I slog through this comprehensive, unrelentlingly Hobbesian essay —
and end up depressed, engulfed in hopelessness.
Then I scroll through this piece —
and end up laughing.
Which story shall I feature here in full? Why, the second one, of course. Better to laugh at death. Only as we laugh at death can we transform what is happening. I’m reminded of Steven Greer, who in a presentation at the International UFO Congress in 2012 said that his life had been threatened a number of times. He told the would-be perps that he didn’t care about their threats. Because he’s not afraid of death.
Those of us who have consciously experienced life beyond or outside the body know that there is no death. This makes us impervious to “death” threats of any kind, whether from the new Korean leader or any number of the old tyrants and tyrannical governments and corporations that still “rule” this beautiful planet that we call Earth, but that too many of us still tend to think of as just another place to be commandeered by whoever is the strongest. As in this visual:
So. Let’s have a little fun, shall we?
Of course, the Pentagon reacted as it usually does, like the Eagle from the Muppets. It banged the war drum, talked of ‘severe consequences’ and ‘we take these things seriously’ and no doubt attempted to use it to steal a few more tax dollars for a possible pre-emptive strike.
But the world, instead of cowering in fear and looking to the Pentagon for guidance, greeted it with a deluge of memes and laughter.
The Pentagon might take it seriously, but we’d seen the night sky satellite photo of North Korea on facebook.
The lack of electricity had struck us then. Just one little beam of light where the capital Pyongyang lay. Did this really look like the sort of country capable of a nuclear missiles program?
So the memes started up, making fun of their Kim Jong’s idea of technology.
… combined with his deep love of food…
Sometimes just about his love of food.
… and how food might be the problem in the first place.
… alternative ways this could be sorted out, like with Yu Gi Oh…
… or a good old fashioned dance off…
And we laughed when we thought about his voting campaign.
And that’s when the something weird happened. The internet asked itself a very pertinent and revealing question.
… or maybe?
How could we know? We were beginning to like the guy. He was rather cute.
I, for one, was beginning to like his style.
Maybe he was just making a pranky.
It remains to be seen though. Perhaps he really does have the technology?
And thus a pre-emptive strike by the USA seems like a ridiculous notion now and has been shelved as a possibility.
So next time a significant threat is made to our peace, I say – bring on the memes! We’ve been going about it all wrong. Fight fear with lols. Laugh in the face of death. Lolcats are the new peacekeepers. Long live the rein of ROFL.