with the den of mass murderers known as the Catholic Church, han sido hijos/as de sus putisimas madres que les pario!!)..we are over 500 years (and counting) still suffering the sickening consequences of this crime against humanity known as European colonialism and its bastard offspring, the United States of America and its white supremacist, settler colonial regimen of mass murder, mayhem, and barbarism that sickenly exists on a planetary scale, unabated…anima Mundi or muerte, Venceremos..🪘🙏🏽✊🏽❤️🌼😷

capitalism as planetary gangsterism/pt20

feliz martes familia..the teachings of the Buddha are called The Lion’s Roar..teachings of unshakeable freedom and fearlessness..the application of these teachings in daily life gives one the opportunity to actually taste that freedom and fearlessness (I speak from the perspective of one who has been slowly acquiring that sweet, sublime taste!..it’s taken 62 years, many of pain, suffering and struggle..I love it!!) the times of the historical Buddha were corrupt, debased, ultra materialistic, segregated by class/caste, the untouchables slept in the streets amid the squalor, open sewage and waste, ignored and rendered invisible..the brahmins, the wealthy class were far removed from the unimaginable poverty, pain and suffering of the untouchables and the rest of society..a carbon (or more accurately, digitized) copy of 21th century life!! and yet this pathway to unshakeable freedom and fearlessness is open to us ALL..the Lion’s Roar..powerful, powerful, powerful medicine for mind, body, spirit..a potential vaccine against the plague of planetary capitalist gangsterism…similar to Liberation Theology, the activist christian priests and nuns who applied the teachings of the gospel of Jesus in their work with the poorest/oppressed communities of America Latina. Their ethos is that the poorest not only should be cared for but allowed to experience the fullness of human flourishing..the highest heresy to the Lords of Capital..they were in gear during the 1960s and beyond..this bold, humanistic clerical movement based upon love, compassion and empowerment was then systematically crushed by the Vatican, with tactical support from the CIA..these clergy people were systematically tortured, raped and murdered..pure, unmitigated barbarism, emanating from spaces of unspeakable inhumanity, the White House, the Pentagon, Congress, etc- the masters of full spectrum mass murder..their murders, among the endless barbarism of planetary capitalist gangsterism haven’t stopped those of us who are fearless seekers of equity and justice in the world….the Lion’s Roar and Liberation Theology…honorable, time tested ways of life that give us ALL the opportunity to experience that sweet, sublime taste of freedom and liberation..much to the horror of the planetary capitalist gangsters…O Luta Continua..Anima Mundi o Muerte…Venceremos!!🙏🏽🪘❤️

capitalism as planetary gangsterism/pt19

buenas tardes familia, I just finished reading 2 articles about NYC, the abysmal fiasco of THRIVE NYC, an allegedly innovative initiative toward addressing mental health issues and the class/caste entrenched segregation of its school system..now let me be clear, as a life long New Yorker, I can categorically state that NYC is a global epicenter of social/racial/economic inequality, unsurprisingly so. when you look past the I LUV NYC or NY TOUGH marketing campaigns concocted you see an apartheid city within an apartheid state within an apartheid nation. the white settler/colonist/segregationist origins/foundations of the USA are mirrored in NYC’s social/economic/cultural realities. mental illness is a consequence of the intergenerational traumatic, toxic, dehumanizing nature of capitalism. the perfect vehicle for the endless reproduction of this structural dehumanization is NYC’s educational system. These are realities NO ONE ever talks about- the profoundly dis-ease producing nature of our socioeconomic system..what in Allah’s name do you expect when a nation is built upon the foundational principles of racism, materialism, and militarism?. a society of compassionate, caring, sane, well adjusted humans? how can that even be considered when the american way of life is patently INSANE?!!!..we are what we think, with our thoughts we make the world..and you’re still perplexed why this city and this country is so stuck in a dark, deep mire of SHIT!? if you can’t smell it you need a seriously large jar of Vicks up your nose to clear out your mental snots!!! El viruz es el capitalismo…🙏🏽🥷🏽❤️🌄

