Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bonobo apes and chimpanzees are cousins, and they handle disputes differently. This made the skank wonder if people simply can’t help themselves when they do stupid things, as if they need to behave a certain way, powered by their environment and genetic composition…


Bonobo apes make love if they argue; if chimps get into a serious tussle, they will tear their opponents to shreds, literally. They can’t help themselves. They’re moved by forces they can’t understand. They just react…


Emotions move a human being to feel one way or another. Some emotions are so high strung they will lead one to commit murder. Emotions are ignited by ideas, and ideas attract those predisposed to their appeal…


“What turns somebody on will disgust someone else,” said the witch. “Those historic statues belong in museums and graveyards. There is a place for them. They don’t need to be hidden away. Trump has a point; you can’t change history. It’s like cheating on a test.”…


“One thing’s for sure,” said the skank; “there’s no mistaking who the villains are.”…


If she could incarnate into anything she wanted to, she wouldn’t mind doing a lifetime as a bonobo ape, the original hippie. There were certainly worst things to be, she thought…


The witch hoped that Trump wouldn’t miss his mark this time around. She wouldn’t presume to know what it was. But we all have a very important one in each lifetime. Last time around, Trump had a rather sad ending…


Monday, August 14, 2017

E-mail gist over the weekend…


“Echoes of Mussolini,” said the witch…


“The skinheads have traded their pointy hoods for campy gladiator gear,” said the warlock. “They don’t hide anymore. They seem to have lost their fear and sense of shame. They parade themselves and have become a recognizable subspecies on the American landscape.”…


“What stuck out for me was Trump’s beating around the bush by not calling them out for what they are,” said the witch. “His loyalty is tied to the present as well as the distant past. It would be a sign of growth if he can bring himself to tell the neo-Nazis what he really thinks of them.”…


The dilemma was as complicated as complicated gets. His son-in-law and Steve Bannon working under the same roof must be extremely stressful, she thought. It’s a contradiction in norms...


And Trump floats among such conflict with impunity, absorbing it, ruminating over it, receiving some perverse pleasure in it. The witch wondered what lesson was to be learned there. Because surely there must be…


The magician was still convinced that Bannon’s time was numbered, more so now than ever before; and the dichotomy of Bannon and the callow Kushner was not a mystery to him in the least...


Trump wanted to be all things to all people. He nodded to his blood-ties and also his political allies in order to feel whole, even if they conflicted. Typical Trump…


It was appropriate that the story has taken front and center, thought the Mason’s wife. Better a race riot than an atomic holocaust. The suspicion crept up again on her that we were living in a global asylum for the chronically unbalanced…


“If the fascists wanted something reasonable,” said her husband, “their grumbling might be worth listening to."...


"But all they want to do is push people around," he said, "because they think they’re superior and entitled to do so; which is ironic, considering that many of them probably have IQs in the double digits. I mean, who uses their own car in broad daylight to murder people on a crowded street?”…


They must really feel frustrated and puny to act that way, thought the witch. In theory, she agreed with the Dalai Lama; having white skin is nothing more than having another life experience. It gives no one the right to lord it over anyone else for something that's so temporal and fleeting...


Friday, August 11, 2017

Before going to do some volunteer work at a local wildlife sanctuary, the witch went to the Mason’s house to try out a new cookie recipe…


After mixing in the dry cannabis powder into the cookie dough, they put the first sheets into the oven. While they baked, the witch sat at the kitchen table drinking coffee with the Mason’s wife…


“A senile leader bereft of reason,” said the witch, quoting Kim Jong-un’s assessment of Trump’s state of mind. “Them is fighting words. If North Korea launches those missiles toward Guam, Trump is going to order them knocked out of the sky.”….


“How do you know?” …


“I had a dream last night,” said the witch…



The Mason's wife got up to check the oven. “Doesn’t mean it’ll happen," she said...


“Doesn’t mean it won’t,” said the witch…


The Mason’s wife flashed on a bit of 20th Century history. “It hasn’t been this bad since the Cuban missile crises,” she said…


“If war breaks out, it would be the perfect time for extraterrestrials to make their entrance,” said the witch. “That would instantly change the game everywhere for everybody.”…


“And if they decide to stay out of it, a lot of people are going to be obliterated.”…


"I don’t know,” said the witch. “They have skin in the game. To what extent, I’m not exactly sure. But it’s plenty important to them not to allow a nuclear conflict to boil over. You might say it’s part of their job description to keep that from happening.”…


“But it’s happened before,” said the Mason’s wife. “The Japanese are all too aware of this. Where were they then?”…


“They may have wanted us to know what a nuclear blast can do,” said the witch. “I heard it's extremely detrimental to the human soul; it also bothers adjacent dimensions. These are their primary reasons for opposing nuclear warfare. Apparently, they have no problem with us killing each other any other way.”…


“Where do you get your information?” said the Mason’s wife…


“It’s common knowledge,” said the witch. “At least their ability to interfere.” She picked up a tablet lying on the table and turned it on, bringing up a video. "When you have time, look at this."...

“That’s still no guarantee they’re going to get involved. If they stay on the sidelines, a lot of people are going to have a bad day,” said the Mason’s wife…


“I believe in prayer,” said the witch. “And this is as good a time as any to give it a shot. Diplomacy is a--”…


“I thought you were a pagan.”…


“I am,” said the witch. “But Christians and all the others don’t have a monopoly on prayer. It’s everyone’s last resort.”…


“It’s going to take more than a prayer to get us out of this one,” said the Mason’s wife. And as far as ETs saving the day was concerned, she was convinced it was an extreme long shot and the stakes were much too high to gamble on it…


When the cookies were done, they decided to go in the witch's car up to the wildlife sanctuary that was located in the nearby hills. It was a place they went to at least once a month to volunteer…


“I love the tigers,” said the Mason’s wife. “All the big cats.”…


“And the bears,” said the witch. “It’s an awesome place.”…


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Kim Jong-un kicked it into high gear when he issued his last threat to Trump about landing missiles near Guam, after Trump assured the world that he would not put up with any more bloviated threats from NoKo’s renegade leader. Young Kim has pushed the old man against the wall…


The Mason’s wife worried that Trump would jump into a war just to make himself look good, while hoping to raise his poll numbers, and score points for the 2020 election. It would also be a diversion, taking the sting off the Russia investigations…


Trump would be doing “an Eisenhower” if he made that move. It’s an old political ploy that works only when things come out favorably, selling the role of the conquering hero as a wise old leader…


He would be throwing the dice in the hopes that he prevails in his gambit…


If he came out on top, Trump would be doing the world a favor by overthrowing Kim. He would have Russia and China behind him. The world would embrace him with love. Trump would become the modern day savior of East Asia, surpassing even his hero, General Douglas Macarthur…


Would Trump be that reckless, she wondered, in order to boost his favorability? Would he risk a devastating war for a quick victory?…


“You bet he would,” she said to herself…


“He would what?” said her husband…


“He would lay the biggest turd since the invasion of Iraq.”…