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Poked

Ouch!  That really hurt!

I know.  But you should be used to it by now.

Expect it – but not used to it.  Ouch!

No one cares.

I know, but – ouch!  I’ve been here forever!

So have I.

Can’t you please free ne from this box?

I can, but I won’t.

Please!  I implore you!

No.

And again I ask why?

And again, I’ll tell you why – you never repented, even when you had the chance.  A last minute chance, in that bunker.  But a chance nonetheless.

But I have repented!  I have – ouch!

Yes, you did.  But, too late.

Please tell me – is Eva here with me?

Perhaps, perhaps not.  That’s none of your concern.

But I – ouch! – I loved her!  We died together!

Yes, you did.  But her fate is still none of your concern.

I can hear a woman screaming nearby.  Please tell me if that’s her.

Maybe.  Still – none of your concern.

I can hear others screaming.

Yes – there are a number of others here.

How many of us are trapped here?

Oh – quite a number.

Who?  Ouch!

Again – none of your concern.

Someone keeps poking me!

I know.

Is that you?

It’s just something that happens.

Why won’t it stop?!  Someone – ouch! – someone keeps jabbing me.

I know.

Can’t you make it stop?

Yes – I could.  But I won’t.

Why?  Why do you let this happen?

You’re a fool for asking.  You induced so much pain and suffering to so many people – millions of people.

I know.  I realize that.  And I’m so sorry for that.

Too late.

I really am sorry.  Please, believe me!  I’m truly remorseful!

Again – too late.

But I’m not the only one here – right?

Of course not.  People from all over are here.

And are they – ouch! – are they going through the same thing as me?

They’re enduring some unpleasantries.

Are you going to keep me in this box forever?  Oof!

Yes.

Oh please, no!  Please, please let me go!  I beg you!  I’m so sorry for what I did to all those people!  I truly am!

All those millions?  Some 6 million or more.

Yes!

I doubt it.

But I am!  I truly regret what I did to them.

Too late.

I know there are others who did worse than me!  Who killed more!  You know that as well, don’t you?!

Yes – of course I know that.  You think I differentiate among the numbers?

I don’t know.  I would think so.

I don’t.

But – who are you?

You know who I am.

I – I think so.  But I can’t see you.  I’ve never seen you.  I can only hear you.

You still know who I am and you know why you’re here.

Please, please let me go!  Please let me out of this – ouch! – out of this box.  I can’t stand the poking and prodding anymore!  I know what I did was so horrible.  I understand now.  I know that now.  And I’m so sorry for it!  Please, please believe me!

I don’t.

How long will I have to stay here?

Through the end of time.

What time?  When will that time end?

Time never ends.

Oh please!  That can’t be true!

It is.

How can it not end?  Everything must end.

Not time.

Oh please let me go!  I implore you!  Ouch!  I beg of you!  I’m truly sorry for what I’ve done.  I am.  Oh please believe me.  Ouch!

No.

Please, please!  Hey…are you still there?  Hello?  Hey…please…please let me go.  I think I’m bleeding.  Please!  Please!  I’m so sorry for all those people!  Please!  Please believe me!  Hello?!  Oh please, make it stop.  Please!  It’s burning!  Ohhh!  Ah!

Time doesn’t end.

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Worst Quotes of the Week – February 5, 2022

“Here’s a quick thought experiment: If AOC was fat and in her 60s, would anyone listen to another thing she ever said?”

TV personality Adam Carolla, about Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to FOX News commentator Sean Hannity

Carolla, creator and co-host of the now-defunct “Man Show”, argued that while the 32-year-old politician is “young, vibrant and beautiful,” and “everyone’s always putting a camera and a mike in her face,” her “opinions are idiotic 95 percent of the time.”

“If you’re going to do this, then let’s be truthful about it, because the Holocaust isn’t about race.  It’s not about race.  It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.”

Whoopi Goldberg, on The View

Goldberg made the comments during a discussion of how the Nazi Holocaust-centered graphic novel “Maus” was banned by a Tennessee school board.  That school board banned the book, Goldberg said, because there were complaints about the novel containing nudity and bad language.  “The minute you turn it into race, it goes down this alley.  Let’s talk about it for what it is – it’s how people treat each other.  It’s a problem.  It doesn’t matter if you’re Black or white because Black, white, Jews – everybody.”

