“Jerks Out o’ The Box!”

It’s Friday, Yay!

Y’all still reading and breathing with me?!?  “Hallelujah!”  (Any of y’all remember “Bootsy”!?)  TGIF!  Thank You …

Can you believe how far “back” down humanity is falling?  Don’t we have a choice anymore?!  Every time “we” turn around, here comes another “jerk out of the box”!!  The sad thing is that so many … way too many … including Russian soldiers were killed and left on the streets of Ukraine to rot!!  The mayor of one Ukrainian city said, “To leave these bodies on our streets like this is not normal!”  Imagine “normal” …

Can you imagine a teenage Ukrainian boy watching his mother burn alive in front of his face?  He had been hit by shrapnel and could not walk …  He was rescued alive.  This is how the Russian dictator runs HIS things.  Clearly, “it” has no regard for ANYONE else!!  Do you know people like this who try to use you and … then when done … try to discard you like a piece of trash!!?  These people are like “jerks out o’ the box”!  Unfortunately, those fake “tough guys” in Congress are afraid of having an African American woman in “the highest court in the land”!  But wait, did you understand that SC Justice’s wife – Mrs. Thomas – also tried to coerce Mark Meadows, #45’s right-hand man, NOT to allow Congress to confirm the 2020 election results!!?  Does any one of you have a wife (or husband!) like this?!?  How about a “friend” like this?!?  Trust me, it can be traumatizing!!

As one of the most dedicated “lawyers” continues to interview for the remaining seat in the Supreme Court, many of the ReTrumplicans are attacking Judge Jackson like she is “the boogie man”!  How dare she outshine those … those … call them what they are now … “jerks out o’ the box”!?!  Who does SHE think she is?!?  Understand these frightened “little men” who fear that their “race” … OMG … is losing ground in populating the States … maybe the Earth!  THAT’S what the problem is!!  How could Judge Jackson, or any woman, let alone an African American woman, hold a position in government that is higher than any of them.  Enter another jerk … Sen. Hawley … who tries to stoke fear in EVERYBODY’S heart when he insinuates that Judge Jackson would be lenient on “child pornography” defendants!!  Stupidity at its “best” (or worst, in this case) is being displayed, as if Judge Jackson ain’t a woman who has children, too!  But wait … says Ted Cruz … let me ask her about critical race theory!??  That didn’t work either as indicated by Judge Jackson’s response that “she hadn’t read those books he named and that CRT had NOTHING to do with her job”!!

Don’t look in the background as North and South Korea test intercontinental missiles while Putin attempts to bully Ukraine into submission!!  What kind of world is this where so-called “leaders” are threatening to … DESTROY the Planet?!?  I’ll say it again, I am a social activist, anti-racist, and a learning facilitator and I choose to define myself … not wait for “someone” to say that I matter and tell me what I should do to attempt to “Save the Planet”.  I can’t sit by idly and watch “us” destroy ourselves!! 

“Raise your words, not your voice.  It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder …”   – Rumi  (Thanks to a young man I met named “Riley” who said that these words remind him of me …)


John I. Cook, Director

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I Bet You Weren’t Expecting This!!

Happy Friday …  There but for the grace of God go I … er .. uh … us!  So, TGIF!  ‘Nuff said!  I want to thank you Heavenly Creature … for shining your light on me!

What a world we have today, heh?!?  I never thought there would be a World War III, and especially not in my lifetime!  How about you?  Well … Surprise!  Surprise!  Surprise!!  I am sure most of us remember when the Russian Regime with Lavrov serving as “liar in chief” for Putin and how they were invited to the White House by #45!?!!  That was when they made a complete mockery of the United States government.  The second time was when #45 stated to the WORLD from Helsinki that Putin said …  and it doesn’t matter what followed.  Now, I know that many of us don’t trust government PERIOD … but why would someone TRUST Putin?!?  On the world stage, that idiot #45 gave Putin’s Russia the green light.

So, now we can see what is in Putin’s mind … Death and Destruction! Each time that I check the news regarding Ukraine, I am riveted to my seat and cannot believe that we are witnessing this lack of humanitarianism in this day and age …  Peace be still …  Yes, this is how aggressive, egotistical, non-leaders prepare for extermination, self-destruction, and the like!  For sure, I am like most of us are though I care a lot about human beings, our Planet, and the outcome of this drama!

If you can’t find a good reason to “love thy neighbor as thyself” these days, then I think that we are beyond help …  Please prove me wrong …


John I. Cook, Director

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The Protean Self

Happy Friday, Yay!!

At least “Fridays” can still be comparatively peaceful for now over here …  So TGIF with me if you feel up to it!!  TGIF!

