The Apocalypse is Upon Us…Right?

Perhaps the Apocalypse that some hope for, other’s dread, and most have no idea about, is here.

One only has to read the news to wonder, what in the hell is going on with inhabitants of earth?

If you’re one of the smart Americans who are overloaded with news and threw out the TV, laptop, cell phone and computer, and now commune with nature, plants, animals, the stars and dead relatives – then you are one of the fortunate ones who have taken the higher road…probably. Perhaps you’ll intone the right frequencies and when the final plug is mercifully pulled on this grand comedy…you’ll be able to say…”see, I told you so.”

Russiagate, Washington’s endless wars, Trump tweets, Trump himself, the Democratic party, Republicans, healthcare (or lack thereof), Bolton, Haley, Pompeo, radio talk show talking imbeciles, Hollywood, the mainstream media and so much more are enough to send any sane person heading to the hills seeking some sort of biblical cover.

Maybe this is how it all ends. An absolutely madcap march to total, unbridled, full-on insanity. Spouses in constant turmoil with each other, families disintegrating, those who actually have jobs enduring the daily mind-numbing ineptness of their bosses – tweets, texts, unread emails, unanswered phone calls – a collective retreat into a strange consciousness where nothing outside your personal world matters, but one where everything outside your personal world is bringing your life to ruins. Surely, such determined purpose to off themselves and everyone else who doesn’t fit in with the strange brew of nirvana floating in their uneducated and non-inquiring minds, cries out to the gods to end this experiment that has gone horribly awry.

From ‘Someone’ telling MSNBC that Trump is mad because he can’t watch porn in the White House, (isn’t it cool that the MSM’s sources always seem to be “someone”) to 14-million Facebook users who may have, unknowingly, shared posts public – (don’t worry, Facebook said they’d like to apologize for this – they also gave Chinese unrestricted access to user data – but don’t worry, they’ll probably apologize for this as well) – to the more serious where the Pentagon admits ‘no one will ever know’ how many civilians the US has killed fighting ISIS ; where the US Department of Agriculture (yes, Agriculture) provided over $277 million for local jail construction since 1996 and one of the most disturbing, where the Trump administration is reportedly considering a plan to greatly expand the U.S. military’s role in Yemen in an effort to help Saudi-backed forces seize the country’s main humanitarian aid port – if it’s not the Apocalypse  – then one questions what God, Mother Earth, the committee of dolphins, or whoever started this nonsense is doing.

But there may be hope…30 comedians are giving advice to their younger selves; new Mars discoveries advance case for possible life; (like we’ve progressed enough here on this hellhole to warrant Earthling’s going anywhere else) and the UN Ambassador to the United Nations, twit extraordinaire, Nikki Haley, graces the world with her gems of guano: The United States is standing up for our allies and our principles at the @UN. @POTUS is protecting America’s investment by promoting accountability and efficiency, except, of course, when the US has no idea of the number of CIVILIANS it has killed during their war on terror.

One would assume that God has a sense of humor. How else to explain how He/She/It laughs at us when we tell the cosmos of our plans to advance our ignorance to make life better for each of us individually but none of us collectively?

One must retreat to the sage writings of authors to have a clue about the madness of Earth to even begin to have an understanding of the continued insanity the “enlightened” of this planet whom we’ve entrusted to lead the way –  thinking they hold to key to life by ending the lives of others, along with our sometimes twisted thinking of what life is all about:

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

***

Tonight’s musical offering:

As it’s already too hot here…we offer the following, to keep us cool, if only in our minds

Ella & Louis – “Autumn in New York”

Photo credit: http://www.unsplash.com/@jwimmerli

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s