Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

Scribe likes being the funny man. Satire. Parody. But there’s nothing funny about this and it must be said.

Black goo approaches the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

666. That’s one of the names the biblical “beast” goes by. But what would the beast look like; sound like? Ye Olde Scribe has seen the beast. Ye Olde Scribe has HEARD the beast. Would you like a description?

This beast can, and does, live anywhere. But let’s put him deep beneath the sea. That’s fitting because the beast has been hidden for many, many years. We all have a little of the beast within us, except Scribe who is as pure as… pure as… OK, Scribe admits he may have some of the beast within him too.

Presently the beast vomits a vile black goo that murders creatures, plant life and people. The beast is toxic. You can see the beast’s actions: painting pelicans in black. The best allegory Scribe can think of was in an old episode of Star Trek: Next Generation where they visit a planet: home to a creature of pure evil arising from a pool of black goo who murders a shipmate. When her death is described by her shipmates it is described as a “senseless.”

You can see the beast’s essence approaching the Gulf Coast, but if you think this all a metaphor: you would be right.

It’s not the oil’s fault. Oil is simply a substance. The beast is enabled by us, and that is the true evil. It is enabled by drill baby drill. Enabled by Presidents and other world leaders who make decisions that favor a world ruled by corporations, that turn corporations into people with more rights than actual people. That view all regulations as the evil, instead of the evil regulations are designed to prevent.

The Beast is enabled by those who spew hate over radios and TVs: a substance as black and vile as it can be. Blacker than the deepest, darkest place in space: even inside a black hole, or swimming in what is called dark matter. They treat those who disagree with them as less than human. A cur, a feral cat, a slug has more right to exist, and more respect, than those who disagree with them.

These are people who live off creating fear because, deep inside, they themselves are in constant fear. They fear change. They fear the other. And the only way they will ever back off from their agenda is TO MAKE THEM FEAR BEING BULLIES ENOUGH THAT THEY WILL BACK THE HELL OFF.

And all of the above is something this administration fails to understand, is unwilling; or unable, to learn. And if they don’t learn:

God help us all.

By Ye Olde Scribe

Elderly curmudgeon who likes to make others laugh while giving the Reich Wing a rhetorical enema.

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RS Janes
14 years ago

True, YOS, and let me put it this way: If President Obama doesn’t take this opportunity to cut corporate power down to size, particularly Big Oil, and start an accelerated, all-out ‘moon landing’ program to get us off fossil fuels, he might as well not run for reelection in 2012 — it would be an exercise in sheer futility.

Ken Carman
14 years ago

Or sheer “fuel”-tility?

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