God’s Eye

I woke up a little before 4 AM .  Sleep wasn’t coming back so I activated this glowing portal on the world.
Moloch ascendant, I thought: black people are killing their little, little children, as well as each other, at an amazing rate.  I started opening some of the sites Powerline lists as “Our Favorites”.  Murder is pandemic. And the pandemic is murder:  Covid will destroy our economy (and that means many deaths from poverty) whether we strangle commerce to control the murrain, OR we let it rage.  China is our enemy AND we have no choice but to sit down and sup with it. There is nobody coming if you call for help, AND you never had any right to expect protection in the first place.  In less than six months our cities have become Sodom.  The weakest, the “most vulnerable”…don’t ask whether they must be “protected“,  when the reality is they’re being gratuitously assaulted in our streets, in their senescence as well as their infancy. Bring them out, “that we may know  them”.  Knowledge is power.  And power is brutal.

At least God The Creator never sleeps. He doesn’t have to endure waking  up to the awful revelations crowding back in on us after the brief respite of cyclic oblivion.  His is the all-seeing lidless eye, burning out at us from every dollar bill.  Does He smile His work to see?

I can’t imagine, now, not having access to this  little personal  God’s eye.  What was it even like, before we could not choose but see the whole world at once?  Because once that is possible, how can you not do it?  “And now good morrow to our waking souls/Which watch not one another out of fear..”  Yes,  I dimly remember it used to be like that:  “..one little room an everywhere”, as Donne goes on  to write in the same poem.

“East and West will pinch the heart/That cannot keep them pushed apart./And he whose soul is flat, the sky/Will cave in on him by and by.”

—Edna St Vincent Millay, from Renascence

 

Good morrow to your waking souls, O Ratty!

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15 thoughts on “God’s Eye”

  1. EThompson:
    To add yet another disaster to the mix, I am terrified that Trump won’t make it in November.

    I don’t see how it’s possible he will.  Everything and everyone, even fellowRepublicans, are arrayed against him—and why?  Because he dares to champion peace and prosperity.  Y’know, I think maybe Covid has some effect on people’s brains, as well.  If you can’t count on Americans to vote their own security…

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  2. Hypatia:

    EThompson:
    To add yet another disaster to the mix, I am terrified that Trump won’t make it in November.

    I don’t see how it’s possible he will.  Everything and everyone, even fellowRepublicans, are arrayed against him—and why?  Because he dares to champion peace and prosperity.  Y’know, I think maybe Covid has some effect on people’s brains, as well.  If you can’t count on Americans to vote their own security…

    Trump will win and win decisively because the entire corrupt, decrepit, traitorous establishment is arrayed against him.

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  3. Mike LaRoche:

    Hypatia:

    EThompson:
    To add yet another disaster to the mix, I am terrified that Trump won’t make it in November.

    I don’t see how it’s possible he will.  Everything and everyone, even fellowRepublicans, are arrayed against him—and why?  Because he dares to champion peace and prosperity.  Y’know, I think maybe Covid has some effect on people’s brains, as well.  If you can’t count on Americans to vote their own security…

    Trump will win and win decisively because the entire corrupt, decrepit, traitorous establishment is arrayed against him.

    Dear Mighty Mike, if you are right, I will traverse the distance between us and present my unmasked cheek for a kiss on Nov 4!

    Edit:  no, too aggressive, don’t be skeert!  I’ll buy you a case o’beer!

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  4. Hypatia:

    Mike LaRoche:

    Hypatia:

    EThompson:
    To add yet another disaster to the mix, I am terrified that Trump won’t make it in November.

    I don’t see how it’s possible he will.  Everything and everyone, even fellowRepublicans, are arrayed against him—and why?  Because he dares to champion peace and prosperity.  Y’know, I think maybe Covid has some effect on people’s brains, as well.  If you can’t count on Americans to vote their own security…

    Trump will win and win decisively because the entire corrupt, decrepit, traitorous establishment is arrayed against him.

    Dear Mighty Mike, if you are right, I will traverse the distance between us and present my unmasked cheek for a kiss on Nov 4!

    Edit:  no, too aggressive, don’t be skeert!  I’ll buy you a case o’beer!

    I’m with Hyp!

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  5. Uncle Al:
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/miranda-devine-hamilton-backlash-disney

    What does the Left want?  The Left wants MORE, especially if that means killing its own – in abundance, in purges.  What does appeasement purchase?  MORE.  suckers

    Oooooh I will be HAPPY to see Hamilton go!  I’m sick of being told Alexander Hamilton was black.  (Oh and also, an “immigrant”.  Nah, he was a colonist you bozo.)   Lin  Manuel Miranda is the Philippe Égalité of this leftist coup.

