Sunday, May 9, 2010

What have we become?

The world is descending into terminal madness. We have all but lost civilization and are descending into a new, sub-human dark age. In spite of the name of this blog, this is NOT for dinner. At any time. Dostoevsky was right: If there is no God, everything is permitted.

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Salvador Dali Cannibalism in Autumn


Great Falls, February, 1996. A single mother sends her only child to school. He's all of 8 He walks every day, and she watches him leave and he always waves good-bye.
The boy never showed up for school.  The school calls his mother at home. He never came home. She calls the police, frantic, and they come, assuring her that her boy is probably just skipping school, but she calls again the next morning, he hasn't come home.

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Soon the neighborhood is out looking for him. Many witnesses had described a man following a crying boy, others saw an off-white car. What I remember is that even his mother came under suspicion.
I remember walking that winter along the Missouri River's edge trail, looking along the bank of the river, almost expecting to see a body, and of course, finding none.
Ultimately, we all came to the conclusion that the boy had vanished for good, and was dead. Little did we know.

I am always amazed at man's ability to minimize evil in order to avoid confronting it face to face. Consider what people say about Islamic terrorists....it is but a small fringe of extremists. Indeed. It was only 19 hijackers who managed to kill 3000 people on September 11th, 2001. It was only a few men who blew up the trains in Madrid, only a few boys with back packs who blew up the buses and the tubes in London. Only ever a singular backpack bomber who kills a dozen innocents. A hundred innocents. What does it matter?
The prosecutors in Worcester Mass, didn't want to face the reality of yet again prosecuting Nathan Bar-Jonah for his crimes against children. They didn't want to call evil by its name. It is as if by calling something wicked is a sort of talisman which will cause evil to materialize.  Insanity...no....Cowardice. Pure and simple. Cowardice. So evil is swept under Great Falls' carpet. Bar Jonah is but one man, yet his grisly and horrific crimes against his neighbors made him as dangerous as a large bomb going off in a crowded market. One evil man can do such damage. Yes. One man, with lemming followers can achieve war and genocide on a worldly level..

One man can stand up to a vast army of evil men, and with a small cadre of dedicated, like-minded virtuous citizens can hold back the tide of evil. We must be willing to face it and name it for what it is. We must be willing to speak the truth that dare not say its name.

Interesting update:  Babies know right from wrong.

2 comments:

  1. Jesus Christ. I'm feeling ill now.

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  2. Do you ever just want to put your head into your hands and just weep? This is how I feel. There is a reason to feel ill. I think we are on the brink of another civil war. And we need to prepare ourselves for a war. A big, bloody, civil war that is beyond North vs South, Union vs Confederate. And there are vultures without who are just waiting in the wings to pounce on this distraction. When the shit hits the fan, the new scape goat for all the world's troubles is going to be US. This is a war of attrition and it's molecular in nature - pitting neighbor against neighbor and town against town. There are no definitive borders. Your own enemies will be in your household.
    My eldest and I had an interesting dialog about the silliness of Apocalyptic thinking. You know, the Divine Revelation, Jesus is gonna Rapture me, and I am going to avoid all the problems of the world types. The problem with these Doom-sayers who fantasize about comets and global disasters, is that they ignore the obvious signs of imminent destruction, which aren't rooted in the Heavenly places but in the reality of the consequences coming our way... Ones which point to the Unholy Trinity of Me, Myself and I as the source of mass national ruin. It is the mentality that my actions are exempt from standards, that they have no overall effect on anyone else, and now we see what this mentality does when it infects the core of the nation's soul. Take grade inflation, for example - It is but one of many I could list here. Everyone gets an A, nowadays...even the doctor, the lawyer or the pilot who graduates from schools where the standards are chucked to make it a more level playing field, so that we can have EQUALITY of outcomes.
    All those happy shiny young people with worthless degrees, are going into their professions where their miseducation will cost many lives. How long will it finally take to see that the cult of university has produced legions of badly educated intellectuals, brimming with unearned arrogance and hubris, yet who know nothing? They are the ones who are now passing our insane laws, they are the ones who are destroying the economy. But it comes back to the individual. A nation of individuals who just blithely accepted this little lie, the little crack in the dam without raising questions....in order to be nice...which is the new virtue. Tolerance and Nice. Evil evil twins of cultural destruction. Those prophets who were brave enough, years ago to say something were laughed off the stage, and we just swallowed that little lie.You can think of any number of others, where the populace simply shrugged and said, "Whatever. Not my business, not my problem." The crack in the dam holding back the New Reality is about to break, and there won't be any engineers to fix it this time...since we've outsourced that to India.
    So, I have no other choice now but to remove my kid from school and teach her myself, just because she sees the fraud that is her education, now and she is deeply cynical about it.

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