Marching On Together


Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Saturday, 13 June 2020

"Boogaloo" (civil war): We are watching the beginnings of our own Western Spring; mirroring the Arab Spring which toppled governments and caused civil war throughout the Arab world in the early 2010s

Enough is enough protests in Yakooza Hollywood after the George Floyd murder

The mainstream-media across the West would have us all believe peaceful protest is taking place in many of our cities across the globe, this is not true. The constant bombardment of conflicting, facts, alternative truth and downright lies is becoming the symbol of 2020. What we are witnessing in the West at the moment is a carbon copy of the Arabian Spring, when a series of anti-government protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions spread across much of the Arab world in the early 2010s. The Arab Spring began in response to oppressive regimes and a low standard of living, starting with protests in Tunisia. From Tunisia, the protests then spread to five other countries: Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain, where either the ruler was deposed (Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak, and Ali Abdullah Saleh) or major uprisings and social violence occurred, including riots, civil wars or insurgencies.

The West is going the same way and is heading for its own unprecedented"boogaloo" (civil war), "Western Spring." The American George Floyd murder sent seismic ripples all the way from California to London and Berlin to Sydney three weeks ago, causing the BLM, Antifa and left-wing militants to rise up against police brutality, inequality and racism in what is surely morphing into a Western Spring. White Supremacists are expected to join in this weekend threatening to lock horns and start bustin' heads.

This weekend could go down in history as the start of an unprecedented "boogaloo" when the threat of wild protesting which is sure to ignite riots in cities across the US, Europe, Canada and Australia. In the UK the government is furious after the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan boarded up monuments and statues of political and historical heroes including Sir Winston Churchill in anticipation of rioting in London this weekend.

UK

A senior Black Lives Matter organiser has called for Winston Churchill's statue to be removed from Parliament Square - ahead of today's protest which is under threat of violence from the BLM, Antifa movements, football hooligans and far-right thugs. The bizzies, (English street name for the police) are going to be very busy indeed and could be the biggest protest since the London riots of 2011 when, yes you guessed, the cops gunned down an unarmed black man Mark Duggan.

US

Strange fruit.

Protesters are demanding an investigation after a young Black man was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, 50km north of Los Angeles, the police are treating his death as suspicious. Police could have stirred the hornet's nest after a 27-year-old unarmed African-American man was shot in the back and killed by Atlanta police Friday night after someone complained he was sleeping in his car at a Wendy's drive-thru.

As in the UK and other European cities, monuments and statues are coming down across the US. Confederate monuments are being removed and statues of Christopher Columbus are being toppled as Americans grapple with the ghosts of the country's racial history in the wake of George Floyd's death. This weekend's seismic epicentre will be if White Supremacists unite to protect the Confederate monuments from the hands of the far-left, BLM and Antifa movements trying to knock them down, it will be interesting to see how the cops handle that scenario along with their British colleagues in the UK. Meanwhile, Seattle bound outlaws and Hells Angels with the #BikersForTrump movement are on their way to Seattle grab back the area Antifas annexed earlier last week.

France

As George Floyd outrage spreads, France confronts its own demons. The global outrage triggered by George Floyd’s killing in the US has reignited a debate about policing in France’s ethnically diverse suburbs, where protesters say it is time the country wakes up to its own unspoken legacy of abuse and impunity. The difference in France and the US is, here in France we pretend it doesn't happen. The Police in Paris is expecting trouble this weekend.

Holland

NL Times reported, vandalizing statues and monuments built in honour of Dutch historical figures is not a solution in the debate around racial equality. Prime Minister Mark Rutte contested on Friday. Instead, he believes, statutes offer an opportunity to reflect on both the positive and the negative aspects of history. The Prime Minister's statements come after a group of activists defaced the statues of Piet Hein and Pim Fortuyn and on the Witte de With art centre in Rotterdam on Friday. The action was intended to criticize the "glorification of Dutch colonialism" as well as the "martyrdom" of Pim Fortuyn, the activists said. More protests are expected in Amsterdam and Rotterdam this weekend.

Australia

Demonstrators have defied a court order banning their rally on Saturday and turned out to protest against the government’s treatment of refugees. Police wearing face masks stood on the steps of Town Hall on Saturday afternoon as small groups of protesters marched past with placards.

Strange Fruit

Billie Holiday

Southern trees bear a strange fruit

Blood on the leaves and blood at the root

Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South

The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth

The scent of magnolia, sweet and fresh

Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck

For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck

For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop

Here is a strange and bitter crop

Boogaloo 2020

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4 comments:

llibllens said...

Gary,
Good to hear from you.
What happened to the item that was posted a couple of days ago about Elmhurst Hospital in N. Y.
I came back to it to follow the links and it was no longer there.

Gary Walton said...

Hi HIlbllens, well. I did a little more diggin' and I found quite a lot of untruths regarding the lady in question so I simply took it down. I'm not saying what she said was not true, I just had a bad feeling in my gut about the whole story.

Ray said...

Hi Gary, I live in the U.S. and because I have family in So Cal as well the East Coast I travel a bit to visit. I can honestly say that these so called protesters not only do not represent the majority of Americans but there are also many outside agitators involved. Add to this our main stream which is responsible for making everything much worse. If the rioting, looting and vandalizing ever moves out of the inner cities to the suburbs the residents there will not tolerate it and will defend their lives and property. Cooler heads here need to prevail.

Gary Walton said...

Thanks, Ray, your right, stay safe