    H’mmm…whaddya think’ll happen to Porgy and Bess?  Oh, who  am I kidding, I mean,  look who wrote that…

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  6. Hypatia:

    EThompson:
    To add yet another disaster to the mix, I am terrified that Trump won’t make it in November.

    I don’t see how it’s possible he will.  Everything and everyone, even fellowRepublicans, are arrayed against him—and why?  Because he dares to champion peace and prosperity.  Y’know, I think maybe Covid has some effect on people’s brains, as well.  If you can’t count on Americans to vote their own security…

    Quit watching the media!  Even the supposedly conservative outlets keep airing clips of the very crap I try to avoid.  And, all hail the mighty Mike!

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  7. Hypatia:

    Uncle Al:
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/miranda-devine-hamilton-backlash-disney

    What does the Left want?  The Left wants MORE, especially if that means killing its own – in abundance, in purges.  What does appeasement purchase?  MORE.  suckers

    Oooooh I will be HAPPY to see Hamilton go!  I’m sick of being told Alexander Hamilton was black.  (Oh and also, an “immigrant”.  Nah, he was a colonist you bozo.)   Lin  Manuel Miranda is the Philippe Égalité of this leftist coup.

    H’mmm…whaddya think’ll happen to Porgy and Bess?  Oh, who  am I kidding, I mean,  look who wrote that…

    My question is what would have happened if Alex Haley had substituted LeVar Burton with an Asian, Hispanic or Caucasian actor in his infamous mini-series Roots?

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  8. EThompson:

    Hypatia:

    Uncle Al:
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/miranda-devine-hamilton-backlash-disney

    What does the Left want?  The Left wants MORE, especially if that means killing its own – in abundance, in purges.  What does appeasement purchase?  MORE.  suckers

    Oooooh I will be HAPPY to see Hamilton go!  I’m sick of being told Alexander Hamilton was black.  (Oh and also, an “immigrant”.  Nah, he was a colonist you bozo.)   Lin  Manuel Miranda is the Philippe Égalité of this leftist coup.

    H’mmm…whaddya think’ll happen to Porgy and Bess?  Oh, who  am I kidding, I mean,  look who wrote that…

    My question is what would have happened if Alex Haley had substituted LeVar Burton with an Asian, Hispanic or Caucasian actor in his infamous mini-series Roots?

    I know, right?  And why not an all-white version of Raisin in the Sun?  A few years ago I saw an all-black Streetcar Named Desire,  which seemed odd cuz I thought one of the mainThemes  of the play was the decay of white Southern gentitily.

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  9. Hypatia:

    Mike LaRoche:

    Hypatia:

    EThompson:
    To add yet another disaster to the mix, I am terrified that Trump won’t make it in November.

    I don’t see how it’s possible he will.  Everything and everyone, even fellowRepublicans, are arrayed against him—and why?  Because he dares to champion peace and prosperity.  Y’know, I think maybe Covid has some effect on people’s brains, as well.  If you can’t count on Americans to vote their own security…

    Trump will win and win decisively because the entire corrupt, decrepit, traitorous establishment is arrayed against him.

    Dear Mighty Mike, if you are right, I will traverse the distance between us and present my unmasked cheek for a kiss on Nov 4!

    Edit:  no, too aggressive, don’t be skeert!  I’ll buy you a case o’beer!

    I look forward to it!

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  10. EThompson:

    Hypatia:

    Mike LaRoche:

    Hypatia:

    EThompson:
    To add yet another disaster to the mix, I am terrified that Trump won’t make it in November.

    I don’t see how it’s possible he will.  Everything and everyone, even fellowRepublicans, are arrayed against him—and why?  Because he dares to champion peace and prosperity.  Y’know, I think maybe Covid has some effect on people’s brains, as well.  If you can’t count on Americans to vote their own security…

    Trump will win and win decisively because the entire corrupt, decrepit, traitorous establishment is arrayed against him.

    Dear Mighty Mike, if you are right, I will traverse the distance between us and present my unmasked cheek for a kiss on Nov 4!

    Edit:  no, too aggressive, don’t be skeert!  I’ll buy you a case o’beer!

    I’m with Hyp!

    Like!

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  11. MJBubba:

    Hypatia:
    Does He smile His work to see?

    I think you may be conflating the work of God with the works of sinners.

    I knew you’d say that.  Of course it’s an allusion to Blake’s most famous poem about the tiger:

    ”When the stars threw down their spears /And wateredHeaven with their tears,/Did He smile His work to see?/ Did He that made the lamb make thee?”

    Howsomever, it does throw us back on the old conundrum: God created us sinners.  And God MUST have known how things would turn out.  Right?
    In my experience, devout Christians at this point go into some paean to free will, and then, if you ever bring it up again, they act like they already explained Theodicy a million times— whic( they didn’t.   We needn’t argue, MJB.  Yes man is evil.  And yes Man is God’s creation. 

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