by Bodwyn Wook
Death, with whom I’ve been getting on terms lately, is rather informative (as well being surprisingly full of jokes & laughter!).
As I, just another one of his doomed objects of course, get closer with him, he really likes to let on about more & more.
“I mean, YOU at least talk to me…so why shouldn’t I spill a little? It’s just that I hope you can take it, man!”
Today, he says that Hungarian-American historian-emeritus John Lukacs is right & that the real revolution of the 20th century was not the Russian Revolution, the post-war welfare state & such — these were just secondary elaborations of the socialist theories of the nineteenth century.
The real “democratic” revolution as Lukacs has written was Hitler’s & it was the dionysian murder-promise in the end to ALL “chosen peoples”, of all of the excitements of a New Barbarism.
And, Death says that that same barbarity rules our dying western world right NOW, lighted not by any waning glow of love either, but instead by the harsh actinic glare of applied science & floodlighted nighttime parking lots.
After all, asks Death with a grin, what good is any final fulfillment of “democracy” without its long-awaited lover & companion, demicide?
Lukacs, a reactionary precisely of the sort Hitler hated, says of course that Old Churchill & his lot in (“somewhat!” Death laughs) winning World War II did give the World another generation of life for that western modernity that had been thrown up by the previous christian civilisation.
But that is all.
Death wants to get it across to me, us, that this last respite has been important mainly for a final stocktaking that has been on in many quiet corners since 1945.
But, Death says that Hitler in losing his war in fact won his revolution and so, yes, all of the horrors of race-murder & “culture clash” indeed DO lurk now in the shadows of all this “non-violent” “nonjudgemental” “multiculturalism” & strident “ethnicity”.
There are many, many leering skulls leers Death, himself, skulking under these gaudy folk costumes & table-legged traditional dancers & peculiar musical instruments & all of the rest of the sentimental bling about “us, ALONE”!
Other signs of the Hitler triumph, Death adds, run right from the massive networks of roadways throughout the North Atlantic world to the universal dead end sexual coma & pro sports frenzy of “strength through joy”.
And, nowhere more than in the ERs of our national health care “systems” is that hideous neon glare to be found!
There it flickers over the gurneys of soon-to-be corpses & toiling medical staff, all out to “save (“they SAY that!” puts in Death here!) life”.
But after a generation of abortion on demand, Death goes on, now many a young doctor, having grown up to harsh parental cries from time-to-time of “I could have had YOU aborted, you little shit!” & now confronted with the drooling legions of the last late-modern generation, later on in the doctors’ lounge to jaded fellow crypto-Mengelians just fumes & bitches about iatrogenesis & “mandatory euthanasia”.
No problem, that’s just “blowing off steam”.
And, so — on return to duty — yet ANOTHER mis-prescription quite, quite accidentally gets ITSELF written….
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[7 September 2014]