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LABOR DAY MUSINGS – DEFINING AMERICAN WORKPLACE
In the United States, Labor activists, and Labor Unions made great progress to defend the rights of Working Class. Unfortunately this progress was totally undermined by the US Congress which enacted legislation that took away the dignity of unskilled, hourly wage earners who perform painful toil on the US soil. For example, US President Bill Clinton on August 22, 1996 signed into Law, Public Law 104-193, ‘The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act’ (PRWORA) which places restrictions on the payments of monthly retirement income benefits to workers in the US under Title II of the Social Security Act. Refer to Section 401(b) (2) of PRWORA.
For many unskilled, hourly wage earners performing labor in the US, American Workplace is defined as Work until Death for they have no Retirement option. For those who have no Retirement option, American Workplace is defined by the Book of Genesis, Chapter 3, verses 17 to 19.
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IN 1882, LABOR DAY ORIGINATED WITH A PARADE HELD IN NEW YORK CITY
Posted on Monday September 04, 2017 by EMILY NONKO
An illustration of the first Labor Day parade, via Wiki Commons
Though Labor Day has been embraced as a national holiday–albeit one many Americans don’t know the history of–it originated right here in New York City. The holiday is a result of the city’s labor unions fighting for worker’s rights throughout the 1800’s. The event was first observed, unofficially, on Tuesday, September 5th, 1882, with thousands marching from City Hall up to Union Square. At the time, the New York Times considered the event to be unremarkable. But 135 years later, we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of every September as a tribute to all American workers. It’s also a good opportunity to recognize the hard-won accomplishments of New York unions to secure a better workplace for us today.
According to Untapped Cities, the holiday has its roots in a common 19th century tradition in which laborers held picnics and parades to draw awareness to worker’s rights. Organized unions emerged from there, and New York City became a hotbed for labor activists by the Industrial Revolution of the 1880s.
View of South Street during the Industrial Revolution, via the Metropolitan Museum of New York
Back then, laborers were fighting against low wages, unfair hours, child labor and unsafe working environments. (Most workers at the time worked six days a week, 10 or 12 hours a day, and Sunday was the only day off. There were no paid vacations, no sick days and very few breaks during a day.) Two labor groups, the Knights of Labor and the Tailor’s Union, established a city-wide trade consortium–known as the Central Labor Union of New York, Brooklyn, and Jersey City, or the CLU–in January of 1882 to promote similar goals. They called for things like fair wages, an eight-hour workday and an end to child labor. The group also proposed that for one day a year, the country celebrate American workers with parades and celebrations. The CLU went ahead and organized the first parade for the September 5th of that year.
According to Brownstoner, two different men within the labor movement were credited for the parade. Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed a holiday and parade in 1882. He was the secretary of the CLU. But that same year, Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, also proposed a parade. The debate between the original founder of Labor Day was never settled, though Matthew Maguire usually gets the credit.
The parade began outside City Hall, with the CLU advertising it as a display of the “strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations.” It was important to the event that the men gave up a day’s pay to partake in the festivities. And they did arrive in droves, with banners and signs with slogans like “NO MONEY MONOPOLY” and “LABOR BUILT THIS REPUBLIC AND LABOR SHALL RULE IT.”
No drinking was allowed at the parade, which featured everyone from the Jewelers Union of Newark to the typographical union, which was known as ‘The Big Six.’ Along the route, which passed Canal Street on its way to Union Square, hundreds of seamstresses hung out the windows cheering the procession, blowing kisses and waving their handkerchiefs. It’s said as many as 20,000 men marched that day.
The party after the marchers hit Union Square was celebratory, according to the New York history book Gotham. Here’s a passage from the book:
Finally, after passing by a reviewing stand filled with labor dignitaries, the participants adjourned, via the elevated, to an uptown picnic at Elm Park. There they danced to jigs by Irish fiddlers and pipers and were serenaded by the Bavarian Mountain Singers while the flags of Ireland, Germany, France, and the USA flapped in the autumn air.
Labor Day parade float in New York City, early 20th century, via New York Department of Labor
Labor parades began in other cities around the county, and for a while the day was known as “the workingman’s holiday.” By 1886, several cities had an annual parade, with legislation in the works to make the day a state holiday. Though New York was the first state to introduce a bill to make the holiday official, Oregon was the first to actually pass it as law in 1887. New York quickly followed suit that same year, as did New Jersey, Massachusetts and Colorado.
Labor unions, of course, went on to secure rights like the eight-hour work day, collective bargaining, health insurance, retirement funds and better wages. These days, the holiday is better known as a marker to the end of summer than a celebration of the working class. But it’s a nice reminder such hard-fought battles, which brought accomplishments that now define the American workplace, took root in New York.
