©2016 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee
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Fear and Turmoil: Predictable.
There is only one word powerful enough to describe the effect of recent global fear. Turmoil.
Fear and turmoil walk together. Hand in hand, for the convenience of terrorists fear-mongerers, power-mongerers, devious social manipulators. A new tool. The intimidation of planned fear and turmoil.
In any advanced civilization, there can be no reasonable justification for criminal, planned fear and turmoil. There can be no excuse for the preemptive murder of the innocent. In the news most recently, main-stream media included two of the most unbelievable, sickening, and video-recorded murders of two black men by police officers in separate incidents. The result? Terror. The predictable fear of authority. Intimidation. Stress. Inner turmoil.
That was not enough, apparently, —so the media reported an almost-predictable response; the unbelievable, targeted murder of five police officers, dedicated family men ambushed by an unstable psychopathic lunatic trained by nobody other than the U.S. military. More fear and turmoil. A second incident perpetrated by another U.S. military-trained individual...in Baton Rouge —so where does it stop? When does it stop. Does it stop?
Mass Murder: Fear and Turmoil
The additional recent, shocking and tragic killing of scores of innocent victims in Nice, France by a fringe lunatic terrorist using a heavy truck as a weapon. A killer drove indiscriminately and purposefully into crowds —to kill in cold blood and maim as many people as possible —another example of planned murder, death, fear and turmoil —however tragic. The more recent tragedy in Baton Rouge cost the lives of three police officers —gunned down in cold blood by a black man using an assault rifle and wearing body armour. Seeking revenge. Encouraging revenge. Where does the insanity of revenge stop? In the Middle East, the vicious cycle of planned fear and turmoil never stops.
Planned Fear and Turmoil
Used randomly or planned as recommended by ISIS, it makes little difference; to generate mayhem, fear, and intimidation is the official plan of the perpetrator. Lone wolf, ISIS, Al Qaeda, or independent home-grown lunatics of all stripes and colours, ex-military or not, collectively bearing grudges, perceived or real. Murder, fear and turmoil: the remedy of choice for all ills —in disturbed minds.
The common denominator in these individuals and groups is:
‘Frighten as many people as possible, intimidate, bend everyone to the lunatic agenda, kill everyone who does not agree if necessary to create compliance.’ After all, frightened people are much easier to control.
'Devolution of humanity anyone? Are you a fanatic, an extremist, an unhappy camper, or simply a religious zealot with a pressing ideological agenda? Are you off your meds? Are you in a hurry to ‘fix’ the problem? Simple...will you now go on a rampage? Get your Pokemon GO app instead...and find the Pokemon...'
The magic, ‘solution’ called murder is guaranteed to make anyone’s life worse. Will violence resolve any problem or sway others by killing innocent people? No. Will you be
killed silenced permanently in the process? Quite likely…
With the current state of fear and turmoil now too big to comprehend—and too big to easily remedy, peace is eroding, civilization is devolving; we are becoming increasingly primitive, less tolerable, less tolerant, and nations are becoming unstable.
Mainstream Diet: Violence, Fear and turmoil
With tragic fear and turmoil in the daily mainstream media, the main course in the everyday diet, we increasingly become numb and insensitive to the fact and potential of violence, servitude , loss of freedoms, and the unimaginable, self-annihilation. The vicious ongoing loss of life in the Middle East, the wars in Syria, the proxy war in Ukraine, and the latest purge in Turkey are but examples; life seems to become increasingly worthless. Why? Is life just another ‘electronic’ game for the ‘entertainment’ of mindless self-destructive Lemmings? You decide.
In spite of the fact we create and allow these ‘developments’, it seems certain we will continue to fund, feed and encourage greedy corporate interests, power-control freaks, the greedy rich, industrialist warmongers, charlatans, deceivers, and social manipulators, who will, collectively, continue to create poverty, 3rd world conditions, suitable fear and adequate turmoil —while peasants, the disenfranchised, walk around mindlessly with blank stares... playing Pokemon Go… How appropriate, how convenient, you say… it is "too politically-correct, too hurtful, and no longer necessary to think about anything..."
“We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile 1 ‘ comes to mind….
We, as eternal optimists, continue to encourage the ‘assimilated’ to think for themselves.
Is that Incoming I hear?
1 ‘We are the Borg. You will be assimilated...etc.’ is an iconic concept borrowed from: Star Trek: The Next Generation”
©2015 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee
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It seems trendy to be 'offended' if individuals wish you the wrong 'Holiday greeting' and/or challenge traditions. We do wonder about that. Even if it's just an attempt to be traditional and crabbier than old Ebeneezer Scrooge himself, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year remains our default, standard greeting for December 25th —every year! We persist. So....to everyone........
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
WE wish each and every one of YOU, whoever you may be, wherever you may be --an absolutely happy, safe, warm Merry Christmas, —or whichever Happy Holiday (by definition) you may choose to substitute, celebrate, —and/or not celebrate as YOU wish.
Please feel free to wish US a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well, or "Happy Holidays" in the version, within your understanding of, within your comfort zone, in the translation of, and in any language you prefer!
Trust us on this, the muse and I shall not be offended.
Have a heart instead....Have a candy cane. Bring life and your heart back into focus.
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We also wish you a safe and Happy New Year
Onward and upward, may your dreams materialize, and may the world and civilization itself prosper with peace and goodwill toward all people. May happiness and understanding replace the current global instability caused by war, opportunism, greed, fanaticism, ideology, politics, the increasing lack of logic, the surreal and unnecessary wish to challenge tradition and beliefs, and significantly, the failure to use common sense. Most notably, we sense a failure to respect the world itself, the environment, and all human beings, wherever they may live.
Humanity can do better. That's us. Every one of us. We can do better. Here at Incoming Bytes we wish the Best of the Season to everyone.
Is that Incoming I hear?