When I hitchhiked across the
United States in
1987 one of the many interesting places that I ran into was . California Los Angeles
stand out in my mind. Actually those were the only two locations I actually
visited. I had what was called an Ameripass from the Greyhound Bus Company. I
only hitch hiked where it was legal. I didn't want to wind up in jail in some
wretched place far from family and friends. The Ameripass allowed one to ride
the Greyhound all you wanted for a period of one month. Many a night in my
journey I slept traveling the highways of these stolen lands. It was on the
Greyhound that I rode up U.S. Highway 1 on the left coast of the San Francisco .
In my opinion some of the most beautiful scenery of this land. Especially if the
ocean thrills you. So in United States
I was cautious and stayed on the bus not wanting to hitch hike the long trek. Cali
The City of
was of course
purchased with the blood of the peaceful indigenous peoples who lived there. Thus
it bears the Spanish name. I once read the history of how the Spaniard enslaved
the Native population. Cruel as their English kindred in the East and in every
way just as evil. City of Angels
would be more appropriate title based on the oppressive action of the invaders.
So like many things in Devils
the name is an outright lie. Just like America Philadelphia,
the City of ,
has the infamous distinction of dropping two bombs upon the Move home.
You can take the Bible and come in Jesus name, if you don't have Love you
are nothing. I Corinthians, chapter 13 for book, chapter and verse for that
one. So am I calling all these slave owners Satanic? You got it. But some will
whine in defense that slaves are to be obedient to their masters. That is true.
But put it into the context of the Word of God. The command to 'Love Thy
Neighbor' supersedes all commands being the second greatest. So brutal chattel
slavery is an offense to Almighty God. And without doubt anybody, regardless of
what they claim, who practices such atrocities are not acting in Love. If you
think you can own slaves, beat them, rape them and sell them on the auction
block and be pleasing to God, then we serve different gods. It's as simple as
that. Brotherly Love
I was hitch hiking in
when an Asian man pulled his car over. He promptly identified himself as a
Buddhist. Then he informed me that he was seeking knowledge and that he wanted
to experience homosexuality. He wanted to know if I'd like to go to a
hotel room with him to have sex. Generously he offered to pay for the bill. He
had a wife at home and didn't want her to know about his religious
enlightenment. I promptly said "no" and quickly found myself to the
trolley. I didn't pay the fare. The whole system to me was confusing being
accustomed to the mass transit system of San Francisco . Better believe it that in Babylon Central
they make you pay upfront before you get on the train or bus. The open air car of the trolley eventually
wound up passing by the bus station where I exited. From there it was a simple
matter to get on the Greyhound bus and it's refuge. New
So what does this have to do about home? It was written by the ocean on the wall in
. It was
spray painted sloppily in white letters. "HOME IS WHERE I WANT TO
BE". I pray that tonight that you are in your home. Many people live and
never have a home. So many homes are stolen away by greedy men. So many homes
are destroyed by the hostility of war. Millions of houses so few homes. San Francisco
What is my home like? Home is a place of peace. Home is definitely a place full of Love. I am reminded of how Paul and Silas sung hymns to God while in jail. If you know Jesus, the real Jesus, he can lead you to a home. Any place can be made pleasant. I recall many good laughs in psychiatric hospitals. True seekers are after all only strangers and pilgrims in this world. 1 Peter 2:11. So then should we give up the struggle for righteousness for some pie in the sky halleluiah home to come. No! Quite contrary we should fight with every fiber of our being to make this Earth as much like Home, our Home as we can. We owe that to ourselves, to our God and to those who live on this Earth.
I hope you find "Turn A Page or Two" to be a home away from home. Please feel free to add comments. Just be respectful and more importantly truthful.
Signing off for now,
John "FeatherLeaf" Kaniecki
Check out my story. "More Than The Madness"
Check out my story. "More Than The Madness"