Just some thoughts

24 Mar

There is a quote, attributed to the Greek playwright Euripides, ‘Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.’   If this is true then I can’t help feeling that the gods have really got it in for the human race.  You only have to look around to see the madness that seems to have infected the world.

It’s like we can only watch in frozen impotence as wars and revolutions are breaking out across the globe.  ‘We’re spreading democracy.’ shouts  side A, while at the same time  it destroys perceived democracy for it’s own citizens.  And how do they spread it?  They arm supposed down-trodden insurgents, bomb the innocent and use weasel words like ‘collateral damage’.  ‘But we are liberating the people.’ they cry as their violence is questioned.  Liberating them from what?  Life?  Side B, proclaimed enemies of side A, eagerly accept the arms and aid from said side A and claim they’re on the side of right because they’re fighting evil dictators and spreading the word of their God.  The side of right?  Is it right to behead your ‘enemies’ in the most cruel fashion, massacre them in droves and desecrate their holy places?  Does their God even have a say in it?

Then we have the global economy.  Banksters, for that is what they are, have found all sorts of devious ways to liberate money from the people who can least afford to lose it, aided by self-serving, overpaid politicians who tell us the banks are ‘too big to fail’ – too big to jail more like.   I saw a poster on the internet which said, ‘Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank.  Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.’  It would be funny if it wasn’t true.  Lloyd Blankfein claimed that Goldman Sachs was doing ‘God’s work’.  Do you think the man who overturned the tables of the moneychangers in the temple would agree?  Again, does God even have a say?

To be honest, I don’t know where I’m going with this post.  My head hurts just thinking about the mess this world is in.  I don’t see anything good on the horizon, just more of the same.  If there is change it will only be for the worse for the vast majority of the human race.   Humans are a pathetic species.  We look to our parents to look after us when we are children, then we grow up (or do we just grow bigger and older?)  Government takes the place of our parents. Got a problem?  Don’t worry, government will look after it. If they can’t, we can turn to God (whose phone seems eternally engaged, but then He never seems to get a say anyway).   We ignore the sage words of Albert Einstein who said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  But still we go on to vote in one party, then a few years later vote in the other party, a few years later vote in the first party again, as if there is any real difference between them.  And so on and so on ad infinitum.   What changes?  Nothing unless it’s for the worse.  Politicians promise us the world and then some but as soon as they’re in power they develop amnesia.  (much like the electorate who voted them in)  And how many of those politicians, especially the ones traditionally supposed to be representing the working people, have ever done an honest day’s work in their lives?  How many of them come from privilege; private schools, then on to university, then a job in the financial world or political party heirarchy?  Why do people vote for these professional politicians who live in a cocoon of taxpayer funded comfort?  Why don’t they see that politicians of all sides answer to the same masters who are most certainly not the electorate.

When will people wake up from their television-reality-show based, alcohol sodden, fast food guzzling slumber?  Will it take a nuclear war?  If so, the way things are going,  maybe we don’t have long to wait.  Of course it will be too late by then and you can be sure those who have created the world we now live in will be safely in their underground bunkers as the rest of us are vaporized.  I just hope there will be angry survivors awaiting them as they crawl out from their lairs.  Then the whole sorry mess will start up again!

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