Saturday, April 28, 2018
The Saga of the Stick
Herein is told the ongoing tale of them that do, doing unto them that get done unto.
Going back in time we find . . .Stuck in a perilous situation, homo sapiens grabbed a big stick and started swinging it.
His strategy worked sufficiently for subjugating wild animals and other scary intruders.
With frequent use, wielding of the stick became an habitual strategy for homo sapiens’ survival. Before long, he was expanding his use of the stick as a staff to herd sheep.
By herding sheep and scattering seed, sapiens man was able to survive on a higher level, and so he ascended to a certain sovereignty over his surroundings.
By ’n by, by finding fire, he discovered he could roast and toast and scald food and in so doing consume stuff more satisfactorily. This utilization of incendiary power also supplied heat sufficient to smelt metals from ores and to cast tools from stones and then to strike utensils for use in shaping a new way of life and ultimately a society.
"Hunters and gatherers we will be," said the shepherds in their new society.
"Shepherds and smelters we shall be," said the scions in their new ascendency.
Such satisfactory progress afforded sapiens some time to ponder the universe he was espousing. Moving right along, sapiens man began scribbling squigglies on stones, scratching symbols on papyrus, and certainly scrawling scripts on scrolls.
“Scholars and stargazers we shall be”, said the Scions in their ascending hierarchy.
“With swords and sceptres will we assert our sovereignty; with scythes and scripts we shall extend our authority.
Take ye these instruments," said the sovereign to the scion.
"Distribute these scythes and sickles; supply these utensils to yon peasants to scatter and to sow seeds in our fields.
Take these here symbols and scripts; scribe them upon the hearts of our people and in so doing implant our sovereignty over them. Establish our legendary sacrifices that such may become a sacrament unto them. Sow the seeds of our royalty, and thus harvest surplus with which we shall surely abolish the scourge of scarcity.
Clothe their servitude with civility. Sever their discontent with circuitous servility. With sword and scepter and script shall ye establish our ziggurats of slavery by which we shall dissemble them in the latest greatest viral-spinning splendors of sensuous satisfaction.
Urge them to spin in circles of superfluity.
Like them and tweet them and retweet them and thus sheepify them, deleting from them their former certainty and by ’n by their very liberty.
Cast ye the rising symbols of our datified sovereignty over them.
From search engines squeeze forth pseudos of science, as the tube yieldeth toothpaste until it is rolled and trolled and empty as a zero hero. Quantify and datify and pacify these scruffy malcontents. Render them thereby castrati and technocrati and couchpotatoati.
Swing ye the sword of censorship upon their scribblous postings while they yet cannot detect our tampering with their turbulent protestations.
Tell them to Get thee to a neutereing nunnery— lest their spurting emissions prolong the cursed progeny of our climate changing catastrophe!
Eliminate their emissions!
Publicize their scandalous commissions!
Narcotify and opiafy and entertainify them until they’ve been sufficiently socialized to binge upon the fodder of fakenews foolishness until the cows come home while the social medias drone on and on.
Stick it to ‘em,” said the hierophant to the sycophant.
Herein was told the the ongoing tale of them that do, doing unto them that get done unto.
So . . . of which group are you?