The unwitting leeches, preoccupied with greed, who suck the life out of everyone and everything are behind why we can’t have nice things

Profits from Poverty

Some people in the United States subconsciously believe the country needs desperate and starving poor people to beg for any work available. Even horrible undignified work that doesn’t raise them out of poverty.

And when those poor people get help from the government, these greedy tyrants get all upset that “the help” is getting help funded by taxpayers.
These so-called ‘American Capitalists’ believe poverty helps them profit by taking advantage of the weak and helpless people who are forced to accept whatever employers will provide. They demand the unwashed masses be grateful for the “opportunities” they provide for them.

When…


It’s ‘just get a better job’ until people actually go get a better job.

More than 11 million people quit their jobs in April, May and June, according to Inc.com. Businesses are screaming “lazy” all over the place as a result. But for years those same business owners, when confronted with complaints about working conditions and low pay, said “if you don’t like it, go find a better job!”

Inc.com’s article, “The Biggest Truth Most Leaders Misunderstand About ‘the Great Resignation’” explains how workers are burnt out, and are finally taking the advice they’ve been getting for years from stubborn business owners.


Solutions have become a luxury few will ever realize during their lifetime — unless society changes dramatically.

The American bourgeois insist the proletariat provide detailed solutions before they air their grievances. The affluent aristocracy wouldn’t dare give permission for us peasants to grumble and complain about our working or living conditions. The systems we live in are, by design, intended to put any naysayers through a daunting and lengthy process filled with all sorts of manufactured requirements that surely would make anyone give up before ever seeing any remedy after all. The Royal Americans simply can’t be bothered with the trifle needs of peons.

Complaining about complaining is still complaining

It used to be easy for many to say that those who share…


Labor Day celebrates that brief period in time when we realized people were being treated like shit for profits and we did something about it.

Today, we trade our precious time merely to survive a miserably undignified life. We incrementally sell ourselves to capitalist endeavors forfeiting our most valuable life-supporting things; health, our friends and families, and our sanity for the artificial economic constructs that demand payments that never end.

Labor Day used to be a celebration of the American Worker who built this country. Back then people would have the day off and could afford to celebrate with friends without fear of spending money or losing wages. We collectively said we weren’t going to overwork people and workers should be treated well.

These days…


They shocked my heart in the hospital a few hours ago to return my heartbeat to a normal rhythm from Afib.

When I am nervous I tend to use humor to ease the tension. And I was in full patient-clown mode in the outpatient area prior to my procedure. The nurses all had a great sense of humor and they played along.

About a month ago, I was in Washington visiting friends when my heartrate seemed to flutter rapidly and I was getting dizzy often. That’s when I noticed I was having an episode of Afib. I’ve had episodes like this before and they are commonly called, “Lone Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation”. But it usually goes away in 24 hours or so…


The journey is everything! Driving into the unknown is an adventure of discovery along the backroads and highways wherever the road takes you.

The rhythmic kerthump kerthump kerthump as the highway seams impact the tires at a certain speed can be meditative. Even contemplative. The Sensory Experience is often fleeting or unnoticed because driving on highways can sometimes be all-consuming or stressful for some. But an empty freeway filled with subtle audible hints can produce a unique introspection.

The occasional lapse into an adjacent lane briefly making contact with the bots dots ringing out rapid fire like an auto cannon…


Holding the country, the government, police and the military accountable for decades of systemic injustice and corruption

The United States is broken. The shards of democracy lay in the streets from Main Street to Wall Street. The damage to the people amounts to trillions of dollars lost. A tragedy of epic economic proportions trickled up to the wealthy leaving the population broke and struggling in a perpetual state of poverty. The enormous unsustainable economic practices and their impact on the posterity of the nation cannot be allowed to continue unchecked, unchanged, and unfettered. We must act now despite the concept of Sovereign Immunity and give ourselves permission to sue our own government.

In the US, the government…


Road trips are filled with lots of random little things that make you smile, cry, laugh, or sigh. Celebrate them.

After being isolated in one place with limited human contact for more than a year, you consider escaping regardless of the risks involved. It was a very difficult time to be sheltering in place because I had been planning a road trip for more than a year and I was just about to head out when the pandemic hit.


A better, highly contagious, viral expletive you’ll swear is brand new and improved with special emphasis, durability, broad acceptance, and longevity.

You’re fed up, upset, frustrated, and can’t take it anymore. You’re tired of the same old crap; the same bullshit, same old story, and you’ve heard it all before. Fuck!

It’s officially acceptable to cuss in casual conversation now. It’s a profoundly artful way to reduce stress. Try it at home.

Cussing, using profanity, saying bad words, and name-calling after 2020 is no longer faux pas. Saying “Fuck” today isn’t a slip or blunder in etiquette. It’s not bad manners, or poor conduct either.

I know you’ve heard it… “It is what it is”, “just deal with it”, “whatever”, “don’t…


Moderating or limiting engagement with others on Facebook is not Cancel Culture. It’s personal preference and accountability.

Let’s get a few things strait about Facebook and cancel culture.

Facebook is just a ‘digital community’ organized and accessed via an app or website. It’s not life. The reality is that Facebook sells you as their “product” to advertisers. That’s why it’s free (for now).

You can limit your online exposure to suit your needs. It’s not “cancel culture” if you elect not to participate or to curate your friends list. In fact, blocking, moderating and curating your own Facebook experience is outlined in the Facebook community standards. They encourage you to curate your experience. They depend on it.

Facebook isn’t the only source of free speech or information

Erik Blair

Writer, traveler, self-employed web developer, beer aficionado, Pastafarian, Progressive, location-independent

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