Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day was started by a Union General after the Civil War, is America there again?

A fellow Birmingham, Alabama native, who became a New Age guru, seems to have a large Facebook following. Sometimes I think he makes darn good points, such as explaining how Memorial Day got started:

May 29
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers. Although I am more a man of peace than war, this Holiday honors those who served our country in times of war.  Om. Tat. Sat. Om.

Sloan Bashinsky
So, Memorial Day is rooted in the Grand Army of the Republic, Abraham Lincoln's Army, having put down the Confederate rebellion triggered by Lincoln being elected the first time? The war many American conservatives today maintain had nothing to do with slavery?

And such as his view of Donald Trump and what has become of the Republican Party:

May 31
Nero fiddled while Rome burned and the GOP are fiddling instead of acting to punish the January 6 hoodlums. The GOPs in the Senate and House are determined to hang with former President Trump who may be on his way to court for criminal behavior while his self-serving back-handed followers keep pounding the bully pulpit. Historians are to a person worried that the Democracy we so cherish is in danger of being shredded and torn apart. To me this is all about blacks and browns and their constitutional rights to life. liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And don't get me started on the growing number of states who are determined to limit who and how their constituents can vote. Maybe we need another Abraham Lincoln instead of Civil War 2. Om. Tat. Sat. Om.

Sloan Bashinsky
I think life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness first appeared in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, authored by a slaveholder, Thomas Jefferson:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
That was not intended to apply to (a) women and (b) Negro slaves, and the ensuring U.S. Constitution and its Bill or Rights (Amendments I through X) did not give women and Negro slaves those rights.
Negro slaves were freed by the Civil War, but you and I know, Albert, being Birmingham, Alabama natives, that many people in Alabama today say the Civil War was over states rights, not slavery.
I have worried since Trump ran the first time that a 3rd American Civil War might ensue, if you count the rebellion against the English King as the first Civil War. The right and the left are as divided today as the Colonists and the Loyalists were divided before the American Revolution and the non-slave and the slave states were divided before Lincoln was elected the first time. I think Donald Trump and what the Republican Party has become can take a bow for that division.
I wonder if Joe Biden is prepared to use the U.S. Military to defend America from Donald Trump and what has become the Republican Party? I can imagine Abraham Lincoln, were he president today, would be prepared to do that, and would do it, against the party that once claimed him as its polestar.
Meanwhile, it's my impression that the Republican Party today claim to be tight with Jesus in the Gospels, and I think it might be appropriate for them to experience that Jesus in their midst and hear what he has to say to them, which I can imagine will not make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Then, Jesus has a prayer meeting with Joe Biden and the left, which might not suit them particularly, either?

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Maybe it's time for the women to run things?

A Key West amiga called this morning to see how I am doing. 

I said I've been a bit under emotional weather, but continue to mend from the prostate radiation side effects, which caused me to feel for a while that I was headed to the mortician. I'm visiting one of my daughters and her older daughter who is in law school and entering a summer internship with a women's law center. 

My amiga said she dreamed of me last night. I was dressed in my silver armor on my big white horse, my silver sword was sheathed on my left side. I'm left-handed. I was on Duval Street in Key West. Following behind me were about 50 domestic cats of different colors. We were marching from the Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean, on Duval Street. People on the sidewalks watched us pass.

I said silver is the female metal and cats represent the feminine, and my sword was sheathed. I write left handed, left is the female side of the body, so maybe I'm supposed to operate from the feminine today. But why was I on Duval Street last night, when I have not lived in Key West since the fall of 2018?

My amiga said she still bumps into people in Key West, mostly women, who ask where I am, they miss me. Some of them are servers at places I liked to eat and hang out. I said I miss them, too, please tell them that. 

I said that I miss when we ate where they work and we cut up with them. My amiga said she misses that, too, and she misses me. I said I miss her, but God wanted me to move back to Alabama. 

It has not been all that easy a move, because I miss a lot of friends in Key West and up the keys from there, and I miss simply hopping on my old one-speed Sun bicycle to get wherever I wanted or needed to go. 

Need a car to get mostly places where I now live. Don't have any places to go and hang out with friends. Haven't made many new friends I want to hang out much with. A few, and one childhood friend. 

The guy that was born and raised here died a long time ago. Key West suited the guy he became more than where he had started off.

Maybe if angels had not gotten me so deeply involved in Key West and Florida Keys local politics, I might have developed an entirely different relationship with that many people still call "Paradise", although developers and their lawyers and elected officials certainly have tried to make "Paradise" into their own image.

