Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Sinking Of The SS Proquad

"Speak not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me. Look ye, Starbuck, all visible objects are but as pasteboard masks. Some inscrutable yet reasoning thing puts forth the molding of their features. The white whale tasks me; he heaps me. Yet he is but a mask." - Herman Melville (Captain Ahab, Moby Dick)

The embodiment of the vaccine industrial complex might very well be Herman Melville's whale of an epic sea tale Moby Dick.

First, you've got the implacable Captain Ahab.

Just like no particular vaccine industrial complex cabalist, Ahab's testy character is such that he is certainly not going to be appeased.

Ahab is most uncharitable to those in need or have fallen short of expectations, and certainly isn't bothered by any sort of responsibility. Ahab carries no liability in his mind or heart even though his selfishness is the cause of lots of trouble.

True, Ahab says, "That bed is a coffin, and those are winding sheets. I do not sleep, I die." But, indeed, as the story unfolds the reader learns he isn't exactly a guilt insomniac. Nope, his resolve is to remain an unmitigated jerk hoping to kill-devil the whale that bit his leg off.

What many believe might be vengeance in the heart might also be masked pleasure.

"To be enraged with a dumb brute that acted out of blind instinct is blasphemous." -Herman Melville (Starbuck, Moby Dick)

Broadening the scope, Ahab is very like the vaccine industrial complex.

Like them, Ahab will not alter his course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion.

The visionary answer to the question of too many, too soon is the completely ungodly, certainly un-canonized and heretical book of False Prophets?

Did millions of deaths caused by monkey pox carried by prairie dogs come to pass? Did millions of Americans dead from bird flu come to pass? Did SARS come to pass? Did Ebola come to pass? Did West Nile come to pass? Did Swine flu come to pass? Did any of these white whales in the imaginations of doom-dreamers come to pass?

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Jesus Christ, the Son of God - Mt 7:15

It is an evil voyage.

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