In the early 1990s, I ran head-on into an “archetype”, which I came to call “the black widow.” I ran head-on into her in me, and in lots of other people. She was a delightful creature, psychospiritually lethal to all in whom she resided, which was everyone I knew back then. In the remainder of this post, I introduce Madame Black Widow up close and personal, in her Key West habitat.
City Commissioner Tony Yaniz, above, backed Margaret Romero, below,
in this year’s mayoral.
In last Tuesday’s election, Craig Cates
won without a runoff, by getting 53+ percent of the votes. Mayor Cates carried all precincts, but the one in which Bahama Village lies, which precinct Margaret Romero carried. Bahama Village makes up most of that precinct.
Bahama Village is mostly black residents. For many years, blacks in Bahama Village have been really upset with KWPD behavior toward black Bahama Village residents. Margaret Romero, like Tony Yaniz, likes KWPD behavior just fine. Maybe, therefore, Bahama Village blacks really like KWPD behavior just fine, too?
This was in the Citizen (www.keysnews.com) shortly after Margaret filed to run for mayor this year.
Thursday night at Jack Flats, Michael Miller, a local architect who also chairs the Historical Architectural Review Commission (HARC), and I watched Texas A & M Aggies slaughter the South Carolina Gamecocks in the year’s college football season opener. A San Antonio native, Michael graduated from A & M, then attended Harvard to become architect. We talked of many things.
When Michael asked for my take on Margaret Romero, I said I thought Margaret had a lot of good ideas about how the city could be run better, but she is right wing and I thought it would be very bad for the city if she was mayor.
Michael said Margaret was a neighbor of his and his wife. One day their cat went missing. A few days later, they received a call from the animal shelter on Stock Island, saying someone said a cat they had at the shelter looked like Michael and his wife’s cat. Michael said they went to the shelter and it was their cat. They asked how the shelter came by it? Margaret Romero had trapped the cat and brought it to the shelter.
Michael said, back at home, he walked over to ask Margaret why she had trapped their cat and taken it to the shelter without telling them? Margaret said the cat was pooping in her yard. Michael said cats need dirt to poop, and Margaret’s yard was grass. Michael said, it was iguanas pooping in her yard.
I said, in the past, when people asked me about Margaret, I sometimes said, imagine a black widow spider wearing Margaret’s head.
I asked Michael if I could report what he had told me about Margaret trapping their cat? He said yes.
When Michael asked for my take on Tony Yaniz, I said, I like a lot of what he says, but he has loose bearings which break loose and will continue to break loose.
Toward the end of the A & M-South Carolina game, I told Michael, hell, I’m gonna be an Aggies fan this year. I don’t want to think about what it will be like to be an Alabama fan when the Crimson Tide play the Aggies later this year. Well, perhaps I digress.
blue paper view of the last moments of Charles Eimer’s life
After publishing yesterday’s Breaker, Breaker! Key West Police Department all-points tourist advisory! Great big dead skunk in the middle of the end of the road! Enter paradise at your own risk – you could be next! post at www.goodmorningkeywest.com, I saw a new John Donnelly comment under the Officer Gary Lee Lovette: “Me, I Dropped Like a F***ing Bomb On His Head… We Killed Him” article in Key West the Newspaper, www.thebluepaper.com, to which I submitted a reply comment:
The cavity searches were done in public, in the day time, on young black men in Bahama Village, which lies in the precinct Margaret Romero carried in the mayor’s race.
Madame Black Widow was the cause of Charles Eimers’ erratic behavior before he was finally apprehended on South Beach.
Madame Black Widow owns KWPD Officer Lovette lock, stock and barrel. She owns State Attorney Catherine Vogel, Assistant State Attorney’s Val Winter and Mark Wilson, the Grand Jury, Donie Lee, the Grand Jury and Florida Department of Law Enforcement lock, stock and barrel.
Madame Black Widow fuels John Donnelly’s anything but cold servings in what he writes in the blue paper. Justice indeed is best served cold.
Absent a miracle transmutation provided by angels, I know two ways to start transmuting Madame Black Widow into her true self. Hopi Americans call her Spider Woman; Carl Jung called her the anima, or the feminine; Jesus called her the Holy Spirit; Laotzu called her yin and TAO; Buddhists call her Quan Yin; Hindus call her Kali.
One way is to stand in front a a mirror for a very long time, looking at everything about us, which tells us we are not the fairest in the land – nowhere close.
In my experience, a human being can only go so far with that really fun reflection exercise, because every human being has blinders, blind spots, tunnel vision and denial. To get past those guardians, a human being needs angels bringing Madame Black Widow, in her various shades and tones, through those guardians into plain view. A truly wrenching, embarrassing, humiliating experience.
A parallel exorcism, or exercise, is, when our buttons are punched, we do nothing; we simply sit with the discomfort. That is the program promoted in A COURSE IN MIRACLES. For a year, whatever agitates us, we do nothing but sit with the discomfort, let it have us. At the end of that really fun year, we are different people.
