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Civil War Coming is Trending on Twitter

Civil War Coming is Trending on Twitter. Which brings up a moment to talk about something I have been feeling ever since the great divide has begun. The possibilities of a civil war between the two political parties.

Is a Civil War Coming?

A few years ago I would have called you crazy if you asked me that. Now, it doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility for their to be another civil war, whether its weeks, months, years, I think its just a matter of time if we continue on this path of divisiveness. I mean eventually we’re going to get so divided we wont be able to consider ourselves “the united states” but have to be called “the divided states”.

Everyone now a days is so politically polarized, so many people playing to that tribe mentality of party politics. It seems George Washington was right when he said political parties would be the downfall of this nation. It seems everyone is at each others throats. If you’re like me and don’t live in an echo chamber, you probably see a great deal of comments from both sides. Its all very ironic, they all say the same thing about each other. They all attack the other side for shit their side is doing. I get for the most part, that in your daily activities within the real world, the people you interreact with are civil great people. You never know their political affiliation and you go on about your day, but the point is, if you did know that could drastically change your behavior towards them, unless perhaps you know them personally, which is interesting. More than likely because you know they are well intentioned regardless of their political beliefs, we must realize this is the case for the majority of people we are “debating”.

I remember when politics use to be fun for me, but now you cant even have a civil debate without being called a racist misogynist fascist bigot after listing a simple statistic or exploring a “sensitive topic”. We’re in dangerous times it seems to me.

The way I see things, is this; the far right and the far left are the loudest and make for the best news for the other side, this is all we see and hear, but the majority of people reside in the middle of the spectrum and are somewhat more moderate, where as they may not necessarily believe everything attributed to their party.

I think its important we not underestimate the lengths some of the radicals are willing to go. We’ve seen people get violent, people get hurt, and we’ve seen people die as a result of that. So although the radical sects of each party may be the minority population, they still make for quite a lot of people and that number seems to be growing thanks to a number of factors, including indoctrination.

I have seen an overwhelming amount of talk about civil war from both sides in these past few months, and now it starts trending on twitter. I’ve seen a lot of hate speech based off political identity. I’ve seen straight up threats posted online for the world to see. People have allowed social media to really expose them, its not a good look. Threats of violence all based off ideology and political beliefs, its insane that its gotten to this point, it wasn’t always like this.

Maybe Social Media is to blame, now everything is always in our face 24/7 and has us all at each others throats with just a click away, we get to hide behind a screen so we can say shit we probably wouldn’t normally say to someone’s face if we were in person trying to have a civil understanding debate, its a great tool for sure, but no doubt comes with many downfalls.

What Does A Modern Civil War Look Like in the U.S?

So what does this look like? Are we saying red states vs blue states? What about the existing Government and armed forces? are people going to start hunting down the opposite party and gunning them down? or are we going to subdue them and lock them up? What’s the endgame here? I’ve seen radicals suggest this stuff, its pretty scary. Of course these people would get shut down, but they could do quite a bit of damage before that.

I’m not sure how these radicals exactly envision their “Civil War”, but lets try to paint a hypothetical. Lets say, it is red vs blue. Lets say, the government and military split up pretty evenly, you have leaders and soldiers and armed civilians on both sides openly fighting each other i guess lol. Is that what these people picture? Or do they see themselves as a revolution that’s gonna overthrow the entirety of the gov and army with what ever they got in their closet? I have no idea.

In reality, most Americans are too privileged and too soft, and by that, i mean, we don’t know what its like for bombs to be going off on a daily basis where we live. I think the majority of people would not be down for a civil war ravaging our lands lol. It would be the radical sects of each party fucking shit up, like they are now, and the rest of us being like, “can you guys not?”.

As always I think we all just need to calm down and be more civil, find ways to find more middle ground so we can actually progress and get shit done, but unfortunately I see no signs of that happening, hence why i feel like a civil war in some form is going to happen eventually, something big at least, it just doesn’t seem sustainable what we are doing now.

Alternatives to Civil War

Now in my opinion there’s a few ways we could divert from a civil war if it were ever to be a immediate problem.

