Tuesday, August 09, 2011
What must not be said in the Third Galaxy is to compare, in any way, riots in free countries with troubles in countries with oppresive regimes.
It is a fact, though, that the recuring riots in the free countries follow the same pattern - the hopelessness of poverty and discrimination, oppression and racism by authorities including but not limited to the police create an atmosphere of hatred which, sparked by an incident - a beating, a shooting - and days of rioting with the destruction of property in general, but in particular, symbols of authority and state power.
When this happens in London, Los Angeles, Paris - it is condemned. When it happens in Tunis, Cairo, Bahrain - it is Arab Spring and the bud of democracy. They are not to be compared.
The fact is though, that they are of the same sort - albeit far apart on a scale - the mechanism is the same, an atmosphere of hatred, sparked by some incident, explodes.
Monday, August 01, 2011
[Rejoice that you live in a happier, saner world then the Third Galaxy - pity the poor people living there, enveloped in ever stronger illusions]
It's hard to believe, but then belief has nothing to do with it - just plain greed, raw avarice spiced with walloping portions of arrogance and topped with a groaning mound of ignorance - yes, they really would, they really would destroy the economy of nations all over the world, spreading misery and already pandemic famine just as long as they can sit in their mansions and gated communities, not pay taxes, finance endless wars supporting tiers of empire with a future growing dimmer by the second as terrible times crunch relentlessly toward us and our children.
For a generation and more people bewitched by demonic illusions of Balance of Terror and Mutual Assured Destruction were prepared, in the space of an hour, to destroy, to literally blow up the world and its civilizations - so what they would do now is no surprise.
The bottom line is that when push comes to shove and the nitty gets gritty, the final, inalienable right we are endowed by our creator with is the right to starve to death if you can't find something to eat.