THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

About two decade ago, I watched a Jerry Springer show
(before ongoing sexual content of programming) where
White Supremacists talked about a ‘race war’ coming
to our nation. I sat in prophetic churches and from the
pulpit I heard Pastors assert that Lord Jesus was taking
dominion over politics & every level of power in America.

Christian Evangelicals, the Tea Party and hate groups have
jumped into bed with one another. The realization that whites
are becoming the minority in the United States is behind the
plethera of anti-abortion, anti-birth control measures. The
whites only crowd know that without white babies being born,
they will have a Democratic reign without end.  The thinking
is that Alternative Lifestyles ‘threaten’ procreation hence
they are also declared a ‘threat’ to heterosexual marriages.

The North wind brought contagious hatred in the form of Sarah
Palin. With her, the Republican Party has given way to the Tea
Party. The Tea Party has no problem being anti-immigrant and
overtly racist. The Tea Party absorbed a myriad of white power
groups. They are collective. They are rabid in their hatred for
 anyone without white skin. Attacks on individuals of non-white
 minorities are emboldened.  Right Talk venues promote paranoia.

I suggest to you that the shootings in Wisconsin have Michelle
Bachmann’s fingerprints all over it, with her allegations of the
Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘infiltration’ within high level politics.
 This horrible paranoia of  brown skin has sent the Tea Party
and White Supremists groups to initiate all sorts of legislation
on local & state levels seeking to hamstring majority/minorities
voters; making voting difficult for those who take public
transportation or are too old to have birth certificates. Some
shorten early voter registration on the weekend before the
election vote in which entire black congregations have routinely
voted. College students can no longer present their student IDs.

This multi-headed hydra is what is now The New Republican Party.
Strange brew and strange bedfellows working with one goal: to
retain white superiority in the face of changing statistics against
this in America as well as worldwide. No, these players have not
lost their minds. Rather, they are advancing a unified racist plan.

Alice Parris

GOP DIABOLICS IN PLAY

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU


The GOP fueled by the erratic Tea Party rose to power in 2010 based on
repetitious lies. The promises that they said were their priorities were fictitious.
They swept in countless GOP governors to do the work of taking away rights, services
& sustenance to the families over the which they exerted control in a plethera of states.

In a bizarre campaign promise contradiction, they led with their social agenda. Trying
to destroy unions, women’s rights & college education. All of this done in the name of
Christian values. They are false Christians, not having understood the Beatitudes.

They are so full of hate for President Obama that they have sold their souls in the hating.
It is written, “But he that hateth his brother, is in darkness, and walketh in darkness and
knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness has blinded his eyes.” I John 1:11

Imagine denying a woman the right to choose, forcing her to have a baby, then denying
her the assistance she may need to feed and provide for her child. This will happen if GOP
governors are given “block medicaid funds.” Corrupt governors will just give the money to
their rich donors. How will these children of “rape & incest’ be fed?

Imagine the super rich fortified in their mansions with an arsenal of weapons to shoot any
hungry, roaming masses that have become their victims. Shall we see massive death in
America? Shall we see the middle class homeless? Shall we witness snipers in the ivory
towers of the rich shooting down hungry protesting people? The GOP/Tea Party future
for America is sick and dark.

How long shall the blinded stay blind? How long shall the racist hate, voting against his
own interest? What baby boomer does not have elderly parents on medicare, in assisted
living or nursing homes? These middle-agers will have to pay for the medical care of their
parents who have paid into the social security system their whole lives & got cheated
on medicare to give tax breaks to the rich.

Be afraid. Be very afraid if the GOP have their way. Children, women of reproductive age,
college students, baby boomers & the elderly have to let go of their “fear of a black man”
and begin to see the alternative for what it is: guaranted increase in income for the rich and
for the politicians that make it possible. Heaven help us all, for despair & death is on the
doorstep in America.

