Thursday, June 6, 2013

OUTRAGE and DISGRACE

An NBC News review of classified CIA documents for a 14 month period beginning in September 2010 lists 114 drone strikes that killed as many as
613 people. However, in some of those strikes, the CIA did not know the identity of the victims. 

No big words here like OUTRAGE and DISGRACE, no one foaming at the mouth, no one ripping their clothes off, self-immolating or throwing dust and ashes wearing a hemp sack cloth here, Nope, none of that.
Just your regular tralala life goes on attitude. 

We are extremely SELECTIVE in our choices of deaths to rant over, extremely partial and biased in deciding who is a human and who is not, quite parochial/provincial indeed, small minded some would say. 

Petitesse d’esprit.

OUTRAGE and DISGRACE are strangely very selective dishes we serve willy nilly here and there on our whims of the day.

Some French journalist once said:

Every single French or American citizen has become a little tribunal to themselves.
Chacun, chaque citoyen fran├žais ou americain aujourd'hui est devenu un petit tribunal a lui tout seul.

So when one uses the term 'Absolute disgrace of a human' it is often dependent of where he lives and a million other factors. 

Disgrace is a funny word like that as is its opposite GRACE.

That French journalist actually suffered from some petitesse d’esprit himself as being judge, jury, and hangman is not reserved only to French and American. 

It belongs to all of us, every single one of us since the beginning of time.

This is why we have that mythological story of the garden of Eden trying to tell us that NO it is not knowledge that is dangerous, au contraire, (funny how this story got so distorted in time to the point of totally losing its original meaning),
not knowledge as I was saying but the Knowledge of “good” and “evil”.

Once we go down that road it gets quite scary everyone turning into its own hysterical foaming at the mouth Germinal Mob over the local morality of the day.

I said local morality of the day because we all know morality changes with time and place.  Examples abound.

A thirty year old marrying (i.e. fucking) a twelve year old was quite common for the longest time and some would say necessary and proven by nature since the female was fertile at such a time. The birds and the bees have no such qualms.

Older male with younger male was nothing short of the rule in Greek times as well. No disgrace, no outrage, maybe a little bit of game to save another funny word here, HONOUR.

68 years ago, (a very short time) burning and killing Germans and Japanese by the thousands perfectly normal.

Today an OUTRAGE, a DISGRACE.

Today killing Arab babies by the dozens perfectly normal.

In 68 years from now an outrage, a disgrace?

All of us in everything we do, every single day we have been given the gift of JUSTIFYING.

Normal Citizens, War Criminals, Serial Killers , Goody Two Shoes We ALL DO IT.

And We all are right and justified and have reason.

The thing is though that black cannot be white and white cannot be black 
so some of us are necessarily WRONG 

but of course it is ALWAYS the others that are wrong strangely enough.

As Don Henley puts it so well:

We satisfy our endless needs and justify our bloody deeds, 
in the name of destiny and in the name of God.

The first casualty of war is truth, truth buried in the history of the vanquished.
How can one study history anyway as a compass of right and wrong? How can one study history as anything remotely close to reality or even as a ‘science’?

So in the meanwhile let’s keep reading the news the media is FEEDING us so hungrily and let’s keep judging and commenting and getting OUTRAGED at the DISGRACE. 

Forget about classes on syndicalism in Primary School Mrs Marois instead of recreation. How about we teach our kids to think for themselves and to know their etymology and linguistics and logical fallacies and weasel words when they see them ten thousand times a day? That would certainly NOT serve a government very well I understand but it would make a hell of an interesting world now.

Teaching primary children syndicalism is just another form of Orwellian/Huxleyian propaganda. Replacing religion with politics is no change at all.

So while I can still go, I’ll go on pondering on the merits of this life, on the grace and disgrace of it all, on the rage and outrage of it all.  Pondering on the local present knowledge of good and evil and the purpose of war and media head filling and the power of money for good and evil, mostly evil from my POV here.

Next subject to ponder on speaking of the love of money is the medical future coming to us, a very near future where some will be able to AFFORD to even have organs printed maybe? 

There is a part of me that finds great wisdom in death somehow.

Fear is the path of the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to Hate.
Hate leads to suffering.  ~ Yoda


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