As the new year dawns, and we look at the state of our world and its
human population, we find little cause for hope for the future. Wars,
rumors of wars and suffering on an ever increasing scale seem to be the
order of the day. The blame, of course, lies squarely with ourselves,
the civilian population, not so much for anything we are doing but
rather for what we, collectively, are not doing. Our political leaders
are, naturally enough, very happy with this state of affairs, having
invested long years and much effort in placating and anesthetizing the
'little people' via toxic propaganda and toxic food. But have they, the
supposed creme de la creme of human society, been a little too
If their main reason for getting up and going to 'work' in the morning
(or early afternoon) was to wage silent political (and often military)
wars to safeguard their own ascendancy against the threat of an irate
multitude of awakened plebs, what will they do now that that threat has
been neutralized? Where will all that self-righteous, narcissistic rage
go? If we look to the animal kingdom (which is a rather good place to
look for an analogy in this case) we find that in similar situations,
predatory animals tend to turn on each other.
Hope springs eternal, as they say, but perhaps not in the way we expect.
Fighting breaks out in
parliament hall in Kiev, Ukraine, after eggs were thrown at the podium
during a debate on a Russian-Ukrainian agreement to extend the presence
of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine until 2042.
Taking one for the boss
in the Ukraine. A precision strike and wonderful 'eggxample' of eloquent
News that the farcical
tenure of Silvio Berlusconi would not be coming to an end was met with
uproar and a karate chop or two by Italian politicians in December
Mixed-gender antics in
Argentinia's parliament in November when Graciela Camano launched a
pre-emptive 'up-side the head' slap on Carlos Kunkel over the latter
being rather obnoxious.
Round two in the
Ukrainian parliament - Dec. 2010. Here we can see the evolution of
warfare where some of the alpha males learned to use furniture as
Nigeria June 2010 -
elected (maybe) representatives of the African nation learned quickly
from their US and British colonial masters that violence is always the
The 'nos' have it, it
seems, in this lively debate in the Turkish parliament.
July 2010, Taiwan:
Politicians decide to simplify things by declaring that whoever reached
the top of the human pyramid would be accepted as the new President
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