Sunday, April 30, 2006

World of the Large and World of the Small

LARGE

Maybe I've found the perfect balance here - to write of both.
Caught Stephen Colbert's devastating satire in front of Bushbaby and the Stepford Wife. Did Bushbaby get it? He got it enough to freeze Colbert out as he left. Can't find the link, maybe it was shot out :>(
Read the latest speech on From the Wilderness http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/042706_paradigm_speech.shtml
Really telling us the state of Peak Oil and whose exactly fighting in the trenches and prepping themselves for a constant state of war (most of the world). Worth reading right to the end. Dropped a comment to Richard & "This Old Brit" on the state of the honours in England http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=12049821&postID=114615810506626660

SMALL


Visited a friend in a home for Alzheimer's patients yesterday. Played some Irish music for him, notice how music changes him, how he relaxes. He has very little to say apart from gentle "OKs" and blessed in the unflagging devotion of his wife, 54 years married. He is 14 years in the disease, took some experimental drugs and stayed home till she couldn't manage him anymore. In this warehouse of our most demented elderly there are no books or magazines, conversation is restricted to instructions from the overworked nursing staff and the mumbled and sometimes terrified bleatings of the inhabitants. Physical impairment strides beside mental and emotional disability. A veritable corpse in a bed beside my friend's gets no visitors and no cards adorn his surroundings. 60 lbs at best, he is on some form of liquid diet and one can see every vein and artery in his skull. He has been dying for months. As I leave I can only ask myself, as I always do "Why? Oh Why?" It is the living who force this form of "life" on them, to assuage whatever ethics and morals and laws demand it. Left to their own devices, they would be dead. And I for one, for me, would prefer it. Rather than this horrendous 1 percenter of existence. Eat, poop, sleep, eat, poop, sleep.

2 comments:

  1. You could also do talks about the warehousing of the elderly ;) xo

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  2. I rescued you from the spam bucket.

    I think I wrote a piece one time about it, or maybe in the paper, I'll have to check.

    Tx love

    XO
    WWW

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