I suppose I spoke 1,000 times during citizen comments at city and county government meetings. Nearly always, I was "the minority report". Likewise, the 10 times I ran for local public office, because angels told me to run. Never came close to winning. Might have fainted dead had I been elected.

But why was I leading those cats on Duval Street toward the Atlantic Ocean in my friend's dream? 

I sometimes call her "Cat Woman", because she fancies herself a cat, and domestic cats seem to take a shine to her.

She lives on the street, perhaps will live out her days there, unless God or an angel produce a miracle. It's not easy for anyone to get off the street, who has no money and whose life has gone into the dumps. Much harder for a woman in that predicament.

If I ever get my part of my father's big trust, I intend to use part of it to give her the opportunity to live inside, somewhere. How she deals with that is between her and God. 

I'd rather give some of it to her, and to some other people in serious financial distress, who are important to me. 

I'd rather give some of it to my daughters and their husbands, so they can more comfortably move from what they now do into the next phase of their lives.

I'd rather do that, than give it to a church, a school, a charity, or the ASPCA.

Key West built a very nice shelter for unwanted cats and dogs, far nicer than its nearby shelter for homeless people, which my amiga does not use, because she feels safer and better sleeping nights on the street. 

I slept many nights in that shelter, and I had a bit to do with it being built in 2004. I preferred sleeping there, to sleeping on the street.

It was a long bicycle ride there from Duval Street. Rough trip with the wind in your face. Rough trip in the rain. But I made it until I was banned for publishing at this blog that long-term (institutionalized) homeless addicts, who would not give up their drugs of choice, would be better off dead than continuing to live like that.

My amiga was one of those homeless people.

In retrospect, perhaps I was out of line. For I was not an addict, never walked in their shoes, lived in their skin. Who was I to say what was best for them?

My amiga says she quit drinking. Good for her, if she did. If she didn't, well, who am I to judge? 

I don't drink, because booze makes me feel awful. If I could drink, in her skin, I might be drunk most of the time. Given what all is going on in my life and in the world, I would drink if I could.

How I became homeless was I ran out of money and was blocked in some spirit way from making a living wage. Was blocked in that way for a long time before I ran out of money. Am still blocked in that way. 

I got into work that does not pay money for services rendered. But for an inheritance in the fall of 2017, I might still be in Key West, sleeping nights on a metal bench in the city police station front lobby. Or, I might be dead.

But why was I on my horse last night leading a march of domestic cats up Duval Street? 

Key West has a gay lady mayor. I know her pretty well. Sometimes gays did a rainbow parade on Duval Street from the Gulf to the Atlantic. The rainbow was a huge flag, the symbol for the city's official one human family philosophy.

I have felt for quite a while that the men had many chances to run things and look at how that turned out. I seriously doubt the women could do worse, and perhaps they might do some or a lot better.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

the rise of the Republican Reich


A Florida Keys Democrat amigo emailed re yesterday's look at the cloning Donald Trump is doing in Congress and across America


Me to amigo last night:

Been mulling your adjectives and think they do not fit. They are afraid and they are enraged, they are zealots and they are quite dangerous. They view the left as the Devil's own and would be pleased to see them all gone. 

Me to amigo this morning, after dreaming all night that yesterday's post was much too weak:

What is happening in today's Republican Party is what happened in Hitler's Germany, where there became only one political party and any who opposed it, such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, were killed. 

Bonhoeffer is well known for his book, The Cost of Discipleship, which speaks of cheap vs. real salvation through Christ, and for saying, "“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

The Washington Post's mantra is "Democracy Dies in Darkness".

Here's the text of recent WP article that tells it like it is. Republicans who do not speak out against what the Republican Party has become, are complicit. They may not believe that, or care, but when they leave this life, they will believe it and the consequences.

Opinion: The really scary reason Republicans don’t want to face the truth about Jan. 6
Supporters of then-President Donald Trump enter the U.S. 

Opinion by 
Karen Tumulty
May 28, 2021 at 4:51 p.m. CDT

You’ve got to at least give Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) some credit for candor.

In pressing Senate Republicans to kill the idea of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, McConnell did not bother to disguise the fact that he was making a cravenly political calculation.

Anything that looks back to the final ugly spasms of the Trump presidency, as opposed to pressing the case against the current occupant of the White House and his party, would hurt the Republicans’ chances for gaining back control of Congress, McConnell acknowledged to reporters on Tuesday.