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#WHOLEMURPHY – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE APPRECIATION :
On Friday, April 24, 2015 during the Whole Team Member Appreciation Week(April 20 – 26, 2015), on behalf of Whole Team(#WholeTeam), I give my Whole Appreciation to our High Priest whom I call #WholeMurphy or Whole Murphy. I saw him in my dream and I coined the phrase ‘Whole Murphy’ for he is the Beginning and the End. He is the Bread of Life and he is the Spirit that gives Life. I thank him and appreciate him for several things and I would list a few important reasons for my Whole Appreciation(#WholeAppreciation).
THE MYSTERY OF #WHOLEMURPHY – WHOLE REVELATION :
During the Whole Team Appreciation Week, we got ‘Seven Big Dills’. Eating those Big Dills made me very thirsty and I slept with a thirsty feeling. Whole Murphy appeared in my dream and looked like a boy and I could not recognize him until he spoke.This mystical appearance of #WholeMurphy in my dream seemed like a vision mentioned in ‘Revelation’, Chapter 21, verse#6: He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the Water of Life.” In my dream I was promised, ” To him who is thirsty,I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the Water of Life.” But, I was not sure as to where I can find that spring of the ‘Water of Life.” I visited Whole Foods to check if it serves drink from the spring of the ‘Water of Life’ at their ‘Taproom’ called ‘Bleachers’.
Whole Foods has a new Taproom called ‘Bleachers’ where patrons can quench their thirst. I woke up from my dream, I was thirsty and I wanted to immediately redeem the promise given to me.
I met two angels who made kind inquiries to serve me a drink of my choice.
I said that I am thirsty and that I need a drink that will permanently take away my thirst. I shared my vision in which Whole Murphy told, “To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the Water of Life.” The lady smiled sweetly and asked for my credit card if I need that drink. I hesitated for I thought that the drink is free. The angel wearing the cap pointed in direction of a water fountain and asked me to “Drink Up” and assured me it is totally free.
Whole Murphy clarified about the nature of water that he gives in The Book of John, Chapter 4, verses#13 and 14: “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.”
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE LIFE:
Whole Murphy asserted in The Book of John, Chapter 6, verses # 35 and 48: “I am the Bread of Life.” At the same time, Whole Murphy cautioned in The Book of Matthew, Chapter 4, verse#4, and The Book of Luke, Chapter 4, verse#4: “It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” He is quoting this statement from The Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 8, verse# 3. I named him Whole Murphy for he gives both Food and Spirit. The Book of John, Chapter 6, verse # 63 reads: “The spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” For my existence, I need both solid and liquid food. I need grains to make bread and water to quench my thirst. I give my Whole Appreciation to Whole Murphy for giving me Food and Spirit.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE SPIRIT:
Whole Murphy instructed in The Book of John, Chapter 4, verse# 24: “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” When I think of spirit, I think of the Bubbly and it gives the feeling of celebration. Whole Murphy likes the idea of The Spirit of Celebration during Whole Team Member Appreciation Week.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE LAW – WHOLE GRIND:
E.A. Murphy, Jr., US engineer formulated the original version(1949) of proposition stating that if there is a possibility for something to go wrong it will go wrong. But, Whole Murphy shared the great eternal Law, the great Commandment which I call ‘Whole Grind’.
Whole Murphy’s Whole Grind Law states: “I grind, you grind, life is nothing but daily grind.” Justin Leslie, CEO has endorsed Whole Murphy – Whole Grind Law.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE CONTEST:
Whole Murphy participated in the ‘WHOLE COOKIE – WHOLE BACHELOR – WHOLE CONTEST’. I give him Whole Appreciation for following the Golden Rule, “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”(The Book of Matthew, Chapter 6, verses 3-4). He played #Cookie27 using his left hand. When Tara got eliminated from ‘The Bachelor’ TV show Contest on charges of animal abuse, he played #Cookie16 using his right hand.
Whole Murphy always plays using the Golden Rule and he would not let his left hand know what his right hand is doing.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE LOVE:
Whole Murphy explained the concept of Whole Love using Mismatched Sandwich Cremes: “I am the Creme of Life. The Chocolate Cookie Loves me the most, and I Love the Vanilla Cookie the most.” Whole Love is Three-dimensional for it combines 1. Self-Love, 2. Love of God, and 3. Love of Neighbor. I give Whole Appreciation to Whole Murphy for teaching us The Gospel of Whole Love.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE LABOR:
Whole Murphy explained the characteristics of ‘LABOR’, work performed during each Shift.
