The biggest crapshoot of all – life – is a pitiful mess. Sadly, one usually, though not always, comes to this realization after many long and arduous years of banging his or her head against the nearly impenetrable wall of achieving much of anything outside ourselves – with our dreams unrealized and the true value of each one of us never fully recognized.
That impenetrable wall, a/k/a the “system”, whether it be the current systems shackled around our necks, or the systems set up by the billionaires of the their day in times past, who won’t tolerate much of anything outside their particular stench they live by – which is really nothing more than their deranged desire to be gods and control the masses, is what humanity continues to fall for age after age.
“I sit on a man’s back choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am sorry for him and wish to lighten his load by all means possible … except by getting off his back.” —Leo Tolstoy
It may be in human’s DNA to rebel, to cast aside whatever horseshit of the day that is prevalent that is choking them – casting them into a perpetual pit of despair – railing against God for their particular depressing lot they find themselves in. Doubtful it is God whom has cast them into the outhouse. The outhouse has been prepared for us by the billionaires of whatever age. The clever trick played upon us is that we continue to allow the billionaires to lead us to believe it is God’s fault of the calamities we find ourselves suffering.
It is not. It is, in its simplest terms, allowing the guano of humanity leading us to believe that their stench is enlightened and modern, that they are caring, compassionate and life-giving – when they are nothing more than the man our on our back, choking us, assuring us that they are sorry for all we suffer, and will do everything to make our lives better, except getting off our backs to allow it be so.
Clarity of thought is hard to come by. And when it’s presented to us, it is so stark, so true, so based in reality, that we find ourselves not paying any attention to it – to the detriment of ourselves and loved ones:
In a rare and unprecedented speech delivered on the House floor just two days after the nation memorialized 9/11, Democratic Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday slammed Washington’s longtime support to anti-Assad jihadists in Syria, while also sounding the alarm over the current build-up of tensions between the US and Russia over the Syria crisis.
She called on Congress to condemn what she called the Trump Administration’s protection of al-Qaeda in Idlib and slammed Washington’s policies in Syria as “a betrayal of the American people” — especially the victims and families that perished on 9/11.
Considering that Congresswoman Gabbard herself is an Iraq war veteran and current Army reserve officer who served in the aftermath of 9/11, it’s all the more power and rare that a sitting Congress member would make such forceful comments exposing the hypocrisy and contradictions of US policy.
She called out President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence by name on the House floor in her speech:
“Two days ago, President Trump and Vice President Pence delivered solemn speeches about the attacks on 9/11, talking about how much they care about the victims of al-Qaeda’s attack on our country. But, they are now standing up to protect the 20,000 to 40,000 al-Qaeda and other jihadist forces in Syria, and threatening Russia, Syria, and Iran, with military force if they dare attack these terrorists.”
And in perhaps a completely unprecedented moment, the Congresswoman accused America’s Commander-in-Chief during her floor speech for acting as “the protective big brother of al-Qaeda and other jihadists”.
We’ve allowed ourselves to continue to be duped by shysters, psychopath’s and demon’s – the billionaires of the day, as many ages before us have succumbed to. It isn’t God who is at fault – it is each of us who continue to allow these heathens to rule over us…whether by our active silence or overactive participation in their shittiness.
As many didn’t pay attention to Tolstoy from days long since past, or to the many truth-tellers before and after him, how few rebel against the heinous sufferings the common man or woman endures each day at the hands of these lunatics.
Sadly, we choose instead to blame God for our own inaction against modern day psychopath’s and ensure that the age we live in, will be nothing more than obedience to the insanity that each age before us has swallowed.
“…no country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more.” – Mark Twain – The Gilded Age
Tonight’s musical offering:
Rossini ~ William Tell Overture ~ Finale – The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra 100th Anniversary Special Concert – Myung-Whun Chung/Conductor
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