Senate Republicans block bill to create Jan. 6 commission
Senate Republicans blocked a motion to invoke cloture on legislation to create a Jan. 6 Capitol attack commission 54-35 on May 28. (U.S. Senate)

That was another way of saying that he would prefer that voters not be reminded of Trump’s own culpability for inciting his supporters to smash their way into the Capitol two weeks before he was due to be evicted from the White House — and for doing little to stop a rampaging mob that Trump subsequently described as “very special” people.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) bluntly and fairly criticized McConnell’s rationale as “a decision for the short-term political gain at the expense of understanding and acknowledging what was in front of us on Jan. 6. I think we need to look at that critically. Is that really what this is about … one election cycle after another?”

Apparently, yes. It is what this is about for Republican leaders in Congress.

Despite the fact that Democrats had given them just about everything they had claimed to want — including a power-sharing arrangement under which the GOP would have equal representation on the 10-member panel, as well as a say in any subpoenas it might issue— McConnell mustered enough votes among his members to effectively kill the proposal for a commission.

The vote in favor of allowing debate to proceed was 54 to 35, which was six votes shy of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster. Only six Republicans broke ranks: Murkowski, Bill Cassidy (La.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah), Ben Sasse (Neb.) and Susan Collins (Maine).

Notably, 11 senators — nine Republicans and two Democrats — were absent for the vote. However, given the positions that most of them had staked out in advance, there is no reason to believe their presence would have changed the outcome.

On its face, quashing the proposed commission, which would have been structured on the model of the one set up after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is yet more evidence of the hold that Trump still has on his party.

After nearly three dozen GOP members joined Democrats in the House last week to approve the proposed commission, the former president issued a statement blasting those “35 wayward Republicans” and warning of “consequences to being ineffective and weak.”

Their counterparts in the Senate got the message. Republicans quake at the thought of doing anything that might cause Mt. Trump to erupt.

But there is an even darker reason to explain why they appear less concerned about paying a price for failing to reckon with what happened on Jan. 6, which was also an assault on the integrity of this country’s democratic processes.

The more dangerous truth is that a not-insignificant portion of the GOP’s Trumpian base actually appears to believe that the violent mob was justified in its effort to disrupt Congress as it conducted its pro forma tally of the electoral votes that made Joe Biden the 46th president.

Schumer: ‘Trump’s big lie has now fully enveloped the Republican Party’
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on May 28 slammed Republicans for blocking a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. (U.S. Senate)

These are the people who have bought into Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him, and who share at least some of the unhinged theories that fuel the QAnon movement.

A new poll released by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute and the Interfaith Youth Core shows that these dangerous and conspiratorial beliefs are not confined to the country’s dank backwaters.

Fully 20 percent of more than 5,500 adults questioned in all 50 states — and 28 percent of Republicans among them — said they agreed with the statement that “there is a storm coming soon that will sweep away the elites in power and restore the rightful leaders.”

Even more worrisome were the 15 percent overall — and, again, 28 percent of Republicans — who were of the opinion that because “things have gotten so off track, true American patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country.”

What Republicans made clear with their vote on Friday is that they would rather allow this thinking to fester within their base, and hope that it works to their electoral advantage, than to stand up to it.

McConnell may be right that dodging and delaying accountability for what happened on Jan. 6 could help Republicans win back power in Congress. But by standing in the way of a reckoning with the poisonous forces that are growing within the ranks of their own party, they are doing a disservice to the country — one for which democracy itself will ultimately pay a price.

And this from me to amigo this morning:

CCN piece, see my cryptic probably rhetorical question at very end.

Judge says Trump's 'steady drumbeat' of the Big Lie could continue to inspire his supporters to take up arms
By Katelyn Polantz, CNN
Updated 12:07 AM ET, Thu May 27, 2021