Alice Parris

THE FAR RIGHT NEFARIOUS AGENDA

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

Just what have the newly minted Tea Party/Republicans been up to since they were sworn in? Well, one glaring thing is their desire to “take over” a women’s uterus. Do they wish to see all women return to the state of being barefoot and pregnant? What is this absurdity of trying to redefine “rape” or “incest?” What is this attempt to deny a woman, dying from a pregnancy gone wrong, medical care..to have her turned out into the streets? Have these people gone stark raving mad? This seems like a self-fufilling prophecy. Just this summer, the Tea Party bemoaned “Sharia law in America.” THEY are the one’s re-branding it and taking it as their own. They do want religious rule in America, only you’ve got to be a Christian or there is no place at the table. The only people that they want to see have equal rights appear to be heterosexual white males.

I suggest to you that Caucasians in America took a look around and saw that they were not reproducing at the same rates as “minorities.” Then (with a black man in the White House) a fevered push on immigration, guns flying off the shelves, a rise in racist militias, talk of succession & a waxing nostalgic about the Southern Confederacy & the Civil War. (replete with a big ole Scarlett O’Hara bash)

I further suggest to you that the flagrant disrespect towards the POTUS, especially the carrying of open fire arms at an event where he was speaking & the Arizona shooting all stem from the same irrational fear. The fear is of a “colored planet.” We all know that only liberals can tolerate justice and equality for all. Since the President of the United States is obliged to help shape the world, they just have got to get a Republican white man back in there or our country is going straight to perdition! Little matter if Republicans ruined the world’s economy. Now, somehow, Obama did it! No, what he did was win the Presidency fair and square!

It does not matter what President Obama says or does. They have got to take the power back come hell or high water. It doesn’t matter if pregnant women die in the streets, it does not matter how many Hispanics they have to push into the sea, it does not matter how many sick people die, it doesn’t matter how many homeless freeze to death, it doesn’t matter who risks life & limb fighting in wars. It does not matter who gets hurt in this tug of war for power. The only thing that matters is who wins- it is certainly not about fiscal discipline.

Last time that I checked, the Republicans in the Congress couldn’t count the votes prior to taking a vote on the Patriot Act. By the way, the Patriot Act will help protect from foreign & domestic terrorists. Which one of you will be the next to volunteer to be gunned down because nobody knew that a POCKET OF EVIL was fomenting nearby? Tea Party/GOP/bipolar conservative movements, kiss my ass!

Alice Parris

MY CAREER AS A PSYCHIATRIC NURSE IN ARIZONA

Alice Parris-Arizona State Hospital

Alice Parris-Arizona State Hospital

I spent sixteen years of my twenty-five year nursing career as a Psychiatric
Nurse. In Arizona, they call it Behavioral Health. I worked in private facilities
for adolescents, where they had a private chef, to registry work with adults-
also in private Behavioral Health facilities, to the Arizona State Hospital where
I worked on all of its Forensic Units. I spent more time in Geriatric Forensic and
Adolescent Forensic than I spent with adults. Any call-offs by scheduled Registered
Nurses could mean that any nurse could be floated to any unit at anytime.

When I first went to the State Hospital, as a registry nurse, I admit that I
was terrified by the looks in the eyes of the patients. We would describe it
as “looking off.” I spent my first day grateful to be in the medication room
preparing medications and not on the floor being terrified. Patients would cue
up to receive scheduled medications at a door at the med room which had a top
that could open, while the bottom of the door was locked. This was to prevent the
possibility of a newly admitted patient from charging at the medication nurse.
A staff member stood beside the patient to help identify them, many or most had
removed their admission wrist bands.

I cannot describe the first few minutes of that first day, starting with the
sound of doors being locked behind me. Fear welled up inside of me. By the end
of the first day, I had been chased around the unit by a new patient (who had
been in and out of physical restraints all day.) New patients were not stabilized
on their medications and staff did not know their “cuing behaviors.” Cuing behaviors
are predictable movements within certain patients that would proceed an attack on
other patients or staff member-such as pacing, increased verbal assaults, facial
expressions. As a medication nurse, the faster a nurse could draw up IM medications,
the safer the staff would be. Staff would dislike a “slow nurse” who put them at risk.

