We live in dangerous times, the capitalist corporate juggernaut is now backed up by weapons of unimaginable destructive power, and the emperors are mad. Each mad emperor boasting of melting each others country, unleashing a nuclear holocaust, which in all probability would see the end of human life as we know it. This is the natural path of capitalism, from its endless wars with ever increasing more powerful weaponry, always trying to be the biggest toughest guy in town, a sure path to destruction. Mad emperors with large armies was one thing, mad emperors with their finger on the nuclear button, is quite something else. Our call should not be to ban the bomb, but to abolish the capitalist system and it endless wars, orchestrated by mad emperors. As long as we tolerate the capitalist system with its attendant mad emperors, we will walk ever closer to that world of destruction beyond belief, that permanent dark winter.
Dark malefic clouds crowd the sky
winds carry the stench of carrion to every nostril,
the crazy ape has followed the faculty of hawks.
All around stand crows, magpies, jackdaws, vultures,
edacious eyes anticipating their putrid feast.
A weary Cassandra laments;
doves, hearts weeping for a better yesterday
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