Tuesday, May 12, 2015

TRUTH IN THE WAGE WAR by Colin Mulholland

(NOTE: The following article was written on 4/17/2014 and 5/12/2014. and has been edited and published for your enjoyment)


In attempt at raising the minimum wage, the plan Obama and his staff are trying to initiate, is the idea of demolishing the middle class. It will just be a society of Rich and poor where the poor depend on the rich for food stamps, welfare and all these other programs which are, don't get me wrong very useful and helpful, BUT are abused and given to the wrong people. People who truly need these things are getting rejected because the government see's anybody making $9hr as financially stable, but the harsh reality is there is nine dollars an hour doesn't really scratch the surface after taxes. Then there is Obamacare, the plan that is for the super elite democratic and republican societies. Healthcare plans for the upper middle class to dirty stinking rich people. This inlays the whole full circle for the minimum wage raise. If they make the working class rich, then there will be no need for a middle class. But that's such a waste of time and effort, because if they raise the minimum wage every single thing will be raised. Food, tuition, utilities, and all these things society can barely afford by a thread. The only thing that will change is the monetary statute. The state in which we can afford things will not change. Just class. This is the class war. Now I have had a meeting with a woman who explained the affordable healthcare plans to me. It goes by your monthly household income. The best I could have gotten was something through Unity Point Clinics (Which use to be St Luke's) Which could have only been $20 a month. A $10 copay for when you are checking out of the hospital and A 70/ 20 coverage. Which was really impressive. It would have been more impressive if we were given the right to choose.


All I can say to America is... I hope you're happy, and also I hope you all know what is bound to happen. The moment the wage gets raised to $10hr (*At the time, and currently still the amount people are fighting for) small businesses will start the process of eliminating anybody who is part time or considered not "worth having the job." This will eventually mean that people who've been with that company for years will lose their jobs. If that process doesn't succeed then the worst case scenario is bankruptcy from the lack of funding to pay their employees and eventually the business will shut down, leaving hundreds of middle class workers jobless. Why does this bother me so much?
Why am I content with the wage that we have now and why do others feel it's time for a change? I don't oppose a wage raise, but this raise is too high! Not every single business is ready, or even able to comply! How do you not all see the negative folly into what a disaster the fallout of millions of small businesses like the company I've worked for eight years will bring? So I hope the moment that you're still on the job and gleefully spending your weeks pay while others are filing for unemployment, food stamps, and SSI because that's exactly what the government is wanting to happen. The abolition of a middle class to make way for a society where the poor depend on the rich. George Orwell, Noam Chomsky, and so many others were right all along.

 Even Jesse Ventura's producer on his show "Off The Grid" once said that for every person the wage raise pulls out of poverty it sends that same amount into poverty. So I hope you all enjoy the paychecks you receive, I also hope that one day the thought of knowing that the money you're receiving could have helped benefit somebody who really needed it when things were bad eats you alive. If you believe that's what the wage raise was all about you don't even know he half of the truth....



This was the video a friend of mine posted today (click to view here), the video you are about to see is pure ignorance to all open thought and is proof that most Americans do not, and will not listen to anybody with opposing opinions. The barrage of "USA,USA!" chants is just a sign of how brainwashed most American Republicans/ Democrats are. The video by the way is actually over a year old when the problem with Islamic terrorist group ISIS had just gotten started and many Islamic college students across the country were being accused of being apart of such group. The speech that the student was supposed to give (as from what you can hear, which is not a lot) was about falsely accusing people for  things they have no understanding of, and as you will see, the crowd had zero understanding and he was bombarded with water bottles, and garbage as police escorted him away from the vicious crowd. I have much respect for this man for standing up for what he believes in, especially against an overwhelming crowd of idiots.

People like that, waving the flag and yelling "USA" and water bombing a guy for only trying to speak his mind about a highly critical issue only makes you wonder more how useless that flag is. A piece of cloth made in China that people worship like their bible WHICH if they were smarter would know that it says in the ten commandments you shall not worship false idols or symbols. And the American flag in this century has become more and more of a negative symbol to others across the globe. I'm sure people in Russia and in Germany and in Africa and South America look at us more like we did the Nazi Flag and the USSR's. The American people are so… brainwashed. It's the only real word to describe them. That when the truth seekers and American analysts call out the system, including the government, military, and police on all their crimes against human rights the American people in turn do this. It's despicable.

That's the kind of attitude that won't fix things. Whether your for it or against it. Forget the flag issue for a moment and the people doing the acts, it's the issues that are causing people to do it that matter more. If you don't want people burning the flag than maybe instead of ignoring the issue at hand and getting pissed about the people's retaliation, making people aware of the bigger picture issues will in turn make people stop watching what's on FOX and get off their ass and do something to end the violence at the hands of police, military and the government so people won't burn the fucking flag or walk on it. You don't have to go to a protest, but just word of mouth and showing the videos will in turn make others want to be active. Knowing is half the battle. But ignoring the state of a nation makes people as ignorant as the police killing innocent people. Your taxes pay for this mess.

The unfortunate circumstances of police brutality has set us all the way back to the Watts Riots of 1965. That is setting our country a long way back! Where now white Americans are starting to question peaceful black power movements and are reclaiming the ignorant "white power" in defense. A lot of the people I talked to about where that phrase come from don't even care. They said "fuck history!", and when people refuse to learn from history it's bound to repeat! And it has! And nobody cares to fix it. Except the people like me and you who try their best to be vigilant and make people aware. But it's hard to make believe that not all Muslims are terrorists, or that the government is corrupt, or that the police do not care about your protection, or that the military doesn't defend our country but rather the interests of the politicians. All we can do is try.

