Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 25, 2022Pinned

good idea.

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Nov 6, 2022·edited Nov 6, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure

Not to worry, Tonika, you’re in good company:


I *loved* that Russell Blake post when I first read it and cannot wait to watch what you and your son have created together.

P.S. I’ve now watched your video and am sending you, your son, Air Lift Underground, and Russell yet another enthusiastic round of applause! 👏👏👏

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Nov 6, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure

We have elected judges (which is awful) in the county. And other local elections make a huge difference in our lives. I have been known to skip presidential votes, but still vote at state level and below. I would never shred you!

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Nov 6, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure

I see two competing schools of thought.

1) Federal elections are clearly not decided by the people, at least as the rule. If we agree on that premise, then why continue to validate the system?

2) Your vote does count, and it is to the benefit of the "opposition party" (whoever that may be) to convince you your vote doesn't count and that you should stay home.

Ryan Christian of The Last American Vagabond is firmly in the former camp, with Robert Barnes firmly in the latter.

I think both are rooted in truth. The question becomes: if you choose not to participate in the voting system, how else are you taking action? Simply leaving the decision up to others is unproductive, but you are a good example of someone working hard in other areas to win in the court of public opinion. As such, I applaud your decision making - though the validation of others is certainly not a necessary part of the equation!

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Up with the times? been like this since??? Longer than i can remember. Yep Yep, it is the way it is, grand theater on a world stage and they are killing the audience. Participatory theater. Unfortunately most think it is not theater. Nice job Tonika, truth from the mouth of babes. I do see some comments about voting at the local level, and this is where you can have a voice, but will it be heard? Seems direction is always the same. In truth the more centralized the less accountability, to the point of no accountability, and it creeps down.

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Nov 6, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure


yep, shredding your argument:

Not to vote is clearly understandable.

There is - at least here in Germany and many other European countries- the option to vote invalid.

Vote - in order to show that you support the idea of voting.

But do not vote for someone you do not like or hesitate to.

But VOTE - invalid - to express your discomfort and dissapproval to what they do.

In not going to vote you submit to resignation, you express ignorance or desinterest - as many people in fact have / are.

Do not do so!


It is the wrong sign to be sent, I am convinced of.

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Brilliantly read and put together. Waking up can be painful!

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Nov 7, 2022·edited Nov 7, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure

You missed the memo... The cool kids vote to make the fraud more obvious :-)

Vote for the party the MSM tells you not to vote for.

And if you want to play along, make sure to vote on election day, it makes them have to cheat harder.


If you are not going to vote, at least check the voter rolls a month after the elections to make sure no one else voted for you ;-)

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Visceral Adventure

I subscribed because I think the video on this page is fabulous. I found the video through an email from Margaret Anna Alice, whose writing blows me away. You have given me something new to ponder, which is good and bad, bad because I have too much to do as it is. Good because I think I will be better because of it. Thank you!

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Dec 4, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure

Truly clarifying. Yes we’re oozing in “political sepsis”. Loved it! Thank you for sharing!

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Right there with you Tonika. Why feed the charade? Here’s the Russell Brand/Jeremy Paxman interview where he first launched into the voice he has become. Still gives me goosebumps! Keep on keepin on sister 🙏


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Nov 9, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure

I love this article. I voted early and for the first time in my life didn't vote for a single democrat. I'm not sure what my voting will be like in the future, as it does feel pointless. I cried on the day I voted. I guess grief for my old beliefs that voting matters and that there are good people to vote for. Those beliefs are now dead.

On a side note, I'm also in Chicago, and used to live the gigging life, working as a pianist, mostly with opera and music theater singers. I dialed way back about 7 years ago when my son was born, and then couldn't even get a trickle of music work during covid. I'm on the lookout for more music opportunities these days, but not much is appearing for me yet. Wondering if some of my old colleagues have blacklisted me?

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Aw shucks n' thanks thar! So yup, read'em with the act-scent -- it's a fun exercise in bein' silly and that'z a good thing! An thanks too fer the imp-athy re my darlin' daughters (who kin be very impish indeed, just not on stage). Oh, we'ze leavin' NYC--and I DO hope we'll find some "thee-ate-her" elsewharz (or "found" it ourselfs) but I'm with ya, if Chic-ago thee-ate-her now is "mean girls," NYC thee-ate-her is a bunch'a rabid jackals--STILL actin't like the ain't even humans! Notta peep'o apology here... An' it's not jus' the unjabbered that wuz banned--crazy Met Opera fired poor Anna Netrebko just fer bein' Russian (Lincoln Center was all awarsh in yellow n' blue...). I too am dee-skusted an' all fer stayin' away "poimently" (unless big n' publick apologies happen but that ain't gonna be the case)...

I wrote a bit on this'un too, seems a tad timely with them current "am-nasty" mutterins' goin' round:


So we gotta forge sum' new paths here in AmeriKa... cuz in the "ahrts" they was "fahrts"--even whin they took the danged masks off the blinders wuz still on tight!

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Laughin' good at this, nope this here's me in "carrot-ter" - from one "act-tryst" to another! I used'ta also make films and wear a few other hats as well, but they'z all in mothballs now thanks-not-at-all ta the Nu Whirled Odor hittin' the "ahrts" here like the speed'o'sound. (It's all in my postin's--all the first ones 'r me rantin' about bein' banned as'well as my daughterz--my younger'un was on some big NYC stages, sang at Carnegie Hall... now banned she's singin' in the shower and no more dance classes...) Anyway, I wuz hoppin' mad (still am...)

But anywhoo...

I just like ta' turn the "cultural appropriation" puck they like to sling at us like a dodgeball inta' so much corn (n' corny) bread n' butter, sort'a like "actin' on paper" if it makes sense. And'a course this per'aps non-peecee hillbilly character happens to be one very close'ta my own heart so it's sincere (an' fun). Yup, I'm a New Yawker (with a bit'o MidWest in me too), city gal thru n' thru, but I do have a deep fondness fer all things "Country," not to mention Daisy Moses, my fav'rit Clampett, so fer now this nice Stack'O'Corncakes iz my (grand ol') Opry!

We all gotta enjoy our "carrot-ters" so we're good at "seein' things!"

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Nov 7, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure

No cell phones or social media at the time. Played word games on long car rides and taught them to love chess. And poetry.

I would be a mother on the verge of breakdown if raising kids nowadays. Sending you strength.

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Nov 7, 2022·edited Nov 7, 2022Liked by Visceral Adventure

I will vote against my local sheriff. He gets all good old boy and rounds up his possy to go git the cougar, thoroughly out of touch, doesn't think outside the box and disliked by a majority and our vote will count. beyond that? forget it, completely corrupt and no i refuse to put my energy there and i feel it is a shameful practice. people get aghast when you don't do "something" forgetting that when you do nothing something else presents itself. something else that may have much more of an effect than playing into the rotten system. What will change current day politics? Maybe that like cancer it eats itself and the host? My gut says 100% that voting wont be it. Now if you want to get together and form a couple million strong army where we refuse to pay taxes on grounds of immoral acts then yes. I'll join that.

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