I mean seriously, how insane is it out there?
Add to my list of April Dread the fact that the White House, on America’s behalf, just dropped something called the “Mother of all Bombs” (paging Dr. Freud) on Afghanistan. This is supposed to be the largest non-nuclear bomb ever made. The “Mother” bomb is dropped on “ISIS”; so we’ve got, at least strictly symbolically, some rather female destructive energy going on here.
Why was the bomb dropped now? Any pressing reason? Because it’s a show of American “might.” That’s largely it. And, as with the Syria bombing, much of the mainstream are either cheering openly or are reserving their full criticism. This is all just DJT being “presidential.”
And just the day before all signs looked like we were having imminent war with North Korea. I mean, there were kids on Reddit wondering if they still needed to do their homework for tomorrow, and/or would they be drafted and/or if Seoul was going to be wiped off the face of the Earth the next day.
And while a lot of the news stories regarding NK were either inconclusive or vague or wrong or I never-got-a-straight-answer about it…things still seem really really tense right now. Ditto for Russia—suddenly no longer on DJT’s BFF list—flat-out saying that the whole Syria gassing thing was a “false flag”…at the same time Sean Spicer (who once played the White House Easter Bunny, just keep that resonance in mind for the upcoming holiday) insisted that Assad was worse than Hitler!
As I wrote in my forecast for the week:
And it’s a sort of rah-rah patriotism thing that I see. It’s Cold War-like. It’s a re-cycle of something we’ve seen before. That first card, is like the fanfare of patriotism, of military. And so in theory, there is this more “positive” energy happening overall, especially in the United States. But there is something underlying that. And you’re torn, because you want to be happy and optimistic. But it’s the same thing we’ve already seen.
That’s the energy I’m picking up. It clearly flows from the energy last week. Beyond that, I think we are going to see a Reaganization/80’s-fication of the presidency and the United States.
Yeah, and we are right on that course, too.
But all the “pageantry” and “America’s might” and etc…these displays…this is not good folks. There is no solid underpinning to this. But when you wake up one day and suddenly decide to detonate something called the Mother Of All Bombs…
And this is why I write, etc. Just to get this all off my chest. It feels kind of fucked. And we’re not even in the traditionally “darkest” half of the month yet.
Here’s a Hunter S. Thompson quote that’s been making the rounds today:
The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.