Sunday, April 09, 2006

1,976 years ago today 

Since George Bush believes, as he told Bob Woodward, that it doesn't matter what we do today because soon we'll all be dead, he presumably is unaware of important events that occurred in the past.

The idea, after all, that past events are worth remembering and considering cannot make sense to a nihlist death-worshipper who dismisses his own existence with the assurance that it will soon be over.

Being told to think about what many of us feel obliged to remember, Bush can only respond by asking, "Who cares? The people you're talking about, they're all dead!"

Surely Bush and his cabal of sycophantic priests, cronies, collaborators, and procurators have not paused to consider the significance of what happened in Jerusalem 1,976 years ago today.

Is it worth remembering this for other than ironic purposes? Has someone new shown his face in Washington? When and how will that sick city finally be destroyed?

From the Gospel According to St. Luke (19:28-44):

And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.

And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.


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