Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Bus Ride Of Your Life


All too often, life is like riding a bus that goes nowhere. But, now there's a bus that goes all the way to the end of the line. If you're a Chinese citizen, and you've committed one of sixty eight different crimes punishable by death, then you will be riding this bus, and you don't get a transfer. You will, however, get a lethal injection, and, possibly, your organs will be harvested. And, this is being labeled as humane, and a step up the evolutionary ladder from the tradition firing squad.

Thank you, but just shoot me rather than strapping me onto a gurney and hauling me into a mobile death bus for a short death ride around the block. Looking like something out of the movie Soylent Green, this monstrosity represents our worst nightmares. To reflect on it is to experience the kind of cognitive dissonance that drives men into the desert, or to the mountains, or on that arduous journey to the corner bar.

Meanwhile, another kind of tough love is being meted out in Gaza, and it's causing internal organs to be cooked,
limbs to be severed, and other various mutilations. The use of this kind of weaponry is unthinkable, and yet, it is being put to use on rock-throwers in order to inflict the very worst kind of punishment. I guess if you start with kids torturing insects with a magnifying glass and project out from there, the psychology of this phenomena becomes apparent. It's cruelty over vindictiveness, and it has no place in a civilized world. But, if you can think of it, someone will build it. The satyrs won't be sated until every river turns red with the blood of those who oppose them. But, it's all just life's rich pageant, isn't it?

This Halloween, if you go trick or treating in the neighborhood of the elites, you might be offered something special. Bon appetit, there's plenty to go around.

3 Comments:

Blogger Panda said...

Well, Cabbie, I learned two new things from this post. I didn't know about the Chinese death bus and I hadn't heard about DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive) weapon yet. (My head is still reeling from OUR use of phosphorous and MK-77 in Fallujah and elsewhere in the Middle East.) Another article at CSM reveals, of course, that DIME is a U.S. weapon. What a surprise. NOT.

Okay, make that three new things; I've never seen such creepy cookies before.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Pissedoffcabbie said...

Cookies? Who said they were cookies?

10:35 AM  
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