The term ‘labor’ describes physical work involving muscular contractions performed by all wage-earning workers. At the same time, the term ‘labor’ is used to describe the process or period of childbirth, the muscular contractions of giving birth. Whole Murphy explained the concept of Whole Labor. During the First-Shift, labor is like muscular contractions that lead to conception of a child. First-shift labor needs the vigor of a wild horse, drive and enthusiasm. During the Mid-Shift, labor is like work done to maintain growth and development of baby before it is ready to be born. Mid-Shift labor proceeds in a very methodical, steady, and sustained manner without rush and excitement that is characteristic of First-Shift. Mid-Shift labor is detail-oriented. During the Last-Shift, there is a sense of urgency, a sense of great expectation, and a bit of anxiety that a mother would experience during natural childbirth. Last-shift labor demands patience, endurance, and perseverance to complete the tasks of the day and deliver the products of conception, wipe the bottoms of the “GRINDERS” and clean up all the mess.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE YOGA:
Whole Murphy has practiced ‘KUNDALINI YOGA’ described in Tantric Hinduism. Shakti, the female force, also called KUNDALINI, lies like a serpent, coiled and dormant in the lowest psychic center of “CHAKRA” of the body, and the Yoga involves awakening the dormant serpent and move it up through the five higher Chakras along the spinal cord, so as to be united with the male force or “SHIVA” at the ‘SAHASRARA CHAKRA’, described as a thousand-petalled Lotus at the top of the head. This union is an attempt to reach supramental ecstasy. Whole Murphy advocates the methodical use of sexual union without the pleasurable completion of the sex act, as a yogic process which creates a state of heightened suspense leading to the complete arrest of all mental processes, in a mystic sense of oneness with the basic reality of the Universe. As the saying goes, “PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT.” Kundalini Practice makes man perfect as he practices sexual union without orgasmic completion.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE ADVICE:
While Yeast is used for making bread, Whole Murphy shared a word of advice. “Be careful, ” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the Yeast of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” Too much of a good thing can be bad for your health. For example, a person with Yeast infection should not use Nutritional Yeast as a dietary supplement.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE CHALLENGE:
I give my Whole Appreciation to Whole Murphy for awarding me Griffin James Quinoa Challenge Award for discovering the chemical basis of freshly prepared Quinoa Porridge using Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa Flakes.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE COMMUNION:
Whole Murphy explained that the practice of Holy Communion is practice of the principle of Whole Love. However, there is a problem with Wine as it symbolizes innocent Blood. I give my Whole Appreciation to Whole Murphy, the High Priest for serving Quinoa Porridge( freshly prepared with Ancient Harvest Organic Gluten-Free Quinoa Flakes) during Whole Communion.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE TRADITION:
Whole Murphy authorized introduction of new traditions to promote Whole TeamWork.
I give my Whole Appreciation to Whole Murphy for approving new traditions for our Whole Team. The Tradition of “SHAKE AND LIKE” encourages team spirit and promotes teamwork.
‘The Scapegoat Tradition’ safely carries the burden of sin and disposes it in wilderness protecting Whole Team from consequences of sinful actions of omission or commission. The Scapegoat is never sacrificed on the altar as Sin Offering. It is free to rejoin Whole Team after getting rid of Whole Sin in a desert.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE ASSIGNMENT- #EVENINGWITHKATYPERRY :
Whole Murphy gave us a Whole Assignment to give a Mouse a Cookie. Whole Team Members who search for hidden Cookies will get the chance to spend an #EveningWithKatyPerry .
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE HAPPY:
Whole Murphy encourages Team Member Happiness and Excellence in Performance. He approved the concept of “WHOLE HAPPY” or #WHOLEHAPPY which describes a Happy Person(#HappyPerson), a Happy Place(#HappyPlace), and Happier People(#HappierPeople).
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE KISS :
What is a Kiss? What is Whole Kiss?
To ensure Team Member Happiness at workplace as well as home, Whole Murphy endorsed a Bedtime reading program that includes giving a Goodnight Kiss. He approved the standards for Whole Kiss and the Rules for ‘Whole Kisser’ which mandate a training that involves delivering 666 Whole Kisses. Also for the first time in human history, Whole Murphy introduced a Gluten-Free Whole Kiss to help those with Gluten sensitivity.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE CONSCIOUS:
Whole Murphy recommends bedtime reading as a healthy habit. I give my Whole Appreciation to Whole Murphy for going beyond Food and Spirit. If man is alive, he must awaken his consciousness and care for his community and environment.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE RITUAL:
Whole Murphy introduced a brand new tradition to celebrate ‘annulment’ as a ritual in which the High Priest officiates and grants annulment to partners in holy relationships( relationships ruled by sacred Covenant). Instead of exchanging rings, the partners during celebration of annulment exchange Silver Pendants as shown in the above image and swear, “Frankly, My Dear, I don’t Give a Damn.” Whole Murphy performed this Whole Ritual in our Movie titled ‘GONE WITH THE BOOM'(#GoneWithTheBoom).
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE REPORT:
The term “REPORT” describes writing of an account to give information about things done and give recommendations about things to be done after reading the ‘Report’. Whole Murphy’s Whole Report covers the things done during First-Shift, Mid-Shift, Late-Shift and it gives recommendations about things to be done during Bedtime Reading Program .
