Satan and the Politician

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While walking down the street one day a politician is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven, standing in front of the pearly gates he’s is met by St. Peter at the entrance. Saint Peter looks at him for a second, flicks through his book, and finds his name.

“So, you’re a politician…” “Well, yes, is that a problem?” “Oh no, no problem. But we’ve recently adopted a new system for people in your line of work, and unfortunately you will have to spend a day in Hell. After that however, you’re free to choose where you want to spend eternity!”

“Wait, I have to spend a day in Hell??” says the politician. “Them’s the rules” says St Peter clicking his fingers, and WOOMPH, the guy disappears… The politician awakes, curled up with his hands over his eyes, knowing he’s in Hell. Cautiously, he listens for the screams, sniffs the air for brimstone, and finds… Nothing. Just the smell of, is that fabric softener? And cut grass, this can’t be right?

“Open your eyes!” says a voice. “C’mon, wakey wakey, we’ve only got 24 hours!”. Nervously, he uncovers his eyes, looks around, and sees he’s in a hotel room. A nice one too. Wait, this is a penthouse suite… And there’s a smiling man in a suit, holding a martini. “Who are you??” The politician asks. “Well, I’m Satan!” says the man, handing him the drink and helping him to his feet. “Welcome to Hell!” “Wait, this is Hell? But… Where’s all the pain and suffering?” he asks. Satan throws him a wink. “Oh, we’ve been a bit mis-represented over the years, it’s a long story. Anyway, this is your room! The minibar is of course free, as is the room service, there’s extra towels next to the hot-tub, and if you need anything, just call reception. But enough of this! It’s a beautiful day, and if you’d care to look outside…”

Slightly stunned by the opulent surroundings, the man wanders over to the floor-to-ceiling windows through which the sun is glowing, looks far down, and sees a group of people cheering and waving at him from a golf course. “It’s one of 5 pro-level courses on site, and there’s another 6 just a few minutes’ drive out past the beach and harbor!” says Satan, answering his unasked question.

So Satan and the politician head down in the elevator, walk out through the glittering lobby where everyone waves and welcomes the man, as Satan signs autographs and cheerily talks shop with the laughing staff.  As he walks out, he sees the group on the golf course are made up of every one of his old friends, people he’s admired for years but never met or worked with, and people whose work he’s admired but died long before his career started. And out of the middle of this group walks his wife, with a massive smile and the body she had when she was 20, who throws her arms around him and plants a delicate kiss on his cheek. Everyone cheers and applauds, and as they slap him on the back and trade jokes, his worst enemy arrives, as a 2 foot tall goblin-esque caddy. He spends the day in the bright sunshine on the course, having the time of his life laughing at jokes and carrying important discussions, putting the world to rights with his friends while holding his delighted wife next to him as she gazes lovingly at him.

Later the politician and his wife return to the hotel for dinner and have an enormous meal, perfectly cooked lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced. They return to their penthouse suite, and spend the rest of the night making love like they did on their honeymoon. After 6 hours of intense passion, the man falls deep into the 100% Egyptian cotton pillows, and falls into a deep and happy sleep…

The man is woken up by St Peter. “So, that was Hell. Wasn’t what you were expecting, I bet?” “No sir!” says the man. “So then” says St Peter “you can make your choice. It’s Hell, which you saw, or Heaven, which has choral singing, talking to God, white robes, and so on”. “Well… I know this sounds strange, but on balance, I think I’d prefer Hell” says the politician. “Not a problem, we totally understand! Enjoy!” Says St Peter, and clicks his fingers again.

The man wakes up in total darkness, the stench of ammonia filling the air and distant screams the only noise. As he adjusts, he can see the only light is from belches of flame far away, illuminating the ragged remains of people being tortured or burning in a sulphurous ocean of putrid smells. A sudden bolt of lightning reveals Satan next to him, wearing the same suit as before and grinning, holding a soldering iron in one hand and a coil of razor-wire in the other. “What’s this??” He cries. “Where’s the hotel?? Where’s my wife??? Where’s the minibar, the golf-courses, the pool, the restaurant, the free drinks and the sunshine???”

“Ah”, says Satan. “You see, yesterday, we were campaigning. But today, you voted…”

Alternate History – The Great Depression Hobo Style

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Hobo train Graffiti

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Be careful not to call a vagrant or homeless person a hobo — although this is exactly what the word means, it’s considered an offensive term. The end of the nineteenth century brought the start of the word hobo in the Western US. No one is certain where hobo originated. One possible origin is the English word “hawbuck”, meaning “country bumpkin,” while another is the common working man’s greeting or call during the building of the railroads “ho, boy!”