  • First and foremost, if we all just smoked a bit of weed and calmed down that would go a long way in solving a lot of problems… maybe throw in a tab of acid or two, but hey I’m just spit-balling here… since that’s the least likely, which is most unfortunate as its the best option, we shall continue..
  • If we are attacked/invaded by a foreign enemy which could unite us like 9/11. Although, I don’t think we would unite as closely as we did then, I think political parties would wanna leave the other to fend for themselves.
  • Which brings me to the next idea. The reason I think a civil war is possible is because we seem to only get more and more divided, to the point it doesn’t seem like we are one country anymore. Instead of of fighting wat if we just got a North and South Korea thing going, split the country up between red and blue and see who prospers while staring angerly at each others borders?

This all doesn’t seem ideal, but like I said, the path we are on is not sustainable, something needs to give. I think in the grand scheme of things, the world will keep spinning and we’ll still be here as long as everyone keeps their cool, but its hard to foresee what the radicals will do.

Final Thought

I think its comforting to remember that the majority of people within each party do not belong to the radical sect that wants the destruction of the opposite party and everyone that belongs to it. These are the people that think all democrats are evil, or all republicans are evil, and their trying to destroy our country and all this crazy stuff they say. That stuff just gets the most play online. Like I said above, go out in the real world and realize half of the decent people you interacted with belonged to the other side. Realize there is a way back to a more civilized political landscape, one in which, we could see real discussion bringing real progress.

CAPTAINS LOG: 014 – DIVERSE UPDATE

You may have noticed quite a few updates around here lately. A few actually broke the site for a while there, I believe I got all that sorted out tho.

As always I have been busy creating art and building out the infrastructure here and on my other sites and platforms, some new things here and a few things I’m currently working on, include;

  • I have updated the Dopely Enlightened Section, as well as added some posts to the forum. 
  • I have updated the EME Store as well as the normal store.
  • I have updated the Creative Retainer page.
  • I am working on finishing my Photoshop Pack that will include overlay textures, presets, and actions.
  • I am working on a big asset pack for video game creators that will include free for commercial use designs for bg assets.

Content for the neglected Divisions and brands is indeed coming, I have been capturing quite a bit of content for a few different things in the works. Stay Tuned For that…

 

Festival Seasons Been Taking a Beating – Covid, Hurricanes & Greedy Cheap Suits

https://twitter.com/elementsfestnyc/status/1435695013493678084/photo/1

With Bonnaroo being cancelled, a lot of people were very upset, while just as many were glad they decided to cancel for numerous reasons. Now you have Elements, who decided not to cancel, and proceed to put on a shit show it seems. This is totally on them for not cancelling when they should have, but in their apology, they take no blame, and blame everything on covid and hurricanes, which has lead people to completely discredit the legitimacy of that claim, of course the blame ultimately falls on them for not reading the room well enough, their apology was bs, but we cant pretend like these things they mentioned did not play a major role.

When on the internet, it seems, reading comprehension is a major issue for some.

I see all these people saying things like this:

“I mean, I’m no expert or anything. But I can’t for the life of me figure out what the “repercussions of Covid-19″ has to do with bathroom cleanliness.”

“So every issue was because of a hurricane that technically wasn’t even a hurricane by the time it got to them and covid. Not at all because of there unpreparedness. Lmao that’s stupid and not accountable at all”.

That’s not what they said.. they said “the aftermath of the hurricane AND the long-lasting repercussions of covid-19 EXACERBATED COMMON festival issues, INCLUDING some long food and water lines and restroom cleanliness.”

They are not assigning any particular problem to either the hurricane or covid, they are saying they both greatly impacted many different things in different ways, INCLUDING long food and water lines and restroom cleanliness.
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Like look, Im on your side, they need to do better, if they couldn’t secure enough water and bathrooms and personnel to care for those bathrooms they should not have proceeded with the festival. Even without covid or hurricanes, festivals need to do better with pretty much everything across the board lol, especially with how corporate everything is getting, there is a quote later on that displays my feelings about that.

But yall need to do better as well. This wouldn’t even bother me if it wasn’t yet another example of people looking at surface level face value bullshit, instead of thinking deep on an issue they intend to publicly comment on.

Yall have to realize that Covid and the hurricane did in fact have some negative effects on this and other festivals, right? Did you guys see the videos of the mess the weather caused up there? And did you guys really think that Covid wasn’t going to have long lasting effects on this industry?

I mean this is something I talked about in 2020 when all these festivals were cancelled, I predicted that any festival, that wasn’t well established, that had to cancel, would be a shit show in 2021/2022, due to; financial losses, refunds and having to honor 2020 tickets in 2021, covid restrictions.