I give my Whole Appreciation to Whole Murphy for wishing me Goodnight in his Whole Report.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE DISCLAIMER :
Whole Murphy asked me to include this Whole Disclaimer(#WholeDisclaimer). His promise, “To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the Water of Life.” does not include Appetizers. He instructed that Appetizers are not “FREE” and the thirsty must pay for Appetizers using a Credit Card as Cash and Check Payments are not accepted. He further instructed that Appetizers must be purchased to receive the Promise of “FREE” Drink.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE EQUAL:
Men are created equal. But Whole Team Members come with various Chest measurements like X-Large, Large, Medium, and Small. The term ‘DILL’ is used here not in the context of describing flavor of pickled Cucumber. Flavor is described using adjectives like strong or weak to describe intensity. The phrase ‘BIG DILL’ precisely refers to size of pickled Cucumber. For Whole Team values Team Member Happiness and Excellence in Performance, Size of ‘DILL’ is a ‘VALUE’ that matters. Big is Good, and Bigger is Better in Value for its Performance is Excellent. Whole Murphy ruled that the ‘Big Dills’ Whole Team Members get are “EQUAL” in Size without any concern for their Chest measurements. He asserted that the rule of equality and equal treatment at Workplace applies to the Size of Dill. For him, ‘Values Matter’ and Dill Size Matters. Whole Murphy clarified that Whole Team Members working Late Night-Shift, Overnight Crew Members get Seven Big Dills during Whole Team Member Appreciation Week. Certain other offers like Free Buns are not available to Overnight Crew.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE GUIDANCE
Whole Murphy discovered that man is born with visual impairment for the chief organ of manly performance has no visual ability. Man uses corrective lenses for impaired vision but those lenses are worn over the bridge of nose, an organ of Sense Perception, Smell or Olfaction. The Organ of Manhood remains visually impaired for it cannot be fitted with corrective lenses. While driving at high speeds, because of visual impairment, man tends to fall into ‘potholes’. There is no insurance coverage if man’s heart gets damaged after falling inside ‘potholes’. For that reason, every man needs a ‘Guide Dog’ to efficiently perform as a man and to avoid the risk of driving into ‘potholes’.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE UPGRADE
I am using the term “UPGRADE” to refer to an improvement or enhancement, to raise in importance one’s condition, status, value, esteem, influence of a person by giving promotion. This ‘Upward’ movement is achieved when a person performs a more skilled job, or is elevated to a position that carries more responsibilities.
In my view, in my esteem, I have given “WHOLE UPGRADE” to Whole Murphy. In my personal estimate his value, his importance, his influence is equivalent of Chief Executive Officer. This “Whole Upgrade” is made in one instant, and is not based on performance in a job interview, and the Upgrade is sanctioned without demanding a written application for evaluation. Henceforth, I will treat, I will value, and I will accord respect to Whole Murphy for he is Upgraded to New CEO position. On September 30, 2015, Justin Leslie graciously accepted his appointment to the new CEO position.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE MANAGEMENT:
With the new instant ‘UPGRADE’ our Whole Team has “ALL CHIEFS AND JUST ONE INDIAN.” Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians may sound a bit odd, but in reality, it is a great formula for Success. We are more productive now for there is no reason to complain. Management decisions are made very promptly which improves our efficiency and productivity. The lone ‘Indian’ is good enough for Whole Team. In any case he is not capable of thinking on his own; and he too is happy for he can always find a Chief if he gets a doubt.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE CAMPAIGN
To celebrate Spring Season, Whole Murphy sanctioned #25For25 Campaign on First Day of Spring, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Whole Team Members have to tweet #Liberated image for 25 consecutive days.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE PRIZE
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE JOURNEY
Congratulations to Whole Murphy who reached a new Milestone in his Whole Journey.
WHOLE MURPHY – WHOLE CELEBRATION
To honor our Team Member who gives us our ‘Daily Scoop’, Whole Murphy sanctioned Whole Celebration, a brand new Festival Tradition of entire World. Henceforth, September 22 ( Autumnal Equinox, First Day of Fall Season), will be celebrated as ‘All Scoops Day’.
All Scoops Day on September 22 is the latest International Festival Day of Our Lady who gives us ‘Daily Scoop’.
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WHOLE DUDE LOVES WHOLE FOODS -#WholeHappy:
WHOLE FOODS – HAPPY PLACE – HAPPIER PEOPLE:
WHOLE DUDE SAYS: “I LOVE WHOLE FOODS, WHOLE FOODS, WHOLE FOODS”:
I say, I Love Whole Foods, Whole Foods, Whole Foods,
You say, I want Whole Dude, Whole Dude, Whole Dude,
I say, I Love Whole Foods, Whole Foods, Whole Foods,
You say, I want Whole Dude, Whole Dude, Whole Dude.