capitalism as planetary gangsterism pt18

buenas noches familia, otro sabado social/de pandemia..some more melodramatic telenovela action out of your nation’s capital and beyond..the g7 huddling up in England..see their photo-ops, the whitest cabal of planetary capitalist gangsters (yes, the Japanese are Asia’s crackers)..the g7 is responsible for the ongoing economic underdevelopment/rape of the global south, its people and abundantly rich natural resources..haven’t these past 500+ years (and counting) taught us anything other than the planetary gangsterism of capitalism and who the gangsters were, are and continue to be??..with this reality, the Haitian Revolution, the Cuban Revolution, the Chilean Revolution, the Vietnamese victory over the french/gringo tag team fiasco, the Chavista/Bolivarian Revolution, et al, have shown us that these gangsters can be defeated, that these planetary capitalist gangsters, with all their guns, bombs and assorted accessories of Suffering and Death are powerless against the organized, unrelenting, implacable, unassailable, indomitable will of freedom and justice loving people!!! In the end, these gangsters are merely flesh and blood just like us, and therefore can be destroyed!!! “we are what we think, with our thoughts we make the world.”..so, as you can see, ultimately it is up to YOU, ME, ALL of US to say Basta YA, CRIMINALES contra LA HUMANIDAD y la MADRE TIERRA!!…ANIMA MUNDI o MUERTE, VENCEREMOS!!! SI SE PUEDE CARAJO!!!!!..HASTA LA VICTORIA…🙏🏽❤️🌼🪘✊🏽

capitalism as planetary gangsterism pt17

“we are what we think..with our thoughts we make the world.” -The Buddha..so, the big news hidden in plain sight, the world’s billionaire class (populated by muchos gringos) don’t pay taxes!!! I still remember Bloomberg’s response during a presidential candidate debate, regarding the amassing of soo much fucking wealth by one fucking person..”I earned it!”hahahahahahahahaha..hahahahahahahaha!!!..what a fucking petulant plutocrat asshole!! Mira pa’ alla!..hahahahahahahaha..que pendejo/a/x!!..and this cabron, like all of his fellow billionaire class cabrones are lionized by the corporate media and society in general (now please understand, I’m not part of that society…would rather be on a deserted island with some killer cuchfritos from east 116th street as my sole source of nourishment, sooolitoo!!)..how fucked up is that, when sooo many millions upon millions upon millions upon millions of people want to be like these cabrones!! No jodas carajo!..”we are what we think..with our thoughts we make the world”..and then we complain about how unfair, unjust and generally fucked up the world is..bueno familia si quieres un mundo mas justo con menos desigualdad, empieza examinando tus pensamientos y comportamientos, para ver si contribuye en el desastre, planetary capitalist gangsterism..hey, the so called progressive class of politicos, etc are some lame-ass bourgeois pendejos/as/x themselves (just hear them speak and read their quotes..enuf said!!) sooo, mi gente, we are on our own to form the cooperatives, collaboratives and communities of resistance against this euro/gringo way of Death..anima Mundi o Muerte..❤️🙏🏽🪘👩🏽‍🌾✊🏽🌼

capitalism as planetary gangsterism pt16..

thich nhat hanh, a simple buddhist monk with a revolutionary spirit that proclaims “my friends, the Buddha of mindfulness shines near and shines far..” the united states of america is the epicenter of planetary gangsterism. the president, vice president, every member of the house of representatives and the senate are planetary gangsters..from Covid-19 apartheid to the blockades/sanctions against cuba, venezuela, iran, et al, to the recent slaughter of entire palestinian families, to being the world’s largest arms merchant (as such, directly culpable in wanton, senseless killing, domestically and globally).. the house, the senate, the white house are all mass murderers and purveyors of horrifyingly grotesque levels of loss, suffering and despair throughout the planet..why do we allow ourselves to be governed by a bunch of perdedores con pistolas? Why have we allowed the past 500+years of incessant euro/gringo criminality go unpunished? Their capitalist gangsterism is responsible for the unbearable planetary aura of disease, destruction, despair, desperation, disintegration, destitution, depression, domination, disorientation..combined with the stench of Death..I ask again, why does Humanity continue to allow itself to live in such degenerate degradation? Why? Especially when this degenerate degradation is caused by a tiny cabal of social, economic and political elites! WTF! Haven’t we learned anything these past 500+ years? Are we just inherently stupid, gluttons for punishment, masochistic?… the Buddha of mindfulness shines near and shines far..please consider and contemplate what you have just read..Anima Mundi o Muerte🙏🏽🪘❤️👩🏽‍🌾😷