Chaos could break out at any time, over anything. When one patient “blew” it was
like the popping of popcorn; others would follow suit. Soon a “riot” would have
broken out on a unit. One of the jobs of the floor staff was to monitor for cuing
behavior and when observed, notify the charge nurse or med nurse so an oral liquid
form of the medication could be offered to the patient. If the patient refused, it
would more than likely lead to a “show-down” and sadly, physicians orders for a
Seclusion and Restraint would be issued for the patient, so that they could receive
their medications IM. Seclusions and Restraints follow strict safety guidelines for
the patients: continuous monitoring of vital signs, bathroom needs and a re-assessment
for compliance every two hours. Remember at a state facility, if compliant per
verbal agreement, the patients were allowed back into the general population. Many
of these patients had already had a brush with the law or community and were determined
to be a danger to themselves or to others. Some were petitioned and some were court
ordered until “competency” could be established (if facing legal charges.) Some patients
could not understand the charges against them and had to be prepared to go before a judge
by virtue of role-play undertaken by professionals.

Malingerers, who had broken the law, but were there to avoid “real jail” were easily
weeded out by behaviors. Occassionally, a patient had become so “institutionalized,”
that they were terrified of leaving a “step-down” unit and going into a monitored
living environment outside of the high metal fences and barbed wire. Such a patient
could easily try to “cheek” their medication as to allow the fullness of their mental
illness to resurface. By “cheeking” I mean not swallowing their medication-hiding them
in the mouth, until they could “stock-pile” it.( which in itself is dangerous should
the patient decide to try an attempt at suicide.) Not taking medication would lead to
the de-stabilization of the patient. Erratic behavior and violence were not far behind.
There was a protocol to ensure that patients could not “cheek” their meds. Every now and
again, a patient would “outfox” the staff, anyway. Every shift that a mental health
professional stepped onto the floor of a Forensic Unit was an act of courage and bravery.

It is needful to make a distinction between “non seriously mentally ill” and “seriously
mentally ill.” Also, to make a distinction between someone with suicidal ideation versus
homicidal ideation. “Non seriously mentally ill” could be cyclothymic, bipolar along with
personality disorders. Also, poor impulse control, poor insight in various combinations.
Seriously mentally ill, could cover the gamut: sociopaths (antisocial personality disorders)
with homicidal ideation, Paranoid Schizophrenia; a combination of diagnosises rendering them
incapable of holding down a job. I believe that many homeless in Arizona are mentally
ill. They fell through the “criteria-cracks.” They were too ill to get out of the relentless sun in the summer where dozens yearly would die from heat stroke. The summer before I left Arizona, the good citizens went around to the homeless passing out bottles of water. I often wondered why emergency lodging was not provided for these people, for the water would run out. They looked too shabby or scary to hang out in the air-conditioned mall. They would more than likely be chased away by mall security for frightening the shoppers and ruining their spending day.

While the conversation ensues about guns and the mentally ill, it is my belief that people who display poor impulse control, who hate & fear are just as dangerous as the seriously mentally ill, in a “perfect storm. It is my concern that people who are not knowledgeable about the differing degrees of mental illness do not put everybody into one lump. There are “Patient’s Rights” to consider. The mentally ill have these rights, as well they should. In Arizona, there is petitioning process available. I suspect that those who observed Jared’s behavior were afraid of him. They would be afraid to petition him, even his parents were probably justifiably afraid of him. They would not want the repercussions of having petitioned him not knowing what he might do when he came out. Most of the community probably recognized the possibility that he had “homicidal ideation.” Police can be called in to pick up and take to an assessment facility those who need mental health services but are not willing to seek them on their own.The criteria in Arizona is “danger to self or danger to others.” Someone could have called the police anonymously to ask them to monitor a person behaving strangely within their neighborhood or community.