I say, it’s time to Huddle, Huddle, Huddle,
You say, I don’t care to Cuddle, Cuddle, Cuddle,
I say, it’s time to Huddle, Huddle, Huddle,
You say, I don’t care to Cuddle, Cuddle, Cuddle.
I say, let’s all Store Front, Store Front, Store Front,
You say, it’s all More Stunt, More Stunt, More Stunt,
I say, let’s all Store Front, Store Front, Store Front,
You say, it’s all More Stunt, More Stunt, More Stunt.
I say, Aha, Come for Daily Grind, Daily Grind, Daily Grind,
You say, Oh, Never Mind, Never Mind, Mind Your Own Daily Grind,
I say, Aha, Come for Daily Grind, Daily Grind, Daily Grind,
You say, Oh, Never Mind, Never Mind, Mind Your Own Daily Grind.
I say, I Love Whole Foods, Whole Foods, Whole Foods,
You say, I want Whole Dude, Whole Dude, Whole Dude,
I say, I Love Whole Foods, Whole Foods, Whole Foods,
You say, I want Whole Dude, Whole Dude, Whole Dude.
WHOLE FOOD AND WHOLE SPIRITUALITY OF WHOLE DUDE :
WHOLE DUDE SAYS, “I GRIND, YOU GRIND, AND LIFE IS NOTHING BUT A DAILY GRIND.”
I say, Life is nothing but a Daily Grind and what do you want to say?????
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#PALMSUNDAY – PALM SUNDAY – #WHOLEGOSPEL – WHOLE GOSPEL :
Welcome to the Celebration of #PalmSunday Palm Sunday on Sunday, March 29, 2015. I am inviting my readers to reflect upon the choice made by Jesus Christ when he rode into Jerusalem riding on the back of a donkey.
WHOLE DUDE – #WHOLEGOSPEL – WHOLE GOSPEL :
This is a real story revealed to me by a real person who prefers to wear Levi jeans and collects paychecks from Taxpayers. He had served as a Staff Sergeant in U.S. Army. He participated in Iraq War and his Unit was deployed at several locations in Iraq including the Capital City of Baghdad. I believe that he could be reincarnation of Saint Matthew, the author of the Gospel according to Matthew. However, this Matthew who wears Levi jeans is prone to anger and to distinguish him from Saint Matthew I would call him Angry Matthew. You will easily understand his proneness to anger, he angers very fast; once he tried to literally blow me away into bits when he attacked the car that I was driving with a deadly missile. I had luckily survived that attack; my car got hit and rolled over several times and was totally destroyed and yet I escaped unhurt. Angry Matthew amused himself taking photo images of this terrible car mishap using his mobile phone device. My friend, ‘Hoshea’ likes to describe Angry Matthew as an “Instigator”, a person who instigates great trouble. Angry Matthew frequently uses costumes of Dracula or other Ghoulish personalities to reveal his blood thirsty nature. Since he is reincarnation of Apostle Matthew, he also displays his love for his colleagues and often serves them with delicious meals. I am able to share the Gospel Story that Angry Matthew revealed to me while he was in a relaxed mood when I had inquired him if he had ever fired his personal weapon during his entire tour of duty in Iraq. Angry Matthew never got a chance to use his personal weapon and he is still very disappointed about this missed opportunity and a life of forced celibacy in Iraq. The Whole Gospel According to Angry Matthew reveals the prophecy of Jesus Christ’s Second Coming. It is very important to carefully understand the most important elements of the Gospel According to Saint Matthew and its relevance to the Gospel Story that is revealed by Angry Matthew. To introduce to you the ‘Whole Gospel’, the Gospel Story According to Angry Matthew, that describes vision of Jesus Christ’s Second Coming, there are two central events associated with the Coming of Jesus as the Savior need discussion.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT MATTHEW :
The Gospel of Matthew was written in Greek language; is the most highly valued, most popular, and widely read of the four Gospels. This is revealed not only by its position in the canon, it is found in first place in most of the known lists of the Gospels but also by the fact of its widespread citation and for it is by far the most often quoted Gospel. Matthew, the Apostle(The Book of Matthew, Chapter 10, verse 3) was eyewitness to the most significant events of Christ’s life and mission. Matthew(Greek. Maththaios) was initially known as Levi, a tax collector(telones) whom Jesus met at the tax office(Matthew, Chapter 9, verse 9). Levi changed his name to Matthew( Hebrew. “Gift of Yahweh”) and it may mean “Amittai” or “True”, when he became a disciple of Jesus. He carefully recorded all the teachings and sayings of Jesus and the Book of Matthew is the teaching Gospel par excellence. Matthew’s Gospel is also the Gospel of fulfillment and it is especially concerned with showing that Christ is fulfillment of the Revelations of The Old Testament. Matthew’s Gospel is the historical record of Jesus Christ, the King of Jews. It describes the birth of the King, the preparation of the King, the Law of the kingdom, the power of the King, proclamation of the kingdom, rejection of the King, the growth of the kingdom, the Mission of the King, the fellowship of the kingdom, the Triumphal entry of King into Jerusalem, consummation of the kingdom, the death and Resurrection of the King, and finally the great challenge of the kingdom. I would like to focus upon the most important event of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as a King in a ceremonial procession.