There’s more demand, and there’s still revenue and funding, for certain level players. But I still foresee a cut in quality of production, perhaps staff, vendors, water, bathrooms, everything across the board. I foresee a few more festivals joining the graveyard before shit returns to normal. 

So again, I’m on yalls side, screw these corporations in this industry for the wrong reasons, all about money, charging $15 dollars for a can of beer or even cup of OJ. Even without covid and hurricanes they lack enough bathrooms and water and long waits and its a problem i see at every festival I’ve been. They’re already shit shows for the most part lol, covid and hurricanes will for sure makes things worse lol, that’s common sense.

Again, Im not trying to shift blame away from the corporations and money makers.

I’m just saying, we cant ignore the effects that covid, the shutdown, the restrictions and this hurricane have had, which has caused a lot of the unpreparedness, yall need to be more intelligent in your outrage, use that noggin of yours to think deep and actually understand what’s going on in particular situations, things are complex, things affect other things, again I wouldn’t have went off on this rant if it wasn’t for me seeing this shit everywhere, and this just happened to be the latest example that set me off, it gave me a chance to highlight a few things ive wanted to talk about for a bit, like the corporatization of these events, the effects of covid on the industry, and how people need to get better reading comprehension and they need to get away from the surface and dive deep. That’s just naïve to be in the mindset of some of those commenters. No thought process, just initial reaction.

I get that they should have taken responsibility in the apology, but even though they didn’t, that doesn’t mean the things they said in that apology are not true. That’s the part that bothers me. Its a problem you see in politics especially, its dam near to the point that if biden or trump say a known fact like grass is green, half the country will automatically say, um no that’s a lie. lol. Its just dangerous way of navigating, and its gonna get you caught up.

I am constantly finding myself agreeing with things or people but then they ignore certain facts, and its like, nah, we cant start doing that.


“So….here is the thing…..everyone knows a pandemic hit the world last year right? Things literally just became somewhat normal if you were vaccinated……now things are ramping back up again. Why the HELL anyone would buy festival tickets right now is a serious question as an avid festival goer? Yall know there’s a chance it could be canceled, or that it’s gonna be a shit show due to short staffing if the company still makes a poor decision to host it…..yet you still go then bitch about the experience. What do you expect right now as a buyer? Seriously? It’s gonna be shit because its understaffed, and the people that ARE staffed are qualified to handle it…..you know this….yet still attend, complain, and post about it” – Cecelia (Commenter)

“In other words we knew the product was going to be crappy but we put the festival on anyways. We’re sorry and here’s an email you can write your complaints too.” – Kevin (Commenter)

“It has been argued that these more corporate festivals are based on a standardized mode of production (Finkel, 2009) and have moved away from their creative and community-oriented roots, with a focus on profit and economies of scale.”
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01490400.2020.1774000

“so far this year, events haven’t yet reached their pre-pandemic levels, either in number of events or overall attendance, according to PredictHQ.”
https://www.vox.com/recode/22466585/events-concerts-sports-festivals-conferences-expos-pandemic-return

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Lets just be happy we got the opportunity to party again, its gonna be a shit show for a bit in all industries, that’s what you get when you shut down like we did.


Its not even the next day and we get news of, Blue Ridge Rock Festival regarding a complete lack of ADA onsite, VIP amenities that simply don’t exist, hours long waits for shuttles + much more.

I’m telling you. Also something i forgot to mention, not only will everything be cut back, but everything will be a tad more expensive. I believe, could be wrong, but that 15 dollar orange juice just became 20(not that extreme, but you know what i mean lol). lol, i chose to avoid festivals for 2021, Ill prolly start back up in 22, we will see what the climate looks like. So anyone that’s been to one this year, let me know if things were more of a shit show than usual lol.

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Negative Stigma of Successful Parents

Something I have always found interesting is the negative stigma that surrounds having “rich” parents and receiving help from them.

Of course, you have those kids who are entitled brats who have never worked for anything in they’re life. But those bad few should not represent the many hard working people that have worked hard and long to get where they are going but also have loving parents that help them out from time to time.

You see I was always perceived as this, although none of my parents are rich, they are upper middle class. We grew up in nice homes with nice things. The funny and weird thing is, I’m a harder worker than most who I know that come from less-well-off families than ours. So you see, as always, it comes down to individuals, motivation, drive, character, and i truly believe your environment or circumstance is of little deciding factor, history shows us this to be true.

