Monthly Archives: June 2020

What if John Wick really is Neo?

Random thoughts that run your mind when Covid 19 has you trapped in the house and you binge watch John Wick movies and you love the Matrix movies.

What if at the end of the upcoming John Wick 4 the Bowery King tells John there’s something he needs to know. That the machines have been keeping him occupied with being John Wick and to maintain the truce once we found you again the machines were willing to let us keep tabs on you but we could not tell you who you really are. Hence my portrayal as the Bowery King. But the machines have violated the truce and as such I can show you who you really are.

Perplexed John looks at him and asks what the hell he’s talking about. The Bowery King says you once gave me a choice now I give you one You take the blue pill, the story ends; you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

John takes the red pill and wakes up as Neo with a Morpheus by his side. (the end of John Wick 4 the start of the Matrix part 4)

He has not forsaken us

We live in a time where so many have hated in their heart, including our so-called leaders. Men and women who are supposed to lead us, protect us, and guide us through turbulent times. Leaders without empathy. Leaders who are selfish and wicked. Yet despite the evil that is thrust on us, we must remain true to our faith. To know that our true leader is not a man or woman who walks among us but is the Lord and he has not forsaken us. He continued to walk with us, guide us, strengthen us, protect us and it is He who will pass the final judgement on all those who seek to harm us.670B4F88-5DC3-43A7-8BEC-65795FC097F7

My Personal Coalition of the Righteous

We are living in turbulent times gripped by a worldwide pandemic, dealing with racial injustice, unemployment levels not seen since the depression, burgeoning homelessness, food scarcity and the lack of adequate healthcare for not only our most vulnerable but more and more the so called middle class. Through it all we are trying to navigate these tough times with a leadership that is bereft of empathy and looks to divide rather than unite.

Yet despite these troubling times the last week has brought something remarkable. We are seeing a significant portion of Americans coming together, refusing to allow themselves to be torn apart by the devise minority that sadly refuses to let go of the hate in their heart. Those that seem to exist on hate. I call this The Coalition of the Righteous and it is growing more powerful everyday. As a people we appear to finally listening to each other . To be willing to put aside our differences and to take the first steps as a society to understand each other.

For myself personally I have been experienced racism and seen the ugly side of policing but I have also been fortunate to say I have friends of all colors, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations.

I grew up attending a grammar school 95% Italian in the little Italy section of the Bronx, during a time when tolerance was not the word of the day. Yet I made life long friends I met there. We do not look like each other, we do not share the same culture but we do share a bond of brotherhood. We have always been our own Coalition of the Righteous and each of us is keenly aware that above all we can count on each other and we are not afraid to say we love each other. In my darkest days, when my heart literally stopped beating, when my recovery was long and hard they were right there. I did not have to ask them to be, I did not have to wonder if they would be, they were my family so I knew they would be.

We don’t look alike
We don’t share the same culture
But
We are brothers
The Coalition of the Righteous – it’s a beautiful thing.

Looters and rioters are criminals masquerading as protesters

I have said the Derek Chauvin’s are not police officers; they are murderers masquerading as police officers.
The same can be said about the looter and rioters doing this for their gain; they are not protestors; they are criminals masquerading as protesters.
Media coverage, some outlets more than others, has focused more on these criminals than the legitimate protesters, a coalition of the righteous, who are engaging in legitimate acts of civil disobedience all around the country.
Part of this is calculated, especially on some networks. Yes, focusing on the criminal acts leads to higher ratings, but it also says to certain groups watching – See, this is why we must maintain control. Why we must dominate the streets, look at what we will descend into if we don’t.
It changes the narrative from the root cause of the protests to that of the looting. This gives those who wish would ignore the economic and social injustices that precipitated this unrest the cover they are looking for to do just that, ignore it.
It also provides them with the ammunition they crave to keep us as a people divided. To stop what they fear, the coming together of white, black, and brown. The coalition of the righteous.
Progressive activist DaShanne Stokes once said:
“The more we’re thrown into conflict with each other through engineered distrust, the less able we are to unite against those responsible.”
The economic and social foundation of this society is built on the marginalization of and economic and social oppression of the poor in general and people of color specifically, and it won’t be until America is made to realizes that it seriously take on the problem of the systematic racism that has permeated this country for four hundred years it will always run the risk of exploding as it has this week