This, That and the 4th Reich…
It’s been quite a week and then some. Life is beginning to take on shades of the unstable earth it would seem. Up and down and around and around.
Good training for the times we are in.
So, in this age of iron, it seems we are to be drenched in irony. Today is the ironical, cynical day of infamy as the Iraq occupation officially comes to a close. Yes, the contractors had shredded the fabric of the country enough that they could now leave it for the real vultures to move in. The drug peddlers, the pornographers, the snake-oil salesmen… basically the mafia.
Imagine that, you take a nation of people, sub-jugate them for 14 years with all manner of heniousness and then uni-laterally move in an bomb, rape, destroy, rip, shred, defile…..mindless violence, un-justifiable violence…. and then leave it to the wolves. Iraq. The home of the fertile crescent. It all started there.
So it all started there again, as it all ends. And so, as the US BOWS out of the country in all but name, get a load of this creepy photograph.
And if you feel so called, Google Chancellery. Very interesting word/history and it’s many meanings and associations.
A U.S. flag flies in front of the Chancellery building inside the compound of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad December 14, 2011.
And then there was this….
What do you say or do?
Iraq is officially over so that Iran might officially begin?
Afghanistan is soon to be officially over so that Pakistan may officially begin?
Power of the explosive kind really deafens you, corrupts you, de-sensitizes you completely.
And each of these bombs dropped and shots fired, around the world…. has stories spinning out of it of loss, despair, drugs, prostitution, displacement, harassment, refugee status, fleeing, terror, stench… just imagine that and multiply it by the numbing numbers (see that? numbers….. and all along you though they were meant to help you count!!! they are NUMBers)…
The joke is on us, US, them….. and the irony of mission accomplished II is deeper and stranger.
But onwards and upwards eh?
I myself went on a pilgrimage these last few days. To visit the Lord of the Seven Hills, Tirupathi. Ancient deity, richest hindu temple institution in the world. Obscenely rich. billions of dollars worth rich. That trip needs to be documented. Extreme on so many levels of the human experience. Quite the journey…
I’m uploading a very large file, video on youtube. the last of the pre-cursors as I struggle to weave together the deep and wide context in which the book etc. are coming out and how I see them as a rallying point. Will share link as soon as the upload is complete.
Meanwhile… and more soon…. take good care, the darkest days are upon us now, literally and figuratively.
the Sun is approaching it’s annual death point… and we are nothing but sunlets. So, pull back a bit, breathe a little deeper…..sit/stand/walk/talk fully. Slower perhaps.
The days between 22nd and 25th December are and should be especially quiet, paid attention to…
The last ten days of every year are loaded with deep significance, at many levels. It’s good to pay attention.
Some recent pictures …