That’s the start of a poem called Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll, a rather long thing of non-words strung together with real ones, that evokes mental pictures in spite of actually making no sense at all. Reading it, you find yourself struggling to make a sensible story out of the nonsense.
That’s exactly what I find myself trying to do with the chaotic world of human affairs today. If ever it deserved to be called jabberwocky, now is the time.
When I was in my 20′s, a millionaire was an immensely rich person. Today we have multi-billionairs by the thousands. Homes that cost $5000 then, sell for $500,000 and more, now. Our money is Monopoly money, play money, and getting rapidly more so.
Today there was a “Call in homosexual” day, a work stoppage by homosexuals, to protest a California law banning marriage between homosexuals. It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of homosexuals getting married was absolutely ludicrous and shunned by all of us. Come on now, can you really imagine having the married couple next door to your own family over for dinner, Him and Him, or Her and Her? In front of your kids?
Islam has risen its ugly head once more in a renewed effort to conquer the world, the U.S. has suffered a massive blow at the hands of Muslims, and so we have elected a man of Islamic background as our next president, who tells us today that he’s going to be inaugurated using his middle name, Hussein, in order to set a new tone with “the Muslim world in particular.”
Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois left his home through a back alley on Wednesday after being indicted for trying to sell Obamas Senate seat, among a vast array of other corrupt deeds, and instead of his fellow politicians lining up against this behavior, they’ve all been running in the opposite direction and claiming innocence. Which I sincerely doubt.
After bailing out the major banks, Congress is now working on bailing out the car industry. lining up behind them for billions in Monopoly money are the governors of various states, seeking funds to rebuild bridges and roads and so forth. Next we’ll have the hospitals, mining companies and importers, and soon a dollar will buy an entire walnut. Another dollar for a bag to put it in.
The nations of Europe are reeling under the massive population movements, out of former Soviet countries like Poland, the Balkans and out of the poverty-stricken African states, these latter being mostly Muslim. The resultant overpopulation, which is worsening within with unchecked childbirth and from without due to continuing immigration, is collapsing the economies of all the once-great nations of Europe. Greece right now is at a standstill from riots that supposedly were caused by the police shooting death of a teenage boy, but it’s really due to overpopulation and the poverty that comes from it.
I never saw such a mess. India and Pakistan are almost at war, while we launch covert missions into Pakistan to kill Islamist leaders. The economy of Russia is falling apart with the extremely precipitous drop in oil prices, because that’s almost their only export, and while China should be in hog heaven with the cheap energy once again, to produce cheap goods, their factories and stores are shutting down because the world is running out of money to buy their shoddily made crap, even though there’s more money in circulation now than there’s ever been in history of the world.
Automakers who went to Washington to plead for bailout money, arrived in private jets with retinues of servants. Islamic leaders make impossible demands even while their followers are being decimated. National leaders continue to push policies that obviously failed miserably, sometimes even horribly, years ago. Arable land that’s desparately needed to grow food on is paved over for housing construction. People in power continue to hang on to power regardless of the devastation that is caused around them by their actions.