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Hostility against hobos was high across the nation. Teen hobos were discriminated against, as they were widely viewed as bums, liabilities, and bad influences. Most parents forbade their children to speak with the teen wanderers, and most people shunned them and turned them away.

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Furthermore, hostility toward African American hobos was even higher. Residual prejudices, especially in the South, played a role in aggressive acts against black hobos. Lynchings still occurred, and it was risky for African American hobos to travel through southern states.

“If it was white kids, they fared better. If it was black ones, you did not,” states African American hobo boy, Clarence Lee. “Some [landowners] would turn you down and some of them didn’t want you on their premises to go ask for nothin’. But a white one [teenage hobo] was treated much better. They might let them stay in a house with them, but me, I could sleep in a barn with the mules and hay… My worst fears was bein’ shot by some farmer who didn’t want you around.”

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Hobo Ben Fowler wrote, “These three fellas started working a con game so I told them to leave us alone. One of them jumped up and gouged me with a big, long pocket knife and then they took off. If the wound in my chest had been a quarter of an inch deeper I would have died right there.”

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December 1938 Napa Valley CA

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hobo 33Five men in a “hobo camp,” 1913

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Hobo 28Depression 1929, Hard Time, “Hobo Nickle”

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Hobo 27Hobo life during the great depression Library of Congress

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Hobo 6A railroad worker with a club called a “hobo nightstick” straddles train cars

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Read more about Hobo Life

ORIGINAL HOBO NICKEL SOCIETY A Dictionary of Old Hobo
http://www.hobonickels.org/alpert04.htm
THE AMERICAN HOBO – RIDING THE RAILS DURING AMERICA’S GREAT DEPRESSION, 1929 – 1942 by Mandy Youngguist
http://www.mandymnewman.com/2012/05/american-hobo_3202.html

 

America was built on the back of Native Americans and Blacks.

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USA

As most of you know I’m taking a class at Santa Monica College on Race and Gender in the Media. One of the assignments is to reply to another student on a post they’d made on something they’d seen in the media and their view on the topic.

Naturally I won’t reveal their name or post their entire comment but I did respond to the following:

“because of the whites with their rich history that we are where we are today. For example, the founding of the United States of America. They created the best country in the world by giving everyone freedom and a voice”

Yes, it’s absolutely something to be proud of thanks to the Illegal Immigrant White Settlers, America can boast to hold the title of having the largest genocidal depopulation in the world killing 90% of the 100 million plus No. American Indians, wiping out 500 1st Nation American Tribes, and a 200,000 year old civilization disappearing.

An estimated 80 million 1st Nation Peoples died in the years following the European invasion, due to diseases brought to this continent by White Europeans including, but not limited to bubonic plague, chicken pox, pneumonic plague, syphilis, cholera, diphtheria, influenza, measles, scarlet fever, smallpox, typhus, tuberculosis, and whooping cough.

“Indian Removal”, “clearing” “ethnic cleansing” the military’s slaughter of tribal villages, bounties on native scalps; White Settlers distributing 100 thousand blankets intentionally contaminated with smallpox to 1st Nations people. The massive slaughtering of buffalo in the 1800s, “Take away food, you take away the means of survival” ; an estimated 31,000,000 buffalo were killed between the years of 1868 and 1881 with only 500 buffalo left by the year of 1885.

The Trail of Tears alone recorded only 4,000 of the estimated 25,000 deaths. Massacres carried out by Illegal Immigrant White Settlers and Military exterminated an additional 23,000 plus Indians’.

It was illegal to practice our religious beliefs until Aug. 11, 1978 when the American Indian Religious Freedom Act was passed to protect and preserve the traditional religious rights and cultural practices of American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and Native Hawaiians; which included, but was not limited to, access to sacred sites, freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rights, and use and possession of objects considered sacred; HOWEVER these laws were not implemented until 1983, a full 5 years later. Meanwhile 100’s of natives stayed in prison while Whites continued to steal our land for uranium fracking and oil.

“They created the best country in the world by giving everyone freedom and a voice”

………………………………………………BECAUSE OF:…………………………………………
“The unique way the United States unites its citizens through their differences”
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/the-unique-way-the-united-states-unites-its-citizens-through-their-differences-2/

America was built on the back of Native Americans and Blacks; these are things EVERY White American should be ashamed of, certainly not proud of.

By the way, the term “Final Solution” was not coined by the Nazis. It was Indian Affairs Superintendent, Duncan Campbell Scott, Canada’s Adolph Eichmann, who in April 1910 plotted out the planned murder to take care of the “Indian problem”.

101 Massacres – 23,000 plus, 1st Nation Peoples Exterminated by White Settlers and Military
 https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/100-massacres/