Welp, it looks like we may be seeing World War III in our lifetimes!!  How exciting?!!!  NOT!!  Is this what leadership looks like?!?  Freakin’ humanity is on the verge of collapse and “humans” are still fighting over land that belongs to the inhabitants thereof, and this imaginary thing we whipped up called “money”!!  Ask the Russian oligarchs … or the “American Family” that are wannabee oligarchs!!  How do we individual “nobodies” fare in a drama-filled existence on the planet Earth?!?  Adjust and adapt!  With the hunger for one’s control over another as “the game” goes, we have lost sight of the value of sincere yet basic human communications and relationships.  Enter, the “protean man” (sorry ladies!) or the “protean self”.  As time progressed and this concept became more widespread, it was later renamed “the protean self”.

One of the good friends I’ve made along the journey has a similar take on the situation as I do: “Survival of the Fittest”.  In looking at how “misinformation” and “disinformation” are being spun all over the place, like Russia saying that it did NOT attack Ukraine, one has to be sharp, logical, self-knowledgeable, etcetera, to NOT get drawn into one of these “rabbit holes”!  In the household that I grew up in, mis- and disinformation were the same – A LIE!  And let me tell you something, my Dad aka “Big Ike” didn’t like lies …  Imagine a world without lies!!  It sickens me how a “leader” can command soldiers to kill civilians, including women and children, and blow up hospitals, gun down families trying to escape this lunacy, and then have his “mouthpiece”, Serge Lavrov, tell the WORLD that what they see with their own eyes is NOT taking place.

It makes me chuckle sometimes as I see remarks about how corrupt government is.  Most “people” don’t even know why and how let alone where early forms of “government” were established in regards to western civilization.  Governments developed from the feudal system in Europe to protect “citizens” from thieves, murderers, and the like found on the outskirts of fiefs controlled by feudal lords.  The earliest forms of government collected taxes from the serfs and peasants in exchange for protection.  So, now we don’t want government in any form, right?!?  Do we WANT anarchy?  (I bet you’ll say “yes” if you have a few firearms at home.)  Can you say “real savage” with me, perhaps “uncivilized”?  I hope not …

The “protean self” cannot be discovered in books, lectures, classes, or webinars.  The “protean self” is developed by a person who realizes that change is omnipresent, deceit and lies have become manipulative tools for leaders, and one needs to learn and understand human nature.  The future of humanity depends on our ability to navigate through these troubling times!  What say you?  (Feel free to reply on the blog!)


John I. Cook, Director

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And Just Like That . . .

Happy Friday!  There … I said it!  And I got the “TGIF” for all of us today!  TGIF!!

Sometimes, it becomes tiring to deal with the nonsense and negativity of some humans.  I try not to judge, but to listen to a grown-up yell out disrespectfully while the President of her country is making the “State of the Union” address is so disheartening.  This seems ridiculous even for a high school student!  But here, we have a woman showing her last drop of decency go down the drain …  And some folks in Congress even dare to question the character and background of the President’s recent nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court while sitting next to this buffoon styled moron!  The hypocrisy is horrific, the disrespect is intolerable, yet this type of behavior continues in the People’s House!!

As I matured in life (aka got older!), I realized that just as someone can get caught up in a downward spiral in life, one can also get caught up in the natural uplifting spiral!  That not only raises our own vibrations but … I believe … that “upward spiral” is unlimited.  You see, that spiral is not one based on how much one has “acquired” (money, property, yachts …) in this “man-made world”, but is based on positive vibration!  Have you ever thought about that in making your choices in life?  I mean, it’s only logical or “natural law” that the higher more positive vibration would yield and attract MORE positive vibrations!!  One just has to get on that “frequency”, if you know what I mean.  And just like that …

Those of you who may be new to “EE” should know that the entity also strongly emphasizes the development of “spiritual health”, which is different from “church”.  THIS is an inside job that I usually achieve through meditation.  This is why I often choose NOT to be around the drama-oriented, toxic, and destructive types of humans.  As I often share with my readers, I seek to be the best, most positive, and contributory person that I can be!  Notice … I didn’t say “better than you”!  This is where people get “life” twisted and over-emphasize the competitive nature of the human acquisition of “things”.  This is when people do the unimaginable … like bomb churches, schools, civilian dwellings …  All of that negative energy can only take “you” and humanity DOWN!!

In closing, I would like to “thank” those of us who embraced the intentions of Black History Month.  Yes, and I’m “black” according to society’s color definition 24 hours of EVERY DAY!  THAT’S why I keep my vibration “lifted”!  Try it … you might like it!  A special thanks to friends and foes alike for helping me get here!  The journey continues …


John I. Cook, Director

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