America

american resilience

Not all of the U.S population obviously, but compared to my country Spain….
much more. We as Spaniards tend to look for the government to help us on
mostly everything, except… the party’s. We are great on that, and the famous
“siesta”.

I was watching an American channel the other day and Harvey had just destroyed
one of many neighbourhoods. By the way only in the U.S you guys put up names
for hurricanes.

So the reporter asks a guy which his house was all blown up,
“So what are you going to do now?”
The guy looks at the reporter as if he had just been asked the dumbest question in his life,
and responded “What am I going to do? Rebuild”.

That guy, is what I like to think about what most of the Americans are like.
And for myself get some of his determination.

Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.

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In memoriam 9/11

A tragic day struck the USA some years that seem far away.

I was studying English literature and suddenly heard  torture.

I made my way to the room to where the television was and I couldn´t believe my own vision. I had lived in New York  and I knew a lot of people from that part of the country´s core.

Didn´t register at first but then the second plane hit and the anchor said it best that an act of terrorism was the behest.

Weeks passed, I wondered, I called, I found, yes some relatives of people I knew had died laying somewhere but at the same time nowhere, to be found, and give them a proper burial as it should be sound, to do, for respect, for their aspect, for their families with their worries. Ashes to ashes they went down in a rain of flashes.

I found out two guys that I knew in highschool had joined the Marines.And these two guys one had a scholarship for baseball, was and  my guess is he is still quite an egg ball and the other one was a brainy always with his nose stuck in some book that sucked. Just two guys joining what? Finally managed to get hold of them, they laughed and talked in broad terms of what it was like to be one of those likes. I didn´t really comprehend much of what they wanted or where to pretend I couldn´t see any angle of that bend. Didn´t give it too much thought anyways.

For certain reasons my scholarship went out on a ship and I had to return to my country in no ship just with a bunch of shit. I was to leave that beautiful land,sweat and  rough as the beach sand.

I guess on some level it stuck with me that these two joined the armed forces, since I eventually ended up joining my own forces. That day a tragic day had changed life´s and it also changed mine although voluntarily I ended up in some screwed up land with a whole bunch of nasty sand.

Very few often we would run into some U.S Marines and I would wonder if it was one of the two guys I once knew to be true.

They really did the heavy lifting but we joked about them although secretly we did respect them, we respected their work sort of a writer trying to write better than another writer, having somewhat of a jealousy but loosely  having a healthy respect. For their work, we knew it, it was also our work but we where not ordered to do the heavy lifting like those Americans out there drifting.

A tragic day, thousands of families lay, tears dripping, hearts broken. But America was united, guess that´s why it´s called the United States.

They send their sons and daughters to far away lands to to put bad people down in those sands.

Most of these people, from my personal experience are proud to be part of that calling sound and do that job that´s sound. Most of them anyways, those who thought other ways what they where thinking when they joined that they were an NGO, the reality is that is a no.

Few heard and went to the calling of arms, joining their hands breaking bad peoples arms for a great country that has the right to bear arms and overall with a heart of gold.

A day to remember all those souls lost in an instance, snatched away, now it seems at a great distance.

And a day also to remember those who fought and fight and died for those victims and a day to remember the bastards who created that instance.

NEVER FORGET.

Specially how the world is today in disarray.

With a bunch of nut jobs posing a threat that we might regret if we forget.

Never forget the bastards out there that only have a bunch of despair.

Never forget the victims, and the military people that fought and died for that country of your starting in that town that finishes with York.

Seems like a long time since that first time, but people are still out there victims are still grieving as humans their are being with broken heart that have the real art.

Stay Frosty gents and gentesses and for those from the U.S(and my country,since we are part of NATO and deployed to two screwed up countries at the behest of the United States and our own government) never forget and have no regret to terminate that threat and that young people for the most part will have to do that part and some of them never return do your part.

Happy 238 birthday America!