(CNN)A federal judge on Wednesday wrote that Donald Trump's "Big Lie" that the 2020 election was stolen from him could still inspire some of the former President's supporters to take up arms, as they did in January during the deadly US Capitol insurrection.
The judge's blunt assessment of the current, charged political climate came in a legal decision about a defendant who was drawn to Washington, DC, in January. And it adds to a growing chorus of warnings from the officials most closely weighing the aftermath of the Capitol riot about what the threat level still might be.
"The steady drumbeat that inspired defendant to take up arms has not faded away; six months later, the canard that the election was stolen is being repeated daily on major news outlets and from the corridors of power in state and federal government, not to mention in the near-daily fulminations of the former President," Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the DC District Court wrote in an opinion to keep defendant Cleveland Meredith Jr. in jail because he could endanger the public if released.
Meredith allegedly had texted that he wanted to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, on live TV and had hauled a trailer of guns and ammo to Washington in January. He has pleaded not guilty.
Federal judges have for weeks been warning that the continued push of Trump's baseless claim that the election was "stolen" -- sometimes called "the Big Lie" -- from right-wing media, Republicans and the ex-President himself may be keeping alive the same grassroots zeal that led to the insurrection in January. Because of this, some of the alleged rioters are still considered potentially dangerous. Judges have had to make decisions case by case on keeping the defendants in jail.
The Justice Department, as it argues to keep them in jail, has noted that Trump supporters -- especially when they're affiliated with extremist groups like the Proud Boys -- could attempt another insurrection.
The lawyer for one defendant, Anthony Antonio, has spoken about what he calls "Foxitis," saying his client became convinced of the lie that Trump was robbed of reelection.
And another judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, kept another man -- a Vietnam veteran who allegedly parked a cooler full of Mason jar bombs on Capitol Hill on January 6 and was inspired by the same election lies that Republicans still push -- in jail this week.
The man, Lonnie Coffman, had tried to reach Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, in December and looked for contact info for Sean Hannity and others, prosecutors said. One of Cruz's staffers told police that Coffman seemed "to be coming from the 'friend' angle in wanting to ... help with the election fraud he saw."
Other judges in Washington handling the Capitol riot cases have previously noted how much members of the far right continue to reject the results of the election, and how self-described revolutionaries could want to act again. But politics alone wouldn't be enough to keep riot defendants in jail pending trial.
"The Court is not convinced that dissatisfaction and concern about the legitimacy of the election results has dissipated for all Americans. Former President Donald J. Trump continues to make forceful public comments about the 'stolen election,' chastising individuals who did not reject the supposedly illegitimate results that put the current administration in place," Judge Emmet Sullivan wrote in April, keeping a man accused of dragging and beating police officers in jail.
Judge Paul Friedman, in considering whether to release a man who had driven cross-country with guns then allegedly assaulted police at the Capitol, considered prosecutors' assertion that defendant Nathaniel DeGrave could still be a threat because even after the riot, he idolized Trump and believed lies about election fraud.
"Of course, Mr. DeGrave has a First Amendment right to express his views on politics, the 2020 election, and the government. The Court need not consider Mr. DeGrave's political preferences to conclude that he poses a serious risk of committing acts of violence in the future. His conduct speaks for itself," Friedman wrote. "Mr. DeGrave was not carried away in the excitement of the moment; rather, his statements show that he planned to confront and perpetrate violence at the Capitol."
Jackson, in another Capitol riot defendant's case, noted in April in the case of Joshua Black that he had claimed he had been called upon by God to enter the chamber and had said he would take up arms in a revolution if needed.
"It's not as if the effort by some political leaders and media figures to stoke this sort of anger has abated in any way," Jackson said at a court hearing for Black. "Isn't it fair to say that the same political issues and the same political concerns are being pumped out into the airways on a daily basis?"
She released Black, before warning him that even if he felt called back to Washington by a higher power, he could not violate the court's orders without consequence.
{Did she really think Black cared what she thought or said?]

Friday, May 28, 2021

look at the cloning Donald Trump is doing in Congress and across America

New Age Facebook guru I have observed a few months posted after last week's full blood moon lunar eclipse:

Another warning to help us all deal with the aftermath of the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on Wednesday morning. The blow back from this powerful sky action can last for several weeks. The problems with most of us is that we expect only the good things to be put in our baskets. Hard heads and half wits always expect the best of everything when we deserve to clean up the messes we have been making for lifetimes. Study history instead of Social Media and shopping til you drop and you will discover that our historical landscape is covered with lies and deceits that put civilization in a lot of deep dark and desperate places. Tend to your business and watch what dictator or half wit with few truths appear on the world stage. Just because we pretend to be a Democracy we have lately voted in and acted as if not all lives matter. Have Jupiter Thursday with consciousness on your mind and love on your lips. Om. Tat. Sat. Om.

Sloan Bashinsky
Where’d you park your bulldozer, I might have use for it.  
That big red moon, She can be unpredictable, sorta like Lady Karma. Mirror mirror on the wall, She been known to disappoint. Bright sunlight, too. 

