College Admission Scandal (2019)


Song – Timbuk3 ~ “The Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)”

Ferrelux Blog Quote: Exercitatio Optimus Es Magister (Practice Is The Best Teacher)

So actresses Felicity Huffman & Lori Laughlin were among the 23 or so privileged parents caught up in this year’s school cheating scandal, and became the butt of jokes all over. Like we don’t know people of privilege actually cheat in life by using their financial power & influence to get ahead. It impacted the less fortunate students who were most deserving to get into those colleges. So many of us back in the day felt we were cheated in some way from great opportunities in like manner. I was lucky to get what I got without a very light skin tone or a whole lot of money. I know the people (even to this day) who I came across in life that were more privileged, felt threatened because I was really the more competent one. When you’re in an honors classroom or prestigious competition and some under-privileged Black person there is outshining your kid, I guess you would need to pay people to socially promote your child because he or she is too slow or dumb. My Alpha-Female career was noticeable since grade school. I was always one of the top children scoring high on exams, athletic stuff, arts& crafts, science projects, etc. I did not need to cheat, especially when you grow up watching The Super Friends, Spiderman & His Amazing Friends, Dungeons & Dragons, Galtar, Conan The Adventurer, G.I. Joe, He-Man, She-Ra, Thundercats, Saber-Rider & The Star Sheriffs, Voltron, Transformers, Robotech, Silver Hawks, Spiral Zone, M.A.S.K, Bionic Six, Jem & the Holograms, C.O.P.S, Bravestarr, The Pirates of Dark Water, Visionaries, Vytor & other relevant cartoons at the time properly training you. So you can imagine as time goes on how upset one would be to discover that mediocrity is what many people prefer. They’re not interested in an actual competent Physician, News Broadcaster, Teacher, Scientist, Financial Analyst, Mechanic, Engineer, Computer Technician, Crime Detective, etc. As soon as you put someone like that around them, there is an agenda to get them out of the place in favor of somebody they feel more comfortable around. And by comfortable, they mean someone they can hang out at a classless bar with, be lewd with, have sex with, carry on like a fool around, and so on. And as soon as something goes wrong in life, they’re looking to put the blame on that person and hurt their career. Well, had you hired the right person to begin with, and kept things professional, there wouldn’t have been a problem. When I hear these cases, I don’t feel sorry for them, I bet you had the right person there at one point, but because so and so couldn’t have his or her way with them or just didn’t like the person, they conspired to get him or her fired or you created a hostile work environment to get the person to leave, compromising their right to make a living. Some of you may have experienced that, I know I have. So back to this school cheating scandal, that’s how people’s lives get affected when you’re not very rich, and we ‘the less fortunate’ GET EXCITED when they get caught & exposed. LIKE YOU, there were opportunities I was denied even though I qualified (to this day) because someone wanted to let prejudice get in the way. So what do people like us do? We get off the scene, quietly build & grow, get involved in some unorthodox things, privately operate underground like Punk & Heavy Metal Music with our team & audience around it, biding our time, then re-surface like GODZILLA, out of nowhere being this competitive threat stomping around your global commercial neighborhood. We have all our shit together, we aren’t going away, we figured out their weaknesses already and we’re operating like a fucking Hydra from Greek mythology; you broke off one arm of the movement, BUT, it grows back Motherfucker! And we’re Renegades running our own shit, we don’t give a fuck about joining your corporate recruitment program. So when YOU are getting passed over, remember, you’re probably the more competent ones & you should be talking to another REJECT like yourself. Remember we’re the Bad Guys to THEM. They’re the Ones with the ruling empire and all the wealth, power & protection. And like those cartoons from our era, YOU figure out a plan to undermine your foe anticipating all the moves they might make that you can counter, launch YOUR attack successfully like Lotor and his alien fleet moving in on Planet Aris with the ominous theme music behind you & claim your rightful place when the time comes. Don’t worry about those people. They’re incompetent living an easy life and will not know how to stop you. WHY??? Well, you just neutralized their hero/heroine. And many of them would not know how to recognize a corporate take-over, a neighborhood hijack, political racial & cultural manipulation, or other espionage warfare. Many of this stuff is happening right now and some of the ‘wrong people’ are in your political arena already. Are Right Wing people uncomfortable with someone named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)? What about Tiffany Caban, who is still in court contesting Melinda Katz for the political seat. Another villain name Espaillat (pronounced, Es-Pie-Yot) is also flexing his Hispanic power, while familiar villains like Cory Booker, Kamala Harris & the like are rising in stature. And I’m being comical to make a point because when you are a lily White person, with an under-trained, under-prepared kid due to YOU keep buying favors, you’re a BAD parent. That poor child, is going to be so besieged with issues at a time in life when simply having the right critical judgment skills, the ability to change and enact a new plan on the spur of the moment, choosing the right allies, being confident & just knowing how to do something without depending on anyone, would have made all the difference. That’s why that African-American, Hispanic, or White-Ethnic (Italian, Jew, or other Eastern/Asiatic Indo-Saxon) is seeing your Blond-haired Blue-eyed, Prince or Princess up on the economic throne in an Anglo-Saxon Corporate Paradise, living in that lush neighborhood & is wondering WOW, how the fuck do I get that despite all the prejudices that they already built in this society working against me, WELL..