But my whole thinking behind this, is like, isn’t this one of the main goals of people who have kids? Do well, so your kids can have it better than you did? But now we’re talking shit when my family achieves this but yours doesn’t? You just sound bitter.

I see “must be nice” to have everything handed to you. As if that’s actually the case.

Like, I’m sorry your parents weren’t more successful in life and made better decisions, but don’t take it out on me lol.

I’ve experienced this first hand, but i see it everywhere, especially with the likes of Elon Musk and President Donald Trump.

People try to dismiss and belittle their accomplishments because of family inheritance they got.

I see ” Oh if my daddy gave me a million dollars id be a success too”. NO, you wouldn’t, you would be a broke crack whore in a matter of 6 months, don’t kid yourself, lol. I can say this, because i know this, its all shown in your mindset. History shows this to be true as well, plenty of people blow thru fortunes. You have to have a smart mind to succeed. My guess with or without their inheritance, we still would have heard from the likes of musk and trump.

Like don’t let your bitterness mask your insecurities and create a false sense of “they have it easy, and i have it hard”. First off, EVERYONE, has it hard, regardless of money situation, once you get some more, you’ll figure that out. More Money More Problems isn’t just some made up term for the fun of it lol.

No matter your starting point, you can get where you want to go with enough drive, determination, and passion. Just let go of that bitterness and don’t hold a grudge towards someone just because their parents did something right.

Christian Bale is a badass Actor

So ive been watching some christian bale movies, not even on purpose, just by chance.

And ive been thinking about putting an actors list together for Evan Reviews Everything.

I have always loved christian bale, american psycho, a cult classic that i think everyone loves. He was my favorite John Conner by far. His portrayal of Cheney; out of the furnace, my mans got range, and just thinking about it, im like, i feel like ive never really listed christian bale in my personal top favorites, i feel like i been disrespecting my man. Is it because i kinda see him as batman, his biggest role, yet my personal least favorite of his, not to say i dont like those movies, but compared to his others, it just doesnt do it for me.

Its weird to me they even thought of christian bale for that role. I will say i thought he made a decent Bruce Wayne, but idk his body build was off. I think Ben Affleck is much better for the role, personally. But I digress.

My man has an impressive catalog of awesome films. I would list my favorites but it would basically be me copy and pasting his entire IMDB Page, so not much point. One of the films i just rewatched for the first time in a long time was Rescue Dawn, such an awesome fu*kin movie, he and everyone in that movie kills it.

Lets not forget to mention the insane transformations this man puts his body thru for a role, its just insane to me, and probably takes so much fuc*in mental strength.

My point is when your that consistent you better be getting the respekt on your name that you deserve and i just feel like i been doing my man dirty, so much so, i felt the need to post this, also as an announcement post that my actor list will be coming soon, this one will be different than the other lists because im going to try and rank them from best to worst without a star system, could take some time.

How could you not support Sex Workers?

And I’m not even talking financially, I mean just like morally, don’t we all love porn stars and strippers and what have you?

Welp, were gonna talk about sex work today. I never thought i would have to be like the champion of sex workers rights or whatever but god dam I’m appalled at what i see.

Here’s what I see, dam near every man out here is talking shit/down to sex workers saying its not a real job and this and that and blah blah blah. Meanwhile the majority of girls are all totally supportive.

I find this interesting because i would have totally thought it would be the opposite, right? I mean guys are the majority using these services, right? And maybe a lot of girls who aren’t willing to do the work may hold certain views on those who do, idk. so it would only make sense in my mind. but i was wrong.

Are men ashamed of themselves or jealous or something. and taking it out on the girls and trade? i don’t get this…

like call me a simp all you want, but i fuckin love the porn industry, and all jobs that fall under sex workers, pornstars, models, dancers, prostitutes, call/messaging services, etc, and not only from a customer standpoint but also a creative i recognize the amount of work that goes in to it, i fuckin love the girls, i mean who doesn’t, some of my favorite chicks on the planet are pornstars, idk if theres any correlation lololol, jk, lets move on.