It is my hope that this blog will help America not to further stigmatize people who have already been stigmatized. Americans always seem to need a new underdog to kick-about. I hear the words, “nuts” and “crazies” bandied about. It is NOT OKAY! Rather use the terms “disturbed” or “seriously mentally ill.” Talk about “suicidal or homocidal ideation.” I pray that the people who are seeking a solution, find an effective, compassionate way to deal with mental illness as it relates to gun ownership. We do not need any more cruelty in our minds or our conversations. We do not need those in need of our help to
be hiding fearfully in the shadows. We do not need the seriously mentally ill to feel paranoid about being discussed in a perceived “threatening” way. This might prove counterproductive. All of the seriously mentally ill are not in “the system.” Our civility in this specific matter, itself, could save lives.

Alice Parris

DANCING HEARTS ARE STILL REMEMBERED

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU


Lavender-turquoise-salmon sea shells
jangling from cherry-red hip scarves.
Yellow, red, orange & brown crisp leaves

blowing on a near-frost morn, circling
around sensible shoes for painful arches.

Dancing feet are still remembered.

Gone are the tinkling sound of anklets
above Aboriginal feet. Pages slowly yellow.
Turkey oven mitts replace youthful hands.

Hippie graveyards are filling quickly this season.
Blood medicated to move through more efficiently,
even though aging bodies move like a sea of slugs.

Mescaline revelations are a vague notion, now.
Desert moons whispered their neon-wisdoms.
Now, the rumble announces a newly deafening ear.

Dancing minds are still remembered.

Love for humanity was poured out like LSD
upon this generation of seekers. Quietly, they
have been taken away; one by one. The world
is the poorer for it; with its fierce anal pincers.

Dancing hearts are still remembered.

Alice Parris

*Plucked from my poetry archive

ALICE PARRIS PROPHECY OF 2010 IN REVIEW

Before I receive the prophecy for 2011, which could concern the world or myself personally-I do not know, I thought that I would re-focus on the one of two paragraphs that contained the prophecy for 2010. I believe that we have seen these things in the face of a resurgence in cholera in Haiti, polio in Africa, drug-resistant malaria in Asia, human cross-over of bird flu, bedbug infestations in the finest dwellings in the U.S. We have seen this prophecy in Tsunamis & earthquakes world-wide. We have seen trained animals attack and kill their trainers in increasing numbers. We have seen the revolt of nature, the introduction of plagues, the cruelty of man against man on the rise.

Increased economic disaster will lead to suffering which will corrode the moral fiber of those who suffer. Crime will ensue. Those comfortable in their insulated lives might find themselves the targets of brand new criminals. Home foreclosures have led to abandoned animals. Many abandoned animals now roam neighborhoods in packs feasting off of road kill. Dogs such as these attacked and bit my eighty-five year old mother as she took her morning walk in Hilton Head, South Carolina. She had to get a tetanus shot and a series of rabies shots. There are rabid raccoons in Hilton Head. Gratefully, she survived the bite and the series of shots.

The devolved will evolve with a new ‘survival-mode mentality.” The heartless will not recognize these changes until they are car-jacked or kidnapped from their lovely cars and homes. When human lives have been dismissed as “too expensive” in favor of the study of algae, as in “Christian” Governor Jan Brewer’s Arizona. Solar energy should always rule the day, with that relentless Arizona sun. President Obama cannot be blamed for everything that happens. He is not and has never has been black Jesus, nor is he the incarnation of historic “evil men.” Those who are disappointed that he is just human, well too damn bad!

March 15th, 2010 entry entitled, BRACE YOURSELVES:

“There will be an increase in clusters of populations all over the globe that are taken out every single day. We shall hear of both great and small passing from this world. The suffering, the aimless and the dispossessed will be taken earlier on. There will be great infirmities: malignancies, heart failures and auto-immune disorders. Many will wish to exit this planet of pain, but they will not be able to. The elements will be a continuous drain on finances worldwide. Calamities shall strike by virtue of nature “going rogue,” as well as cruelty from one human being to another.”

Alice Parris

CANNIBAL MOTHER

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CANNIBAL MOTHER

Your tail sweeps & lashes, gathering the children
you once suckled. It was you who caused the world
to see their beauty & magnificence because of the

justice embodied by your celebrated statue of liberty.