….., because I’m an Outcast and have little or nothing to work with, I have all the time to sit and think, and I’m seeing your weaknesses, petty squabbles, the hypocrisy, hidden enemies, your short-comings, and the incompetence. Wow, you’re unprepared, your people used to be smarter atleast 50 years ago when you still kept to a standard. Now you have all kinds of WEIRDOS wanting a piece of the American pie. So if I make a move over here, your dumb ass wouldn’t realize it’s all a part of a BIGGER chess game for me that about 8 moves later, you realize it too late and I’m in the motherfucking Castle Greyskull, with all my Villains around me, getting rid of The Sorceress, & taking over the space, because the place looks more like I should occupy it and all its power and NOT YOU. And I can live out my life with all my evil theme music playing throughout the land for the kids watching the television program to see. And oh, unlike the cartoon, we’re dealing with reality, I won’t be making a stupid move for YOU to come back! So what do you think is going on out here with foreign people you’re politically fighting overseas, taking over your corporate landmarks and driving you out of business? You don’t think both actions are related??? Well, maybe if you had the right worker, even just functioning as a Temp in your company, I might have suggested that to you. So back to the case at hand with Actresses Felicity Huffman, Lori Laughlin, & all, is that a big enough crime to send them to jail for many years……., some think so, BUT that’s not a crime like murder. The only thing you can argue is that they took away another child’s chance at hope. Let’s say they never got caught,…….the crime extends to interfering with someone’s fate & destiny; had some poor child got selected fair & square to get into Harvard or Yale, then he or she could have excelled a certain way in Society & THEY robbed him/her of that, so the kid is doomed to a regular life where things may not work out so well. Furthermore, none of it was necessary. Those rich kids did not need the education. They already MADE IT just inheriting wealth & status. Going to an Ivy League School is just upper society stuff that works better if the child is already smart & talented. I don’t feel sorry for them getting caught. They should have done better. Personally, I felt passed over a few times in my life & cheated from opportunities I deserved & I blame the immoral people behind it & a stupid selection process that didn’t function right. The only gratifying thing as I went through life is on occasion being in the same place with some of these Ivy League Retards, and being ‘The One’ people are seeing as smarter, more capable, driven, strategic, versatile, resilient, trustworthy, creative, able to think-out-the-box, able to function off minimal capital & able to manufacture something from nothing, having come from a very different background and way of life. Over the course of my 40+ year old life THEN, despite all the government cuts to the enrichment outreach programs available at the time for kids, I still managed to win writing competitions from 4th grade on, be a teen journalist in my high school not only writing for our newspaper but also writing for a well-known adolescent newsmagazine that is still in print. I also landed a coveted paid-internship writing for a major newspaper while a junior in high school. I won scholarships. Again, I wrote for college newspapers. I helped write press releases for books when I worked at a publishing company. I performed executive administrative duties at major companies working for significant people learning all kinds of stuff. During my time of being a Corporate Consultant working with Attorneys, & Tech Firms, I later moved into finance, handling million dollar accounts for Fortune 500 companies while being a college student graduating at the top of my class, earning a BA in English Literature & an MA in Teaching. I went on to teaching 1st graders to college-level students for a while at different schools. I have other talent & skillsets too from being involved in a diverse education process and my continual intake of information veering on academic research, religious studies, philosophy, language, politics, criminal analysis, sociology. Aside from all the technical stuff in my life, I’ve always maintained other talents along the way like drawing, playing instruments, singing, modeling, & acting. So now ‘the struggle’ continues, where I’m engrossed these days in my very own entertainment & cyberspace projects embarking on being the next big thing. So my advice to people is don’t buy success or cheat like those people did. Deal with the challenges, navigate past the difficulties, keep believing in yourself and do what you do well and make something of it.