But these guys talking all this shit WATCH PORN AND LOVE IT, like WHO YOU THINK IS IN THAT PORN???… like wtf, i dont usually publicly talk shit about something i love at the risk of looking like a complete jackass…

“ThE poRn i wAtCh Is FrEe” uhhh no it isnt. you may be watching it for free, lol, doesnt mean its free. What that means is your pretty much stealing a digital product, and by watching it your giving ad revenue to the porn site that’s more than likely illegally hosting that video, stolen from a porn company that produced it. These videos are produced with money to make money, alot of people involved in production. Not hard to understand.

Whats particularly funny is he was calling others and trying to make fun of them for being liberals, claiming they want handouts, and free stuff….. the irony was lost on him

Look no ones disagreeing that watching porn for free is the way to go lol, like its clearly the way to go lol… but there’s no need to degrade those who pay for it and those who offer those services. Like have a little respect and sympathy for your fellow man lol, there’s plenty of poor saps out there down on their luck that need a little paid company. You need to realize that its because of those poor saps that people like you and me can enjoy free porn.

Also, lets note, in regards to the creative aspect, paying for porn gets you full movies, in 4k. You know, myself, I like a good story. I like to feel immersed you know what im saying? I’m telling you, there are some straight artists and visionaries in the porn industry lol, sure there are hacks that just film fucking with no love for the craft, but hey that’s in every industry, i digress.

people like to boil things down to their simplest form, but lets think about this, it may be more enjoyable and less physically demanding than building a skyscraper, but so is my job as a freelancer, does that mean i don’t have a “real job” what exactly about sex work doesn’t make it a real job?

Like honestly, and ive said this 1000 times lol, if i was a chick id be a total “slut” and sex worker and make bank off fucking, like why not, my only guess is, that these guys are upset they cant do the same thing, no one wants to see them nude, maybe a sex worker even turned them down, lol…

all I’m saying is these types of people shouldn’t be allowed to enjoy porn or strip clubs … they cant even respect those who provide it to them

Like i dont even know why im writing this but i came across an article about the only fans drama and there were so many doods in there talking mad shit and im just like what the fuck is wrong with people lol.

We just need more compassion, I’m telling chicks all the time they need to sell their feet pics lol, cuz there’s a market, and sure at first we think those people are weird, maybe they are lol, and maybe we wanna judge and make fun of them cuz its something we would never do, but who cares ya know lol, look at Quentin Tarantino, amazing filmmaker with a foot fetish lol but hes cool so what evs ya know, that dood prolly paid for a foot pic or two back in his day before girls were walking up to him and asking him to sign their feet lol

Continuing on this thought, whats so weird about a foot fetish, is it any weirder than having a legs fetish or ass fetish or titty fetish lol idk i digress, we will be here all day

Anyway, i got banned from Fb cuz of the convo below lol, its not my fault man, i gotta call it how i see it, like the way i see it, its totally acceptable to call someone an idiot or dim when they are being so, if it wasnt we would be in a scary place, like the place we are headed since we are now punishing this speech lol, could have been nicer yes, but like dam, how soft are we, and we’re allowed to openly ridicule one thing but not the other, wtf lol

The Sopranos Review | 5/5 | ERE

Okay, this is a big one. One of the few reviews that will receive a perfect score from me.

I don’t think people remember just how big this show was, it dominated that era of tv. I remember watching it with my dad when I was younger, I fucking loved it. Who didn’t? Is there even one person out there talking shit about The Sopranos? Im sure there is actually, some people are just like that.

But listen, the writing for this show, the performances from the cast, the dialogue, its just so dam fuckin good. I can not say it enough, going back and watching this for ONLY MY SECOND time, it makes me miss the fuck out of James gandolfini, and makes me wonder what we could have seen from him if he hadn’t passed so young. This show explores many themes of the human experience, with Gandolfini at the helm, and Jesus Christ no matter the scene, he fuckin kills it, he was no doubt made for that role.

Something I noticed, my first watch through I hated the Chris character and the actor and everything about him lol. On my second watch through I still hate Chris for fuckin up so much, but now that I’m older and can appreciate this stuff, that dood fuckin killed that role, to me, and I could honestly say this about every actor in the show, some of the best acting comes from Michael Imperioli.

This show, is #1 for me, with Breaking Bad following very close behind, its actually pretty hard for me to decide which one comes out on top, but I gotta pick sopranos just for like overall story/dialogue and my enjoyment of the series, Im a sucker for anything mafia, theres many things breaking bad does better than sopranos, but I think it shouldn’t be lost on anyone that breaking bad had the advantage of sopranos coming out before it.

