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Disarmament Now: Grieving for Texas

Ken West is asking advocates for peace to join him in grieving for Texas and all of the other victims from American massacres of past years.

West also feels strongly that there is a solution for the gun violence that is plaguing the country.

“Let ‘em keep their guns,” West said late Tuesday night. “Take away their bullets.”

West suggested a new way to approach gun control might be to limit ammunition purchases. That way, buyers of semi-automatic weapons will not be able to shoot hundreds of rounds at lightning speed.

In addition, West called for setting up spectacular shooting ranges where gun nuts can, well, “go nuts” and shoot off their guns just as much as they want.

“Tell ‘em, here’s your toy – go shoot,” West said. “Then you put your gun away, and you go home.”

Getting choked up when talking about the tragic Sandy Hook massacre, West said he can’t understand why people feel the need to kill innocent children, but as long as that evil exists, he said, it’s important to have public voices for peace.

“Turn the swords into ploughshares,” West said, speaking to the urgency of practicing real disarmament, both on a personal level with AR-15s and similar guns, and on the world stage, where the specter of nuclear war now rears its head again, with even pundits questioning the steadiness and calm of world leaders. Both nuclear weapons and assault rifles, West said, are killing machines, and both should be treated as the dangerous weapons that they are, not as toys. Invoking past figures such as the Berrigan brothers and other notable peacemakers of the past generation, West said it’s time to get serious about bringing a new perspective and “waging peace in a time of war.”

Major Motion Picture: Neighborhood Promotion

In comments late Tuesday night, Ken West described his latest efforts to drive attention around his latest project, which he refers to as a “major motion picture” that will reveal many of the secrets of the universe.

“I was down at the 7-11,” West said. “The children were out – ‘do you know where your children are?’”

Describing a crowd of young adults gathered in the parking lot, West said the group of 10 or 11 individuals recognized him as someone who is very well liked in the Charlottesville community.

“These were the nerds of Albemarle County,” West said. “There was a girl sitting on a white car with sparkly things on her head … they’re all swamping around me.”

West said he used the opportunity to promote his film project.

“I said: I have a major motion picture. I know how Jesus got here,” West said. “I’m on … I’m on.”

However, West said, he did not give away the plot.

“Why in the hell would you tell the premise of a major motion picture when they’ll just go put it on sci-fi and warp the message?” West said, urging this reporter to get involved on the ground floor of the project.

“You will have more money than you can imagine backing you up,” West said.

West also referred to a new collaborator on the film.

“This is quite extraordinary,” West said, of a Wendy’s employee who he said was homeless, and now shares West’s housing unit. “I have this really cool humanoid … he’s sort of like Jesus … he got beat down … I’m sort of saving him.”

All of this, West said, takes place against the backdrop of national news, in which the United States appears to be continuing military action against North Korea.

“The planes are flying as we speak,” West said. “The big dogs.”

Again contending that he “prophesied” current events, West said the arming of these warplanes may be a signal of a nuclear conflagration to come that will signal the end of the world as it is portrayed in John’s revelation.

“They’re carrying tactical nuclear weapons,” West said, referring to B-52s as “the old dogs.”

West also cautioned Americans to look out for “that asshole Putin” and “dump Trump.”

In unrelated comments, West explained that although he is a “noshling (non-orientated sexual humanoid)” he does not participate in the transvestite community. However, he said, he does have an abundance of high quality women’s clothing in storage, from a joint venture with a girlfriend several years ago who was going to operate an unusual business out of a retail space.

West did note the softness of women’s clothes, and said if he had access to the storage space, he might want to obtain some of the garments.

 

Breaking Rat Trap News – Rat-Pocolypse Threatens U.S. Cities

Ken West is gearing up to make a renewed push for municipal managers to consider his own rat trap design.

“The cities of North America are experiencing an exceptional invasion of rats,” Ken West told this reporter October 11, citing climate change as a main driver of rat proliferation.

“Bobby Corrigan is the rat-master,” West said, quoting a work by Emily Atkin in New Republic that discusses the coming ‘Rat-pocolypse’ that West says will inundate American urban areas.

“I have pages of information in front of me,” West said. “I have the vision in my grey matter.”

West said the high-grade rat trap will cost around $500 and is not for home use. It also has to be tested.