Lhisa Mrklon
Agent of Fortune

SOME LINKS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_college_admissions_bribery_scandal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felicity_Huffman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lori_Loughlin

 

Aquaman 2018 (Review/Spoiler)

Symbolically released in the I Winter Solstice 12/21/2018, I could not help looking at the Movie Aquaman, without thinking about the Marvel Comics character, The Sub-Mariner (Namor Mckenzie), known by his catch phrase, ‘Imperius Rex’ Latin for Powerful King/Imperial Ruler. He was FIRST in the comic universe in 1938 & Aquaman came about in 1941, with a very similar storyline to Sub-Mariner’s. I like them both, as in a way, they are suppose to be the same guy, BUT if I had to choose one universe, I’d go with Namor, not Arthur. Contrary to the disrespect from comedian & TV night show host, Jimmy Kimmel, using his platform to insult Sub-Mariner, Namor is indeed MORE significant, technically being more powerful than Aquaman, had he bothered to do the research. Kimmel’s only right about one thing, Sub-Mariner apparently have been forgotten about for Marvel films.

Now the Movie, first of all, Jason Mamoa was believable in the part. Long before his casting for something like this, I always thought he would be a good pick back in the day for TV movies or shows like ‘Hercules’,
& ‘Xena’, playing somebody significant & now looky here…….The only thing wrong at times were the corny one-liners in the script. I always liked Aquaman and am glad somebody thought enough of him too to give
the guy a complete movie. Aside from Superman, Batman, & Wonder Woman, he was one of a few DC heroes I found intriguing & mighty growing up viewing ‘The Super Friends’ animation series in all its variations, just like the Marvel Comics. Now, DC Comics was FIRST, but Stan Lee’s Marvel Universe took over the medium so people followed after them. They have way more going on, BUT, I’m proud of DC Comics for hanging in there over the decades with all the Superman & Batman stuff in film & on TV, with the recent millennial Wonder Woman film
& now this latest, Aquaman. The Aquarian make-up/costumes for all the characters were done well. And thecharming storyline was like being led into a nice child-like lullaby as we watch Arthur also experiencing it as he
grows up later realizing it all to be true & his destiny is well within grasp.

Now,….I like villains too. Let’s get that started. I loved the way Black Manta looked in the film, the mystery & power of his presence. I liked him ALOT in the cartoons too & felt that this time around in the film’s debut, he should have been a bit more successful against Aquaman if he’s supposed to be his arch-nemesis. You can’t just prevail slapping him around like that. There are many times in the DC World, Black Manta outsmarts The Semi-Atlantean, getting him in a bind & someone from The Super Powers Team has to rescue him. So I hope if there are sequels to the film, we see that.

And now…… the pure-bred Atlantean heir to the throne, our villain, Ocean Master, ….. what can I say. He had a point. You should want to keep things correct. You just knew how things were going to go with the good wins over evil stuff. That guy was doing the right thing as he was entitled to, but as always, some one, or force works against it. I don’t think he was really a bad guy, and in all reality, given his rights & power should have won & had everyone supporting him, BUT as fate would have it, a half-breed dwelling on The Surface, must be The King & he is quietly being helped by Vulko, who’s character was played superbly well by Veteran actor Willem Dafoe . Yes, so Ocean Master beats Aquaman the first time in the challenge as expected, but Aquaman’s comeback in the end was impressive. And you could see it was destiny to be The Ruler with the Mighty Trident and all.

My only fault with the film was not enough colored Atlanteans in the sea, as that historically & culturally would have made more sense since they’re messing with mythology too. I’d Iike to see in the future some reference to The God Poseidon/Neptune. I mean, really. The movie for me, touched a piece of the pagan past that some of us are so familiar with that it’s not just a film, but a harbinger for what to expect.

: L H I S A :

SOME LINKS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namor

https://www.dccomics.com/characters/aquaman

https://www.sliceofscifi.com/2013/10/22/aquaman-vs-namor/