Friday, January 20, 2017

day zero The NOW is over by Richard Schemmerer

Day Zero

The Now is over. Living in the NOW has brought us to this moment were our way to live in the future has been eliminated and the wheel of time has been turned back. We indulged in the Now thinking we ignored the past and the millions who still live in the past. We allowed them to vote against our s and the planets best interest. NOW was always just a figment of imagination stolen from some Eastern philosophies who have also failed their people and still to this day keep them entrapped in a cast system. Christianity never promised us a heaven on earth but a hell and now we have or in the process to make this a self fulfilling prophesy all because we dwelt in a naïve stupor that everything is alright as long as we keep living in denial but nothing has been alright for most of us and for example LGBT folks have been suppressed and blamed for so many things that the list is to long.

We stood by as we indulged in our barista café lattes giving lip service to anti corporate rhetoric but we are the corporations we work for, we embolden and we are the politics we have allowed to seed themselves amongst us. Wearing knitted pink pussy hats is not an adult way to interact we the challenges of the time and not even these childish demonstration always after the fact have no merit now that we have been set back. We have to wake up from our self induced princess slumber.

The past we ignored reaps its self that is what the past does when we become ignorant of it but the past lives on in our parents and brothers and politicians. We fucked up bigly and big league and now we are mad that we have been fucked but it was consensual in the sense that we didn't fight enough for the protection of everyone. It's easier to organize a protest march and walk like a sheep then to go home and talk to ones own family about the importance not to vote for demagogues that lie you in the face just to gain personal power and status.

Yes we have to get over it but unless we take responsibility we will stay stuck in victimhood. Nothing is more painful then looking failure directly in the eye especially when it reflects ones self. We are not the slogans and slogans are not enough no matter how many t-shirts we print them on. To live in true community we have to built community not in the few chosen cities and which we congregate to celebrate our superior intellect and develop the next hipster style that makes us feel special. Everyone is special or common alike. This is the moment to proof that we are more then a demographic and yes call the ones that voted against your right to the better future and talk about what we can do next and what we can do together.

We did this nobody else can be blamed. This is day zero of the new United States of UNAMERICA where everybody is unwelcome.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Charging the past" by Richard Schemmerer

Charging it to the future paying off the past

It’s all there the history the story how it all came into being. Its in the walls the monuments the streets and the sky scrappers. I see it on the faces of the people who walk around down town dwarfed by the burden of the future carried on the backs of the past.
Sight seeing is easy just drive around and judge it as like and dislike after all its not your hood not your fault if things don’t seem as they suppose to be. After all I am just a visitor with disposable dollars to spend. What if I would see myself in every one in the so called other. I guess I would melt like the drop of water does in the sea. I would want to keep it pure for all of us not spoiled by the few for profit. We are at this point in time were we empowered the wrong capitalists and now they are laughing into our disappointed faces. They call us weak and Pussies and say get over it we are the elected. Remember that we bought into their lies and bought their goods because they are easy to consume. If you want easy to consume you will become the victim of your own short sightedness. Life is not a carnival to live out your carnal instincts. Life is complex and so is the human psyche and it is way past time to pat attention not just to celebrities but to our own stages we engage in. The enemy is not born outside of us but first found a womb in the things we chose to ignore until its to late and we are forced to start over first as an individual and next as a society.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"Life is a medical condition" by Richard Schemmerer

Life is a medical condition that has a very low survival rate but on the path of recovery we have the option to squeeze out every form of unaltered fun. Of course some of it has a price we are not always willing to pay like not voting or voting for an idealistic world view we are not ready yet. we scape goat a lot but we bring everything onto ourselves as we walk the streets of our neighborhoods. Even if Evil doesn't exist but we are sure busy recreating our own versions of it.

I am becoming everything
the breath that is wasted in awe
the minutes that tick unwatched
the cloud that is looking to rest
I am becoming everything and nothing
nothing that can't be fixed
nothing that needs to be explained
I am becoming everything
like the optimism that outruns all isms
the education that is not needed anymore
the hope that found fulfillment
I am becoming everything and more
more in understanding myself
greater then all things combined
I continue to become everything
until I am everything

Sunday, January 15, 2017

"sounds like" by Richard Schemmerer

What is a crown without a queen
or a brain without enough intellect
to make sense of the senseless
or a President that is unpresedented
sounds like the night found its day
have you thought about it that
there is nothing extra about extra virgin
I found the remains of yesterday now that
my credit has gone south but
my northbound is still a bit sluggish
a day without a night is like
a Johnny with out weirdness
truth can't be found it has to be told
a heart beats because it has to
not because it wants to work overtime
it seems these days health care is not
a human right to get ones hands on easily
but tax credits for the already rich are the norm
as we navigate uncharted waters on twitter
also called alt right politics of the new ages
conducted by the same corrupted billionaires
that tell us we are not worth our minimum wages or
a decent education that doesn't enslave us to debtors
while they spend millions on lavish inaugurations
and security paid by our hard earned tax payer money
say it isn't so that we bought into this system
just because it promised that the rare few of us
are offered a seat on the table of the opulent
as long as we don't disturb their game of lies

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Male form opening at Angst Gallery, Vancouver

Sixth Annual Celebration of the Male Form

Show: January 6-27, 2017

Angst Gallery
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

We are all naked underneath our covers but somehow we are forced to feel ashamed of our bodies in their natural state. it seems that especially the male body represents something that is to much to bare. Man have been endowed with a penis which is the instrument that guarantees the survival of the species but because of religious influences it has to kept under wrap almost like as if it doesn't exist for sure not in its erect stage. Art is the tool to make the naked male body salon worthy and this exhibit it high-lights carefully what the male form all incorporates according to the notion of a handful of local artists.

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photography 2017 copyright by Richard Schemmerer