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Apocalypse Someday

July 20, 2010

HEB here.

I watched Apocalypse Now Redux again this past weekend and a couple of choice bits of dialogue jumped out at me as being particularly relevant today.

What I watched: Kurtz to Willard – “You’re an errand  boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.”

What I imagined: Timmeh (in a rare candid moment) to mirror – “You’re an errand  boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.”

The one that really sent shivers down my spine though was this piece from Kurtz’s speech to Willard – “You have to have men who are moral,  and at the same time, who are able  to utilize their primordial  instincts to kill without feeling, without passion. Without judgment.  Without Judgment. Because it’s  judgment that defeats us.”

I can see the utility of this, a counterbalance to the traitorous swine whose true constituency is the amoral men that have raped and pillaged this country via ghost-written laws and their lobbyist proxies. To be sure, I am not advocating or implying violence here, merely discussing a kind of utility to counter the almost unfathomable corrupting influence of the ocean of money and power that is Washington D.C. It is a fearsome and dangerous utility second only to open civil war.

Borrowing from Benjamin Franklin, we have a Republic, if we can keep it. It may already be too late. But if we do not dramatically change the character and composition of the United States Congress beginning with this election, it most certainly is too late.  As long as Americans think in terms of left/right, red/blue, liberal/conservative then just like “/” symbol indicates, we will remain divided and subjugated. In which case, prepare to suffer the wrath of our collective complacency.

Kurtz – “The horror…the horror.”

WAKE. THE. FUCK. UP.

UPDATE: I forgot I wanted to add something from a post on ClubOrlov regarding the spy swap with Russia:

The bulk of comments submitted for [the US Swaps Russian Spies for…Russian Spies] post attest to two salient facts:

1. Many Americans have a knee-jerk hatred of Russia—not surprising, since this is what American mass media has been trying to instill in many generations of them. Loyal Americans establish their loyalty by bad-mouthing people in other countries. Since this is largely a display of ignorance, it is not even threatening—just pathetic.

2. More interestingly, many Americans no longer even understand the concepts of loyalty and treason—again, not surprising, since for a few generations now they have been ruled by traitors, whose routine acts of betrayal are designed to benefit just about anyone—from Israeli arms smugglers to Afghani heroin dealers—except the people who supposedly elect them to office.

There’s a sign post up ahead – “Highway to Hell”.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr. Doom permalink
    August 1, 2010 01:58

    This last bit from Orlov reminds me of a rare occasion where I was invited to a dinner/drinks with one of our two senior senators in Washington, DC. The setting was a restaurant near the capitol. Among the party were some interesting characters from Iraq. It was a Kurd kingpin and his two bodyguards, both of them ex-military Americans. They had business cards, but it was not clear exactly what business they were in. Later, I found out that many Kurds are involved in the international heroin trade, and that in fact, it is a historical business for them, being centrally located along the old trade route from the poppy fields of Afghanistan and the European consumer markets. That may explain the need for bodyguards, as that business is notoriously rough and competitive.

    Coincidence? What on Earth was my senator inviting these guys to hobnob with us for? My only guess is there was some Pentagon connection, as we were there to begin a state-federal project with key Pentagon personnel.

  2. Dr. Doom permalink
    August 1, 2010 02:06

    “To be sure, I am not advocating or implying violence here, merely discussing a kind of utility to counter the almost unfathomable corrupting influence of the ocean of money and power that is Washington D.C.”

    Oh Hell, Howard, that was exactly what Franklin was implying. Let’s shoot and/or hang the bastards.

    • Howard Effing Beale permalink
      August 1, 2010 18:32

      Yes Dr. of that I have no doubt. I mean, the bastards aren’t going to stop and go away even if we ask nice.

      There is a Kurtz out there, somewhere, a product of the same clusterfuck military/political incest that gave us Vietnam. What remains to be determined is who will be the latter-day Montagnards cum Bladerunners.

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