Sloan Bashinsky 
This tribute fell out of me in the spring of 2004:

Rosa Mystica
Sweet Mystery
Bride of Christ
Living Water
without which
there are no Rainbows
and God is dead

Humanity is heavily skewed into the masculine, the yang, the sun, Adam. Eve, Magdalene, yin, you are sorely missed and needed. 
In March 2004, a familiar voice asked me in my sleep (Michael), "What do you think of the species?" I woke up, said I do not like being asked that question, but since you asked, while some people are advancing, in the main the species has lost its creativity and is spiritually cloning itself and devolving. If what was done to me was done to the species, perhaps 50,000 people would survive. And even then, I'm still a mess, so what would be the point? Perhaps kinder to remove the species to a different planet or dimension where it has a chance of moving forward.

Sloan Bashinsky
I posted that comment after dreaming earlier before dawn today of having planted a garden in front of another larger garden, and the roses in my garden were in some trees receiving only filtered sunlight, where they could not thrive.

Sloan Bashinsky  
Consider Donald Trump, of whom I just dreamt in a nap, driving a team of horses pulling a wagon. In my dream code, horses are politics. Is there any feminine operating inside Trump? Is he America's Testosterone-in-Chief? Consider in Judaism, the Spirit of God is called Shekinah. Gender, female. Jesus in the Gospels referred to The Holy Ghost. Today, Christianity's Trinity is all male. How can such a deity reproduce? It can only clone itself. Look at the cloning Trump is doing in Congress and across America.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Will U.S Intelligence Services Covid-19 origin investigation ordered by President Biden be like U.S. Government ET investigations?


Red China bioweapon vaccine opposition discussion with Birmingham, Alabama native I got to know when he and I spent nights in Key West's homeless shelter. We grew up in prominent families in the upscale white Birmingham suburb, Mt. Book, also called The Tiny Kingdom. Small world.

Sloan Bashinsky. You watch CNN..i don' it true that CNN is now reporting that Covid came out of the Wuhan lab and not some mystical wet market???

Sloan Bashinsky
Old news on CNN. Has to be fake, since Trump and the Right say CNN is fake.
Covid-19 is a bioweapon. Made in Red China. It got loose before they were ready for it to get loose. They were developing a vaccine. They intended to dominate the world and get a lot richer with the weapon and the cure. An angel said that ain't gonna happen. Then God inspired a Jewish doctor Facebook doesn't like to develop a fast cheap cure (5 days) during early infection stage. Said doctor told Trump about the cure. Hannity interviewed the doctor. The Left, MSM, Big Pharma compa, CDC, NIH, WHO, FDA went haywire. Trump caved, went to Warp Speed, which was very lucrative for some Big Pharma companies, hospitals thrived, while the Jewish doctor's patients got well, avoided hospitals, while he was being burned at the stake by the aforementioned do-gooders. Trump could have saved America in April of 2020 by making his FDA director make the cure freely available. If Trump had done that, he would be president still.

I agree with just about all of that..i don't know if Trump could have done other leader did any better. I could not be more unhappy with the vaccine pushed on know this better than anyone...I cant sue big pharma or the. Government for any side effects. .they are protected on high above by the Prince of Darkness himself...both of my sons are required to have the vaccine before they can start Fall semester at Bama and work insists I have the vaccine before face to face contact at work...everything about this feels wrong..

Sloan Bashinsky
Trump had the cure in hand and he caved and you defend him. That's the whole story.
Saw fake news a bit ago, CNN, Biden gave his intelligence agencies 90 days to investigate how Covid-19 originated. How long they been investigating and covering up what they have about ETs?

Then break it down...China creates the virus.. then struggles to get the cure on time. If what you are saying is true. .then why didn't China develop the cure?...America did.. with our tax money. China still doesn't have a vaccine..

Sloan Bashinsky
As I said in my 2nd comment above, Red China developed a bioweapon and was working on a vaccine when an angel intervened and the bioweapon got loose. I think China did finally develop a vaccine, but how effective is not clear. They have so many secrets there, good luck getting them to come clean. Biden is told by his intelligence services that Covid-19 is bioweapon, you think he will tell Americans? You think he will do anything about it? I am pretty sure Trump knew it was a bioweapon early on. He said he knew early on it would be bad but he didn't tell Americans, because he didn't want to scare them. ETs might be a lot scarier.

