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Electricity: Good Capitalism or Bad Capitalism, and Dog Cruelty.

On this day in 1890 the first execution by electrocution is carried out at the Auburn Prison in New York on William Kemmler.  Electricity was still a new thing at the time for there really wasn’t much use for it until Thomas Edison found a way to make it into light in 1879.  Electricity had been around since Benjamin Franklin experimented with his magic key and lightening — can I get an Amen, Benjamin Franklin was one of the few Framers of the US Constitution who fought against slavery most of his life by being a member of the Abolition of Slavery movements, and I support the BLM but also want to recognize those who did the best they could to end it in the past. — getting back to electricity: it was relatively new in 1890 and the 1%ers needed a way to make money off of it and so found a way to use it in law enforcement as quickly as possible.  That’s right, just as today, the Police State was a profitable business and still is.   So, when you hear “Defund the Police,”  it is this kind of shit we are talking about.  Also, I have to add that the company who supplied the electricity was Westinghouse and the owner, George Westinghouse, opposed his product being used for murder.  A lawyer filed an appeal claiming the electric chair violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, but of course, there’s no stopping murder when it is sanctioned by the government.  Funny, but George Westinghouse’s consciousness for not using electricity for murder would alarm the other business leaders in the country that Westinghouse had a heart, a sign of weakness, and so they ruined him: George Westinghouse would lose everything over the next twenty years.  That’s how it works with BAD capitalism: you can’t have a heart, you can’t be kind, you can’t do the right thing and have crazy profits.  The two don’t go together. That’s the problem with today’s “Bad Capitalism,” and why if the Bad Capitalist don’t join the human race and change their ways, we are going to have to find another form of government.  I for one am still on the Good Capitalist bandwagon for now; you know, the Ben & Jerry capitalism where profits are divided more equitable, and the top guys and gals still make a shit load of money, but the bottom guys and gals make a decent living too!  what a f**king concept!!!


And now for something completely different, I want to talk with you today about animal cruelty and point you to PITA to make a donation.  We need to stop this shit now!  Here are some recent examples of bad pet owners.  If this doesn’t get you to open up your wallet and donate money I don’t know what will:

~~ Dr TV Boogie


Rainbow Love

So I’m still avoiding the Trump madness by focusing on better things, better people, better days to come.  In doing so I have been hitting my Buddhist studies hard.  Today’s instruction is from the “Rainbow of Hope” chapter in The Human Revolution

No matter how deep the darkness (Trump), no matter how fiercely the winds (Republican Enablers) blow, I hope you will keep a rainbow of hope in your hearts and advance in high and indomitable spirits.
A rainbow is a symbol of hope, ideals and lofty intentions.  And faith is the source of all of these.

Okay, I know what you’re thinking “What kind of Buddhism is that?”  To which I say, “It is both kinds, Country and Western (sorry, I knew one day I would find a place to use one of my favorite Blues Brothers quotes in my blog).  Seriously, the writing I just referenced (without the parenthetical additions of Trump and Republican Enablers added) is from  Nichiren Daishonin which you might know of us as Nichiren Buddhism.  We chant to a Gohonzon, which serves as a mirror to reflect and draw forth our Buddha existence, for we are all Buddhas.  You see, boys and girls, the Buddha does not exist in some far distant place but is in us, we are all Buddhas waiting to become ourselves, fulfilled, self actualized (if I might steal a phrase from “I’m Okay – You’re Okay” not to be confused with today’s Donald Trump version which is called “I”m Okay – You’re Nuts”), but I digress.

Of course, the importance of a rainbow doesn’t belong to the Nichiren Buddhist, in Hindu for instance,  the rainbow was used as a bow by Indra the god of thunder and war who shoots arrows of lightning at his enemies. Pre-Islamic Arabic culture also believed the rainbow to be a divine bow for firing arrows of lightning. For the Chinese, however, it was a crack in the sky made by colored stones cast by the mother goddess Nüwa.
Modern uses of the rainbow have everything to do with peace and love and not war.  The rainbow coalitionist was a liberal wing of the Democrat party back in the 80’s led by Reverend Jessie Jackson when he ran for president acknowledging our similarities as opposed to our divisive differences so often pointed out by Donald Trump.  Then, there is today’s rainbow flag which is used by the LGBTQ as a symbol of pride. 

Yes, the rainbow is a great symbol for love and peace and it should be no surprise that a double rainbow was seen in the sky over Washington DC as Representative John Lewis was resting in the rotunda. 

Rainbow Over Washing DC as John Lewis was in the rotunda… not an accident.

John Lewis was a kind, loving man who believed in equality for all.  Trump is his exact opposite.  Need I say more.


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