It was the day the President announced that the warsters and plunder barons had convinced him to help them plunder the people's treasury some more, like the harbor was plundered decades ago, and like Elizabeth was plundered by runaway growth (cancer).
Today is John Lennon's birthday, whose life was ended by an American who had passed his own personal peak of sanity, and had passed into a dark realm.
Meanwhile, Cancun is hosting a meeting between nations to talk about something, which I think ought to be called "global nihilism", the source of global warming, global climate change, and global weather weirdness:
ni·hil·ism: (nahy-uh-liz-uhm) –noun.(Dictionary). The Warlords of Civilization are in rebellion to the established laws of the Earth, institutionalized in the ecosystem around us.
1. total rejection of established laws and institutions;
2. anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity;
3. total and absolute destructiveness, esp. toward the world at large and including oneself ...
The laws that allow biological life to continue so long as those laws are obeyed, so long as the Earth is respected.
The anarchy, terrorism, and other revolutionary activity, in furtherance of the war against Earth life, will bring and is bringing total and absolute destruction to civilization as we know it.
Meanwhile some of those warlord nihilists suffering from nationalistic exceptionalism as well, have gone on to say:
“Now, I’ve heard the impact of these releases on our foreign policy described as a meltdown, as a game-changer, and so on. I think those descriptions are fairly significantly overwrought. The fact is, governments deal with the United States because it’s in their interest, not because they like us, not because they trust us, and not because they believe we can keep secrets. Many governments — some governments — deal with us because they fear us, some because they respect us, most because they need us. We are still essentially, as has been said before, the indispensable nation.(NY Times, emphasis added). How is that viewpoint working out for establishing international relationships?
You need me, I am indispensable, you are not.
Can there be any wonder about why, as Mr. Secretary Gates also said, that our neighbours "deal" with the U.S.A. "not because they like us, not because they trust us"?
That is why the climate change conferences, like Cancun, "work" the way they do, why "peace" talks "work" the way they do, and why Washington "works" the way it does.
Egomaniacal control freaks imposing their bad will on others through the vehicle of imperialistic oppression never leads to a normal way of life.
It leads, instead, to the nihilistic "global weirding" way of death.