Wednesday, May 29, 2019

#149 / Inevitable Tyranny

In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won. The Overlord’s merciless armies dominate the face of the world, and its denizens must find their new roles within the war-torn realm... even as discord begins to rumble among the ranks of Kyros’ most powerful Archons.

Pick a topic. Pick any topic! You've probably heard the phrase: "There's an app for that." If you click the link, you will find out that I may be violating an Apple trademark in making this statement. Yes, Apple has trademarked the phrase, "there's an app for that." 

Actually, as I looked for an image to grace the top of today's blog posting, and found the image above, I came to believe that there is another phrase that might warrant trademark protection: "There's a game about that." 

Today, I am talking about "tyranny," and I don't mean the game. Chris Hedges, who writes for Truthout, has written a column entitled, "Creeping Toward Tyranny." Here is Hedges' bottom line conclusion: 

Capitalists, throughout history, have backed fascism to thwart even the most tepid forms of socialism. All the pieces are in place. The hollowing out of our democratic institutions, which cannot be blamed on Trump, makes tyranny inevitable.

I do recommend Hedges' article. Let me dissociate myself, however, from any claim, coming from Hedges or anyone else, that any projected future is "inevitable." 

In the realm of human affairs, inevitability just ain't so!

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1 comment:

  1. I would check out Guy McPherson YouTube on the bad things about hope. It was a revelation. I moved to just north of the Rouge River. 98% white, very Republican. No skilled help:doctors to electricians.


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