” The second of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games,sports,guns,bells,bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” John Adams to his wife Abigal.

 

The reason he said second day was that it was on that day that congress passed the resolution and finally approving it on the fourth. It was also John Adams who pushed for the declaration of independence adopted by congress on the 4th of July making the 13 colonies still at war with the Brit´s, making them sovereign States part of a United States of America. And in it saying ” 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 to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”

Where do you get these people with so much foresight at that time? Quite incredible.

I do know American history and politics and  for those out there, specially Americans who aren´t proud of their country you people are nuts. I know the men who wrote this had slaves, and all the history. But I´m not going to get into that. These people having laid those foundations at the same time without knowing it made desegregation possible without them even knowing it. The U.S is not perfect, but look, we Spaniards had our little Inquisition when we wiped out half of the earths population trying to convert them to Christainity. Then up to 1975 Spain was under a dictatorship, and after that nut job died in came the socialist nut jobs which have let us completely ruined. Each country has it´s history, history is mad up of humans and humans are imperfect.  Having said this, and having been myself in France, Germany, Sweeden, Italy, and two screwed up countries in the middle east, but that was not part of a vacation though. Anyways, having seen how other countries operate first hand and then having lived myself in the U.S for half of my life after every school in Spain had banned me from entering, I was quite a rebel, still am. I got to the U.S, worked my tail off and got a scholarship for Literature. Go figure a Spanish guy studying English Literature. And then in college working two jobs while studying. I did screwed up at the end of 1 and a half years of university by my poor judgement but if I had been consistent, focus and hardworking probably I would still be in the U.S and then who know what my life would have been. But only, only in the U.S was I able to first realise my full potential and second have the tools to achieve it. Hard work as hell, two jobs and maintaining a GDP of 3.5 in 6-8 classes, can´t remember now exactly. And I might add it was quite a prestigious university in the “Communist Republic of California” (haha, I´m giggling, I coined that name, even my lefty friends got pissed off, but they forgot about that when we went partying though, they actually forgot a lot of things when we went partying….).

By the way, anyone want´s to argue why the U.S  is not the best country in the world with me? Good. I´m a damn good debater. Try to make the case in a philosophy class why going to war is morally correct and killing civilians in war is not wrong. Doing so by taking 3 philosophies by 3 phylosophers and arguing your case with those different philosophies as your basis and then getting an A by my lefty professor(We didn´t agree in politics but he was a damn good teacher and person and honest and kept encouraging me although I knew he didn´t agree with my politics since I came from a socialist country). It was too easy for me to argue yes war is bad and killing civilians is unjustified. I know after that class and me going into the Spanish army that war is ugly to say the least, but in a “intellectual” institution I stayed with those philosophies and turned them around. Did I believe it or not that´s another thing, but you try to argue with me and if I´m in the mood and interested chances that you come on top are slim. I sound like a dickhead, I like that.

And only, only in the U.S did an idiot like me had more chances of achieving what I did up until I was thrown out of course, but only in the U.S could somebody see my potential and gave me the tools for me and only me to grab them and use them to develop myself. I lost the tools I know, but they where there where in the other countries I lived in those tools that mindset is not there. And that is why I call some of these countries a parasite society.

And all that American achievements, it´s only due to one specific group of people. Only in that society, poets, writers, scientist, gay rights people, vegetarian people, left right extreme left and extreme right, you name any other job and any other ideology in the U.S and they are free to exercise it due to the specific group of people, a small number of them that for different reasons have joined and upheld an oath to protect the U.S from any enemies foreign or domestic. Young men and women for the most part from all walks of life,to be honest most of them are not rich, and I´ve worked with several people and from several countries that joined their own military. So there went the word, you don´t have protection or a deterrent by force by people who will  do violence in your behalf, you will not be able to have  in the way you as an individual want to have those types of professions. Meaning, to sound redundant, that whatever you think of the U.S you can enter any profession you want if you work hard and achieve success measured on your own base and still have the free speech to bash your own country. And that is only thank´s to a small percentage of the population. The Military. You should feel proud and lucky, I would go over there in the blink of an eye if I had a second chance.

Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.

Where is my mind.(prompt)

http://kellieelmore.com/2014/03/28/fwf-free-write-friday-time-and-place/

What the hell? water more water beautiful sunset but what the hell what´s up with this, where the hell am I at, freaking stairs gotta get out of here, is this a ship,man!

Hey yo!

What sir?

Sir? What´s up with your clothes man you look like one of my history cartoons that I draw in the class, stupid history class brother.

Brother?

Are you dumb or dumber? What the… where am I?

This is La Coronita, my name is Columbus.

You´re name is what? Man! This can´t be happening.

Yes, we have discovered the new world.

New what? what world? You nut job! Columbus, as in Christopher Columbus?

Yes, that is correct sir, that is my name.

You just discovered the U.S not India or a new world it was already…. screw it.

Excuse me sir?

AAAAAAAAA! Holy shit. That was a bad dream.

Mentality of an American Titan(cool short history class)

Some one knows who is Mr. Andrew Carnegie? I didn´t until today and I found the documentary fascinating. Called the “The people who build America” I´m paraphrasing actually I know for sure it´s “The….build America) Ayways it´s him and 4 more dudes which you still have one now in congress not building America but fucking it in my humble opinion, his name is Rockefeller. But the original was the Oil guy, guys that came from nothing. Self made people, Great self made people I might say since they are few like these type of guys. So it got me interested not only in what he accomplished but the personality of the man.

Started working at age 12 because he needed to help put food on the table back at home. And as a very young kid he did realise, one that work was crucial for survival. Not like know with Mr.Obama which is creating an welfare mentality society. He started as a kid, then through connections made during a long period of time, because people saw that he could be helpful for the company a.k.a making money started working in a railway company. There he started from bringing papers, pushing papers, little shitty jobs. But the boss saw his potential. In those days they used iron to build the tracks, he´s boss had a vision that the future lied in the west, so he gave the job of building a bridge across the Mississippi river(only way to get to the west) and it would be the biggest bridge ever build. Over 1 mile long.

Problem was that in those days they mostly used mostly iron among other things. So Carnegie started asking around to architects. And they all said between the locomotives and the pressure of the water the bridge wouldn´t hold. Carnegie looked around some more asked more questions and found something called steel. Problem was that steel was to costly in time and money for big structures, he asked more around and found some smarty party pants dude that made steel for less than have the price and more than doubled the production. So he made a deal with the guy and got a good architect by himself. His boss, his mentor died in the meantime. He was in debt financially with more than half the banks of the U.S, and his career too was on the line which is much worst. He finished the bridge 4 years late and put an elephant on top for public relationships as in saying nothing is going to bring this thing down after convincing investors that it could be done and that they would make money out of it. It worked, he got out of the railway business and started a steel company. Not an easy life.

He saw the future was in structural steel. You know the first world steel skyscraper is in Chicago made with his steel. And you know what most structures are made of then…steel! His steel. So a lot of structures in the U.S made him one of the most richest people on earth.

What is the psychological profile of a person like this I asked myself? First off is he knew he was intelligent and had to work smart and hard. Confidence. A mentor is key, if he sees those qualities in you to get the job done you yourself gain much more confidence in yourself. A mentality of “Everything is possible” since he did build the bridge when all the people around him said it was impossible so faith and optimism made this guy say screw you I can do it. An incredible drive to succeed that which you have to have the previous qualities since without that confidence, intlligence he would have never been able to convince anybody to put up the money that he didn´t have. Be ballsy, sometimes cunning, ruthless in business and have a vision for the future. And if you are not willing to accept failure, the possibility of failure or failure, it´s impossible to succeed. That´s an axiomatic truth.

Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.