civilization run amuck…Lord have mercy

In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.”
Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places: Stories

looters 2

Images of looters ransacking Neiman Marcus in San Francisco

“Instead of Gnostics, we have Existentialists and God-is-dead theologians,
instead of Neo-Platonists, devotees of Zen, instead of desert hermits,
heroin addicts and Beats (who also, oddly enough,
seem averse to washing), instead of mortification of the flesh,
sado-masochistic pornography; as for our public entertainments,
the fare offered by television is still a shade less brutal
than that provided by the Amphitheatre, but only
a shade and may not be so for long.”

W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Essays, Volume III

Hear our prayers oh Lord

8 comments on “civilization run amuck…Lord have mercy

  1. San Francisco has announced they will no longer process petty crimes, including (among many others) shoplifting and trespassing. “Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!” What the hell did they think was going to happen? I read on one particular news site that Walgreens is closing shop in San Francisco…100% closing. https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/michael-berry/content/2021-05-26-walgreens-closes-17-stores-in-san-francisco-because-of-rampant-theft/

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good quote from W.H. Auden. I didn’t realize he held such opinions, but then I haven’t read much by him.

  3. hatrack4 says:

    Julie, what is the latest on Rob Holloway?

    • I just think I uploaded the latest as per you inquiry — we’re at the beach with the kids and I’ve not been active this week but they are transitioning to a care facility prior to a full release— Atlanta’s channel 2 WSB-TV showcased his story today— I apologize mark for not being better on keeping that current but such is our life!!!!

  4. SLIMJIM says:

    Shaking my head…

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