2019

Among Other Things . . .

He is a young man, an actor and a comedian, among other things, who was elected President of Ukraine, and, same as Donald Trump, he seemed to be just as surprised that he had become President. Volodymyr Zelensky was even more flabbergasted recently to find out how many times his name and Ukraine’s were mentioned during these past weeks of the ongoing Theatre Of The Absurd that is called an Impeachment Inquiry. He had never anticipated anything like that! Nor, I believe, had anyone else.

However, as I was listening to the proceedings, I couldn’t help but think as to why those same resolute political figures, and that same corrupt mainstream media, never thought of initiating an Impeachment Inquiry into George W. Bush, his cohorts, and all the evil figures who had waged a cruel and relentless war on Iraq, thus causing, not only Iraq, as Bush had promised, but the whole region to go “back to the Stone Age,” even though, and only in much belated retrospect, there is almost unanimous agreement that it was an egregious undertaking? I, for one, consider it a Crime Against Humanity, among other things. Despite that, we and our despicable War Allies, the Brits, continue to hound Julian Assange and want him thrown in jail for the rest of his life – or, preferably die there since his health has been failing anyway – electing to punish him for exposing the war crimes that Bush had caused and is responsible for. Here is a refresher history published by The Intercept.

https://theintercept.com/2019/11/20/ghosts-of-mossadegh-the-iran-cables-u-s-empire-and-the-arc-of-history/

Who, pray convince me, is more culpable: Assange, or Bush? Assange is one more reason (out of several) why many people have come to distrust the mainstream media. After all, they drank the Bush Kool-Aid that had borrowed a principle from Lenin’s book: A lie told often enough becomes the truth. And they told one lie after another reiterated lie about Iraq! And lies, bias, hypocrisy are what they peddled to us at the onset of the Iraq War, and have been every single day since then, whether it is regarding Ukraine, Venezuela, Ecuador, Syria, Yemen etc. etc. Then they are surprised that they have lost the people’s trust! Putin didn’t cause that! Their cherry-picking of issues, lies, bigotry and arrogance did!

Thinking of Our Allies, the Brits, among other things happening in our world, brings me to the scandal of The Prince! There again, a privileged, narcissistic, elitist, spoiled royal child goes cavorting with Jeffrey Epstein and having sex with young “Lolitas,” and then denying his culpability! His picture with a young female, as Epstein’s revolting enabler and pimp, Ghislaine Maxwell, gazes on was all over the papers and, yet, he denies, as did Bill Clinton when he was caught with his pants down, and as did so many others throughout time! What is wrong with them?

However, the British Royal Family is the richest and most powerful institution in the world. They remain, though, a dysfunctional family that has had scandals throughout their royal history, but have succeeded through social engineering in rehabilitating and obfuscating every disgrace regarding all their wayward members. We’ll wait and see how they will do that for The Pedophile Prince! This ability to manipulate facts and gloss over wickedness are preventing humans from being able to reconcile all these dichotomies, scandals and malfeasance going on in the upper echelons of society with their own daily realities. And when Trump entered onto the world stage such contradictions increased multifold causing the world’s blood pressure to go up, and the American people to be utterly stressed! It behooves me how one man, one election can drive the whole country and the world into this exhausting frenzy! Quite appalling really!

Thinking of stress, Recovery Diva (an interesting blog by Claire B. Rubin) reports that The American Psychological Association in their annual survey concluded that what the majority of Americans are mostly stressed about are the upcoming elections, health care and random shooting incidents. This sounds quite understandable considering our sorry state of affairs on all three issues. It also seems that psychologists and scientists have determined that stress, arising from horrific incidents and experiences occurring to an individual, within a family, or to a society, are so damaging that they can even change the structure of our DNA, thus ensuring that our children will inherit impaired genes. I thought that was pretty scary! What on earth are we subjecting our children to? Climate Change and a Burning Planet; Industrial and Chemical-filled Food Products; Mass Shootings; the Uncertainty of our Political Landscape; and the tragic list goes on and on.

Speaking of children and among other things happening recently, are issues that those students headed for universities are having to seriously think of other than a mass shooter, or rape etc., and, especially, those interested in joining fraternities. Hazing Rites are one of them, because they are a major part of the initiation process into any fraternal chapter. According to news sources, Indiana University recently suspended a fraternity for “allegedly performing a hazing ceremony that involved sexual misconduct” and are conducting an investigation. In 2010, two-thirds of the members of this fraternity were kicked out for hazing and alcohol violations. And they are still in business? Likewise at Ohio University nine people were indicted for the alleged hazing death of an 18-year-old student who died after being beaten with a belt, pelted with eggs, deprived of sleep and forced to take drugs and drink a gallon of alcohol during one hour. Attorney Rex Elliot told ABC News “our goal is to eliminate hazing in its entirety so that no other mother or father have to lose a child.” These are only two recent incidents of such crimes. There have been many more over the years, and I would like someone to help me understand how lawmakers and university bigwigs across the country have not yet eliminated this horrific ritual! What does it take? Tragic!

Also among other things and while scanning my news sources from here, there and everywhere I came upon an item informing me that the famous Victoria’s Secrets whose yearly show is anticipated by multitudes has been cancelled for this year. I was delighted, because I have for long believed that a major part of the “MeToo” movement has to encompass all aspects of sexualizing females and presenting them to the world as commodities, which is exactly what Victoria’s Secrets is all about. As a civilization we ought to be way past that! We have not yet realized that as long as we continue to peddle sex whether we are selling pharmaceuticals, food, vacations, or absolutely anything else, then predators will continue to use women, to abuse them, traffic in them, deny their victimhood and continue to allow the likes of Weinstein, Lauer, Moonves, Ailes, The Prince and all other men of their kind to keep on doing what they do! Epstein, who was a cad and more, lived off the sex trade, and although I do not think that he, or anyone else, deserves to be gruesomely murdered as he was, he, too, was a privileged narcissist who preyed on women, and who had a female enabler as his pimp! She, I believe, is even more disgusting than he was! Women like her do not even deserve anything but scorn!

Yes, these are among other things  – so many! – going on in our world, and so much that requires our immediate attention much more than the theatrics of an Impeachment Inquiry. Many of those things are truly disheartening! They are also a dire warning that when the agitation, immorality, double-standards and injustice in the world continue as they have been one of two things is liable to happen: either we straighten up and begin paying attention and reversing course, or we bury our heads in the sand. So far, and in the absence of any Supermen or Wonder Women, we have mostly chosen to bury our heads in the sand and pretend that the Apocalypse is not going to happen! Very sad!

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