Training Diary – on the difficult lessons of honorable manhood

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Sadness is always ok.

Fear is to be accepted.

Frustration is but a part of this noble grind called life.

Anger, so easy to deploy but so very dangerous, must be used as nothing more than fuel to defend love, justice, and higher knowledge.

But never to hurt.

Or control.

That is one of the struggles towards honorable manhood that dismantles the patriarchy.

(The earthen green goddess will help with the rest)

***SUSAMMAN VAZHGAI***

***RADHAMMAN VAZHGAI***

***KALIAMMAN VAZHGAI***

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A peaceful W.I.PoC. revolution is at hand if Liberals can get their heads out of their ass for more than a millisecond

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Ok, I’m sorry for the unnecessarily confrontational nature of the title.

Being a news junkie gets me hot under the collar sometimes.

Perhaps I should start with the acronym I so egomaniacally came up with last night while feasting on chick peas, squash, and just a whee drop of whisky to wash it all down.

W.I.PoC.

Women.

Immigrants.

People of Color.

These three gargantuan demographics are the future of America.

For crying out loud, they are America. Always have been, and always will be.

So Liberals (and by that I’m kinda targeting the progressives of the Democratic party), please stop believing in some bullshit nation-state and power-ridden federal structure.

The elite, rich, white male power structure is going to gerrymander and sexually assault their way to elite, rich, white male power (which also just happens to be the core of the goddamn political structure in America).

If these most recent elections revealed anything, it is that the numbers are there for the fighting emergence of a truly egalitarian and globally nurturing society to emerge in America. Left of center political entities, those entities that tend to overwhelmingly rely on W.I.PoC. communities are trending towards having a strong, long-term hold on the lower echelons of  power that represent the majority of the country (big diverse municipalities and big diverse states), while the right of center entities fight a losing demographic battle to maintain brute federal and small town power with big bucks and bullshit (but possessing so much of it, that it’s a battle they can keep fighting successfully for a few dicey generations).

The scared and scary third of society that has gone full on to supporting the elite, old-boys-club power structure is done. The MAGA gang is clinging to some rural fantasy while legitimizing cruelty. When they vote, socialize, acculturate, and otherwise conduct their lives in cowardly manners reminiscent of past fascist and misogynist societies they also choose to invalidate themselves from the true future of this land. They’ve made their choice, until of course they choose otherwise and fight for love and humanity over fear and pyrrhic privilege.

But I ain’t waiting for them. I certainly don’t wish them harm. I’m just not holding my breath for them to get their backward-ass shit together.

I don’t need to.

It is only a matter of time before the vast majority of women, immigrants, and people of color develop a greater spiritual oneness that can prove quite unstoppable. It won’t be long before there is a more organic W.I.PoC. political cohesiveness, if not already in nascent existence, to defend and expand social progress in America.

So Liberals, stop bringing a knife to a gun fight.

Instead throw the knife away, leave those small-minded, gun-toting idiots and use your baseline political power to develop genuinely nurturing communities that help usher in a peaceful W.I.PoC. revolution.

As the fascists and misogynists gain more brute power it will be nice to avoid spilling blood if we can in order to take them down.

(Enough of us are prepared for the worst nonetheless…)

Training Diary – manhood, family, and MMA.

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My heart has been stolen by this most glorious and visceral sport that is MMA. I am truly quite grateful for it’s existence and my ability to access it in multiple forms.

And I often ask myself why?

Combat sports are without a doubt the closest we have in the sporting world to brute self realization.

And with that comes a brief glimpse into a larger realization of personhood…who we are deep down.

MMA is my guilty pleasure because it can sometimes provide battle theatre for the noble struggles of life itself.

Fatherhood and domesticity asks similar questions for myself.

Who am I as a man and a human being?

What am I made of to take on the struggles of tomorrow with as little whining as possible?

What do I stand for and what am I willing to die for?

***Kaliamman Vazhgai***