deserves a pat on the back
August 29, 2005
I wrote this in February 2001.
The date is significant in that it is a few months before September
11. Although the content is still true in my
mind, I would probably not be in this kind of optimistic frame
of mind. Beelzebob, Mamon, Lucifer et al seem to have temporarily
lured some of our brothers to their camp. I hope this is a temporary
derailment and that they will soon find their way back into the
world of reason, truth, beauty, peace, and love.
We have come a long way
since the Neanderthal
we live much longer now
eat much better food
that we don't have to go hunting for.
Our ancestors, used to risk getting killed
for a piece of meat
or at best, die later of a wound sustained
while hunting for a meal
or running away from wild beasts.
Now a great many of us
get our meat and bread,
fruits and veggies,
at the market, the super market, or the hypermarket
depending on where we live,
from Taiwan to Madagascar,
from Norway to Wagadougou,
to Fiji, Tasmania, Kabul, Samarghand,
We cook our food easily on
sit in a warm room,
protected from wind and rain and snow storms
and many other cruel elements of Nature,
we sit in artificial, man-made rooms,
unthreatened by lions and bears, and other wild beasts,
and we eat in front of that loveliest of all human inventions:
We can afford now
to watch National Geographic on TV
and self righteously worry
about endangered species,
tigers of Bengal, lions of Persia, panda from China,
etcetera etcetera, (lots of etcetera)
who used to all
hunt us for food.
More of us live longer and happier lives than
just look at the statistics from 200 years ago,
500 years ago, 1000 years ago......
thanks mostly to plumbing and penicillin
plus all those other miracle drugs, magical surgeries,
miracle technologies that cure, maintain, inform,
in far corners of the earth,
televised, telephoned, telemedicined,
Not one dull moment
not even time to contemplate all
taken for granted in daily life.
No time off from boulevard News
24 hours a day,
to think and realize: it is only a small, minuscule number
who are violent. Good guys outnumber bad guys
by a huge margin.
The media's yellow journalism and their boulevard
want to make us believe otherwise.
they put the spot light on the small number of half wit,
terrorist kids in high schools and elsewhere.
Large numbers of us
are kind, quiet, peace-loving people.
We are only ignored by
the boulevard press media.
We don't make the covers of magazines
and all those other new zines
Even in seemingly conflict and trouble
they exclusively report on the bad guys.
They ignore all the polite,
kind, caring young people
of these trouble spots
violence is propagated and encouraged.
The rare serial killers
are shown on TV and magazines,
their minds and lives dissected ad nauseam,
day and night.
Half wits and marginals,
who might otherwise stay calm
are excited into action. The quickest
way to be on the cover of blah,blah...
For such marginal half
TV has replaced God.
We want to know how the scientists'
how the artists create those marvelous
how do they give up TV, close the
turn off the phone, say no to invitations
and instead of skiing, and a million
that the flesh is heir to, sequester
to create something out of nothing?
We want to know how good governments
we are sick to death of being
shown the anatomy
of the brains of half wits and
plus the minutia of their thought
That is only for criminologists,
and maybe detectives.
us the general public.
in the boulevard media, unlike
Beelzebob, Mamon, Mephisto
have won over.
In real life, however,
we have come a long way since
could use a pat on the