I know on 4 May I said that would be my last post before going to Ukraine, but now, even as I prepare to go to the airport, I cannot help but share the pain I have experienced. Look at this painting. LOOK AT IT!
That’s it, folks. That’s what’s happened to my country while I was away. I almost feel personally responsible. RT was right. Igor Panarin was right Max Kaiser was…Well Kaiser is never right BUT the point is all those other guys who said America has lost its way and is on the point of collapse are right.
For God’s sake would you just look at that? It’s all there. Everything. It doesn’t even make sense. I mean it defies logic as the bizarre geometry of Cthulu’s dead city of R’lyeh seems to defy the laws of physics. Attempting to contemplate either is to flirt with insanity. There are the cars, endlessly going around the track “real fast!” There are fighter jets, signifying the audience’s childlike fascination with the military, raw power, and authority. There are fireworks, signifying their love of bright lights and loud noises. There’s a blimp, signifying the unhealthy American diet so full of either added sugar or high fructose corn syrup in almost every single product. There are planes towing signs, whose brief messages signify the audience’s low level of literacy. Sure, a purist could find faults. We don’t see anyone carrying a Bible, nor do we see any pregnant teenagers or firearms. Obviously we can’t hear the playlist of country music and Nickelback blaring out of the PA system. But in spite of those omissions, all the essentials are here. What is left unseen is clearly implied.
Yet I struggle with the logic or lack thereof. If the fighter planes are flying over now, how will the audience focus on the cars goin’ real fast? The fireworks add even more distractions. Also isn’t the airspace over this stadium a little cluttered? You know what? It doesn’t matter. None of this matters. Nothing matters.
How did we let this happen? I feel like Charlton Heston seeing the remains of the Statue of Liberty at the end of Planet of the Apes(SPOILERS!). You know what it was? I’ll tell you what it was- hubris. That’s how it happens. You’re at the top for decades and you get lazy. You let your guard down. Then something like this appears, and it’s too late to do anything about it. Perhaps we had it coming.