I guess...but it just seems like if you have the technology to develop a viral weapon.. create one with a 99.99% survival rate? You have a better chance of dying from cholesterol or diabetes than I'm not impressed with it as a weapon. If its so weak why are Angels getting involved? You know gospels better than me but from what I was taught. There's only 4 Angels

Sloan Bashinsky
Whoever taught you there are only 4 angels must never have met an angel? The purpose of the bioweapon was to cripple every country, which the bioweapon did, including the biggest, baddest strongest country with the big, bad Donald Trump at the helm, and he was given the fast, cheap cure, and he blew it. Why he's so revered by maybe close to half of Americans must be a really big puzzlement for angels.
All that intrigue aside, you are the first person I've heard say his job and his kids' colleges require vaccination. In a red state, even. I called a relative, who works high up in an SEC college. He called someone high up at Alabama, who said vaccinations are not required there. That could change later.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Lebron James disconnect?

Saw on CNN last night, when asked if he had been vaccinated for Covid-19, Lebron James talked a while and didn't answer yes or no. He said it's his business. CNN newscasters seemed flummoxed.

The duplicate bridge club where I play the game my parents taught me emailed its members yesterday afternoon that the club will reopen at the clubhouse next week with face to face play. Everyone is required to show their vaccination cards, or they will not be admitted. Facemasks will not be required, as per current state law, but if any member requests people at his/her table to wear a mask, then masks will be worn. The club is nearly all white and predominantly Republican.

Also on CNN last night, I saw Lebron promote a new tequila brand and a new documentary he had co-produced: "DREAMLAND: The Burning of Black Wall Street." (1921 Tulsa massacre)

Film Synopsis

CNN Films’ DREAMLAND: The Burning of Black Wall Street, executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, and Philip Byron for The SpringHill Company, and Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton for CNN Films, will premiere Monday, May 31 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN and CNN en Español.  Directed and produced by Salima Koroma, the cinematic documentary celebrates the Black cultural renaissance that existed in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, OK, and investigates the 100-year-old race massacre that left an indelible, though hidden stain on American history.

The May 31 premiere will broadcast on CNN and CNN en Español, DREAMLAND: The Burning of Black Wall Street will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo ( and via CNNgo apps for AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.  The film will be available beginning Tuesday, June 1, on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps.  The film will encore Saturday, June 5 at 9:00pm Eastern.  HBO Max has acquired streaming rights to the film and will offer it for subscribers at a later date.

I figured having Lebron promote the tequila and his name at the top of the producer list was like having Donald Trump's name at the top of the producer list of "Take Back America from the Liberal Commies". Increase box office sale$, re-run royaltie$, etc.

Back to Lebron getting vaccinated.

News articles, link to one below, indicated Lebron not being vaccinated prevented him from practicing as much as other Los Angeles Lakers and contributed to the team's lower than expected performance this year.

Lebron violated NBA Covid protocol by attending an event promoting the new tequila, but Lebron was not disciplined.

Lebron is a national black superhero. He wants everyone to know what happened in Tulsa in 1921, but today he's the vaccination hold out on the Lakers and violated NBA Covid protocol to promote a new tequila?

Lots of blacks resist being vaccinated. How long have I been watching lots of white conservatives resist being vaccinated?  

There once was a fellow most Republicans and Democrats revere, who was reported to say:

Do unto others as you would have done unto you.

I saw a recent news report on why the polls were so off in 2016: many people asked if they were going to vote for Donald Trump, said no, because they didn't want anyone else to know.

I saw Lebron say whether or not he got vaccinated is his business.

There once was a fellow most Republicans and Democrats revere, who was reported to say:

Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

When Jesus said evil, he meant, Satan, the Devil.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

demonic possession taboo in national politics

It is my impression that the American left, in the main, do not wear their religion on their sleeves, while the opposite is true of the American right. 

If the American left did carry their religion on their sleeves, would they be able to accept what I said in yesterday's New Age Facebook guru worries about Qanon and the Holocaust should not be forgotten post at this blog?

...same or similar powerful demonic entity that progressively infiltrated Hitler, then his top people, then the white Nordic German masses, progressively infiltrated Trump and his top people, MAGAs and most Republicans. Look at photos of their rallies and protests. Look at their skin color. Res ipsa loquitur. That is now America. In plain view. Germany sees it. Britain and France see it. The world sees it. Do Americans see it?

I bet the American right, in the main, are a lot more able to view Nazi Germany in that way, than are the American left. 

I bet the American right, in the main, are a lot more able to understand what I'm driving at about the American right today, than are the American left. 

