When did it become Armageddon? (By DAP)
And DAP Says…
“When The Hell Did It Become Armageddon And Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me I Needed A Late Pass??”
“Turning And turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; The center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”
-W.B. Yeats: “The Second Coming”
Damn!!! And I thought all I was going to do was celebrate my 27th birthday on September 6. Humble greetings and salutations to all. This is DAP, writing to you all once more: By now, it’s safe to say that everybody knows what went down on September 11, 2001. There will be investigations, rumors, rumors of rumors, and the inevitable military actions, wars, pre-emptive strikes, and so forth. Well, let me say some thoughts and rants that are running through my head…
I’m not gonna say if this was a case of the “Chickens Coming Home To Roost”. Nor will I say that this is the result of the “Drum Major Instinct”. Although, the context of these speeches may apply to this situation. These events, like it or not, have etched a place in history and will be mentioned along with other tragic events that have affected us in the past. Of course, they will be compared and remembered with the same conviction and attention as the attack on Pearl Harbor. However, as much as I’m still upset, I have to say what I feel, and I hope that no one gets offended, although many of you will be: I honestly believe, in my heart, mind, and soul, that these attacks are a CLEAR ILLUSTRATION of the old saying, which I never understood when I was kid, until now: “Absolute Power Corrupts”.
It is this sense of ‘power’, in the hands of certain people and groups, that created this catastrophe. And it is this power that has manipulated people for personal gains. This was shown in the hijacking of those planes and subsequent MURDERS of the passengers and crew. What pisses me off is the fact that whomever those highjackers answered to DIDN’T put their lives on the line. Maybe it’s me, but I got a huge problem with people killing others for the sake of religious martyrdom or use the concept of ‘Belief In God’ for their own twisted use. And for that, I pray that GOD punishes them and sends those assholes to Hell!!!! Yet, I must say that they are NOT the ONLY ONES RESPONSIBLE for innocent people’s deaths.
It is my honest opinion that the policy makers of this country, both PAST and PRESENT, as well as those in the Middle East, have initiated ideals that have shown their blatant ARROGANCE. I’m talking about the type of arrogance that says to one group of people or a nation, “Since WE have the power, WE will do this to you and THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT” or “This is what WE want BECAUSE WE SAY SO”, with no regard of what people say in the matter. Although many of these ‘leaders’ will say that those ‘plans’ were done in an effort to protect “Us” from “Them” or what they call ‘peace’, we can clearly see by last week’s events that they did NOT. And for that, once this crisis is over, I hope and pray that they will also face punishment!!!! In any case, there will be a war and more innocent people will be killed. Of course, these people will be called ‘Collateral Damage’. Now, don’t misinterpret me. I’m not against the US fighting. Furthermore, I support all persons who are serving the military. All I wanna know is ‘WHO are we fighting and for HOW LONG??’ I say this because, with all due respect, if Bush and his staff makes even the slightest error, we will see even more serious shit. Also, I know that they will not be on the battlefield or in the air. Yet, they’re making decisions that affects many.
Yes, there is probably enough proof to point at Osama Bin Laden and other terrorists group located in the East, but let it be known: THERE’S ALSO TERRORISTS HERE too!!! Except, these groups refer to themselves as Skinheads, Klansmen, Militas, White Supremacists, and the like. Therefore, I hope that they will also be taken out too. Unfortunately, I know in my heart that NOTHING is gonna happen to these assholes. These past few days, I’ve seen and heard people talk about how they’re ‘Proud To Be An American’ or ‘We’re ALL in this together’ and waving flags, yet have shown blatant disrespect and hatred to anybody who LOOKS like an Middle Eastern or Muslim. Once again, America rears its ugly head. Now, I want this to be perfectly clear. I know that war is imminent and those who don’t fight back will not survive. I understand that. My beef is that once you break it down, it’s gonna be another example of regular folk here and abroad suffering the most while the powerful, poltical and economic, will still maintain power & wealth or gain more.
Either way, we’re fucked!!!!!!!!!!
Well, I appreciate ya’ll reading this and apologize for the serious tone this time out. Until the next time,folks…