So, Saddam Hussein Swung; So What?
So, we see that Saddam Hussein swung.
So a single drop in the ocean (despot-wise), has (admittedly, deservedly), died as he had lived - via violence.
But we still say, so what?
Almost all of Saddam's enablers, armourers, accomplices, aiders & abetters and his equally evil, devious, leader peers elsewhere - especially in our respective, so called, civilised western countries' heinous hierarchies - still strut and stroll freely.
They still live lives of luxury as they feast off the fats of their people's lands, and at their leisure & pleasure sup freely of others' blood, sweat and tears. Including yours and ours.
They still grow richer as we, the overwhelming majority of the masses, grow poorer - and certainly neither simply nor solely in the most easily understood terms of filthy, tangible lucre.
They continue becoming increasingly more powerful and decreasingly less caring - as far as their ordinary fellow countrymen and women are concerned.
They continue organising and ordering the mass killings of innocents.
Also -- the premeditated, serial infliction of torture, pain, maiming, deprivation, persecution, and all manner of similar suffering for which they are responsible -- it all remains rampant, unabated, largely unchallenged and almost totally unrestrained.
None of the terrible trauma experienced by any who sincerely strive to stand up to them, or even strongly and conscientiously dare to criticize them, has ceased.
Nor have they even lessened. Neither in quantity nor 'quality'. Nor are they likely to.
So, Saddam Hussein has swung.
So bloody well what?
The serially spewed, shameless shit of the same old, same old smoke and sodding mirrors -- that's what. And that's all. And don't let anyone try to tell you anything different.
Invoking inane, hackneyed, blase, lame, repititious, stock utterances such as 'The world's a better place ...', they retain the audacity to attempt to placate any regular man & woman in the street's uncertainties with just such (and similar), transparent tissues of lies.
What a gargantuan barrel of bullshit. What a humungus load of bollocks. What sheer unadulterated, raw codswallop. What contemptible insults to, and reprehensible disdain for, our own common sense and basic intelligence.
When you awoke this morning where you aware of any improvements?
Like hell you weren't. Likewise we weren't. Likewise nobody else was.
Since, - for those who may not yet have realised it, we want to plainly point out that - the dead have definitely not risen. Not a single, solitary one of them.
No bloodied broken victims have become whole again. Nor are any of them likely to.
Useless, senseless, sickening (yet convenient and/or profitable), wholesale slaughter still holds sway -- and is set to continue to. All under the disingenuous guise of serving the 'national' interest.
Sincere dissent and/or serious discussion is still stifled -- and will continue to be.
Political, religious and racist scores - both national and international - are still settled daily, almost always unmercifully -- and will continue to be. Of that you may be certain. As a matter of fact you can quite categorically quote us on it.
The puke producing political pricks in power still proliferate -- and will continue to.
Needless wars based on patently outrageous lies are still being waged -- and will continue to be.
Moreover, even as we type, fresh carnage elsewhere is currently in the offing.
Plans aplenty are already well and truly laid.
The great game goes on.
More madness and mayhem is at this precise moment being arranged -- the bulk of it, in the most meticulous, cold blooded, calculated manner imaginable .
So Saddam Hussein has swung.
So we say again, so what?
The monied, powerbroking wankers of our world still decide (completely, callously), our collective (and mainly miserable), destiny.
And we can count on them continuing to -- for as long as we the people remain so appallingly apathetic as to always accept and allow it all.
So Saddam Hussein has swung.
(See what some of the Arab world is saying).
So well said, Richard. You are well named. Your roaring heart is so eloquent.
A good friend sent me this link to the complete "War Is A Racket" by Major General Smedley Bulter. It's reasonably short and very powerful and speaks directly to your subject. It makes the point well that there is nothing new in what is happening today (and will again tomorrow, unless...).
For your readers there are also a ton of resources for non-violent resistance here
Welcome back Old Brit. Glad you had good times.
About Saddam swinging - I see what you're saying and agree entirely --- what difference will one less 'named' big-wig make?
'A rose by any other name'.
An encouraging article of (from!) the future written by Rebecca Solnit
Bravo, Richard. Speaking truth to power -- as ever.
Excellent post. I am going to link to it.
Why the hell can't we have some politicians like you, Old Brit?
Seriously, why aren't you one?
You're obviously of that rarest of breeds .... a man who won't sell his soul .... a voice in the wilderness ....that will NOT be silenced ... at ANY cost .... a man who can NOT be bought off .... at ANY price.
I take my hat of to you and I salute you, sir.
I join the choir Richard. This was one of your best and most powerful piece ever.
I usually like to make a lofty comment at great length, but this time, I feel it would be impolite.
You have covered the corners, and filled your message with passion. I fully agree, and thank you.
Once again Richard says what we all know to be true but are mainly too timid or embarrased to say out loud ~ let alone publish it in full public view.
All Kudos to you Richard ~ and then some more.
You articulate beautifully the disgust many, including myself, feel about this particular charade. It's just another putrid spectacle in the hypocrites parade.
Nil desperandum, Richard. I'm only guessing here, but I'd say what they most fear is blogs like yours; unafraid and outspoken. What they'd really like (and again I'm guessing) is for everyone to just say: 'Baa!'
And just for good measure, nil carborundum, as well.
All the best for the New Year.
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