They were proud of their mother, who was hailed
throughout the earth. Your laws were righteous.
Your children fought wars to protect you, cannibal
mother. Their sweat spilled while tilling your grounds.

Little did they know, that you would seek out each
wounded child for a bloody sacrifice at the altar of
your new, strangely-twisted, lethal, grinding-jaws

Virtue departed as your lips parted to shred your own
children. Surely, you had tricked them into thinking
themselves safe from your newly carniverous appetites.

What do you have to show for your once opened arms &
suckled breast? You have sunk to the ground, with scales
like the leviathan; a Biblical creature of fear and loathing.

Skies cry in torrents for you, cannibal mother. None else
will. All the world watches as you cannibalize yourself. No
civilized society can chew up & swallow their own progeny.

Now, your fierce, scaled children slither reptilian-like upon

your grounds, and you are no longer a beacon of light to the
world. You will not take your blood-thirst to another planet.
Higher intelligence withstands you. You are considered a virus,

now, cannibal mother. You are not welcome anywhere else.

Alice Parris

PROPHECY: ENOUGH ROPE TO HANG THEMSELVES

It is almost time for the pendulum to swing again. When it does, the Republican/Conservative/Tea Party Movement will start to pay for their deeds of treating the first black President of the United States as a leper. They will pay for treating Hispanics and Muslims as lepers. They will pay for treating the despised, disenfranchised, dispossessed and poor as lepers.( Proverbs Ch 22 vs 16.) Their actions have nothing to do with God. (Isaiah 58 vs 6,7) Who would want to serve their Christian God? They have become a stumbling block for the gospel of Jesus Christ. They have kept countless thousands of people from experiencing a personal relationship with God. If they knew God at all, they would know that it is His express desire that all men would come to dwell with Him.

They have used God’s name as a shield to cloak their hideousness. They will pay dearly for these things; to start shortly but continue until Divine Justice has been satisfied. They created the rope and the gallows to hang others. Upon this same rope and gallows, they themselves, will be hung. They are the spiritual Hamans of our day. They plot for position and power, but are not sanctioned by God.( Esther Ch 7 vs 10.) Proverbs ch.16 vs 25 says that, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

God has heard the imprecatory prayers against the President. He has seen these same people sit in the pews where their pastors preached hate. He has heard their plans and conspiracies-not for what is righteous-but for earthly power. He has heard their racial slurs. He has seen their secret lives. He has seen their love of money. He has seen money change hands in order for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. He has seen all the children of color upon the earth maligned. Did He not make all men? These afronts come before Him in the prayers of the needy, not the greedy. He had given those with dirty hands, a season to repent of their hatred towards their fellow human beings. They have not repented. He has spoken. The destroying angel has been dispatched and has marked those to be destroyed in God’s wrath. Watch, therefore, and see what the Lord will do.

Alice Parris

IF CONSERVATIVES WIN, THEY WILL STILL LOSE

I have never seen a more soulless, selfish, greedy, opportunistic lot than these. If they are not bigoted, then the are stupid enough to think that they are smart enough to take the reins, again. Look at their leaders. They believe that they have perfected the art of the “untruth.” This has been their aspiration. What will they do when and if the country votes them in as the majority in the midterm elections? The Republicans tried to usurp the Tea Party Movement. The old adage, ” …if you can’t lick ’em, then join ’em…” has rung true. But, where are their principles? Where is their truth? What is their plan? ( other than to undo Obama) He is just too “uppity” for the likes of this group. 

They cannot use Republican fiscal wisdom, for it has cost this nation its wealth. They use ant-logic. That’s right, ant-logic. They work in tandum for the common good of their colony: undermining everything that the Obama administration has done. They have to protect their queen (Palin) so that they can last long enough to vanquish this country. Then, they will flee to their private hideaways…far away from the hungry, angry, looting masses that are sure to emerge if the “Cons” get back  in charge.  That’s why they are cleaning their guns!  The plan is f— the poor, the hungry, the homeless and non-whites. If they come into our part of town,  we’ll just shoot ’em. 

