The ongoing story of Jesus waking up in Chicago, in the body of an agnostic writer,
who is nothing like the Son of God the right-wing Christians watching him expected.

You are welcome to share my work with a link bank... keep getting asked this...

Last time I was here, I told them I would not lead a revolution, that I was there to spread heresy. The crowds thinned. The day they killed me, I marched alone... This time I have returned to find Romes Soldiers Sleeping, content they have killed off the Troublesome Jew. I was surprised how bloody the Indiana boy became as my sword fell again and again ....

In the years since this story began in 2007, my secret fame has spread out from the halls of power that kept me secret all these years, as they waited for the Christ to finally wake up...

I try to imagine their anticipation.

Remember a dream I had in my twenties about running thru Chicago screaming that Christ was coming back, and man oh man was I happy... a cloud came through the middle of the skyscrapers above me, in the thin strip of blue above Dowtown State street, and I expected to see Christ... instead, just a bunch of musicians painted up like Ziggy stardust.

I surprised my keepers. They thought they had me figured out from the Bible. If that book could have told you everything, there would be no need at all for me.

Jesus: "I have become Known across this planet as a dangerous man with a growing force of hidden followers who value my orders more than life itself. A prophet of war. Once and future King in a court of shadows. Life and death in my hands every damn day. I ROAR, your most mighty shit themselves and run. I make myself a known threat, so I can try to negotiate what otherwise requires bullets and blood. I am here to free the enslaved in body and mind. I cannot be defeated. When the Will of God and The WILL OF THE PEOPLE ARE ONE, NO FORCE ON EARTH CAN STOP US!"


We come into this life expecting too much and leave expecting too little

Thursday, October 22, 2009

steve martin

Hate to obsess on Steve Martin and Tommy Smothers.  As an update, during a rewards show last year given to actors and what-not, one of dozens such ceremonies trying to promote their films and make more money, Tommy Smothers out of the blue gets all pissed off and says "Anyone who believes you can war your way to peace is ignorant."  It was a live show, so he could say what he wanted to me without having to worry about censors saying he had violated their rules against mentioning me.   No one much applauded.  There was an awkward moment.   I suppose for Smothers to say this, he was trying to get across something that he passionatley believes in.   His kind hate me for my inability to avow all violence in the pursuit of justice and freedom.   Or he hates me because of events I conjoured?  Or he was just trying to give me a message.

This same show had steve martin and tina fey talking about me.  They referred to me as the good king round a lay.  I laughed as they basically said they had invented their own religion, but no one much cared about it.  Martin also interjected, Books Kill Trees.  Now, they told me that book was out, obviously.   They may have been making fun of me, by telling a simple cosmology they made up which was similar to what I wrote.  I can see how egotistical all this must sound to disbelievers.  It is utterly absurd, as is the truth.  That which makes sense to man is mostly myth.  His world is so full of mystery that he can barely take the time to explore more than his physical reality.

At this same awards show, one guy said, as he left the stage waving a statue, "Trust tv.  Fear the internet."

This pissed me off a lot.  Of course, I could be wrong to be pissed... maybe they were just trying to get messages to me.  Tommy Smothers was not ambigous, but martin and fey were.  I shudder to think what has been done in my name to incite such hatred.   I am a threat to their way of life.  The internet is going to subsume and become this thing with all the tv channels on it.  It is over for them.  They know this, but they will fight tooth and nail to keep their systems in place.  Martin is known for keeping politics out of his acts.  He helped make the movement that left a lot of comedians catering to the crowds by being a-political -- effectively deactivating some of the most brave minds in the country.   Martin shaw the smothers brothers lose a show because of the government, put his tail between his legs and played the good fool for the man.  Odd that he only has one good movie, The Jerk.  Smothers is irrelevant at this point.  The hippies had their chance, and they chose to become yuppies in the 70's and 80's.  Fuck them.

I read a great quote from Bill Cosby today.  When asked how someone becomes successful, he answered,"I don't know how someone becomes successful, but I do know how they fail -- trying to please everybody."

I have this problem.  I want to please people in both political parties, because a lot of issues are purely common sense matters that allow for no dissent.


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