Not that the American right agree with me, but, in the main, they read their Bibles and they know about demonic possession.

Monday, May 24, 2021

New Age Facebook guru worries about Qanon and the Holocaust should not be forgotten

This below from a white Birmingham, Alabama native living in Sedona, Arizona was at the top of my Facebook newsfeed when I went online this morning. Albert comes across on Facebook as a "new age" guru with a largish following. The theme on his Facebook page is: "Break through to the authentic you. Imagine living authentically." I have seen quite a few of his Facebook postings. He is sincere, well-meaning, kind, patient and open about himself. 

Last night I had a never-ending dream of being stranded at an airport. It seemed as if I was trying to get out of the airport but didn't know where I was supposed to be going. "If that were my dream," (dream-ologist Jaine Smith taught us students to say during her Dream Workshop over 30 years ago). Since that was my dream I took it to be teaching me to be patient and wait to see where I was supposed to go next. I learned as a child that patience is a virtue. Aging in this au courant nutty world codependent on Social Media and tattoos and beards and evil Q'anon (fill in the blanks), I think the dream was also telling me to slow down and be grateful for not only my sobriety, but Mr. Darby and all the amazing people I am privileged to work with on a daily basis.  It is the Sabbath. Worship as you will. Om. Tat. Sat. 

Sloan Bashinsky
If I had that dream, I would take it as a message from God to me that I am stranded generally and have no clue what to do next and I need insight provided by something bigger and smarter than me.

Just below that on Albert's timeline: 

I decided to post about the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center in Birmingham, Alabama because more than ever we all need to support the educated point of what happened in Germany during World War 2and how BHEC does such a contemporary job of letting us know what we can do to help their outreach in today's world. My opinion is that as the world turns today I am not so sure such travesties could not happen again. Go to their site and donate as I did yesterday. Om. Tat. Sat. Om.

I think people should really at the moment be donating to the Palestinians.

Q'anon has infected and diminished Christianity. Hitler killed millions of Jews which is what BHEC is all about--educating so that no on ever has that kind of atrocity again.

Sloan Bashinsky
Albert, same or similar powerful demonic entity that progressively infiltrated Hitler, then his top people, then the white Nordic German masses, progressively infiltrated Trump and his top people, MAGAs and most Republicans. Look at photos of their rallies and protests. Look at their skin color. Res ipsa loquitur. That is now America. In plain view. Germany sees it. Britain and France see it. The world sees it. Do Americans see it?

I have great sympathy for the Jews during the Holocaust but at the moment my heart goes out to the Palestinians. I know Hamas is at fault but I bet 99% of the people would like to live in peace and be treated fairly. They have no hope at the moment.

I agree with you, but I remind you that my post was about educating all of us about the holocaust so we never see it happen again. Blessings.

Sloan Bashinsky
Looks to me it’s headed that way in the American Right. Their the election was stolen mantra is code for blacks stole it.

A white Birmingham native near Albert's age, I went through the "new age" decades ago. Then, realizing I was at the end of my rope and out of bright ideas (stranded at an airport with no clue of where to go), I prayed to God for help and offered my life to human service. Jesus and Michael grabbed me, later they were joined by Melchizedek. They turned me every which a way but loose, upside down and inside out. They changed how I saw just about everything. They are still hard on my case. 

I keep wondering what it would be like for Albert and his followers, and for all Americans and all people, if Jesus, Michael and Melchizedek grabbed and turned them every which a way but loose and upside down and inside out?

Sunday, May 23, 2021

dreamtime vs. distortion

The other day, someone I had not seen in a while called to say he was in the neighborhood and could we visit for a while? When we met, he said he had been thinking about me for a week or so, and that's what prompted him to call me. 

We talked about a number of things, including pills a psychiatrist gives him reduce the number of dreams he has. I said, at least you recall some of your dreams. Better if you could get off the pills and dream normally. When people can't remember their dreams, there is something really wrong. Learning how to use dreams is another matter altogether. 

Perhaps I was remiss in not telling him that my lawyer in Key West, who is Jewish, told me a few years ago that it didn't bother him that I talked and wrote on my blog about my dreams; Jewish people believe dreams come from God.

Australian aborigines, who have not been brainwashed by civilization, view dreamtime as reality and what civilized people call reality as distortion.

That's all for today.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

how to insult animals

Someone told me yesterday that a lot of people today act like animals. I said that insults animals, who behave just as God designed them to behave, which cannot be said for a lot of people.