THE CONTROVERSIAL ENDING

I remember sitting down with my dad and watching the finale not knowing what the fuck was going to happen. I remember feeling a bit overwhelmed that a bigger event didn’t take place, like a big gun fight or something, but whatever, they figured it out and alls well ends well, at least thats what we think when we sense a wind down coming in the diner. Tony sitting waiting for his family to join him, one by one, members of his family join him at the table. When Meadow walks through the front door, then blank.

The screen goes black. Me and my dad both thought the tv went out and we were pissed, cursing up a storm, then we realized that was it, that was the end. And we were almost even more pissed than when we thought the tv had went out.

So what happened?

Well, supposedly the man in the members only jacket that came in to the diner while Tony was waiting on family members who had briefly sat at the bar then went into the bathroom, came out of the bathroom, and shot and killed Tony in front of his family.

INTERESTING NOTES RELATED TO ENDING

Tony’s POV, Chase sets up a series of shots in sequence, where Tony hears a bell, you see a shot of Tony from the doors POV, then you see a shot of tony’s pov looking at whose coming through the door…. When meadow finally parks her freaking car after trying 100 times, she comes in and you see her seeing Tony, the next shot should be Tony looking at her, but instead the screen cuts abruptly to black and waits a few seconds to show credits, different from the usual fade to immediate credits. People have noted that had Meadow known how to park a car, she would have been sitting next to Tony and blocking the hitman’s shot.

The hitman was wearing a members only jacket, “Members Only” pops up quite a few times through the show, its the title of an episode, the episode in which Tony gets shot and almost dies, members only can be seen as a reference to being in the mob, and a big link to Eugene who was yet another rat in Tony’s crew, the man who killed himself after Tony denied his request to retire to Florida, he often wore a Members Only jacket and was called out by Vito for wearing said jacket. Many fans claim the “members only” represents everyone Tony has ever wronged in his life. Many of the other patrons in the diner represent an event from a previous episode that involved killing someone.

The bathroom was directly to Tony’s right, or the “3:00” position on a clock. After Christopher was shot and was lying in the hospital, he informed Tony and Paulie about a dream he had in which a dead man told Chris to tell Tony and Paulie, “3:00”. Its important to note the members only man came out of a bathroom just like in the movie “The Godfather” which was tony’s favorite movie. Tony is also seen peeling an orange, another nod to The Godfather.

Throughout the entire show it is alluded to that there are only two endings for Tony Soprano, jail or death.

In conversation Tony, Jr and bobby talk about what its like being killed “I mean, our line of work, it’s always out there. You probably don’t even hear it when it happens, right?”

REASONS FOR TONY TO BE KILLED?

“Patsy Parisi at one point in the series pointed a gun at Tony Soprano through his home’s window overlooking his swimming pool and considered shooting him to death, as revenge for ordering Gigi Cestone to kill his twin brother Phillip “Philly Soons” Parisi. Even in his drunken stupor, Patsy decided against it and instead urinated in Tony’s swimming pool. He had the motives to kill Tony and may have also seen it as a way to stage a coup d’état of the DiMeo crime family and take over as boss. Patsy Parisi may have hired the hitman to kill Tony. 

Silvio Dante was shot several times and left in a coma by a man wearing the same “Members Only” jacket who was part of the Lupertazzi family hit squad sent by Phil Leotardo. It is unknown if this is the same man or merely someone associated with him who has similar taste in clothing. Patsy Parisi shot back at the hitmen but may have intentionally missed his shots to set Silvio up to be killed as part of a larger revenge mission and coup d’état against Tony Soprano.  

