Of Bullets and Benjamins

We are a nation held captive by terrorists who are wealthy and white. They fund the campaigns of their puppets who no longer pretend to bring forth a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The less-than-1%, moneyed marionettes hold the strings of ownership over the Supreme Court, the Congress, the Executive branch, and deep into America’s local governments.

The country’s “economic elite” provide seed money in the elections of their faithful plutocratic pawns. They also fund directors, managers, commissioners, administrators, officers, supervisors, presidents, governors, mayors, vice something of this and that, along with anyone and everyone who will bow to the thousands of Benjamins placed onto bare palms. The polished, purchased politicians oversee the masses to create a world that hath no benefit to the greater society as a whole.

This dystopian vision of the funding overlords includes plans to crush the underserved populace by defunding education and build more prisons. The overreach of the rich has reduced this nation to further fecundity of armaments. Through the idiotic spectacle of a Presidential run, this thinly veiled agenda to own America becomes clear to the educated. And it is for this reason that education must be owned by the uber-elites.

Super Donors 2016 – “One tenth of 1% of American taxpayers who work in finance have roughly quintupled their share of the country’s income,” and most use their money to buy the government influence that keeps regulations on their wealth at bay and strives to annihilate the middle-class “entitlement” programs.

Young white male terrorists brandish guns under the guise of their 2nd Amendment Constitutional Right and do their part to keep everyone in fear by stalking the schools. The answer, squawk the Hawks: “Arm the teachers!”

Turn the channel from Fox News to Nox Fews to watch North Korea’s horror display of military might. Juxtapose this to the potential insanity of a Trump-like American President. Would this not lead to the pestilence of crazed humanity feeding off of Gaia to wipe itself out in one fell swoop?

©2011 David C. Pearson, M.D

©2011 David C. Pearson, M.D

Advertisements

About danaj33

I have been teaching in the Broadcast Electronic Media Art department at City College of San Francisco since 2001. I was a part-time faculty member until 2009 when I became full-time. My career as an audio engineer spans 27 years since the first day I began to record and mix songs on my Tascam PortaStudio (cassetter 4-track) in the early 80's while attending college at UC Berkeley. I formed a couple of bands and sang lead (sometimes playing rhythm guitar) until 1988 when I discovered that the "behind-the-scenes" tech realm was much more to my liking. I love how an audio engineer controls the ENTIRE sound mix, and not just one's own instrument. I then began a career as a live sound engineer in earnest and have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe as front-of-house sound engineer for a multitude of bands on various record labels (most notably "Medicine" on American Recordings) and have been a staff engineer at the venerable Bottom of the Hill nightclub since their inception in 1991. The club and its staff are like family. I have maintained a live sound production company since 1989 called dcj Productions that has provided sound to the Bay Area community (mostly in the non-profit sector) in both large outdoor sound events as well as nightclubs and music halls. In 1991, I started recording bands on an 8-track Tascam TSR-8 analog tape recorder and moved into the digital realm in 1993 to 16-tracks of Alesis ADAT connected to a Soundcraft Ghost console in my home studio. In 1995, I advanced to Pro Tools and have been recording exclusively digital ever since, combining audio skills in sound for film as a location recordist as well as an engineer in post-production sound design and mixing. I remained "strictly analog" in my live sound mixing until just this past year (2012). Now that one can obtain a decent, live sound digital mixer at an affordable price, it was high time to check out digital for live. I now have a Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 to work on with my students to give them much needed hands-on experience with a digital console. I co-owned and ran APG Records & APG Studios, an SF record label and recording studio, from 1999 - 2004 which had a distribution deal through EMI. The company folded in 2004. I continue to record music and engineer live performances at many Bay Area venues in addition to full-time teaching at CCSF. In 2001, I was hired to the part-time faculty at City College of San Francisco in the Broadcast Electronics Media Arts department where I have taught many of the classes including Digital Media Skills (BCST119), Basic Audio Production (BCST120), Digital Audio Production (BCST124), Sound Recording Studio (BCST125), Sound For Visual Media (BCST126), Advanced Sound Recording (BCST127), Sound Reinforcement (BCST128), Audio for the Web (BCST135), Video for the Web (BCST136), and Field Video Production (BCST145). I have also taught classes in sound design, audio for animation and games, music video, and computer applications at Art Institute of California-San Francisco, Globe Recording Institute, and Laney College in Oakland, CA. A few CCSF Projects: - Produced a promotional video for the Math department Bridge Program titled "Quadratic Rap". - Produced a new employee orientation video for the Human Resources department at CCSF - Coordinated audio for camera - SF Mayoral Debate, Fall 2011 - Coordinator of Audio Industry Advisory Panel for BEMA, Fall 2011 - Co-Coordinator of Video Industry Advisory Panel for BEMA, Spring 2012 Outside Affiliations: - past Vice President and Interim President Board of Directors - Bay Area Girls Rock Camp - past volunteer/contributor to Women's Audio Mission - past member Bay Area Women in Media and Film - current member of Audio Engineering Society - current Board of Directors for Camp Reel Stories
This entry was posted in Education, People, Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Of Bullets and Benjamins

  1. Pingback: Of Bullets and Benjamins_Take 2 | Dana J

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s