In a rich man’s house, the only place to spit is in his face. Unworthy, though, even of expectoration, the abomination that is Vladimir Putin, will never be fully and accurately recorded in history. Not, perhaps, the waste of protoplasm, the waste of breath, waste to be disposed of as toxic, that is the mindless Donald Trump, but, in his myopic dearth of conscience, of compassion, of acuity of vision, more ruinous than Trump.
How is it that one so loathsome can elude the truth? How is it that history can be so fickle? Simply this, Putin, as Trump, his puppeteers, his sycophantic followers, and those who so faint-heartedly fear the ignorance and the cowardice of all of the aforementioned will write their own fiction, their own history of Putin, as of Trump, as much a miscreant as any other that has ever cursed humanity.
History, subjective as it is, or as it is manipulated to be, often lies, or, rather, fails to tell the truth. Truth is seldom in the middle, seldom on the fence, seldom grey. There are no half truths. There are no white lies. If white lies are told, black lies are also told. If the little confidences are broken, the big ones, too, are broken.
All history is posthumous to the events it portrays. As such, its memory is selective. Facts are obfuscated by truths; truths, blurred by facts; and both, erased by deceit. Amongst the greatest of impotencies of history, though, is that, in retrospect, removed from the immediate trauma and frenzy of actual events, even with broadened perspective, it yet refrains from judgement.
If justice is illusory, if retribution is travesty, if righteousness is equivocated, wherein lies reckoning. Criminals cannot be brought to justice if justice is but hypocrisy. Victims may not be avenged if their perpetrators elude castigation. Right will never be right if only the voice of wrong is heard. Whatever happened to ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’? Christianity did away with that. All iniquity is equal in the eyes of its god. Better to ‘turn the other cheek’ than to render justness where rectitude is due. Rather than granting the victims their rightful impunity in seeking reprisal, the miscreants instead are gifted prolonged leisure as prisoners.
Governments, churches, ideologies, dogmas, despots, all, are ravishing the world. As few and far between are vigilantes, avengers, mercenaries-with-mission, and assassins-for-cause – and anything even deliberately misconstrued as terrorism, deemed criminal, by the duplicitous minority in power, and by their obsequious masses, deluded into stupor – even in response to the terrorism, in response to the blatant criminal acts, again, of those reigning, and their cringers, fawners, flatterers, grovellers – perhaps it is time to encourage, to empower, to sanction, a counter-culture of curses. Nothing as infantile, as faint-hearted as blasphemy, but the invocation of evil, affliction, damnation upon.
Needless to convey, there are certainly those infamous enough to deserve such, as if infamy alone would so warrant. What individuals, as figureheads, guilty of crimes against humanity, are directly or indirectly responsible for the suffering of many? Names need not be mentioned. The culpable are known to everyone. Putin, now, of course, but also all of his allies. It is time to fight fire with fire, flood against flood, gale against gale, more lives taken in retaliation than sacrificed in resistance . Fuck lukewarm water. Fuck spurious justice, feigned restitution. Curse the reprobate abominations of every human form and function! Curse them all! Damn them all to unrelenting, vindictive hell. Make it right. Return it to right!
To heaven with hell. Heaven, but truth attained; hell, but truth denied.
Any utterance three times repeated becomes either vow or curse. Begin and end your days, punctuate your days, wherever you are, with a curse against wrongdoers. Begin with Putin. Do not forget Bashar Hafez al-Assad, or Xi Jinping, or Trump, or any of the others. Your current suffering is but their punishment deflected to you through fear. No god, certainly, in particular, will respond to the plea of your defiance, but every divinity throughout the eternal unbounded universe surely will be listening.
Curse the execrable! Rebǝl!