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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Je Suis L’Homme" 'Bettejo Dux' (Vintage Bettejo)


Bettejo Dux has lived on the cosmic Garden
 Island of Kaua'i for over 40 years.
Bettejo is a regular opinion writer in the Garden Island news
 and is the author of the famed novella, "The Scam." 
 Her latest fiction"Children of extinction"
 is now  released and available on Amazon!
Bettejo has a gift of mingling
 the present, the past, and the future. 


Je Suis L’Homme


But, by all means, come out of the closet, if you're in one.


I'm an outspoken atheist, have been for years, but I don't claim to have come out of a closet. I was in a big room. Just me. No religion. An only child. Playfully-- one day--I  knocked down the walls and set myself free.

My father had sent me to the nuns to be raised and I loved them.  Wonderful teachers.  They were all in love with my father who brought them flowers and made them smile. They were happy women. About in the fourth grade all my  friends took First Communion. They wore white dresses and veils and married god or something--I never quite understood--and I felt left out. So I asked,  "Could become a Catholic?" He answered. "Yes. When you're old enough to find out what it's all about."


When I found out what it was 'all about', I said, " I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole."  So off I went in a thousand different directions. Strangely enough, it was an Irish Priest, Father O'Connell who I met--befriended, shared a beer with on the porch of the Manila Yacht Club-- who sent me on my way to freedom. He dubbed me a 'free soul'--a phrase I liked-- and knew nothing about, but the more I learned the more I loved the idea.

When the walls came down I found myself surrounded by other bipeds. Related to the apes.  Chimps. Monkeys without tails. Darwin got in the act.

I found human beings. So beautiful. Skin white and black and brown and yellow and pink and every color in-between. Eyes  blue and green and gray and brown, snapping and flashing with intelligence. Hair a vast assortment of shades.  Red. Yellow. Black. Brown. They painted.  They wrote. Composed music. Danced and sang.  Young and old and in-between.  Male and female and other preferences. Once I knew a homosexual stallion. (They're unipeds.)  He liked boys not girls. Never bothered me.

Humans think, therefore we are. Carry no guns. Carry no flag. We're citizens of the world.   "Breathes there no human with heart so dead who never to herself has said, This is my home, my planet earth."

So, if you chose to be a Klansman--hide your face and wear a white robe--burn a cross.  Come out.  We'll stand on the sidelines and watch you pass.


If you're a witch who needs to be exorcised, talk to Sarah Palin. She'll arrange one. We'll stand on the sidelines and watch.

If you 're a Nazi, wear a brown shirt-- easy to find--and goose step. Tattoo a swastika on your forehead for all we care. We'll stand on the sidelines and watch.

Strap on a bomb and blow yourself and others to smithereens. Why not start with each other? We'll stand on the sidelines and watch.

I'm proud to be related to the Chimp. Wonder if she's happy to be related to me?

Bettejo breaking bread and
 discussing life with her friend
and mentor, Richard Dawkins.


P.S.
For further reading  about Kaua'i you may want to read"Dairy on a ferry."
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2014/04/dairy-on-ferry-james-kimo-rosen.html

Bettejo endorses Steve Saylor for President, Check out his YouTube videos'.
Mr. Saylor lives on Kaua'i 6 months of the year....
Video #1;
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PPMPsVJoz4
Video #2;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKV8lFyv4e0
Video #3;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOoER6zcLZo
Video-#4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12qq10y8OAg
Video #5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nbDn6dyOAc
Newest video #6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsbZSzIQtHA




Bettejo's new priceless possession is Richard Dawkins' "Brief  Candle in the Dark."


Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...
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