That does not mean, if we see a child wander out into the street, we let the child wander out into the street. We save the child, even if it puts us physically at risk.
That is very different from standing outside an abortion clinic in a frenzy, trying to save unborn babies from mothers and their physicians; or standing outside an abortion clinic in a frenzy, trying to save mothers and their doctors from abortion protesters.
Saving a child from wandering out in the street is a natural and normal response to an emergency. A frenzied crusade is projection, rooted in very deep soul wounding. The crusader identifies with the victim. In trying to save the victim, the crusader is trying to safe him/herself. Peaceful vigils, calm protests, are fine. Frenzied crusades are Madame Black Widow’s domain.
Frenzied crusades increases in frenzied crusaders the soul trauma that drives them into frenzied crusades. Chronic frenzied crusading exponentially increases soul trauma, and can lead to psychosis, which also is Madame Black Widow’s domain.
This is what Jesus was driving at when he said: Hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye. If a man strikes you on the cheek, turn the other cheek to him also. Those who live by the sword, die by the sword. It was said an eye for and eye, and a tooth for a tooth, but I say to you, resist not one who does evil. Do good to and pray for those who persecute you.
Alas, this is nowhere close to a perfect world, and so we need police officers who are charged with protecting us from ourselves, and other people from us, and us from other people, and police officers from us. As such, police officers need to be really cool customers; they need to have their shit pretty well together.
A person like Officer Lovette should not be a police officer; he is too soul-wounded; there is no telling when he will explode next, but he will explode, and for that reason he should not be a police officer, armed with a pistol, taser and baton.
Officer Lovette should have been stripped of those weapons and benched by KWPD Chief Donie Lee the day Donie became aware of the recording on Officer Lovette’s taser of the subduing of Charles Eimers on South Beach last Thanksgiving Day. See transcript of that recording in the Officer Gary Lee Lovette: “Me, I Dropped Like a F***ing Bomb On His Head… We Killed Him” blue paper article:
That Donie did not bench Lovette revealed Donie, too, is owned by Madame Black Widow. That other KWPD officers, who were present at South Beach that day and witnessed Lovette’s behavior, then circled the wagons to protect Lovette, revealed they, too, are owned by Madame Black Widow.
Here is another frenzied frenzied blue paper reader, who lives far from the Keys, but anonymously engages the Eimers case as if she lives in Key West and is personally at risk to KWPD officers. As if she and Charles Eimers are one and the same person. As if what was done to Charles Eimers was done to her.
Something terrible was done to her, or some things terrible; and that is what fuels her crusades, which she has described variously in other comments she has made under blue paper articles. In the victims, she sees herself. In saving the victims, she is trying to save herself. One crusade after another, she is trying to save herself
From the blue paper’s Officer Gary Lee Lovette: “Me, I Dropped Like a F***ing Bomb On His Head… We Killed Him” article:
No expert witness was called to demonstrate how impossible it is to breathe while your shoulders are pinned down in the sand, as Eimers were. See our reenactment video here.
The Grand Jury seems to have been most impressed by the fact that the Medical Examiner found no sand in Eimers’ airways which seemed to invalidate witness accounts of asphyxiation. However, the Medical Examiner’s own notes reveal that after a week in the hospital, it would have been unlikely to find any sand in Mr. Eimers’ airways.
Q1 – Any changes expected in lungs with asphyxiation. He was face down in sand but doesn’t seem very long on video.
A1 – With sand – in fresh case – might find some sand in upper airway but he was in hosp for a week so less likely. I did not see any sand. Lung changes are non-specific.” – Notes of Dr. E. Hunt Scheuerman, [then] Monroe County Medical Examiner
No reenactment by the authorities is another example of Madame Black Widow’s handiwork.
Here is yet another example.
I had a conversation yesterday with someone who knows now former Judge Tegan Slaton and his friend and former campaign manager Robert Cintron quite well. According to this someone, Tegan spent several weeks in a Miami hospital being stabilized by a physician. Tegan has several medical difficulties, one of which is diabetes. From the Miami hospital, Tegan went to a rehab facility, where he will be for a while.
I told this person that that Robert has diabetes and is an alcoholic. This person said that is true. I told this person that I didn’t see how Robert could advise Tegan properly, if they both have the same two conditions. I said, because he was a judge running for reelection, Tegan owed the public an explanation of what was wrong with him. In saying he was not an alcoholic, Tegan lied to the public. This persons said, did I ever know an alcoholic who did not lie? I said, no, but that does not excuse Tegan; he was not like this person or me; he was a judge, he had a higher duty to the public, than he had to himself.
Denial and not telling the truth are the handiwork of Madame Black Widow.
I hope a speedy recovery for Tegan. He was a good judge. He will have to stay clean to recover. Anyone in AA or NA knows that. Any doctor knows booze and diabetes are terrible bedfellows.
Madame Black Widow is the cause of every street person I have known being a street person. She is the cause of every addict I have known being an addict (booze is a narcotic). She is the cause of all of humanity’s problems, actually.
not L Cohen