“Rats are smart,” West said. “Can we outsmart rats?”

Describing the design as a “cone-shaped thing” made of metal with a rubber base, West said the rat trap is equipped with a kill chamber that metes out nitrogen, to work on the principal of oxygen deprivation. Nitrogen, West said, is seventh on the “elemental scale.”

The trap also has to be emptied on a regular basis.

“You can’t leave dead rats in there,” West said. “If you leave dead rats in there, the other rats aren’t gonna want to come in. They’re smart – they know death.”

West said he would not rule out the idea that he may be re-incarnated from great rat catchers of the past.

“It’s my mission,” West said. “We have to eliminate them. They’re going to overcome us. We have to diminish them gracefully. Let’s have some grace for the rats.”

In places like New York City and Houston, Texas, West said, rats are taking over, and poison is not a good method, since they crawl up in walls and die. On the other hand, he said, oxygen deprivation is so humane that, according to him, the government is considering it as a means of capital punishment.

“It’s a peaceful way to go out,” West said, explaining that he learned about oxygen deprivation from studying agriculture.

“If you’re in a silo, trapped for some stupid reason,” West said, “You’re putting grain in there, your door locks – nitrogen will deprive you of oxygen.”

West enumerated several other reasons his rat trap should be sought after by municipal managers and public works directors.

“I have so much information, you can’t imagine,” West said. “But I have priorities – and my priority is the rat trap.”

West then said he is getting along well with his significant other, who he referred to as “a walking bible.”

“We are the two witnesses,” West said.

Weighing in on a Facebook post made earlier today by a mutual acquaintance working as a water technician near Charlottesville, West said it would be irresponsible to encourage pranksters or malicious actors to put LSD in reservoir water.

 

However, he said, rats are a more serious threat.

 

“How do you think the bubonic plague happened?” West asked.

Bumper Stickers, Etc.

Ken West has a new money-making idea he is sure will catch on, citing the popularity of a smiley face sticker he remembers from the Vietnam War era.

West plans to design and print bumper stickers, after carefully registering the catchphrase: “Dump Trump.”

On further consideration, the slogan became extended to: “Dump Trump, the Chump who grabs the Rump.”

West is also feeling very vindicated by new reports he has found “in the UVA paper and on NPR” that American hostage Otto Warmbier “had his teeth rearranged” by the North Koreans before falling into a coma and being returned to the U.S. West said he has contacted the University of Virginia to remind them that his own teeth were broken by the UVA campus police several years ago.

West is no longer waiting for a settlement, claiming that pursuing one is pointless. However, he said, the bumper sticker idea has considerable financial potential.

Why bumper stickers?

Continually citing the dangers of North Korea’s advancing military program, West remains convinced that the hermit nation will either set off an atmospheric hydrogen bomb, detonate an EMP, or release many small tactical nuclear weapons, possibly targeting the U.S. east coast from a submarine.

The bumper stickers will show, West said, how these nuclear dangers were the product of American stupidity and carelessness and a profound inability of the president to grasp the reality of the situation.

West then informed this reporter of his need to go for a walk with his woman to get some beer.

Casting for a Work in Progress – Fusing Religions

Work proceeds apace on a “major motion picture” to be produced somewhere in central Virginia, Ken West said July 23.

A “table of 13” will be filled by persons of all major world religions.

“Buddha, Hindu, Christian, voodoo…the whole gamut,” West said.

A man named Don who believes that he is an incarnated god will play God. If Don doesn’t work out, West said, a replacement will be found.

“We can always find somebody that thinks as he does,” West said.

All of it, he added, will be very high-tech.

“I’ll add a little message that’s in my grey matter,” West said. “Once I reveal it – it will end war.”

Other aspects to be covered may include a feature on the life and times of Albert Einstein, and the revelation of some of his theories, the Theory of Mass-Energy equivalence.

West explained that “many particles can be found within a square” and that a “square” has extremely useful properties in physics, some of which might be echoed in the Masonic use of the square as a tool of power.

West also revealed some alternate theological history.

“Jesus didn’t really die on the cross,” West said. “You can’t kill God.”

Instead, West said, the messiah went into a meditative state, which West characterized as “hibernation.”