That's it for today.

Friday, May 21, 2021

anonymous blog pokes Golden Flake owner's sons, Major and Sloan

When a Key West amigo called last night to see how I'm doing, I groused that I'm about 50 percent of what I was before the prostate cancer radiation treatment, which ended about 2 months ago. The side effects nearly killed me, I'm sure plenty of people are disappointed I'm still here, some people are glad. 

My amigo said he reads my blog posts and prefers when I write about stuff going on in my life. I said there is plenty going on in my life, but I'm constrained by human and angel overrides not to publish much of it. 

For example, I recently discovered someone else's extensive  anonymous blog about things I am constrained to address publicly. In a nutshell, the blogger really doesn't like someone I know. However, in one post, the blogger took brief swipes at my younger brother Major and me, and I went to work on a reply, which I learned when I tried to post it this morning, exceeded the allowed length for reader comments at that blog. 

Here is my reply, a teaser for which I might (or might not) post at the anonymous blog with a link to this blog post.

Sloan Bashinsky, Jr., here.

Entirely by chance, if you believe in such, I stumbled across your blog the day before yesterday, May 19, 2021, and started reading. I read a good bit more yesterday.

In this blog post, you wrote that my blog ( reveals I am self-absorbed and arrogant and like to hear myself and am crazy as a loon. I often have been called those things and worse. People can go to the blog and my Facebook page and draw their own conclusions.

Regarding my brother Major's suicide made to look like murder in early 2010...

Around 8 a.m. one weekday morning, a retired Golden Flake management employee friend in Birmingham called me in Key West to report it was in the news that Major had gone missing. A childhood friend in Birmingham soon called with same report. My childhood friend soon called back to say he had been contacted by an award-winning Birmingham News business journalist, who wanted to interview me. I said, fine. 

The journalist called and we talked perhaps an hour, mostly about Major, his and my relationship, and our father and his company, Golden Flake, where I had worked summers in high school and college, and four years full-time before I started practicing law in Birmingham. 

The journalist asked if I had any thoughts on what happened to Major? I said, since he had asked, I was a mystic, and about half hour before he called me, it came to me out of the blue that Major killed himself and tried to make it look like murder. 

The journalist said cold chills were running up and down his spine, because at about the same time, the same thought came to him from out of the blue. We agreed that he should not put that in his article, if he wanted the article to be credible.

I reported all of that at and that morning and started receiving emails from Alabama people I knew and did not know. 

The journalist's article never ran in the Birmingham News. I was banned from Birmingham News reader comments.

Readership at jumped about 800 percent that month and readership at jumped about 400 percent.

After the News reported the city police detective and county medical examiner's findings, suicide made to look like murder, reader comments at the News blog predominantly rejected the suicide finding.

My brother's first wife and their oldest child, named after me and my father, told me they thought Major had killed himself and tried to make it look like murder.

A Birmingham blogger kept insisting Major was murdered and postulated that I might have been in on it. The blogger had a large following.

The blogger later published there was no stippling at the bullet's point of entry on Major's left temple. Therefore, the pistol found in the golf course pond under Major's body could not have been fired by Major and was fired from some distance by someone else. 

I posted a comment that the medical examiner's report stated there was stippling at the point of entry. The blogger published it was an honest mistake. His loyal readers sided with him. The blogger continued postulating I had Major killed.

The pistol was a vintage Browning .32 automatic. 

The FBI report, which I obtained the next year via Freedom of Information request, said the same kind of pistol was in a plastic display case in the den of my father's home. That was not reported by the Birmingham News.

I published all of that at my Florida Keys blogs and newly created, and that it would have been just like Major to see that pistol at his father's home and go out and find one just like it.

A while after the goodmorning blogs were replaced in 2017 by, someone told me that he had read my blogs since Major went missing, and he had tracked down the gun dealer who sold Major the vintage Browning .32. The dealer said Major had paid him a lot of money to find the gun.

The fellow also said he had tracked down gay men in Birmingham, who told him what I had published at my blog after Major went missing was true: Major was bisexual in the closet, and someone who knew it was threatening to out Major and that's why he killed himself and tried to make it look like murder.

I published all of that

I think you should disclose in your blog posts why you launched your blog, so your readers can understand just how truly personal to you it is; that it is not driven purely by humanitarian concerns. All of which perhaps could have been avoided if you had talked with me and some people I know before you got into what later caused you to launch this blog.