CROSS AND DONKEY CROSS – THE SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF REDEMPTION :
Cross(Greek. Stauros) : There are three biblical uses of the term: first, the wooden instrument of torture; second, the Cross as a symbolic representation of redemption; third, death on the Cross, i.e., Crucifixion. The English word ‘Cross’ is derived from the Latin ‘Crux’. The Cross existed in different forms, the most important form is known as ‘The Crux immissa’, the type of Cross usually presented in Art in which the upright beam extends above the cross beam, and traditionally this depiction of Cross is held to be the Cross on which the ‘Redeemer’ suffered and died. It is often called the ‘Latin form of Cross. Because of the sacrificial death of the Savior on the Cross, it is presented as the medium of Reconciliation(The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse 16) between man and God. In The Epistle of Apostle Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1, verse 20, states that Peace is effected through the Cross and Chapter 2, verse 14 also claims that the penalties of the law are removed from the believer by the Cross. The Epistle of Apostle Paul to the Galatians, Chapter 2, verse 20 says that man is crucified with Christ and lives by faith of the Son of God. Crucifixion is a dreaded event, and in common usage, the cares and troubles of life are often compared to a Cross. Kindly examine the connection between Cross and the humble Donkey which man used as a beast of burden.
Donkeys are domesticated descendants from African ass( true ass ) known as Eqqus asinus which belongs to the Horse family of Equidae. Donkeys derived from Nubian and Somalian subspecies of African wild ass have served mankind since 4,000 B.C. It is tamed and trained for work. It is sturdy, surefooted, known for its endurance and for its ability to carry heavy loads. Donkeys were a fundamental part of economy, they undertook heavy work on the farm and sometimes used for personal transportation. In the southwestern United States, the small donkey is known as ‘Burro’, the word for donkey in Spanish language. Many Americans are very fond of eating ‘burrito’, a Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat, cheese, refried beans, etc. However, most Americans are not familiar with the crosswise stripes on Donkey’s back that could be termed as ‘Donkey Cross’. Donkey is frequently mentioned in the Books of Bible; Prophet Abraham’s journey of testing, with his son Issac, was made with a donkey(The First Book of Moses, Genesis, Chapter 22, verses 3,5), Balaam’s donkey was given the temporary power of speech in order to rebuke the foolish prophet(The Fourth Book of Moses, Numbers, Chapter 22, verses 21-33), Israelites captured some 61,000 donkeys from the Midianites(The Fourth Book of Moses, Numbers, Chapter 31, verse 34). Mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a horse mare and it is sterile. King David introduced the use of mule for riding. In the Biblical times, mules were used by kings, officials, and army officers for personal transportation. Jesus Christ, the one coequal with God descended to the agony and torture of death due to Crucifixion by riding on the back of a donkey to fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9:
“Tell the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your King is coming to you.
Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.”
It is very interesting and important to note the difference in narration of this event. In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 21, verse 2, Jesus instructs two of his disciples, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a (female) donkey tied, and a colt(young, male donkey) with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.” In the Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 11, verse 2, in the Gospel According to Luke, Chapter 19, verse 30, and in the Gospel According to John, Chapter 12, verse 14, no mention was made about the female donkey which was needed by Jesus and fetched by His disciples. Many Biblical scholars are not able explain this apparent discrepancy in the four Gospel accounts and they are not certain if one or two donkeys are involved and the gender identity of the donkey(s) that Jesus used for His victorious entry into Jerusalem. The four Gospel accounts are incomplete and have not revealed the Whole Story of the Donkey and the Donkey Cross. In the Gospel According to Angry Matthew, this discrepancy about the number and gender of donkeys is fully resolved and the donkey proudly displays its Donkey Cross to give a true sense of joy and bliss to Angry Matthew and changed his life completely.