After the Romans allowed two women to take Jesus to the tomb, West said, a crew of extra-terrestrial angels arrived to give aid.

“He was in dire straits,” West said. “They patched him up.”

Afterward, West continued, Christ came back to earth for 40 days, to reveal himself to the faithful. However, he said, the Romans got word of his return, and Pontius Pilate called for him to be arrested once again.

“Jesus got wind of it,” West said. “He whipped out his cell phone and said ‘Beam me up – they’re going to kill me again!’”

In addition, West shared a recap of the origin of Voodoo, which he attributed to the era of the Spanish conquistadors.

The Catholics, he said, brought their religion to the tribal nations of the Caribbean.

“(the tribes) intertwined (Christianity) with their own religion of vengeance – to poke little holes in your body,” West said.

growing

growing

pains, evils of our weird world

the creator of the insane

is it true there is a dark force

coursing through our veins?

sin, the sinew of our connected bones.

beautiful, they are

born of the stars

stardust, we are

love, of life, love

not from above, born from within

The Blue Rose – an original Ken West poem

Our blue rose is planet earth.

 

If you look at it from the cosmos, it is the most amazing planet.

 

All the creatures – giraffes, elephants, whales … humans.

 

Message to the cosmos:

We as humans are striving, evolving, to erect

A just and civil civilization.

 

What is it?

What is it?

What is it?

 

To accept: there is no Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus,

Just cause and effect,

And our will to erect

A just and civil civilization.

 

Yes, we know true love, and our planet earth,

Our waterworld,

My blue rose.

 

(repeat: chorus)

Yes, we are evolving to love our planet earth,

Our waterworld.

From our blue rose:

Message to the cosmos…

Sixteen Tons (And What do Ya Get?)

In an impromptu foray into the state of American industry July 7, Ken West revealed his sympathy for the coal people of the Northwest.

“They have the most excellent coal,” West said of communities in some U.S. state, possibly Wyoming. “Did you know there are different grades of coal? They have this huge-ass power plant – they’ve been delivering to Oregon and Washington for half a century.”

Describing the coal delivery process, West referred to a four-mile conveyor belt he said takes the coal “straight to the burner.”

A profressional coal miner, West said, can make as much as $80,000 annually, although he said, part of their high salary is meant to compensate for a generally reduced longevity.

The health habits of some coal miners, West said, also plays a role.

“They’re all about getting their fatburgers and hot dog and some stupid stuff on TV,” West said, citing the Jerry Springer show, which, though popular in some pockets of Appalachalia, has been largely banned in American hospitals.

West said he sympathizes with the American coal miner and has to side with the president on the issue of whether coal should again become a pillar of the American economy in an era where cost-effective renewable energy is so close at hand.

“These humanoids have this great natural resource,” West said. “Couldn’t they do something with it?”

When questioned about the long-term feasibility of burning massive amounts of coal just to keep the Northwestern miner employed, West quickly conceded it doesn’t make sense to keep burning new coal reserves. He agreed it might be better for American workers to use the coal for artistic and decorative purposes.

In an abrupt switch to international affairs, West made another effort to assure the American people that doomsday is not yet close at hand.

“Can I give you a minute of niceness?” West said. “I am the bearer of good news.”

Regardless of recent North Korean ICBM tests, West said Kim Jong-Un does not have the wherewithal to deliver on threats to the U.S.

“That little crazy bastard,” West said. “He ain’t gonna do nothing.”

The Bonfires of Saint John

On Saint John’s Eve, near the cusp of the June solstice, Ken West celebrated his birthday by performing a set of his own songs on the piano in the sanctuary of the Haven church in Charlottesville, VA.

“A Yamaha. A real piano.” West said. “I’m not talking about an electronic thing.”

The lyrics to West’s “Blue Rose,” an ode to Mother Earth, are currently in storage, but West said he has worked on some of the material he brought with him to Nashville in the late 1990s.

The day also included a trip to the local Chipotle, where West said the crew gifted him with a free burrito.

“They all know me over there,” West said.

West also used the day to ruminate on his own take on a new presidential plan to put solar panels on top of the border wall that has been so much a part of the flamboyant POTUS’ reality-TV agenda.

