Saturday, October 08, 2005



By Elaine Meinel Supkis

We are launching religious wars across the planet. These wars are killing many people. But the real war is the one humans are waging against Mother Nature. This literal battle to the death is of course, the stupidest war of all. After all, She is death! And life. Yammering at Her makes no difference. She can take whole mountains and drop them on our heads. She has done this, too, more than once. Her army has many weapons, the single celled contingents being by far one of the most deadly and very hard to stop.

So today's news is, America sucks its thumb as next door neighbor, Mexico, and the Central American states lose many citizens to hurricane Stan which gets nearly no mention in America. From Associated Press:
With food and water running out, governments in Central America and Mexico scrambled Friday to reach isolated areas devastated by a week of intense rain, with residents saying panic was starting to grow among survivors.

Mudslides and flooding exacerbated by Hurricane Stan killed 258 people across the region, with Guatemala bearing the brunt of the damage and deaths.

Increasing fears Friday was a strong earthquake that shuddered through both Guatemala and El Salvador. The quake caused a rain-damaged highway bridge to collapse in Guatemala and also sent thousands of frightened Salvadoran residents into the streets.
And this week, a volcano suddenly belched and a whole bunch of people had to flee burning homes and some died. In New Orleans, most of the bodies of the dead remain unnamed and unclaimed. This startling fact doesn't disturb the sleep of many who hope Mother Nature's work of bringing in the sheaves will be kept at bay by our huge bubble we have painstakingly constructed around us using fossil fuels.

Which is why dear Old Mom is making hay of us.

When the whole world sent us aid after Hurricane Katrina, our press and our religious leaders and Bush all pretended this was due to love and not a slap in the face. Mexico sent aid! There are many many Mexicans in America so it was a friendly gesture in a way but it isn't being returned much, is it? And so we spiral downwards. Europe sent us fuel not because they love us but to prevent world oil prices from spiralling out of control. They are now ticked off that Americans continue to gas guzzle.

&spades From the BBC:
Pakistan says more than 1,000 people may have died in a powerful quake that also hit north India and Afghanistan.
The quake in Kashmir had a magnitude of at least 7.6. The epicentre was 80km (50 miles) north-east of Islamabad.

Pakistan's interior ministry said several villages had been wiped out. A total of 172 are so far confirmed dead in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Rescuers are trying to reach dozens of residents feared trapped in a building collapse in Islamabad.

This earthquake is at one of the hotter political hot spots. It killed people in several countries. These countries are mostly poor.

The American puppet dictator wanted to pretend he and his rule were going to protect Pakistanis. Yet this happened. The collapse of that huge apartment complex...One that killed absolutely everyone inside, it pancaked nearly as badly as the WTC...Has no survivors. The picture's caption in the BBC tells us people are searching for survivors but the actual picture shows a crowd of people standing inert, staring about in disbelief, on top of the flat building.

I check out the IRIS sesmic monitor every time I log on. The fifth of October, the planet fell nearly silent. This was not a good sign, as I keep saying, it is ringing like a bell and that just meant it was preparing for a big blow out yet again. Scientists have decided that Great Quakes travel in clusters, twenty years can go by with nearly nothing and then there is a huge quake and a cascade of slightly smaller ones happen in response.

The Boxing Day quake was a super-great one not just due to magnitude but length and breadth. It was truly a startling earthquake and one that is causing problems every day. In unison with this lates quake, it shook hard yet again. Now Australia will resolutely shove northwards again as Antarctica sheds weight at an increasingly fast rate, we have no idea how much she is shedding under her white cloak. I would suggest it is rather a lot.

Which takes us back to global warming, the rising oceans and our precious bubble.

I would say that all modern religions, the "estatic" ones based on glorification of prophets, they are facing a real test now. Their minions believe that killing the adherents to various rivals is the key to winning this war. But it is a delusion. The American Christians are particularily pathetic in this regard.

From SF Gate:
The White House is denying President Bush ever told top Palestinian officials that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and to work for the establishment of a Palestinian state in order to bring peace to the Middle East.

White House spokesman Ken Lisaius told The Chronicle Friday that the allegation was absurd. "He never made such comments," Lisaius said. He cited a briefing Thursday in which presidential press secretary Scott McClellan also denied that Bush had made such comments at a 2003 meeting in Jordan with Mahmoud Abbas, then the Palestinian prime minister, and Nabil Shaath, then the Palestinian foreign minister. McClellan said he had not been present at the meeting but had "checked into that report."

Abbas, now the president of the Palestinian Authority, and Shaath, now the authority's information minister, both made the comments for a three-part BBC documentary on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. On Friday, in an interview for the BBC Arabic service, Abbas said that Bush was merely expressing his heartfelt commitment to peace in the Middle East.

"President Bush said that God guided him in what he should do, and this guidance led him to go to Afghanistan to rid it of terrorism after 9/11 and led him to Iraq to fight tyranny," Abbas said in that interview, according to the BBC Web site. "We understood that he was illustrating (in his comments) his strong faith and his belief that this is what God wanted."
I recall in the past, Bush claimed god ordered him to invade and I always believed this and it kind of surprises me that this is news now but then, the real rulers are taking down Bush now. Gack. Well, not it is top news and Bush is denying it ever happened which is totally hilarious.

His god DID tell him to invade! It is the Devil that is Death, Death that is Death, the iky heart of the Skull and Bones. Duh. I keep telling people to closely examine which gods Bush really prays to but everyone told me in the past, his frat god isn't important.

Well, it isn't in reality---Mother Nature is. And She isn't holding back, is She?

From the Times Online:
Andrew Blackstock, director of the Christian Socialist Movement, said: "If Bush really wants to obey God during his time as President he should start with what is blindingly obvious from the Bible rather than perceived supernatural messages.

"That would lead him to the rather less glamorous business of prioritising the needs of the poor, the downtrodden and the marginalised."

A BBC spokesman said the content of the programme had been put to the White House but it had refused to comment on a private conversation.

Last month, senior figures in the Church of England questioned America’s sense of "moral righteousness" in its foreign policy.

The bishops of Bath and Wells, Oxford, Coventry, and Worcester, said in their report on countering terrorism: "There is no uniquely righteous nation. No country should see itself as the redeemer nation, singled out by God as part of his providential plan."
OK. We can't resist. Time for the best of the best: Monty Python's Holy Grail!
King Arthur:I am your king.
Woman: Well I didn't vote for you.
King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.
Woman: Well how'd you become king then?
[Angelic music plays... ]
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king.
Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

I swear to god, the super secret Bush plan for world domination is to make us all laugh to death.

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