This Vale of Tears

“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” – George Orwell

The heart aches, the mind sobs, the soul wants to wither away to the nether regions of dark caves and other solitudes where it can be left alone – such are the cries of the human being.

The psychopath’s have other ideas in mind:

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is calling on other tech companies to ban more sites like InfoWars, and says the survival of American democracy depends on it.

“Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it,” Murphy tweeted Monday. – via washingtonexaminer.com

Either one stands for free speech or they don’t. When deranged Senators and control freak corporations dictate what anyone can say – free speech is gone.  Doesn’t matter a lick whether you agree with them, never heard of them, love them or hate them – once censorship is undertaken, the ‘bogeymen” of the day will be vanquished, with you and I standing next in line to be silenced for the “survival of our democracy”.

“American democracy” – pure guano, unless this turd of a senator speaks of American democracy that bombs sovereign nations back to the stone age, because they can.  Or of the American democracy that wants to apprehend and put on trial a publisher (Julian Assange). Thank God there were no Senator Murphy’s when the Washington Post published “the Pentagon Papers” back in the seventies – if so – the Washington Post would probably no longer be with us.

Human beings are a strange brew…always salivating that some clown (like Alex Jones is most of the time) be silenced so that their personal corrupted worldview can continue to be comfortably inhaled with whom they agree; and then it’s back to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple and the likes, listening to the most hatred-filled rantings of other deranged nutjobs they happen to agree with. It’s all good when the hatred you admire is the “winning side”.

But not to worry, as Senate democrats are circulating plans for a government takeover of the internet. 

It’s like Skittle’s and M&M’s falling from the sky.  A world of vanilla pudding each and every day.  Sooner or later, even the deplorable lyrics of songs you shout along with, the nodding of the head and the obligatory F-you to anyone how doesn’t agree with you will be outlawed. You’ll be left wearing the clown’s hat, with no other clowns to yuck it up with and tell you how wonderful, tolerant and all-knowing you are. You will be an island, stranded by yourself to gaze at your navel and wonder what happened.

Life, for the most part, is putrid offerings one must overcome each day. Taking pleasure in the demise of others so that we feel just the slightest bit larger is fools gold. It’s like upon hearing that a friend or loved one has stage 4 cancer, you feel a bit of smugness that it hasn’t visited you…yet.

It isn’t the neighbor, friend, co-worker or loved one who doesn’t share our particular and peculiar worldview who we should gnash our teeth against and throw f-bombs at – it is the psychopath’s who are dictating what your life should be – what you should listen to, those whom you must agree with, ideas that must be accepted – no matter how sick and deadly they may be – this is insanity, and frighteningly, it is here.

There is no law (as of yet) that orders you to watch, listen or read what you believe to be garbage. There is no Roman guard with a cat o’ nine tails in hand, standing over you to ensure you read and listen to the rantings of anyone – but it’s on its’ way.  And it won’t be brought to you by your neighbor, friend, co-worker or loved one – it will be corporate or government psychopath’s dictating to you what to think, what to listen to, what to read and what to die for.

What the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller observed during his time under the Nazi’s is a warning to us all:

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

We may choose to believe this isn’t happening in America…but it is. Truth is being extinguished by corporate and government monsters – and their “holy” bidding isn’t for a life of discovery of truth for you and your loved ones, it is a life under their boot of wars, lies, propaganda and hatred.

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Mozart – Lacrimosa – from his Requiem

Photo credit (front page): http://www.unsplash.com/@geetanjalkhanna

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