Hurricane of Bullshit


What’s up people? As always it’s been a minute. I hope this post finds you in good health.

Racism
You know where I’m going today. I try not to be political. Actually, I wouldn’t consider it political..more like a candid observation. Unless you are fortunate and have amnesia or a tumor, you know all about Donald Trump. If you’re a fan, you should probably stop here and get a taco instead. I am not. Never have been. I am from NY. We know him well. If you don’t know anything about his background there, just google the Central Park 5. I have been in a state of total disbelief and angst since the election. Now before you mentally label me, just know that I don’t subscribe to any political party. Political parties suck. I don’t wear labels. I prefer to base my opinions on facts and my own interpretation of them. If you disagree with me, that’s cool. You’re entitled to your wrong opinion. LOL. Seriously though, people immediately get defensive if you identify with a political party they don’t like. Shit’s gotten to the point of religious fervor. People are so brainwashed by propaganda that they can’t think straight anymore. I feel like I’m in some kind of science fiction movie. Regardless of platform, I can’t believe people voted for that clown. My shoe has more sense than he does. Dude is literally the equivalent of a crooked used car salesman with access to the nuclear codes. Scary shit if you ask me. This guy has given motivation to some very fucked up people in our society. Those Nazi bastards are feeling pretty empowered as of late. They’ll still get their asses kicked but nonetheless you don’t want to encourage their brand of hate. I don’t get how you can hate someone you’ve never met that has done nothing to you and treat them fucked up simply because they were birthed on a different spot on this ball of mud or have a different shade of skin. We all know that’s really just low self-esteem showing its ugly head. You can’t give these people any light. They need to stay in the dark..silenced. Stupid only breeds stupid. We’ve been through this before. The end result will be the same.

Houston
Seeing some of the stories out of Houston remind me of how much we take for granted. When you go through your day to day rituals of life, the last thing you think of is what to do if it all came crashing down. I’m sure that so many people have been traumatized by this disaster and are lost as to what to do next. It annoys me to see the politicians looking to score points on the misery of others instead of helping their situation. I’m seeing reports that some are proposing tying disaster aid to Texas to the debt ceiling legislation. It boggles the mind that one could be so callous and indifferent to those poor people who have already suffered enough.
To add insult to insult, you have Joel Osteen, vulture of the religious, not offering people a place to take shelter in that big ass money trap called a church. After the outrage started making headlines, he gets on TV with that shit eating grin and plays victim. The slick bastard appeared in front of a green screen to make it look like he was on site. What gets me is that even though he’s been exposed, after this dies down people will be flocking to him emptying out their life savings. Not to go on another rant but religion is bullshit. Why would a deity that created the entire universe with a thought need you to donate money? What the fuck does a god need money for? The church fosters guilt in its followers just so that it can take advantage of their need for absolution. It is nothing more than manipulation, just like politics.

As we here in the US focus on the disaster in Houston, there are so many other people around the world that are suffering from floods. The effects of climate change are becoming more and more devastating. Big oil is going to make sure that people are mislead and kept in the dark as to their role in the massive loss of life across this planet.

It will only be a matter of time before the lie has nowhere to hide..

A Share
I don’t have any musical offerings today but I have a couple of short videos I put together that I posted on my Instagram feed (@THP_PIX) and hosted on Vimeo

This is a tribute to my dear friend Lira aka Lola the Showgirl. She recently decided to drop from Twitter and IG. Whatever reasons, she is missed and I hope her journey is fruitful:

 

Lira from The Hargett Project on Vimeo.

This is a tribute to Nigerian model Uche Mba. I wanted to do soomething to celebrate women of color that do not get the mainstream exposure they deserve

Uche from The Hargett Project on Vimeo.

In that same spirit, another celebration of beauty

Beauty Is In The I from The Hargett Project on Vimeo.

 

Head in the Clouds..


On “Rapture Day” I was shopping. I got out of the car and noticed that the sky looked a little odd. I will first state for the record that I knew it was bullshit but the atmosphere was so ominous that it gave me pause.

I stood in the parking looking around at the clouds.  I am an avid cloud watcher and I said to myself that they were unlike any formations that I’d seen in this area. In the back of my mind I wondered for a second, ‘suppose this is it?’ I half laughed to myself but I still had this uneasy feeling I couldn’t shake. As I looked at the shapes of the clouds, I started making out faces and things. I felt a little foolish so I got in the car, but one image caught my eye. I got back out and took a picture of it.

The Devil's in the details

So you can imagine I was a little freaked out. Now I’m really thinking to myself, am I going crazy? I kinda half  laughed at myself. So I’m standing there and a woman parked near me and gets out her car. As she comes by she goes, ‘wow the clouds are really amazing today!’. So I joke, ‘yeah not bad for the last day’. We laugh. She goes into the store. I look up and then I see this..

The Horseman

The horse part was a little distorted by the time I took it because I stood there watching for a while. So..I’m like ok. I’m bugging out..go home.. but I was fascinated. So I hung out for a few more and then I saw this..

The Watcher..

So mind you..I’m a bit more than freaked out. I got in the car and came home…

He has risen!..or so it’s rumored..


As a kid, my mom gave me this little record player that you cranked by hand that played these little plastic records. They were popular Bible stories. I used to play that thing everyday for a bit. I was actually fascinated on how the grooves in the record produced sound, but that’s another topic..

Anyway, the reason I’m bringing this up is because of the Easter holiday. What it symbolizes and all that. In short, it’s the celebration of Jesus’ return from the dead. According to the story, after Jesus was beaten, tortured and crucified, he returned from the dead, hence proving he was the son of God and bla bla bla.. I have a few problems with that story. Ok, so you’re Jesus. You just come back from the dead and you only appear to a few people? Now if the point is to once and for all prove without a shadow of doubt that you are the messiah, wouldn’t you be tempted to make a guest appearance in Pilates’ courtyard?? Or go waltzing through the town going “na-na-nana-na, you can’t kill me!!”?? But no, he chose to be all mysterious and only appear to his disciples. 11 people? come on..the greatest trick ever pulled and you only show 11 people? Ok, so there’s the other part, where as his proof he showed the wound on his hand..um..why would a guy that could heal people walk around with a hole in his hand? And what happened to the big ass holes in his feet? Not to mention he was stabbed in the side and had a thorn crown on his head..that would have been kinda obvious and grotesque. So after he’s come back, what next..he disappears and for centuries and centuries no one has heard or seen him around, well except maybe on a corn chip or as a stain on the wall. So Jesus, if you’re out there reading this blog, you get a big FAIL on the messiah thing. You know a tweet would be nice..just saying..