The Gods Wait For Our Courage

Most Americans have overwhelmingly complex jobs staring at a computer all day or scanning a conveyor belt crammed with junk, hoping they can keep telling themselves fairy-tales all day long to calm themselves and not succumb to hemorrhoids, loose bowels or hernia’s, all on the same day.

Imagine, though, if you can, what it’s like to have such a lack of humanity that you can come up some outrageously calloused bullshit like this:

The Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen just carried out a horrific attack that killed dozens of people, including at least 29 children.

It’s entirely possible that the United States played a role in the Thursday bombing, but the US military doesn’t have any idea if that’s the case.

“We may never know if the munition [used] was one that the US sold to them,” Army Maj. Josh Jacques, a spokesperson for US Central Command, told me. “We don’t have a lot of people on the ground.” The military could conduct an investigation to find out if that’s the case, but it’s unclear if that probe would ever happen or how long it would take. – via vox.com

Indeed.  But news coverage of the 29 children killed in Yemen from the Saudi-led and Washington backed war on Yemen, along with the demand that Washington stop funding such demonic activities doesn’t carry the same panache as does the screaming from every deranged lunatic in the media, every political turd, every ignorant intellectual that Russia is behind, on the side of, ahead of and about to circumvent the mid-term elections of your favorite, bought-and-paid for candidate – therefore you won’t hear a whisper of it from the mainstream media. Why even Nikki Haley won’t get up in front of the UN and show pictures of the dead children in Yemen. Of course how can one exhibit empathy for the lost souls of innocents when their heart and soul are dead?

The crypt is empty – the dead souls have been unleashed upon humanity for whatever reasons.

But it’s not the gods fault. They are not here. If they were, surely things would be different. Or would they…who can say for sure.

The absolute insanity we humans tolerate day in and day out must make the gods turn away, grimacing, as you would when you pass by what remains from a violent car crash.

Cables Detail C.I.A. Waterboarding at Secret Prison Run by Gina Haspel – via NYTimes.com

Instead of this war criminal enjoying the scented pleasures of a life behind bars, the criminals in Washington reward her with a post as the C.I.A. director.

But sometimes the crypt-dwellers must pay:

A San Francisco Jury awarded $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who said Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller gave him terminal cancer. The award consists of $40 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages. via theantimedia.com

And rightly so.  Still, one wonders what damages should be awarded to the rest of humanity who ate the poison that Monsanto has produced.

“You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.”  ~  Walker Percy

The gods and angels await our courage taken in order to assist us (just like the courage of Mr. Dewayne Johnson) to stand up to the psychopath’s daily derangement that reigns down on innocent souls.

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Anton Webern ~ German Dances (After Schubert D820) ~ Pierre Boulez/Berlin Philarmonic

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