Through A Glass Darkly
Nastiness. For Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Again. And again. Today and forever. Lest we forget. Please feel free to write your own complementary set of curses along an imaginary dotted line. As imaginary as the “reasons. given 73 years ago by the grisly Truman creature, and all the other Meat Puppets who came after him, for dropping the bombs that killed, all said and done (and this a very conservative estimate), well over 200,000 civilians at one stroke. Well, two strokes, if you want to be fussy. Not to mention the ones who died, slowly and agonizingly, of radiation burns and poisoning.
I know I repeat myself but!A pox on “Them. all!
“Ahab is forever Ahab, man.Â This whole act’s immutably decreed.Â ‘Twas rehearsed by thee and me billion years before this ocean rolled.Â Fool!Â I am the Fates’ lieutenant; I act under orders..Â .“ Herman Melville, Moby DickÂ
“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint!But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice.. .“ C. S. Lewis, author’s preface, 1962, The Screwtape Letters