oneshoe is one of those people who is beyond left and
right and who hews to no party's line. Some say he's nuts. others believe
that he's been touched by god and has become one of god's eternal non-conformists
whose religious calling requires him to forever be beyond societal pressures
in order to retain inner purity and to be true to higher cosmic truths.
maybe that's overblown. maybe he is just nuts. he's kind of like the
old beatniks. some think he's a right winger but, if he is, he's not
your father's right winger. the difference between oneshoe and bums,
according to oneshoe, is that oneshoe has a purpose. he says his purpose
is to try to get people to see what's important, genuine, and true and
what isn't. he does this with his poetry and songs that he
performs at some local bars in exchange for food and some change thrown
into his guitar case. mostly, oneshoe is intolerant of stupidity. he
can't stand stupid people of any stripe. that includes stupid left wingers
and stupid right wingers and he especially can't stand bloodless button
down yuppie right wing "anti-racist" pop-conservatives like
pudgy and his shallow spawn. oneshoe figures that most of those pop-conservatives
who have predictable radio and tv programs where they use predigested
opinions and who have no convictions from their bones, and who have
a formulaic dislike about sexual things but who always include sexual
stories as part of their patter, because that's one way they get ratings,
are useless idiots. oneshoe told me one time that he believes the true
believers who are fans of these pop-conservatives are "mostly lifeless
dead in the loins and lifeless dead in the head drones who are uptight
about things of the body except in secret dirty ways, and that they're
anti-life and anti-the-things-of life." oneshoe concluded that
earlier conversation with something that now seems to be proving itself
true, "they worship death, not life. that's why most of them are
single and are childless or have only one or two accidental children
and why they constantly push for wars and death and destruction or their
i walked under the bridge where oneshoe was boiling some water for coffee
over a little trash fire, oneshoe said "i had another nightmare
last night. it was about man's inhumanity to man. it was about cruelty
and deceit and about money grubbing and runnin' after oil and power
seeking. it was about evil and psycho world leaders. it was about the
antiseptic dropping of bombs from planes flying way above the clouds
by fraternity types who never have to look at the smashed and dismembered
bodies of babies they kill on the ground, and who figure they're good
i was dreamin', i dreamt that i woke up in a house out in the suburbs
and i was sweatin' and there was this guy george w. bush smiling like
he wuz mr. rogers or somethin' and telling me how moral he is and how
much he supports freedom, but we gotta go kill some babies in a desert
far away. first he said that guy in charge of that dirt pile of a country
had weapons of mass destruction. then he said that we can't find them
weapons and this just proves the guy is sneaky and now he's demandin'
that the guy prove that he doesn't have them. and, the guy's been saying
'if i had 'em, you'd find 'em, how'm i gonna show you what i ain't got?
i'm showin' ya nothin' cause i ain't got nothin'. i think the guy's
also figgerin' bush is gonna do like cops do sometimes with drop-guns
and that bush will use some drop-nukes or drop-germs that he'll put
in the sand and then find and say, 'see, i told ya the guy's got weapons
of mass destruction.' then we gotta nuke all them camel-ridin' arabs
cause dude ranch preppie bush knows that guys ain't supposed to be ridin'
no humpy ugly critters, it's un-american. i bettcha bush learned about
being a man by watchin' old
singin' cowboy movies. when a guy wants to start a war he can find all
kinds of pretexts. i'm waitin' for bush to continue to use nutty evidence
against them arabs. umbrellas? hey, they ain't umbrellas, they're parachutes
for saadam's billions of crack paratroopers who are gonna fly over d.c.
and jump out of their planes all with nukes on their backs. swimmin'
pools? hey, they're secret bases for saadam's thousands of nuke subs.
pottery factory? hey, they're really making heat resistant tiles for
saadam's vast fleet of space shuttles equipped with lasers built in
disguised flashlight factories. and why can't we find any weapons of
mass destruction? bush will probably next say that evil saadam has his
weapons factories mounted on herds of camels and they keep movin'.
"no one should have the right to start a war on
a flimsy pretext. war ain't like a prepie cricket game, muffy. when
people fall down in war, they often don't get back up. there's gonna
be real live people including many young babies and kids kilt if this
guy keeps it up. them arabs is way over there, they ain't beatin' on
our doors and they ain't invadin' us, or anyone else, so why the rush
to go and kill some folks? we gotta stop being quick on the trigger
around the world, 'cause what goes around, comes around. if we was being
invaded i could see the need, like we're being invaded by mexico, but
is bush doin' anything about mexico? nope. he's
not even making a gesture of protectin' our borders. anyway i figger
bush seeped into my brain and influenced my dream while i was sleepin'
kinda like that freddy guy in the movies or like that gopher face disgustin'
tony blair from england. man, i don't want to sleep no more so long
as loopy guys are runnin' countries.
wanted to like bush, i really did, but i think his bad ideas are now
outweighing what i hoped would be good ideas. he's been losin' his intelligent
white base, and he knows it, so now he comes out, like at the last minute
against affirmative action at a college back in the midwest, but he
talks outta both sides of his mouth. next he'll give somethin' to blacks
and mexicans to make up for the affirmative action thing. he figgers
he can fool the dopes out in the the pta's of middle-of-the-i.q-bell-curve-america
where the intellectual level is something just slightly higher than
that found in a petri dish full of half dead flat worms. its like a
tropism thing. shine a light and get a plant to grow in that direction.
throw a bone to the white folks and then throw a bone to non-white folks
and you neutralize any opposition. he's trying to manipulate the stupid
"people think they have complete free will but then they
decide to buy a certain brand of whatever or a certain make of car or
a certain religious view because...well...because the messages seeped
into their sub-conscious minds and they marched like little robots off
to buy what was planted there all the while smiling those stupid pta
smiles and thinkin' it was their own decision. and, come the next election,
they'll vote for a candidate because certain images seeped into their
subconscious, but they'll think they were the ones who decided. stupid
"now, don't get me wrong, phony liberals aren't
any better than phony conservatives but some of their arguments have
more depth to them than some of the cliches spouted by the present crop
of phony conservatives. it's not that the phony liberals are right,
it's just that they seem to have fewer stupid cliches right now, but
i figure they'll catch up to the phony conservatives at some point.
maybe i've got it wrong. when i see bush and radio pudgy and their families
out in front of our armies and marching across the sand i this war,
i may reconsider. until then, forget it. for now, i see a whirlwind
like none ever seen before being unleashed if this war madness continues.
all wars before may pale with what is coming.
i forgot to mention that oneshoe served in viet nam and was wounded a couple of times and got an award for bravery. that's how he ended up with only one foot. i'll take the true patriots like oneshoe over self-absorbed elite radio pudgy and other mouth warriors any day. true patriots like oneshoe stand up for what's right, even when the elites and the dumb masses they manipulate stand up for what is wrong.
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