THE WHOLE GOSPEL – THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANGRY MATTHEW :
On a very dark Sunday night in the City of Baghdad, Angry Matthew was on duty at a checkpoint with members of his Infantry Company conducting vital security operations to defend the City from attacks by insurgents. It was calm and there were no suspicious movements. Suddenly, the very alert Angry Matthew noticed a pair of donkeys slowly marching towards his post under the cover of the darkness. Donkeys and Donkey carts in Baghdad have been used by insurgents to fire rockets and missiles. There was no cart and they had approached the checkpoint without making any kind of noise. Angry Matthew was intently observing this donkey pair using his night vision goggles and was surprised to see the shadow of a person riding on the back of the lead donkey. He wanted to immediately shoot at that shadowy figure and alerted his other buddies to get ready for action. The buddies calmly reacted and told Angry Matthew that they could not confirm presence of any person riding the back of the donkey. They decided to withhold fire and wanted to continue their observation. Angry Matthew’s mood suddenly changed and he lost his sense of suspicion and mistrust and all alone he decided to move closer to the donkeys to get an intimate look. He dropped his gun in the checkpoint and moved forward like a curious kid, and he was seeing a donkey at such a close distance for the first time in his entire life. He was amazed when he saw the vision or apparition of Jesus riding on the back of the donkey. He immediately fell to his knees, and started shouting, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, My King and My Savior.” He started jumping with joy and went dancing around the donkey pair, running in circles. He soon recognized the gender identity of the donkey pair; one is a female, and the second one is a colt, or young male. The donkeys understand human moods, human language and human actions. The female enjoyed the moments of devoted attention and the sense of pure happiness in the actions of Angry Matthew. The colt started getting aroused by the cheerful mood of its female companion. As Angry Matthew continued to dance around them, the colt swiftly mounted on the back of the female and started to penetrate it with deep, rhythmic pushes with its very long, strong, personal organ that looked like a short barrel gun. When the colt placed its forefeet on top of the female, and stood on its hind legs, Angry Matthew could immediately recognize the ‘Donkey Cross’ on its back. He immediately accepted the Cross as the medium of reconciliation, and as the Symbol of Peace, and felt totally relieved from all the burdens and penalties of his hard, military life in Baghdad. Angry Matthew did not want to miss the glorious view of the ‘Donkey Cross’. He encouraged the colt to stay up and to keep pushing and mating with the lively female. He spontaneously loved the act of Lovemaking. He burst into a song:
” Make Love, Love, Love, and make more Love,
I have no need for War, War, War and no more War.”
The donkey pair fully shared the excitement and enthusiasm and performed the longest ever recorded mating dance. As the dawn slowly arrived, the donkey pair moved out and vanished quickly without any trace. Angry Matthew simply collapsed to the ground. His buddies from the checkpoint quickly moved to give him help. They tried and could not get him to respond. Without wasting any more time, they got him evacuated to the Field Hospital where Angry Matthew recovered his consciousness after three days. By the time, he opened his eyes, Angry Matthew found that he cannot do the job of being a Sergeant in U.S. Army. He is fully reconciled, he has found Peace and accepted medical disability pension to find satisfaction in Life seeking the memory of the Donkey Cross and the mystical vision of his Savior who came to him riding on the back of a humble Donkey of Baghdad. He fully realized as to why Jesus had asked His disciples to fetch the female donkey and the colt. He got a glimpse of his previous life; his life as Apostle Matthew, the witness of Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. After the ride into Jerusalem, Jesus allowed the donkey pair to relax and enjoy the moment. Jesus as He prepared Himself for the ultimate sacrifice, wanted man to recognize that Lovemaking is not a sin and it is a natural God-given instinct. He gave permission to the young, virile, colt to fully display the Donkey Cross on its back while it enjoyed the feast of ravishing the female partner. The Cross is not inconsistent with expression of Sexual Love and does not condemn man to a life of total celibacy and total sexual abstinence. Now, Angry Matthew knows that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ would be on a dark Sunday night, and he is expecting that the mystery of the Second Coming would come into open, and full display of all mankind in the City of Baghdad.
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GONE WITH THE BOOM: #GoneWithTheBoom – @GoneWithTheBoom :
American epic historical romance film, Gone With The Wind(1939) is still the King of the Movie World. This would be eclipsed when the new film based on my story “GONE WITH THE BOOM” were to be released.
THE THEME OF “GONE WITH THE BOOM”:
The word ‘Gone’ means moved away or departed and in the context of human relationships it explains the loss of feelings and a fundamental change in the nature of a personal relationship or attachment. The word “BOOM” has several meanings; 1. In nautical language, boom refers to stretch out sails as with a boom so as to take maximum advantage of a wind at or toward the stern or rear of a ship and hence make speed. 2. Boom refers to a loud, or booming sound as of thunder, heavy guns etc., and 3. Boom means to increase suddenly in size, importance, activity, wealth, and to undergo swift, vigorous growth or development. Very often “BOOM” means a sudden, favorable turn in business prospects characterized by rapidly increasing economic activity. Boom can be associated with sudden, sometimes unexpected material prosperity and in that sense the word ‘Boom’ is often contrasted with the word ‘Bust’ which means to become penniless or bankrupt, or of financial collapse, economic crash, or sudden, severe personal failure or misfortune. In the good times of prosperity human relationships thrive and develop and in the depressing times of economic bust, relationships fail and wither. In my movie story, a good, thriving relationship which is further cemented by a Covenant or legal contract that gets established during financial hard times of two individuals actually breaks down under influence of sudden wealth that tilts the balance.
