And By Their Ringtones, ye shall know them - a reflective essay/manifesto

Good morning! I am a black gay guy somewhere on the spectrum. Because of...

[Trump,"The COVID19 LOCKDOWN/not-actually-global-or-nation-wide covid19 lockdown", my father Willie C., my sober/not sober cousin Jon B., Sr., my formerly useful idiot and Fox News TV reporter friend RAM De L’ass, my cousin Kdubya, my fake 2018- 2020 white illegal subleasing Alabama-ed "Karen", my LAUSD/iCAPP Overseers, my South Central slumlord diva-atty-POC, and a quite possibly illegal pair of signed employment-adjacent contracts signed by and paid for by me with LAUSD and UTLA, ]

...I embraced my unapologetic weirdness. So, I am deeply grateful and appreciative of all this motley crew of characters have done for me and to me/with me . Even though their soul- murdering and cruel acts almost killed me, none succeeded in THAT Gruesome Plan from the Pit of hellish Master Race Dominant Culture Theory. Thankfully, this was the crew that made the biggest transformational-for-the-greater-good impact in my life.

Because of them, I can no longer manufacture a rock solid delusion that the Democratic Republic ( the USA), the only home country of origin that l have ever been priviledged to know, is, in fact, critically ill. THE USA is critically ill because of a toxic set of practices driven by a set of equally toxic and deadly beliefs central to its’ foundations.

So, now I daily am 'Re-minded' that:

1.) Words matter.

2.) History, where we study and learn about the foundation narratives around people, places, and things, matters.

3.) Terror and terroristic behavior matter.

4.) There is no such thing as a separate slide into, pivot towards, or descent into Fascism, Anarchy, and The Manifest Destiny of Apocalypse.

5.) These things have always existed, but are on a Spectrum from (a) Universally rejected, to (b) tolerated, through (c) virally contagious, to (d) :

Universally Rejected and Tolerated and Virally Contagious and Universally Accepted.*

7.) Consequently, resistance to fully embracing the full insane-to-sane spectrum of life DEMANDS a life-extending commitment to comedy, the most universal aspect of the fine and performing arts.

8.) Unconditional Love begets Unconditional Positive Regard.

* Some notes to remember as you must breathe properly mostly from your diaphragm to get through mostly long sentences. "The word “and” is considered as a conjunction because it can be used to combine words, phrases, or clauses. Furthermore, it can also serve as a joiner for sentences which are meant to be presented jointly and together. For example, in the sentence below: It was getting dark already and they weren't home yet." - dwnldd
from GOOGLE Search 3.27.21

This Universally Applicable Theory on How Universally Important Origin Narratives have been and will always be, is a take-away " morning realization" that was and is shattering the foundations of " old VPN" and literally building back better at 61!

Narratives matter.

Historical narratives matter.

When we choose to deny, obfuscate, and prevaricate regarding history, we die painfully and needlessly.

When we agressively choose to deny, obfuscate, defend, justify, provocative prevarications regarding history, the painful and needless death increases exponentially.

Epic and or catastrophic long term failure(s) can ALWAYS provide us the unique, once-in-a-lifetime chance(s) to consider what forces combined to produce the failure(s). We can use that knowledge to prevent repeated failure(s) of the same type.

And By Their Ringtones, ye shall know them.

(C) VernonNickersonSchoolcoach 2021



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Vernon Nickerson

Vernon Nickerson


STOP ASSESS FACILITATE EDUCATE/EVOLVE/ EFFECT PERMANENT PEACE I Also am a minority advocate for humans choosing to be unconditionally loving. Be S.A.F.E.