Friday, December 8, 2017

Southern California is burning. The wildfires to the north of him were scarring vast landscapes. The Santa Ana winds were expected to stay until Sunday. A lot going on, thought the Mason. Besides the fires, the one other thing that stuck to his brain like gravy was Trump’s eating habits. POTUS loves junk food…


The Mason was acutely familiar with fast food addiction. In college he suffered from junk food psychosis, a state of mind he didn’t know he had until his fiancĂ©e (now his wife) brought it to his attention…


Two principal symptoms of this social malaise were brain fog and a short fuse; and there was also an underpinning anxiety that went everywhere with you like a quirky shadow. When he snapped out of it, in hindsight, he agreed that it had been a psychotic period in his life…


While in college, away from home, fast food was convenient. But the same chemicals that added flavor and prolonged shelf life were also using his brain as a dumping ground, making him tense and short tempered, and a little bit paranoid…


His wife saw almost immediately what the matter was and pulled him out of it with fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and chicken, milk and cereals. No take-out, no sodas, no candy bars…


In less than two weeks, after a brief fast, his brain fog cleared and he felt “normal” again for the first time in months, a state of being he had almost forgot…


The very idea that Trump lived on a junk food diet was alarming to the Mason. But it also helped explain some of POTUS’ strange behavior…


The Mason still loved junk food, but in moderation, an every-now-and-then indulgence. It was a pet peeve of his that much of the violence in the country was due to toxic chemicals in fast food and grocery products accumulating in peoples’ brains and changing their perception of reality into a self-induced psychosis…


The insanity is completely unchecked, he thought. The world’s unease is increasing, boiling over, finding nourishment in common comfort food, stoking the flames of madness in a most gratifying manner…


Friday, December 1, 2017

Each of them had opposing visions of the future…


Neither the witch nor the Mason’s wife could identify with either the left or the right, or even the middle, of any political movement. There was corruption everywhere and bizarre absurdity in every corner of the political arena, from lechers to sellout lawgivers. It was totally disheartening…


Even though the witch believed in a distant future where human souls would dwell in high tech machines and live in some kind of technological utopia, she did not think the machines she envisioned would be solely artificial intelligence vessels…


Uploading the contents of your brain into a computer was not what she had in mind for her future consciousness containers. The contents of your brain is not your soul; it is far more than data…


She was, however, behind the idea of allowing super intelligent machines to suggest means and ways to eradicate poverty and disease and to help create the solutions for world problems…


She believed intelligent machines were ideal for this type of guidance because they lack human desires, were void of emotions and feelings, which she considered to be the very bane of human misery, running interference against all good intentions…


The Mason’s wife, on the other hand, sensed a looming darkness rolling over the world. She wouldn’t be surprised if the country were at war by as early as March...


Unsealed lips will give the White House reason enough to make a major move for distraction, to steer eyes away from the inner rot of the corrosive Trump administration…


The pins of stability were coming undone, scattering peace of mind everywhere on the planet. She felt the itch for war invading her dreams. Trump’s fascists’ tendencies were getting ready to leap full blown from the past into the present…


Alliances are made in secret. Dungeons are ready to receive the high placed conspirators. Political dramas are appeased, clandestine actions are taken to steer the world toward discomforting collapse…


The Mason’s wife felt that Trump’s arm was getting ready to take a swing at everything under the sun…


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The next big flop in Trump’s dealt hand will soon play out, and it will fall short. It is apparent that even Trump’s blue-collar base has second thoughts about the tax bill that POTUS has fondly embraced...


The vibe is that “the spine of the country” is about to get royally screwed. And the premonition is right on target, thought the Mason’s wife…


A con job looking you straight in the eye, expecting you to blink while giving it a pass, even though the vibe is strong that the tax bill is a choker…


Elected officials know this. This is an important piece of legislation that will affect millions adversely, and suit the 1% to a tee…


Do they think their constituents are that stupid, she thought, as stupid and gullible as the people who voted for Trump?…


There’s a lot of soul-searching going on in DC. Though she could be wrong, she did not see the bill passing. Considering what it will take to keep the ship afloat (without faltering all the more) she did not see any form of the tax bill getting off the ground…


The orgy of mindless consumption will slow by necessity if the bill is passed. That in itself is not bad. But living conditions will also falter in places that are already weak; bad as they are now, conditions will worsen with tax changes…


People will find it easier to froth at the mouth. The homeless population will expand and soar, and you will need to see a witch doctor if you want medical attention…


“Certainly nothing to look forward to,” she said to her husband…


The Mason would gain financially if the bill passed. But the gain would be at the expense of large sections of the country that would feel their pain far more acutely. “From a purely ethical and moral standpoint, it’s not worth it,” he said…


“Think it’ll pass?” said his wife…


“Not sure,” he said. “Maybe we should let our representatives know how we feel.”…


“I already did,” she said. “I added your name as well. Hope you don’t mind.”…