Despairing Rant

Some things are able to so unsettle one that one’s entire outlook on the world changes, even if only in a small way. It’s almost as if while minding your own business, someone whispers to you, “Say, you know how pretty much everyone else has become a zombie?” And then you look around, and for the first time you notice that everyone is bluer than you remembered, and they’re all muttering something about brains. OK, maybe that’s too earth-shattering. Perhaps today was the first time you noticed that you have six fingers on each hand, and everyone else has five.

Well, after a series of events recently, many of which involve our younger government ministers, I have been awoken to the possibility that large numbers of people — perhaps a sizeable majority — are enormously stupid. I hate to say it, because it sounds like I imagine myself to be clever or something, and I have always been of the opinion that one should refrain from calling someone stupid just because one is unable to understand where they’re coming from. All of that is being shaken at its foundations right now. Continue reading


Better than being special

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Hutaree: Ignorance Once Again Fails to be Bliss

“Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive” –

We all have our crazy opinions about things. I find Beyonce Knowles’ dancing so bizarre that it would seem no stranger to me if she sprouted a third arm from her forehead. Most of the rest of you seem to like it. For that reason, I think my distaste for her seisures dancing is mostly my problem. If someone (even charismatic and crazy, say, Tom Cruise) decided one morning that an arboreal lifestyle is the only moral one, I would not expect that anyone would take to the trees without first pausing to consider why it is that virtually every human being in recorded history has lived on terra firma. And yet, in a chillingly real way, this is exactly the kind of thing that has happened yet again in the States with the ‘Hutaree‘ cult. Continue reading