Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Human Rights.

But Not For Everybody, It Seems.

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
That, in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
To mitigate the justice of thy plea;
Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there.

Our erstwhile leaders succour tyrants so long as it suits them. This dreadful indictment of a modern world, still stuck in the middle ages, both horrifies and sickens me. I would not wish such barbarity be visited on even the despots of The EU, or the grotesque members of Parliament. Only a few short months ago The leaders, sic, of The western World flocked to Libya to pay homage to this broken, desperate figure. Will they hang their heads in shame for this awful killing? Will they compare the destruction of Sirte with their protection of Benghazi? Of course not, business as usual. I shall pray however when Cameron holds his children the blood on his manicured fingers will be visible for them to see.

I hope Libya can soon recover from Gaddafi's decades of abuse of power but I fear his tyrannical legacy will be collected by others sooner rather than later. Why? Just check out the footage again. Why would they stop there?


  1. They won't, that's the plan - set father against son and brother against brother as with:
    Smokers and non-smokers.
    pet owners and pet haters,
    Young against old,
    Home owners against home renters,

  2. Never forget it was the US who armed the Taliban to fight the Russians and we all know what a great idea that was. 9/11 Iraq Afghanistan Al-Qaeda would never have happened if not for this thousands dead for what. This is another farce that's all going to end in tears these politicians never learn.

  3. The word "squalid" comes to mind.

  4. OR went fishing today. Quiet and reflective. Thanks for the comments. It really is not a happy world thanks to those tasked with making it better.

  5. Wotcha Rightie!

    I would if I were you treat these 'videos' with extreme caution.
    I have absolutely no bloody idea what's been going on in Libya except that this rag tag bunch of 'rebels' seem to have managed to set up a central bank along the way to 'victory'...hmm.
    Anyways...for more on 'media fakery' I highly recommend the following link.. Check out the intro', watch the film and then have a look at the threads concerning the old colonel. Me thinks you will enjoy!

  6. P.S A very good weekend OR.

  7. Gau8, many thanks and you, to, enjoy the weekend. I'm on the case!