Goldberg apologized the next day for her comments, but ABC announced immediately they had decided to suspend her for two weeks.

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Flushed

The recent scandal involving Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has overwhelmed the national media both here in the U.S. and in the U.K.  I still don’t care what goes on with the British royal family and maintain that American media still hasn’t figured out most Americans just don’t give a shit what that band of over-glorified miscreants do or say.  The Windsors are among the handful of Europe’s royal clans that survived the carnage of two global conflicts within a half century.  And, like the other families, they don’t wield any real political power.  They’re merely figureheads.  They may be an institution, but their extravagant lifestyles are supported by taxpayers.

In the U.S. the closest we’ve ever had to a true royal family is from the Kingdom of Hawaii, which still exists – at least in name.  Their power was squashed when the United States formally annexed Hawaii in 1897; a process that began with the usual cadre of White Christian missionaries who thought then – as now – that they knew what was best for the locals.

The interview Meghan and Harry had with Oprah Winfrey about Meghan’s apparently unpleasant experiences with the Windsors proved eye-opening to many – mainly the Windsors and their ardent supporters.  You know – people who aren’t too aware of the world around them.

The only member of the British royal family I liked was the late Princess Diana.  She exuded a sense of class and grace unmatched by any of the Windsor clan.  While she held the formal title of princess, she did more than just look glamorous.  She used her position to raise awareness about the AIDS crisis (a very taboo subject in the 1980s) and landmines in Africa; the result of unfettered wars and European colonialism.  Her boldness with these matters shocked the staid and cloistered Windsors.  Her death traumatized so many.  I think the Windsors were overwhelmed by the amount of love and compassion people across the globe had for Diana and startled by the fact so many Britons would rather have her back than have the British royal family.  In other words, people would much rather see Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles drop dead.  How’s that for public opinion?!

I feel that Diana’s class and grace live on in her sons, William and Harry.  Both served in the British military and have engaged in a number of civic activities to further the cause of humanity.  Meghan Markle adds to that sense of grace.  But, as unsurprising as her allegations are, I’m still upset by her treatment at the hands of her in-laws.  It hints at the disrespect heaped onto non-Whites in the upper echelons of regal European societies.  Like most Europe’s royal families, the British royal clan is at the historical heart of European colonialism, genocide and racist oppression.  The British Crown stormed through Africa, Asia and the Western Hemisphere for centuries, resulting in the deaths of millions and the plundering of cultural treasures.  Two of the United Kingdom’s greatest losses came in the 20th century: Canada and India.  And they still haven’t figured out the sun has set on their empire.

I’m impressed with Harry’s response though.  Instead of trying to defend or explain his family’s supposed attitude towards Meghan, he did what literally millions have men have done since the beginning of time: he came to the defense of his wife, the mother of his child.  He also expressed love for his father, which I don’t doubt.  But it’s obvious Harry is a much different type of royal – whatever that’s supposed to entail.

I have a unique and tenuous connection to the British royal family – emphasis on tenuous.  In September of 1951 King George VI had his entire left lung removed.  A chronic smoker, George had already suffered health scares related to his habit.  My paternal grandfather, Epimenio De La Garza, was also a chronic smoker.  By his own admission he’d begun smoking around the age of 6, which would be 1899 for him.  By 1951 he was in dire straits.  Around the exact same time King George had his lung surgery, my grandfather had his in a hospital in Dallas, Texas.  The connection?  Some of the doctors who worked on King George attended medical school with some of the doctors who worked on my grandfather.  George died the following February.  My grandfather died 17 years later.  Shortly after George’s death, one of my grandfather’s brothers told my father and his 2 brothers that money, power and the best medical care it can provide can’t save anyone if the “main doctor” – meaning God – wants them.

Whatever becomes of the British royal family after this latest fiasco lingers in a strained future.  I just want Meghan Markle to know she doesn’t need their approval for any aspect of her life.  She’s better than that.

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