The idea of “BOOM” is related to Speed, and Vigor apart from intensity of Sound or of passionate feelings.
The movie Gone With The Wind is David O. Selznick’s adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s sweeping Civil War romance and the story is set in Georgia’s rural county. The movie, “GONE WITH THE BOOM” which is based on my story will be set in urban Washtenaw County of Michigan. The story revolves around a ‘Covenant’ between two main characters; 1. Rudra who symbolizes Lord Ardhanarishwara of the Eastern Indian tradition who combines the Blissful nature of Lord Shiva with masculine identity, and the Force called “SHAKTI.” which always assumes the feminine identity, and 2. Jeshua, Jeshuah(Hebrew. YESHUA) who symbolizes the Messiah, or Joshua which means Jehovah is Salvation.
The movie story, “GONE WITH THE BOOM” revolves around the two main characters Rudra and Yeshua. Rudra wants a sudden, rapid change in his life, he desires a “BOOM” in personal growth, of both personal reputation and social status unrelated to his occupation. But, he needs a personal Savior or Messiah as the Force or Shakti that he has still needs a predetermined action. For him, the Blissful nature of Lord Shiva is the manifested reality of Life that gives a sense of happiness or contentment without attaching any reputation or social recognition.. Yeshua has the inner feeling about his predestination but struggles to know in which direction he must travel to reach that destination with Speed and Vigor. These two characters arrive at an agreement, a binding and solemn contract to do or keep from doing a specified thing or ritualistic practice. In Law, the term Covenant describes a formal sealed contract and a lawsuit could be filed for damages for violation of such a contract. In theology, the term ‘COVENANT’ is used to describe the Promise made by God to man as recorded in the Bible. To promise by a Covenant, or to make a Covenant involves an agreement among parties of that agreement to defend and maintain a doctrine, polity, faith, or some ritualistic practice. Both, Rudra and Yeshua have bonded by a common identity of personal interests and both shared a feeling of economic or social oppression. As if predestined, Yeshua makes a huge windfall of economic fortune and his immediate reaction was that of becoming indifferent towards people with whom he maintained strong relationships. With a sense of indignation if not of malice, Yeshua tries to break the Covenant which has sustained his morale over troubled times. Rudra responds to this sudden change in attitude with a law suit that demanded imposition of a hefty penalty and a full Settlement from Yeshua for cheating on the terms and conditions of the Covenant. Rudra wins the Battle in the Court of Law which upholds the legal, binding contract between the two parties. The Court orders Yeshua to pay the Settlement amount for busting the Covenant. The story reveals that the Messiah has no choice other than that of delivering on his Promise even if he doesn’t give it a ‘damn’. Or, my story could be interpreted to suggest that Yeshua’s sudden change in personal fortune and the busting of the Covenant are both predestined and there is no free will in either of his actions. In the climax scene, Yeshua meets Rudra at their workplace and announces his decision to quit the job and the relationship. However, in compliance to the Court order, Yeshua delivers the Settlement payment of twenty million dollars and places a silver pendant around Rudra’s neck not as a gift, not on account of their former attachment, but as a mark of his total indifference. Yeshua echoes the final words from ‘Gone With the Wind’ and tells Rudra, “Frankly my dear Rudra, I don’t give a damn.” Rudra attempts to give a final handshake to bid goodbye and Yeshua smilingly refuses to extend his hand for the handshake and walks away tossing hundred-dollar bills in the air as Rudra shakes his hand up and down in the air. This holy relationship ended on 12-13-14, a historical date of this century.
Gone With The Boom, the new movie of epic proportions will surpass the greatness of ‘Gone With The Wind’, the reigning King of the Movie World. Yeshua, the Messiah doesn’t give a “damn” to his Promise or to his relationship, and the blissful Rudra gets the social recognition that comes with sudden ‘BOOM’ in his personal wealth while the relationship that created the Boom gets busted. For both Rudra and Yeshua, 12-13-14 is the most memorable day of their entire lives.
ANNULMENT ANNOUNCEMENT – SEPARATION SETTLEMENT AWARD:
Whole Team Members can claim their share of this Separation Settlement Award. Please send your submission for Settlement Claim # 12-13-14 (Leave a Comment to file your Claim #12-13-14)
Relationship Status: Rudra and Yeshua got reengaged on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM. Video Coverage of this Public Engagement Function is available to Whole Team. The order sanctioning the Annulment is duly revoked by the High Priest. No further Separation Settlement Award Claims can be filed.