I, Sheeple…

It’ll be the Chinese New Year in a few days time, Dear Reader…

*Wrong zodiac, Clicky… May ’67 would make me a ‘Fire Sheep‘…*

I guess this post should start with a Twitter DM convo with Poppy SweetPea, who gave me a story idea for ‘The Underdog Anthology 2: “Rise!” *…/SOBs…*‘…

 

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The Easter edition won’t have a subtitle, that’s just my own fancy. Like I had for the first

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Anyhoo, I hadn’t given any more thought to Poppy’s ‘Killer Sheep’ suggestion until I read a comment by Elena yesterday evening, over in the Red Universe

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So I looked up ‘The Ides of March‘…

The day was enthusiastically celebrated among the common people with picnics, drinking, and revelry. One source from late antiquity also places the Mamuralia on the Ides of March. This observance, which has aspects of scapegoat or ancient Greek pharmakos ritual, involved beating an old man dressed in animal skins and perhaps driving him from the city. The ritual may have been a new year festival representing the expulsion of the old year.

Hmm, I thought, I’ve just seen a chap matching that description

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And read elsewhere about his possible scapegoating

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The Deep State’s next move is to pin the coming stock market collapse on Trump. When people think “Greater Depression,” they’ll think “Donald Trump.”

Hang on, I thought, bust

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Meanwhile Jenny Burger had also replied to Elena…

Fuck me, I thought, shiny Churchill

This morning, Frank Davis of the Blue Universe was ‘reflecting‘ on a smoking and drinking politician, the first from the UK to meet with the Prez (then elect)…

“I was especially pleased at his very positive reaction to the idea that Sir Winston Churchill’s bust should be put back in the Oval Office.”

Then to my surprise, I was advised to ‘Chill Winston’ by one of my favourite trolls in the Yellow Universe today

 

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*Yes, I saw what you posted to Highlander, Clicky… /rolls eyes… ‘sheep’s in wolves clothing’… *

Whilst back on The Underdog’s site

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… Dan had commented on the sexual proclivities of sheep…

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*I think that’s meant to say ‘conspiracy‘, Clicky… /lights up…*

 

I think I’ve may have worked out my Easter Anthology story, now, Dear Reader. So until the next time, have a Song ❤

14 thoughts on “I, Sheeple…


  1. The “Chill Winston” makes me think of Sean Connery. Why?…you might ask? A movie called “The Longest Day” in which there was a British commander on the beach directing traffic/routing vehicles when Connery and his comrade came ashore. This commander had a dog on a leash, and was pretty much dragging the dog everywhere, all the while saying to the dog…”Down Winston! Down Winston!” I recall that was the dog’s name. But the commander ALSO had a walking stick that appeared to have been one of those made from a bull phallus. He winds up whacking a stalled vehicle with it…and it restarts.

    I’ve told this story before I think. Yes, I learned much from movies. But I learned to temper that “knowledge” with “other facts.” The “Official Version(s)” and the “Unofficial Version(s)”…and yes…I hesitated on putting the optional “(s)” on “Unofficial Version.”
    Meaning…
    The “Official Version(s)” and the “Unofficial Version”
    …OR…
    The “Official Version(s)” and the “Unofficial Version(s)”

    So I guess “the reference” here…would be to Dresden, based on Connery’s comments about Dunkirk. So…”revenge” and/or “righting wrong(s).” All because of the “Churchill” reference. The “tie-in” being the electorate and/or the public, and the differences in time and times of war and peace, and the perceptions of those concepts irrespective of official declarations of any kind. Which get’s us back to the 1917 Armistice. “A Fast One”…as some have argued. It may have been just that. But it (the cease-fire) had the effect of possibly saving the life of a certain Bavarian Corporal who worked as a messenger in WWI, who had a lot of close scrapes, but survived those…and went home angry and confused like many others.

    Amazing how “things stay with you”…eh? Things of all kinds. Kind…and unkind.

    Great article Roob. ❤

    ^Front 242 – Official Version – 06 – Slaughter^

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      1. I don’t know why I get those two confused. Probably all of the opinions that I have read on “what really transpired” according to whoever in the fuck was saying whatever they were saying. I guess that’s the “confusion aspect” of political games of “truth” and history that is taught via a singular perspective for a singular goals. (No…that is not a typo)

        For example…the video below which I stumbled across yesterday…

        ^Driving in russia best of, driving russia June 2016 Car crashes compilation russia snow driving #341^

        You don’t need to watch the entire video, or even part of the video. As soon as the video loads, there will be a bar at the bottom for the duration of the video, which states…
        “This video was shown to prevent accidents”

        There were many things that you can “read into” that statement…if one can. If one can, and that one cares to “read” those…what would sometimes be classified as “deeper meaning(s).”