Despite the hit on Phil Leotardo being sanctioned by the Lupertazzi family, the job was done very messily with Phil being killed in front of his wife and infant grandchildren, and then having his skull crushed by his moving SUV that was stuck in drive. Tony may have been shot to death at the diner in front of his family to send a message that if you perform a messy hit like that, you’ll die in another messy hit as punishment.  
Relating to the above, Tony may have been considered a loose end to the new leadership of the Lupertazzi family, and killing him was likely considered severing the final link between them and the Phil Leotardo hit.  

https://sopranos.fandom.com/wiki/Man_in_Members_Only_jacket

MY THOUGHTS ON THE ENDING


I agree with this guy

when its left to the audience, to me, thats not a definite answer… open for interpretation really means it could go either way you like….

this is the case of tony soprano being whacked at the end of sopranos

a big chunk of the fan base is very adamant about the fact he was killed, while another big chunk is just as adamant on the fact that he lived….

the thing is, none of these people are right cuz there not the creators, the creator/writers have been consistent in keeping it open ended to try and keep everyone happy it seems, tho i dont think anyone was happy with how it ended lol, chase did call it the death scene in one interview, but i think he simply was referring to it as such cuz so many others have been….

in my mind which could be totally wrong, im just trying to put myself in his position, the creator couldnt decide which way he wanted to lean, so he chose this scenario, i think the correct answer to the question of, did tony soprano get whacked? is whatever you decide lol.

people want an answer, but sadly to me, it seems we dont have a definite one, more than likely because the creator was scarred of pissing off a big chunk of the audience, so he made this open ending that could go either way so audiences would be debating it 14 years later. Genius move in my mind.

heres my thing, throughout the series, theres give or take around 10 people who at different times want to kill tony soprano for different reasons, AND WE SEE THE DISCUSSION HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE TIME

so if like many claim, and the new york bosses decided to take tony out after he killed Phil due to his greediness and all thats transpired, why wouldn’t we see that discussion happen? — also this doesnt make much sense to me, as they were looking for peace and decided thats what was going to happen after phil went away… killing new jerseys family boss would surely get the new jersey outfit looking for retaliation and the conflict would continue, to me, it would make more sense to kick janice some money for bobby then let the peace and money making continue between the families…. taking out tony doesnt seem to have upside other than not having to pay janice a lil bit of money

I could understand the bit about the messy hit and New York being mad, I mean look at Tony not giving up the other Tony to Phil cuz they said it wouldn’t be quick and discreet. But again, they had more upside to keep Tony alive in my mind.

I’m gonna make ppl mad with this so let me just say it does seem like tony gets whacked, I’m not saying FOR SURE that he did or did not, but for the reasons i said above, to me it doesn’t make sense and doesn’t match patterns of the show, fuck all this speculating and guessing and talking about how I or this guy saw the scene, i want an answer from the creator or writers lol.

Lets say he got whacked, for me, it wasn’t the members only jacket guy, I agree with Anthony Teska lmao. It makes the most sense.

TOP 5 MUST READ RECOMMENDATIONS | ere

  • 1984

    This shit is eerie, and becomes more relevant with time, like some others on this list. My Favorite book. I think everyone needs to read this.

  • Animal Farm

    This is a close 2nd behind 1984 for me. There's not a better metaphor.

  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

    Hunter S. Thompson is by far my favorite author. I recommend reading the book and watching the movie!

  • Atlas Shrugged

    This is a dope trilogy and to me, seems like where we are headed lol (once you read it you'll see what I mean). Its super interesting, I'm glad I stumbled upon it awhile back.

  • The Anarchists Cookbook

    Bruh, I thought I was gonna bring the end of the world about with this book, lol. Instant Classic.

Captains Log: 013 – Upgrades

Been super busy around here, been awhile since I reported in to the captains log.

Been a lot of updates around here, we finally got around to giving all the brand pages a face lift, we have added a lot of features and such around the site, too many to list off, so maybe you should check em out for yourself.

We are continuing investing in crypto thru cyberworkz, making money, pretty good money, its bittersweet, cuz you could always be making more. BUT, we are making really good money day trading, so im still happy.

We added some new content to Digital Clinic page as well, having to do with scams in the NFT and crypto industry.

I have a lot of things for Evan reviews everything back logged and many more things planned, so things are coming out of that house very soon.

I have finally gotten around to giving wizardmmd.com a face lift, much needed, and it feels good to have that house in order lol.

There are many exciting things im working on as usual lol, one of the most exciting things I will share is the prospect of adding Hawaiian shirts to Dopely Threaded catalog, if I can make this happen, this will be a game changer.

I have been slacking on the YT content compared to usual, but its coming.

One feature you may be interested in, is the specific subscribe feature I implemented for the site, because I have so many brands and content under one roof, I wanted to give the choice for users to subscribe to the specific content they wanted and not have to see all the shit they didn’t. You can learn more about that here.

As always, I appreciated those who hang around, I see you!

Much love
-Evan