Just hours before sundown, CNN reports highlighted the assertion, assumedly from the White House, that a solar border wall would “pay for itself.” Since Trump’s previous claims that Mexico would pay for the wall have been roundly rebuffed, the idea that costs could be recouped through the collection of solar energy provides a convenient fig leaf for the jingoistic plan to wall off the entire country from its southern neighbor, at significant expense, in an era of slackening immigration across the U.S./Mexican border.

“It could work.” West said, asking us to imagine steel frames 50 feet high, crowned with solar panels, and “barbed wire on the Mexican side.”

However, West is not a fan of the president’s plan per se, suggesting the solar panel wall would need key changes to be viable. In fact, West voiced much more admiration for another infrastructure project on the other side of the world: China’s revival of a “Silk Road” concept that is being talked about on National Public Radio. In some ways, China’s new trade initiative, buttressed by blockchain and cryptocurrency technology applications, paves the way for the Middle Kingdom to emerge as a new and much more competent superpower nation utilizing practical, fiscally responsible trade and military policy.

Noting the enormous debt that America owes to China, West suggested it would behoove U.S. citizens to research emerging Chinese policy. West also reiterated his descriptions of current Chinese military projects: the creation of massive man-made islands to serve as stationary battleships, and a series of “hovercraft” ships he said represent a new and modern naval fleet.

Returning to policy regarding North Korea, which West typically refers to as “going back to square one,” West mentioned two points. First, he said, he has abandoned his recommendation of “dropping 20-dollar bills and rice balls” over the impoverished country, admitting that military leaders would just confiscate any such windfalls. Secondly, West noted the absence of any recent long-range missile tests or other provocations.

“All is well.” West said. “I am the bearer of good news.”

You Don’t Mess With the G-Man

 

 

The whole Comey thing is a blizzard – a circus of such great and strange proportions that it’s really hard to tackle it whole at all.

In some ways, it comes down to a sitting president whose level of discourse is “See Dick lie. Lie, Dick, lie.”

In another way, it comes down to the reality. Not the “facts.” The reality is that, if you put your money on Comey, you’re likely to win. But the skeleton crew still propping up the POTUS don’t want you to hear that.

The reality is that there most likely was some form of “collusion” or “obstruction” regardless of the president’s ridiculous soundbite: “No collusion, No obstruction, He’s a leaker.”

Anyway, getting past all of that, there’s something else really interesting happening.

Listening to the post-game today, you can hear several desperate ways that the colorguard behind the throne are trying to discredit Comey.

One is that he really shouldn’t have “leaked” details of his conversations, which, as inside the beltway professionals point out, happens all the time and is routine in the context in which Comey did it.

But there’s another argument that’s even weirder.

You have this soundbite of Corey Lewandowski saying Comey “wasn’t man enough to give the notes directly to the media” all while engaging in the same kind of “alternative facts” spin that took Kelley Ann Conway down a notch.

It’s the old trick of adding insult to injury, but on a deeper level, it actually might be revealing a lot more of the reality that Trump backers would like to conveniently ignore.

Look at this face.

Does this guy look scared?

Think about it. This guy’s a G-man. A spook. He’s not the guy who you scare. He’s the guy who scares you. Jim Comey is the one who knocks.

Here’s the thing – the “alt-right” or whatever you call them these days has always, always traded on the machismo of America, and the ultimate superiority of law enforcement types and white people. Hell, authoritarians make the best FOP donors. So what Lewandowski was saying is really a bridge too far.

In a kind of admission of this ultimate reality, Lewandowski later complained about the “deep state” that’s out to get his man. This reveals another fault line. See, the POTUS people, they want you to see the deep state as un-American simply by virtue of their beltway status, and the POTUS as a “real man of the people” – but the whole thing is a big sand castle. FBI agents aren’t really “inside the beltway” in the sense that we’re being told to think they are – they’re the top cops. They really help run the show. America has always loved the FBI, and that’s not likely to change.

But I digress.

As Howard Fineman said today on Chris Matthews: “People who are trying to attack Comey on (his manhood)…should probably grow a pair themselves.”

And this isn’t just a “mine is bigger” kind of thing. There’s a lot more to it than that.

Because if both of these guys testify publicly under oath on what was said in those private conversations, one of them will have perjured himself.