I didn’t know, but this CNN guy Richard Quest has a twin brother.
So I said to him, Richard, we don’t see your brother Onry much!?
And he said, you have to ask for him….
What if… the brain is like a face, pretty, ugly, elongated or puffed, skin marked or not, loose or tight, of colour indistinct, wrinkles deep, nose pointed, dull, long, short, chin double or tight, lips large, thin, ears flat, wide, eyes oblique, dark, myopic, below brows bushy, frown sudden, smile furtive, muscles of laughter relaxed, uncertain or fake, cheeks hollow, teeth not stained, but uneven, gums pink, jaw sunk, suddenly jutted in ways undefined, hair patched, black, brown, blond on grey turf, memory inscribed long ago, opinions caked with acts to match, whether it is night or day, dry or wet, hot or cold?
Or more like a landscape, a voyage in it, through it, on it, in which case desert, forest, marsh, plain, mountain range, ocean, beach, ice field, a river, a lake?
Would it help any navigating our fellow, our selves, circumventing calamity,
CLAUDE DEBUSSY totally unRAVELled poor MAURICE
Chavez was so anti-American, and to think Simon Bolivar’s brother Sunset became a successful rancher in southern California, where they even named a street after him.
- To successful Applicant: We offer you a position on the 12th floor, or on the ground floor: which will it be?!
- Looking at Interviewer: I think I opt for the below job!
Despite misguided police actions caused by the loss of hundreds of their own, Nobody shoots and kills Blacks, like Blacks do.
Particularly in Central Africa.
Despite drones, Nobody kills Muslims, like Muslims do.
Especially in Syria and what Sunnis can when it comes to Shia’s, plus those wonderful Taliban. Hundreds of thousands, more than a guess.
Despite Western economic threats and erstwhile German insanity, Nobody kills Russians, like Russians did and still do, in gulags, through deliberate famines, in orphanages and through show trials. Like ‘father’ Stalin’s millions, without blinking an eye.
Funny how those who kill and ‘avenge’ constantly evoke an outside enemy, but will not first recognize and deal with the pure evil in the hearts of their own.
This is not about Putin but how Russians seem to massively support this complex-ridden little guy, and shows how far they’ve come: not very far, not yet!
I have met and observed a good number of Russian individuals and I still have to find one who’s truly free, smiling, generous, leaning back relaxed, self-confident. Everything about him tending to be defensive, neck sunk well into shoulders accompanied by some docile wife, respectful only of confrontation, expecting it, and when it doesn’t seem to be forthcoming, dishing it out himself: a big, sulking child.
For it is the only way he knows how to express himself, lacking any level of personal sophistication and growth. And therefore both continually suspicious and deeply unsure with the primitive way forward to block, aggress, and intimidate in the way that the State did to him for a millennium, all the while trying to suppress that irrational, contemporary fear in him.
Slavs still truly slaves to their past and their moral evolution still a century behind the free world despite the latter’s one-out-of-twenty dreadful anomaly of German Nazism, and despite their more recent, relative political and material progress.
For nobody has it in for them, they’re not under threat; they’ve been welcomed everywhere except there where they themselves abused for decades on end, with all the savagery available to them: those small, fearful nations begging to be protected by NATO, not the case of the USA ‘aggressing’ and ‘encircling’ a Russia typically paranoid.
I mean, we all understand an oppressive ruling entity constantly invoking the outside threat, as it helps keeping it in power. But this is not the 18th century, people ignorant, ensnared and scared. This is the 21st Century, millions of Russians travelling all over, having Internet access, foreign TV, above everything able to compare. Why on earth would they believe this crap? Are they this ignorant, still? And as a consequence Russian ‘diplomacy’ still gun-boat, tank and bomber oriented, mainly for domestic ‘pride’!?
Hence also my dictum that Nations and people continually needing to project supposed strength and superiority, in fact suffer from an adolescent sense of inferiority and dangerous not for what is in their hands, but for what is in their head.
And that before a Nation or a people can be truly free, individual independence must have taken place.
Which is not the case with the average Russian I know, still hanging on to Madre Patria ‘s embrace and suffering from a type of nostalgia reflecting the constant necessity for heroes far larger than himself.
In addition a Nation’s revolution or first break with the past, however significant, generally gets followed by and is subjected to a much shorter period of retrograde action before settling into a more permanent mode of free existence, the one step forward and two backwards syndrome, as seen with the time-scaled disappearance of old style dictatorships in places like Chili, Mexico, Tunisia, and now, still in the middle of it, Putin’s Russia.
And there’s nothing we can do, except try and contain the damage and hope the Russian people themselves will come around and display their personal independence and self-confidence.
The only question: which generation will step up to the plate believing in itself, rather than in some little guy, the Military and the Kremlin and the brooding yarns they spin? Filling their huge, insatiable pockets in the process!
It’s a modern affliction. When the cerebellum protrudes from the asshole and thinks of itself as beautiful. Identical to shamelessness, apparently there’s no cure but others walking away from it.
Whereupon these Taliban, Al Qaeda and Isis fun guys were having a party
and spontaneously sang and whistled:
Things will turn out for the best
Always look on the bright side of…. death
Yes, always look on the bright side of…. death
And their audience just died!
As a dyslexic monarchist I confirm that I am a great admirer of HRH The Dork of Yuke