The Aftermath

What shall I write about when everyone I know has turned into either a desultory opponent or a gullible supporter while those who are neither are the worst of all? I am a conspirator to the supporters and they are cowards to me. Highbrow hypocrites, camouflaged in diarrheal moderation, evade the deluge by hiding in the unreachable branches of tall trees, unprincipled, unashamed. They, along with the merchants of the two cities will surely recover and end up high and dry no matter how long the flooding remains.

courtesy thedailygreen

The cowards shall never win for their freedom will be handed to them as alms. The conspirators, and despite their fateful victory, have already lost their true identities. Eventually when the water recedes, the bemused survivors, cowards and conspirators, will pick up the pieces of their broken lives. The merchants will sell them their lives back, with interest and at a profit no doubt. And the hypocrite rascals will get down from their trees and fill the world with trash while, most certainly, making a damn good living out of cleaning the aftermath.


The merchants will sell them their lives back and the means to cause a new deadly flood.
Hebe said…
You are very angry, but justified to be so. In the end the money is what runs the world, be it oil money, drug money, corruption money, or bloodshed money...

I am not even sure that we are able to fight against it. We try, but who is pulling and controlling the strings? The money... Gah! Vicious circle!

Be careful, be safe! Mucho cariño siempre.
Gabriela said…
First of all, I'm glad to see you back here.
On the other hand, I can understand your feelings. Some time ago, I concluded that cheaters (tramposos) own the world. But after some experiences, I learned that eventually, cheaters lose the game.
Abufares said…
The merchants will sell their own mothers for a profit. You know what! Sometimes I wonder if they actually have mothers. Well just in case, Kiss their mothers :-)
Abufares said…
I'm more disgusted than angry really. When the mayhem is over they'll jump in, applaud the winner and act as if they were behind him (the winner) all along. Whorish Journalists, Prostitute intellectuals, business professionals and the like... and sadly they will get away with it.
I must confess, however, that it's only normal. I mean look at evolution: Dinosaurs, the magnificent life forms they were, became extinct while germs and bugs still thrive and shall inherit the earth.
Nice of you to drop by as always :-)
Abufares said…
What a poignant word Tramposos!!! Did I tell you how much I love Spanish???
Of course it does sound a little like Tampons, but that's too good for them.
You know my sarcasm could be interpreted as anger. Hebe has a point there but again it's not anger that motivated this mini-post. You wrote that "cheaters lose the game" and that is true from your decent human point of view. But they see and live the world differently and unfortunately there's no way around them. They exist.
Thank you Gaby. I miss writing but been forced into silence least I betray myself.
Gabriela said…
Once a gentleman, always a gentleman, Abufares. This applies strictly to someone like you.
I've seen that, cheaters eventually lose. Sometimes it takes a looong time, but it happens.
PD: please, drop a line from time to time. It's refreshing.
Shannon said…
I have to believe that assholes get what's coming to them in the end. It's what keeps me from completely disintegrating into misanthropy and sitting with "those who are neither." Is there ever really a winner, however? Maybe that's the point- you don't fight to win, you fight for what is right? I would like to think that if I were in your position, I would stand also as a conspirator. You are an inspiration.
Anonymous said…
"Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them."

I understand your disgust and frustration, Abufares, and I'm sure you are correct about the aftermath. However, I hope that the flooding ends soon, and when the waters recede the land is more beautiful and fertile than ever before.
Anonymous said…
While those who are neither are the worst of all?
"Silence is some times is the best answer" said the Dali lama.
Not taking sides is in a way giving a third side a chance.
It is very costly it put you right away under fire from the other sides, and it is way harder not to engage.
Sorry Abu Fares, I have to disagree, the rest I love.
Abufares said…
Thank you for your kind words and for recognizing a gentleman when you see one :-D
I will write, soon.
Abufares said…
I hope that justice is served in the end, I really do, but I'm too old and cagey to wait for it to happen in my lifetime.
Oh and you nailed it right on the head, we do indeed fight for what is right and screw the winner even if it's me. I'm humbled that I inspire you Shannon. I really am but thank you so much anyway :-)
Abufares said…
@Anonymous 1
People who want to feel important or actually believe that they are important are jerks. If that's what you meant then I agree with you.
I pray, to no one in particular, that the flood ends soon but I'm not so certain. If we are to learn from history these things take years if not decades. The faster the broken hearts heal, however, the easier our passage through purgatory shall be.
Abufares said…
@Anonymous 2
But I agree with you about "silence". The worst of all are not necessarily the silent ones but those who are apathetic. They didn't take sides or are illusive about where they stand because they want to make sure they can show up at the celebration without getting their ass kicked by the winner. They meander their words back and forth and they are quick to switch sides then to retrace their steps. If it were up to them they wouldn't want a thing to change cause they already adjusted to a certain profitable way of life. These are the WORST OF ALL!!!
Anonymous said…
It's the merchants of the two cities that surrendered their customers to this lasting period of enclosure to beging with as it served their purposes of profitability. As long as their money flow is not interrupted, you have their ultimate support and loyalty. Then, Buddha lies shamelessly to the world and chuckles nervously.
Stay well my friend.
Abufares said…
@Anonymous 3
In October 2010 I wrote The Syrian Private Sector: A Socioeconomic Farce {
I clearly stated not simply my aversion but my outright accusation that this "private sector" is responsible for several of the evils inflicting the Syrian society.
9 months into the revolution and my conviction that this merchant class should be held accountable for the racketeering, corruption and injustice it inflicted on the vast majority of Syrians has grown stronger. Any hope for the future lies in ridding Syria not only of those who abused power but those who had benefited financially from this abuse and financed it.
Anonymous said…
Abu Fares Merry christmas and happy new year to you and your family, may the new year bring peace and freedom to Syria.
Abufares said…
Thank you Anonymous
All the best to you and yours too.

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