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27
Mar
17

the boom boom room cafe


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the BOOM BOOM ROOM Cafe
Reality’s Oasis in an AI-VR World

A Seed of Intention planted in the virtual, fertile soil that is the Internet, nourished by the increasing level of attraction to grow its presence; to one day blossom, flourish as an Oasis of Reality’s last domain in opposition to the artificiality of the virtual world that is becoming this 21st Century; though it be the Womb to its Birth.

A Seed of Intention:

To foster and grow an environment space harkening back to a time of substance and perceptible, material presence. A time in recent human history that ushered in a period of spontaneous inspiration sparked and energized by a pent-up resentment toward the normal, the all too conventional modes of expression.

This time is referred to as the era of the Beatnik: a young person in the 1950’s and early 1960’s belonging to a subculture associated with the beat generation.

Those who defined themselves part of the Beatnik, Beat Generation subculture were more often than not distinguishable by their style of dress and public antics to the dismay of conventional, white, middle-class America of this time:

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The hallmarks of this era include actors James Dean, Sal Mineo of Hollywood’s `Rebel Without a Cause’; avant-garde artist reflective of his time, Andy Warhol. Poets and authors such as Alan Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs respectively, the source of counter-culture exposes’ of raw sexuality of all persuasion, hard drugs and Gay rights at its infancy.

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A counter-culture that was quick to spread its influence spawning the birth of small bistro-style cafes’, minimalist in their furnishings though over-flowing in creativity displayed on walls, shelves; soapbox and table performances of spontaneous literary expression befitting the mood of its inhabitants and duly rewarded by profuse applause and unguarded verbal appreciation.

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The Beatnik subculture took on all matters sexual. Throwing away conventional definitions of sexuality; introducing the erotic expression of homosexuality, bi-sexuality; a direct affront meant to challenge to societal norms of this time.

Alan Ginsberg’s 1955 poem HOWL, and accompanying poems, when published were such a literary departure for civil society to bear its publishers were charged, arrested and brought to trial for distributing obscene material. The Courts subsequently ruled against the book of poems as obscene; thus opening the pathway for such literary, sexual expression to flourish and be widely distributed.

The Beat Generation is, arguably, the start of the sexual revolution still in progress to this day. Though, unfortunately, current manifestations of this sexual, social movement fail to capture the guttural, raw exhibition of sexual sensuality that oozed from the literature, live performances, attire, or lack of it, of this gone-by-era.

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All being said and illustrated here is not directed at replicating this by-gone-era but rather to instigate a renaissance, a rebirth of creative, subjective materialism in the visual and literary art form; reflective of the sexual Human in humanity who is losing ground to advances in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Realities.

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20
Mar
17

A Simple Dime


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A  Simple  Dime

I seem to have a propensity for finding `money’ on the street; 99 percent of occasions it being finding a simple dime, a ten-cent coin piece; the latest of which is illustrated herewith.

The frequency, not the matter of finding `money’ but, more specifically, that it be a DIME!

A simple, singular dime!

This experience, not a new phenomenon but, one that dates back a couple of decades; the earliest being in my early 40’s.

However, it has taken until now to fully gain a true appreciation for the significance to such propensity; that being, in the finest of Buddhist teachings:

`Fate to good fortune need not be measured by the gain of (material) wealth incurred but, the wisdom teaching derived from such fate of fortune’

That, or, I’m just enough `lucky’ to find a single, simple dime at a time, on several occasions!

 

07
Mar
17

History Relived?


TRUMP aka NERO

Three months into the first term of the Trump Presidency the World is witnessing an erosion of confidence in the foundational institutions of American civil society from its Office of the President through to and including, the institution of the Free Press.

Some have likened Trump’s short-term, to date, as the 45th President of the United States as a train wreck in the making. The President’s short bursts, often unsubstantiated, of claims of Fake News by the Mainstream media outlets, often referred to as the `Fifth Column’ to a Democracy, is undermining the Publics confidence in what is true and accurate reporting.  The claims, often communicated late at night or early morning via Twitter, strangely correlate to reports conveyed by Breitbart News and Infowars; Internet-based, alternate News channels. These News media outlets cater to those within the broader community steeped in conspiratorial theories and captioned in their reports such phrases as `information the government doesn’t want you to know‘. Too, the audiences to these channels are widely known to be mostly Caucasian and Christian, religious belief.

The fires of suspicion and mistrust this early into the Trump Administration often fanned by biased pundits and celebrity personalities keen on advancing the strongly right-wing agenda bolstered by a Republican majority in Congress, Senate and now, the Supreme Court, combined with the substantial undermining of the Free Press; one has to question whether this will be the spark of insecurity that ignites the demise of the Republic that is the United States.

History has a cruel way of repeating itself if for no other reason then to attempt to teach Humanity the ills of its ways, and until such becomes the case; the equivalent to Rome of the past, a Nation’s self-annihilation may happen but once again. 

 

 

 




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