The Wrestling Legacy of Goldberg

Although I have long been aware of the fact that matches in pro wrestling have all been “scripted”, or prearranged in the offices and locker rooms prior to the events held in arenas around the world, I have always been intrigued by the Bill_Goldberg-1twists and turns of the superstars who have been performing night in and night out for almost 300 days per year.  Yet, with all the video collection that I have accumulated in the past decade related to this version of sports entertainment, as well as many hours I have spent watching pro wrestling programming on television, I have noticed that the absolute majority of the superstars that have performed over the years had to earn their stripes and respects in the locker rooms – even if a certain few who just didn’t appreciate what that industry had done for him – for an extended period of time before getting the recognition by  the peers within the locker rooms, the promoters who helped developing the characters of those who performed, and the fans around the world, like myself, whether it’s on television, video collections, or watching the events live in person.  Continue reading

What if the South had won the Civil War

Towards the end of the Bible in the Book of Revelation, it states as follows,

And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the words of prophecy written in this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book. And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book.  

Revelation 22:18-19 NLT

nWo Confederate Nazi RebelsSince the presidential primary election in 2008, the issue of racial relations has been magnified in a rather vitriolic degree, particularly when the first African-American president by the name of Barack Obama was elected, the numbers of racially-motivated crimes and pro-Nazism groups were on the rise, and this is not only limited to politicians and conspiracy theorists, even television personalities are not immune to this escalation.  This disturbing trend has been going on since what was described as “the darkest period in the American history”, and while there was some improvements made during the early days of the Civil Rights movement, the constant threat remains as of late.  I was listening to the sermon this morning, and the guest Reverend made a comment that has been reflecting to what I have told other brothers and sisters in church weeks and months prior,  Just because numbers of another race who become Christians increased steadily, the numbers from white people departs from that church increased because they could not stand the numbers of non-whites Christians are on the rise.  Sadly, such idea contradicts what Jesus had commanded his disciples to do as he raised to the heaven, “… and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8b), for starter.  However, in order to comprehend the negative reactions made by those who has affiliation with Nazism & other religious and political extremists, we need to search for connections that would lead to such path, as well as the consequences of allowing the same people who had rampaged the country with hate & vitriol once before to lead the country for real.

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Issues with Ultimate Warrior

In sharp contrast to what I wrote about in my previous article concerning one Bruno Sammartino, whom I would like to belatedly congratulate for his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame a while ago. This particular professional wrestler has been, in recent times, in a verbal-jousting with the legendary HulUltimate Warriork Hogan, whom he had wrestled Hogan in an epic-yet-reluctantly-good match in Toronto’s Roger Centre (formerly known as the SkyDome) at WWE’s WrestleMania XI (6) & the infamous “re-match” at WCW Halloween Havoc 1998 that included the involvement Hogan’s nephew Horace to give victory towards Hogan, and Kevin Nash, who challenged this individual into a fight on Twitter and other social media outlets in the last few months, while I have to admit that he did have the potential to be Continue reading

The Political Garbage Chute | A Politcalocalypse!

For those who have been an undying loyalty to what NRA has always been, yet not even being able to recognize that the current rhetoric about having more guns roaming free in your house with blatant disregard towards gun safety, I have said this before and I’ll say it again, all you are really doing is to create the sort of fire hazards that could destroy the entire neighborhood, the entire city, an entire region, and entire state, or the whole nation, if there is a leak of natural gas manes that explodes in front of you (i.e., The San Bruno Fire in 2010).  While I do not have a gun, nor I would like to have one, quoting a dialogue from the last mini-movie called “Dead-shot” in “Batman: Gotham Knight”, “even I can appreciate the attraction of a gun, the heft, the sleekness, the cool steel, the precision, the power – the power to change lives, history, the power of God.”  While I acknowledge that the likes of Ted Nugent and the leadership of NRA would rather have all Americans to be armed ever so heavily that they can be considered as “a well balanced diet”, by not even recognizing the tragedies in series of accidental shooting caused by toddlers on the parents of the same family should realize that the longer your firearms does not have a safety that restrict the type of people who uses it, more tragedies will appear on the 6 O’Clock News in a daily basis.

