Once Vidal's Dauphin, Now Cosmic Stardust!
ood ole Hitch is gone, once one of the most prescient and incisive
critics of American imperialism — he cheerled for it — during the
abominable administration of George W. Bush.
Still a record as
impressive as his should not be eviscerated, by one conspicuously and
egregiously recognizable mistake.
Estimates as high as a million dead
, have been recorded, though, and he put himself in league with some very dark-hearted
and malignant folks. And, indeed, one wonders about this so-called war against Islamofascism, and how much of it is legitimate
— and how much of it is just kindling for the MIC!
And also, of
course, how much of it, is just for scaring the shit out of folks!
Enemies don’t just appear from the firmament, they (typically) have to
be prefabricated, trumped up
and/or invented out of whole cloth! But, then again, you’d probably consider this the kind of thinking that earned — your former examplar
— the “dignified” and “distinguished” title of crackpot!
But, nevertheless, be sure and rest in peace Hitch, though if God
exists — he or she will surely — be pissed as hell at ‘cha! Writing
nasty screeds, and tomes against the one and the creator, will certainly
not put one in the divinity’s best grace(s)! Agnosticism, I think,
personally, is better fitting, for us meager souls down here on Earth —
but you, certainly, said your peace! The only thing that we know, for
sure, is that you’re either rotting, or in some form of acute
metaphysical reeducation/concentration camp.
As I said one mistake (even if a million dead), and one egregious
insult to a very respected, eminent, and learned man of letters, should
be enough for you to make it to at least purgatory; but who am I to be a
seer (or knower) of such meaningful and purposeful thoughts! Though,
IMO neither science nor religion explains — this nutty multiverse — in
which we all reside in! The golden rule seems to be just about the only
thing, that suffices as a preeminent guideline. A guideline that you
just didn’t follow IMO Hitch.
Though, you may have been gifted and talented, on so many levels
Hitch, it’s just a shame that you didn’t put some investment into the perennial philosophy
This would have included the aforementioned golden lesson, of course —
which would have precluded wars of choice, preemptive war, and wars of
aggression btw. Maybe then some of those estimated liquidated,
eviscerated and dead (in Iraq), would be left alive and well — and six
feet above the Earth — instead of under it today!