Sunday, March 16, 2008

Melancholy musings

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it

from religious conviction."

Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 French mathematician and philosopher

On learning of the tragic death of the kidnapped Chaldean Archbishop of Iraq Paulos Faraj Rahho's at the hands of Al Qaeda thugs, my thoughts wandered to the plight of Arab Christians in Israel at the hands of IDF thugs, and hubby thinks its time for coffee while we still have the luxury to enjoy it and the stomach to keep it down!

'Coffee? Is that all you can say?", I ask hubby as he sits at his computer, sipping away. That seemed to tickle his fancy as he laughed out loud and said 'Just tell the world to 'eff off and leave us alone' he sighs with caustic glee.

Hubby is not in a very talkative mood this morning as he bashes away at the keyboard while the muethin calls the faithful to prayer. The feeling is mutual when you take stock of this crazy world. For all around, more bombs fall on the innocent in Iraq, in Afghanistan and Palestine, Pakistan and Chad, Sudan and now South America all over again, courtesy of that very developed first world.

Another journalist shot dead on duty in Iraq. Twenty five more innocents slaughtered in Baghdad, a daily routine of evil. And around the great USofA, Senator Clinton continues to live her history of deception as she weasels her way around America claiming to promote welfare programmes for white kids and women, while in our promised lands, more cluster bombs and land mines trundle down the conveyor belt of American paranoia blowing non-white children and their parents to pieces in a 'war on terror worthy of its price', to quote Madeleine Albright.

'Iradicate Islam', cries McCain's spiritual advisor, that charlatan self appointed Christocrat of Ohio named Parsley ….

"A christocrat? What's that"? asks hubby, "a new brand of American hamburger? Are his brains made of genetically maladjusted soyabeans"?

And meanwhile son finishes watching the Hollywood film 'Charlie Wilson's War' about Afghanistan circa 1980s.

"Hey mum, this will make you happy" he shouts from the TV room, and he quotes from the screen at the end of the film: "These things happened and they changed the world, but we fucked up the end game".

'Yes indeed, but they don't pay the price, we do', I muse! J


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know anything about Iraq? Bombs aren't "falling" and killing Iraqis. Iraqi Muslims are walking (or driving) into crowds of Iraqi Muslims and blowing themselves up.

Iraqi Muslims are DIRECTLY responsible fore the majority of deaths there... America indirectly.

Sunday, March 16, 2008  
Blogger MommaBean said...

Musings that are definitely melancholy, more so because of how accurate they are.

Sunday, March 16, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Semantics, my dear anonymous .... poetic license .... so stop splitting hairs ... does it really matter anymore who does the killing - it's all evil - and it's still a bomb however it falls, walks and kills.

Thanks mommabean at least you understand! J

Sunday, March 16, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Dear Anonymous ... here's something for your edification:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008  

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