Time’s up, bitchez

by Bernard Brandt

As that eminent philosopher, H. L. Mencken, once said, “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

I fear that the time has come for me to yield to that temptation, at least figuratively.

Not that I intend to do anything that is likely to get me talked about, at least by the local authorities.

No, what I intend on doing is quite more subversive, and I hope, more effective, than mere murder and mayhem.

The world of late has been getting far too dismal, and the forces of evil have taken over the seats of civil government (an oxymoron to rank with ‘military intelligence’) as well as the Church in which I have been reared. Indeed, what with the evils recently committed by a foul percentage of the clergy of that Church, one can not even use the word ‘reared’ these days without bringing to mind a rather painful, perverted, and just plain obscene connotation.

Hell, it’s getting to the point where financiers and other usurers are out-Pareto-ing Pareto’s and his Law, and aggregating 90-plus percent of the nation’s and the world’s wealth into the hands of less than one percent of that nation’s and world’s population. What’s worse, that wealth is progressively diminishing, in terms of strategic metals, the biosphere, and even the yield of the earth’s soil and its seas, while the population of allegedly human beings continues to grow. Meanwhile, present solutions to the world’s problems involve one or more of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Yeah, like that’s going to end well.

At present, the two solutions to the world’s problems, as proposed by both wings of our carrion-eating national bird of prey, would appear to be either More Of The Same or Standing Athwart History, Yelling ‘Stop!’

Sorry, but from where I’m standing, both options appear to me to be pretty effing stupid.

I would suggest instead that we get the dirty bird out of the nose dive it’s currently in, and change its trajectory so that it has a chance of a softer landing than a simple SPLAT! As a matter of fact, there are a whole flock of similar birds which need similar treatment.

Of course, as Lao Tse, Confucius, Socrates, and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ have remarked, any change must start with one’s self. And so, the purpose of this weblog will be to look at solutions that individuals, families, and small communities can arrive at to help to change themselves and the world they are in. Thus, the motto of this weblog is “Act locally. Bitch globally.”

Time’s up.