Rush Limbaugh loves his money. He spins the facts feverishly, every day. He probably laughs at night at how he has spun gold out of straw and created a nation of “ditto-head-zombies”  Sarah Palin is inarticulate and void of knowledge. She has a flair and that is about it. She can whip up a lynch mop as easily as she whips up an omlette. She loves being nouveau riche more than she loves Alaska and this country. Cheney is being kept alive as a cyborg. They will bring him back to life when they need a figurehead without a heart.  Glenn Beck shits gold bars. That is why he cries all the time. Ouch!

Michelle Bachmann is finally queen of something and it ain’t of hearts. She is a waste basket for the wasted minds of the Tea Party. McConnell aka “the turtle” & Boehner aka “the tan man” feel that they will be successful in their bid for control. What was it that Demint said about Obama’s “Waterloo?” Ouch!  Alvin Green is the anomoly that Demint has engineered to get him re-elected. I think that everyone should vote for Alvin Greene! Hahahah. 

Arpaio & Tancredo stepped out of a old Western movie. They are nothing more than modern day gun-slingers. They are beyond the laws of the land. They will make up their own rules as they go along.  Arpaio has gotten away with murder for thirty years. Arpaio & Tancredo are like older, stodgier versions of  Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday. They are gunning for the immigrants.  Can anyone say, “The Reckoning?”

All sarcasm aside, all of the aforementioned people have reached the apex of  the ridiculous.  A political party has become more dysfunctional than a reality show. Now that Delay has “danced with the stars,” we have seen the “inner Conservative.”   Ostriches, get your head out of your asses and make sure that these circus freaks do not have a chance to give us the ” the royal screw.” It is written in their crib-notes.  Don’t change horses now.  Beware of the horse,”The Big Payback.”

 

Alice Parris

 

 

MEDIA POWER

WILL THE REAL BABYLONIAN SOOTHSAYERS PLEASE STAND  UP?

Who has the greatest power in all the world? Who can make a prince rakish and cause a princess to fall to her knees? Who is greatly feared by politicians, celebrities, and leaders? Who can overtly or subliminally penetrate your day -time thoughts with images that produce hellish nightmares?. Who can show us limbless soldiers and skeletons popping out of coffins upon a sea of murky misery without concern; oblivious to the power of these images to instantly de-range the mind? Who can judge the famous prior to a court hearing and declare them guilty? Who can isolate and marginalize segments of our society with a few words and a few images?

I am sure that by now you know who can make a president a person of loathing no matter what he truly believes. The media can do these things because we have allowed them to. We are afraid of them. They wield the power to make or break anyone, anytime, anywhere. The media have become the soothsayers of our times. Very few question their prognostications after the pundits have extrapolated and peddled their latest books. We are convinced by the “sincere” news commentator who is ready to put on his boxing gloves and fight any and every body who does not conform to his sense of morality. (All the while shamelessly hawking t-shirts and books.)

The worst culprits of all are the paparazzi. Who really killed Princes Diana? Who makes celebrities wish that they were anonymous and even homeless? Who has turned talented and naturally attractive people into “gods and goddesses” by virtue of their beautiful photographs? Being an idol in this day and age is a very risky thing. Idols are falling. Who is bringing them down? The very same people who built them up. Why are so many people afraid of these stalkers? They peddle celebrities; causing them to have to have numerous bodyguards to protect them from the people that have been whipped into a frenzy because of the latest photos of them. Oh, how they love to see the big star have a public melt-down. Bleary-eyed, teary-eyed stars are visible in a half a dozen magazines, when all regular people want to do is to buy some groceries. Are we dealing with seared consciences at large and in charge?

The question is not why the media has unbridled power, but rather why has the average Joe puts up with it? Why haven’t a sea of diverse people risen up and said, “enough is enough. If you do not have any new news, then stop barraging us with the same old news clips 24/7.” This of course, will not happen. All of these things are driven by mammon. Brow- beating the famous pays well. What will bring change? My prediction is that the predictions of the Babylonian Soothsayers shall fail: the idols are falling like Dagon, before the living God.

Published at www.aliceparris.com. Written in 2005; its truth not diminished in time.