The Political Garbage Chute | A Politcalocalypse!.

A message of empathy to the far right

Jeff Ng:

For those who had thought that the Civil Rights era is long departed, we are sadly being reminded by efforts of creating an artificial voter fraud issues which produced voting restriction laws designed by those government officials who would rather return this country to the Segregation era or much worse, with all other races would land on one of three categories: dead, dying, or enslaved for eternity. This is not what either America & Christianity or both are all about, nor what the American Dream is being limited to. Enriching the already wealthy while being criminally neglecting the poor has never been what Christians like them should do, unfortunately, the Mormon conspirators and the Far Right have essentially hijacked the entire conversation of what made America special. Rather than praising the working family for building this country with blood, sweat and tears, these Confederate loyalists have pressed hard with total privatization of the whole nation, to the point that only the wealthy racists individuals who firmly believe in the false notion of only the Aryan Mormon conspirators and Hitler’s followers deserve to be in God’s Kingdom, all the while they have placed the portraits of Ayn Rand & Adolf Hitler on their walls and proclaimed as God Almighty. What those people really reminds me of? The likes of Koch Brothers, Mitt Romney, and Rand Paul reminds me to those of the Pharisees 2000 years ago, and those two sets of people’s behaviors mirror each other when dealing with the poor, the sick, the elderly, and immigrants from around the world who needs assistance – as in the wealthy cannot stand dealing with the weak and vulnerable. Let me tell you something, Jesus never discriminated any of weak & vulnerable when he walked in this world, nor does the Kingdom of God, so THEREFORE, those who assumes God only cares about the wealthy and pro-Nazis are PLAIN WRONG.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a civil rights march on Washington D.C. in 1963, Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a civil rights march on Washington D.C. in 1963, Wikimedia Commons

Protecting our constitutional rights is the reason given by many different conservative groups today, and for different reasons, but the idea of freedom and rights is strong in all of us, no matter who you are.

Close your eyes and imagine different groups saying that you are not entitled to the rights given to everyone else. They despise you and call you every derogatory name in the book, and they are condescending toward you like you are stupid, while others tell you that you aren’t even human.

To gain their rights as human beings, African Americans, that marched for the civil rights movement, had the courage to stand up against police trying to beat them to death, dogs attacking them, fire hoses trained at them, angry mobs in hooded white robes trying to hang them…

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Americans Would Prefer Denmark Social Safety Net & Taxes If Informed

The social issues that have been overshadowed by the few of controls 75% of money and 25 families own 1% of all land and the resources of that land in America, have caused so much chaos in the United States government and economy that literally reminds me of a time that the great Charles Dickens had written in more than one occasion, in particular, “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations” have written how the social aristocracy have looked down on everyone else.  Unfortunately, the radical right wing have utterly dismissed such notion as “socialism”, to make that worse by falsely declaring that Jesus would help the wealthy rather than the poor in their version of the Bible.  Sadly, that group of people, much like those who firmly believe the Old Testament in Judaism, have been the tripping stones for everyone else.  If this keep up, whoever thinks the wealthy would reach the heaven by trying to bribe the gatekeeper of God’s kingdom, they would be so disappointed when they find their souls in hell – for Jesus had once said in Matthew 19:16~30 that “it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven” as greed for money is part of the sins that was written in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1~17).

Americans Would Prefer Denmark Social Safety Net & Taxes If Informed.

Survival Sunday preview

Still plenty at stakes for Bolton & Queens Park Rangers (Relegation battle), Manchester City & Manchester United (Premier League title), Arsenal, Tottenham & Newcastle (UEFA Champions League), and they all do battle in the next few hours.  Who is staying up/relegated to the Championship next season? Who is winning the league title? Who gets to play in Champions League football next season?  Please check out this preview written in the sister site.

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