Monday, May 11, 2015

MANSONTO (art & writing) by Colin Mulholland

If you oppose GMO Labeling, or just single handedly do not care about what is on your food, you are half the problem. To allow Monsanto to continuously go about using it's Round Up ready chemicals in our food is like allowing the Manson Family to come in your home and say "Please Susan Atkins, kill me and my family!" For their business was murder, and they might as well been called The Mansonto Corporation.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Good intellectuals know when they are right, but the greatest intellectuals are the ones who know when they are wrong. I myself have my moments of un-clarity. But these are the things that writers, philosophers and intellectuals must see as an advantage. For your one moment of failure is the assurance of an iron clad future for the mind. I bring this up, for today's topic about words and their multiple meanings. The biggest, ESPECIALLY in political science, the word Catalyst.

noun: catalyst; plural noun: catalysts
  1. a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
    a person or thing that precipitates an event.
"He's using his roots as a catalyst" was the comment I made on a post during a friendly debate over a status I made in which politician Mike Huckabee made the statement: "I'm blue collar, not blue blooded". Now my friends, your humble narrator admits when he is wrong and therefore I was still not yet aware the phrase "Blue Blooded" was  a widely known phrase for "those of noble/ wealthy birth" I literally took it to mean he meant his blood is forever red. But after further explanation from a few facebook friends, I hit clarity. From there I furthered my statement to the belief that it was still a rather crass statement, and that it sounded like imperialist hokum to the extent that they would try to separate themselves from commoners. I also thought it was rather crass for a politician to be saying that. Even if he remembers his roots you'd think that the years of political work and his duty to local government would, in turn, make him "blue blooded". The idea of a politician using "positive self imagery" to further his gain is nothing new, but to use the working class as a scapegoat to further his advantages is a weak sediment. Not all of the working class even cares for politics to begin with. The smart ones know that all politicians lie, and that nothing good comes out of either party, so long as the politicians find ways to keep taking our money. Being a working class intellectual myself, I came to the realization of this many years ago and in turn became an anarchist.
After further debate about the Blue Blooded issue (which to be honest is a stupid topic for debate) came to a stand still once I used the word "Catalyst". My friend was really confused as to why I used that word to describe what Huckabee was doing, so simply as I could I explained that A catalyst (as mentioned above) is a substance that causes a chemical reaction to come about quicker. A substance is any matter of which a person or thing exists. Therefore in my use of catalyst the primary substance is Mike Huckabee, the secondary substance, his statement. He's using his statement to cause the metaphorical "chemical reaction" to gain votes in his favor. A lot of people have told me it is not a good idea to mix ideologies. The first time was when I made my artwork for "Her Body Matters Too" the art piece I did that stated concern over the fact animal rights should also be a feminist issue, and if you have done the many hours of research I have, theoretically, it makes sense! In the matter of the word catalyst I was told the same thing. But I've always liked using scientific terms if I feel they fit. Let us not forget the term political science is a form of science. It may not be the same as the sciences we all know but it includes the same principles: like "for every action there is an equal or opposite reaction", and like all sciences, it starts with a hypothesis. I feel it's fair to relate the two when necessary. I also feel if you can find a philosophical connection among words and their definitions, you can make them work in just about anything.

Monday, May 4, 2015

POWER TO THE PEOPLE by Colin Mulholland

There has been quite a lot of talk coming out of the white community lately in response to the current "Black Lives Matter" movement. A lot of it questioning the phrase "Black Power". Some people go as far to say "They (right off the bat they use that word "they") have the right to say 'Black Power' but yet if a white person says 'white power' it's racist!" The stimuli of racist thought has grown so drastically in white people since the protests and riots over Freddie Gray's murder had begun. And what the white community fail to understand is of coarse it's fucking racist! Historically speaking that phrase started with the introduction of the Ku Klux Klan when the racist idiots who's ancestors brought the African Americans to this country were fed up with them being here so they started lynching blacks, our countries racism problem was founded by dumb white men! The solution to this problem is very simple, instead of focusing on the aspect of white pride: which is the most negative pride of all, do some research into your family history and see where your family came from. For me I am Irish and I celebrate my Irish heritage. If you're looking for pride, that's a good place to start, but leave race out of the equation! Because even Malcolm X said "Notice white people never say they're American. They always say they're Italian American, or Irish American. Well if they're Italian American and Irish American, than I am African American!" (NOTE: Mind you that is me paraphrasing what he actually said. I don't have my copy of "By Any Means Necessary" handy at the moment to actually list his actual quote but it's along that line.)


To understand freedom, is to know when to challenge freedom. It'll scare you, it'll infuriate the lot of Americans who try to limit freedom. Even if there is no freedom without consequences, you will never know unless you test the bounds. A true testor of freedom will outweigh the jestors of freedom. For all the good the flag may stand for, you must remember all the BAD it stands for. No country i...s 100% perfect, and as a matter of fact, it is because no country is perfect that our freedoms are becoming strictly limited. We are seeing the dawn of an age where we are re-living history as philosophers and activists had warned us in the past. You may not accept it, hell you may straight up hate these people, BUT your murder talk and hate speeches make you no better. I've been testing the bounds of my freedoms by posing next to Freemason Temples and giving them the finger. You may not agree, but I don't care. It's my right to disapprove of the organization, and it is my right to disapprove of this government. I would never burn or do what these ladies are doing, and I may lose friends for this, but I support it. Even flag burning. And don't say you're "anti government" anymore if you cannot support the right to dismantle symbols of government.