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Impromptu: One Nation Under Drone

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Face it, folks:  drones are terrific. Somewhere far away, you don't know where and when they kill someone you don't know who and  do it in your name. The feeling is like  being a medieval peasant. Your lord goes out there, to Jerusalem or whatever with his   armed  forces and defends you from all the enemies.  He takes care of everything. The only thing you have to do is to work hard and  obey him.  Oh yes, sometimes he is abusive, drunk and murderous, sometimes he   kills  his own people and rapes his own  women, sometimes he  sells his people to another lord but you don't have to know!
Knowledge  is the worst possible burden;  it  presumes responsibility and who wants to  feel responsible?

And what can be  more orderly, more polite, more  tidy? Americans like the tidiness. Anger is something  not approved. So if  a person is laid off, that person should be nicely and quietly escorted out. If he shoots himself  out there it will be his problem. Not ours. Forget about it. For the Love of the Drone.

We all want to forget  about it.  It is not us who  killed  100000 people in a second in Hiroshima.   It was a device who did it. The problem we faced then- the problem of  design, testing, transportation and release- all done by humans- that problem we had solved by the drones. They  do   it all by themselves. Of  course, there are the drone navigators but  we don't know nothing  about them. No, Sir. I am a law- abiding citizen and I did not kill anybody. And you know, if  MSM says those were bad people, I believe it. There are so many bad people. My neighbor is a bad person. I need to let the drone know about it.  I  will do it  during  my morning prayer.

The definition of God is  some entity which  works  in mysterious ways.  Drones work  in mysterious ways. They are mysterious themselves- the unmanned machines hovering  somewhere over your head, seemingly indestructible, carrying deadly weapons, possessing  the upper knowledge on who is good and who is bad, exercising swift justice in your name and thus benevolent because  ONLY GOODNESS can be delivered in  your name because you are a good man. That's it- DRONE  IS A GOD OF THE GOOD PEOPLE. Obama and Romney are good people. You can't  accuse Romney  of  a death of some woman  from cancer. He did not do it. Cancer did it.  Cancer is like a drone-  we all stay good- let  her RIP.
Obama is a good man. Nobody can accuse him of killing anyone. Oh yes, he 'approved' the ' strike' but  he did not do it. The drone did it. Obama only lubricated the parts, filled the tank, said ' Good luck'. The drone  went out there. It was all God's will.  You don't even know if there was a death.  What you don't  see you don't know. Maybe all those children then drone  allegedly killed  did not die. Who cares, we have our Aurora shootings.

Drone is better than Jesus Christ.  There's something   worrisome in Jesus, something inconvenient. He does not let our conscience go. We did our best to  make him acceptable; we   made him a commodity, we  stopped  studying His philosophy, we ignored Him, we  interpreted His teachings all wrong, we insulted Him  by saying that we are his only GOOD People but He does not want to recognize it. He still stands on  the premise that all people in the world are His children equally. That's  so inconvenient.  How can we  kill all those  people far away  if we all feel like Cain killing Abel. No, Sir.   In Drone  We  Trust.

I envision the future of America when  we will have Temples of The Drone.  People will go there on Sundays and  someone
like Pat Robertson will pray from the pulpit about  DRONE, THE ALMIGHTY. Boy, that will be apotheoses of Goodness. All of us will rejoice.  We will all be under Drone, under His protective wings prostrated all over our  beloved nation, the NATION OF THE GOOD. This is a new American Dream.

And then we will destroy all the mirrors because we will not like the faces of werewolves  staring at us.


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