Icing on Their Cake

The gremlins of life always arrive when you’re asleep, devouring the frosting from the cake you left out on the kitchen counter. The next morning you awake and blame the gods for your bad luck. But the gods have nothing to do with your icing vanishing, as they’re busy sending out orders of f**kery for their human lieutenants of filth to carry out, and their recipes of insanity issued are a bit more troubling to innocents than losing the icing on your personal slice.

Feast your eyes upon the frosting spread lavishly upon just one military industrial complex corporation:

Lockheed Martin booked nearly $60 billion in 2019 sales, the best year on record for the world’s largest defense contractor. And its executives are predicting even higher sales this year.

“[W]e really are happy with our current portfolio,” Marillyn Hewson, the company’s chairman, president and CEO, said Tuesday during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call with investment analysts. “We don’t see any gaps right now.”

Lockheed predicts that demand from the Pentagon and U.S. allies will generate between $62.75 billion and $64.25 billion in 2020 sales. – via defenseone.com

Indeed, no gaps for executive C-level charlatans and company shareholders, big gaps their hardware leaves in the lives of innocents.

But the frosting from Washington doesn’t end there…

Trump will seek 20% budget boost for nukes

WASHINGTON ― U.S. President Donald Trump has settled an internal battle over whether to seek $20 billion for the federal agency that maintains America’s weapons, or less money, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., confirmed Tuesday.  The president will ask for the $20 billion.- via defensenews.com

Let’s see, how many nukes does one country need to end all life here on this God-less circus, evidently there aren’t enough.

And of course it is no secret that all ills the innocents suffer from here in the richest country in the world have all been taken care of…health care is covered, there are no homeless, poverty has been eradicated; the sick, elderly and suffering are all taken care of – there is not a need unmet – thus Washington has a universal cess pool of cash to fund more of their culture of death.

Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets demanding the U.S. military leave for good, the United States announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq, according to military news service Breaking Defense. The three sites chosen – Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja – are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja (the site of the 1988 chemical weapons attack) just eight miles from the border. – via mintpressnews.com

But there is still intelligence and empathy left that the gods have not yet vanquished…

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Beethoven – “Moonlight Sonata” for Old Elephant

Mongkol is a 61-year-old former logging elephant. His captive-held life was spent hauling trees in the Thai forest. His body shape is deformed through hard labor, he lost his right eye and tusk in this brutal logging practice. Mongkol was rescued and brought to Elephants World to spend the rest of his days relaxing peacefully in freedom by the River Kwai. I discovered Mongkol is an extremely gentle, sensitive elephant who enjoys music, especially this slow movement by Beethoven which I play to him occasionally in the day and night.

Photo by SJ Baren on Unsplash

One comment

  1. The way they break the will of the baby elephant is similar to the way the will of the human child is broken—at a young age they chain its ankle, so that they learn they have no power against their owner, even though they have great power. Then, once older, even though they could run amok and go against their handlers with ease, they never even try.

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