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capitalism as planetary gangsterism pt15..

my Memorial Day muse..Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler was the gringo’s military machine’s most decorated soldier. He led gringo marine troops in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, overseeing imperialist incursions throughout the Global South. From Cuba to Puerto Rico to Mexico to the Dominican Republic to Haiti to Nicaragua to China and to the Philippines, etc, Butler oversaw the mass murder of thousands upon thousands upon thousands upon thousands of Global South BIPOC. Being a participant/observer of this horrific slaughter, with these countries transformed into open air abattoirs, he became, to put it mildly, horrified and disgusted with the barbaric criminality he and his troops were committing. This disgust was expressed in a small book published in 1935, “WAR IS A RACKET”. Just a couple of his thoughts from this antiwar classic- “I spent 33 years in the Marines, most of my time being a high class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for Capitalism “. The planetary gangsterism of capitalism exposed by one of its henchmen.. My take on a popular tag line, “The Few, The Proud, The Mass Murderers…The Marines..” Times Change yet The World becomes even more fucked up…Anima Mundi o Muerte, Venceremos!🪘🙏🏽✌🏽

capitalism as planetary gangsterism pt14..

reflecting further upon the buddhist precept of impermanence, the unsustainable trajectory of capitalism renders the necessity of its dismantling..can we move past marx, lenin, et al and forge a pathway of liberation that is void of euro/gringolandia bullshit..the global south and turtle island are repositories of ancestral wisdom..this wisdom can be used to create a humanized socioeconomic system based upon the principles of cooperation, collaboration, consensus building, and mutuality..the toxicity of patriarchy and hierarchy would be neutralized..wall street and the planetary lords of capital would be eliminated and replaced with an economic system that serves Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants, human and nonhuman.. the planetary elites and their professional managerial class would be disempowered..capitalism and its twisted counterpart, militarism would be neutered..a socioeconomic transformation based upon universal human rights, compassion, well-being..no hunger, no homelessness..universal healthcare, education, housing, employment..for all who may be physically and/or mentally challenged, universal compassionate care..every single human being would have the opportunity to express themselves creatively since the creative spirit is also the Universal Spirit aka the Great Spirit aka as Anima Mundi, among other appellations..we would all be interconnected through this creative force..the irony of this socioeconomic blueprint is that the building blocks have always been in place..it is the natural sanity that we are all born with..are YOU ready to regain it by letting go all the capitalist/corporate/materialistic/militaristic/racist/sexist/homophobic/competitive bullshit we’ve been fed, generation after generation after generation after generation, etc…ARE YOU READY TO LET ALL OF THAT INTERGENERATIONAL BULLSHIT/MIERDA GO?..HEY!..ARE YOU?..our survival as a species is at stake…y la lucha continua…peace✌🏽🙏🏽❤️🪘👩🏽‍🌾🌼

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capitalism as planetary gangsterism pt13..

as I read the writings of the iconic vietnamese buddhist priest, thich nhat hanh, i feel his words of mindfulness and compassion as healing salves..this world, Mother Earth, is indescribably wonderous and beautiful..even the dirty streets of Harlem (yes, they could use un depojo, una limpieza con mistolin)..this brown little man schooled mlk on the horrors of the vietnam war, as perpetrated by the armed forces of gringolandia…this brown little man stood up to the north vietnamese government as well..no agenda other than stop the war, stop the killing…was exiled..lives in his monastic retreat in france, plum village..an example of quiet, relentless, powerful resistance against and liberation from the planetary gangsterism of capitalism..mil gracias TNH…y la lucha continua 🙏🏽🪘❤️