        It immediately made me think of going through my “Driver’s Education Course” in high school at the age of 15, and being forced/required to watch these “Highways of Death” and “Highways of Blood” films from the 1950’s and 1960’s that showed graphic film footage and photographs of car accidents. If you refused to watch the films, you were denied your driver’s license/failed the course irrespective of your grades/competency. Also, there were monitors who watched you watching the films. If you made faces, or groaned, or turned your head, or stopped watching/covered your eyes, or made comments of any kind, or got up and left…points were subtracted from your “watching grade.” Yes. We were graded on our “attention during the viewing.” Of course we were then tested/graded on content.
        Q#12: How many people were decapitated during the course of the film?
        A: Complete or partial?

        What is the pertinence of “decapitation in an automobile accident” when the victim’s legs were severed, and their rib cage crushed, because their auto was wrapped around a fucking tree?

        The message, in total, that I got out of this whole process was…
        “Get into an unfortunate situation…and “we” aren’t going to like you very much.”

        So much for “fellow man” eh?

        I think that is why WWII is taught more than WWI. It’s almost as if “The Great War” is “The Forgotten War.” That we were intentionally taught WWII as “a closure from a need to know” about WWI, what led to it, what happened and where, and all of the creepy assed goings on with respect to “private business” before, during and after WWI…leading right up and into WWII. This continues into Korea/Korean War, and of course, post Korea into Southeast Asia pre-Vietnam. My father was there. And later, both of his brothers and many of their cousins in all branches of the armed forces. Marines, Navy, Air Force, Army.

        My father was “the first in”…from 1959/1960 – 1963? He was in combat all over that area, and Vietnam was the only place where “they had us loaded up on LST’s many times, ready to go in, but we never actually went in…in Vietnam.” I seem to recall him joking to the effect of “If Vietnam was the mission, we were happy, because it became apparent that Vietnam was the one place that we would NOT go ashore. It was some kind of posturing. Of course, we’d go back to the troop ship, board it, and if it sailed…we knew we were actually going somewhere where we’d be sent ashore in combat. If it stayed, we might just survive. However, it became apparent, that at some point, the marines WOULD go ashore in Vietnam. That Vietnam was “the target” or ultimate goal. Not sure as to the how’s and whys, but that when that happened…a new war would break out, and China was the real goal. Vietnam was the pathway to getting there. Which meant, Russia/The USSR was next. That meant…WWIII.”

        Of course, I’m paraphrasing much of that, because my father primarily talked about the goings on with respect to Vietnam. He didn’t talk much about his combat experiences except with his brothers and cousins. My father was based in Okinawa. He had the opportunity to get out before the shit hit the fan over there, and he took it. He often spoke of his “two-year inactive reserve” that all Marines are required to honor, as the worst two years of his life, because he was always afraid they were going to recall him because of his rank. They busted him from Sargent to Corporal for not re-enlisting. That broke his heart.

        He won a medal of valor for trying to save some Marines that had crashed in a helicopter. He saw it going down, and was the first one running, and the first to arrive at the crash site. But he could do nothing except watch them burn. He often spoke of “the smell of burning human flesh.”

        Tough act to follow.

        ❤ u dad. Miss u.

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        1. We don’t have the ‘gory aftermath’ driver training here (at least I don’t think we do; we didn’t when I was attempting – and failing – to learn to drive. Testing on your knowledge of the Highway Code and a practical demonstration of your competence on the road). I do know that they do use the gory stuff in schools to teach children the perils of smoking. Drinking alcohol too, probably, and soon, no doubt, the perils of a sucking on a gobstopper or consuming some overcooked bread.

          Which reminds me, tomorrow is Burns Night. I did attend a Burn Night celebration once – I remember it was a very long evening.

          We didn’t cover WW1 or indeed WWII for History O Level at school. The intervening years, certainly: the League of Nations; Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany; Italians invade Abyssinia; Japanese invade Manchuria; the Russian Revolution; the US Roaring Twenties, Wall Street Crash and Great Depression. Hardly any British history from that period at all, except for the General Strike in 1926.

          Wars are brutal and terrifying things. To hear the word bandied about to describe battling the innocuous, or worse, an abstract, devalues it mightily.

          Did you ever want to join the military like your father or relatives?

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