The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

fiercely and menacingly

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Darkness reaches out for darkness.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

Negativity and the desolation of loneliness can turn an otherwise wholesome individual into a warped and twisted crone, I believe, one whose daily round is described by ignoring their own condition and place while casting a yellowed eye of jealousy about. Those who seek, those who find, those who discover- these are the ones whom these corrupted individuals find loathsome. They close ranks, proclaim themselves to be an elite, and forget the lessons of history.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

Corruption is a term bandied about often in public circles, often referring to a “quid pro quo” between a government representative of some ilk and an illicit activity performed by another which is “swept under the rug” in connection with some sort of monetary or social reward. Religious leaders opine that if one is offered a glass of dirty versus clean water, all will choose the latter, but these people believe in a fairy tale wherein an omnipotent entity waits in the sky to adjudicate over and welcome the dead. What one observes in the daily round however, especially over in the Shining City, has nothing to do with that ideal. There, baser desires and other supernatural imperatives are adhered to.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

The self appointed elites of that Shining City reel, for their chosen champion has received a sound thrashing in a recent plebiscite, something that was plain to see coming for anyone who exists in this megalopolis beyond the rivers. Corruption as described above was never the cause of this defeat, instead it was a different form of corruption which damned their eidelon, that of hubris. They have feasted long and well, these elites. Meal time is over, and its time for the rest of us to serve them all a rich and well deserved desert.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

September 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

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  1. Joe Lhota: I will not toll the East River Bridges. The Shining City is not THAT shiny.

    georgetheatheist...hanging chads

    September 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

  2. Submitted for your consideration. Just over a billion years ago a chemical-molecular computer with a simple self-replicating program appeared in the seas of an obscure planet orbiting a star sun in the outer arm of a spiral galaxy. This computer has since it’s first operation and in obedience to it’s program has been progressing in ever greater complexity to achieving sentience and transcendent thought. The latest output of this device which we read in the above missive. What are the odds of this? Ever read Meister Eckhart?

    Cav

    September 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm


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