Monday, October 29, 2018

Gort, We Need You.

Eleven innocents were slaughtered and several others were wounded by a crazed gunman this past Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

The slaughter goes on and on. This is the state of our nation today.

Congress will do nothing to protect us; to stop our evil epidemic.

But, we are smarter than this, aren’t we? We can no longer wait. What can we do to stop the carnage?

We can put an end to it all by demanding that a fraction of our defense budget be put to work for our real, actual defense against weapons of personal destruction in our homes, in our schools, at our public places and places of worship.

For Humanity… it’s Time*

Spending trillions on war technology is an every year thing here in the USA. Likewise, every year, one can count on a large percentage of that money disappearing into bottomless holes located in some God forsaken places such as Afghanistan, Iraq or the bank accounts of connected contractors like Halliburton.

Still, once in a while, the wealth does end up funding mind-blowing hardware and unbelievable, science fiction-like killing tools through which we maintain our “influence” as the one and only global superpower.

Has the thought occurred to you what else we could do with a fraction of those trillions of dollars and a little, itty-bitty bit of that mind-blowing technology?

Well, perhaps we could apply a few of those killing dollars and some of that murderous technology to stopping the senseless murder of our children.

Doing so could slow our headlong free fall into the chasm of barbarism.

Jam Up the Works or Gort We Need You NOW

You may not be aware of it, but our military and secret agencies can destroy missiles, rockets, boats, airplanes, mortar and artillery rounds with laser and other “beam” weapons. It’s also true that we can shoot microwaves at protesters, painfully heat their skin (accidently, of course, fusing their contact lens to their eyeballs) and force them to disperse.

Such is our power today that we can even cause targeted “subjects” to hear voices inside their heads (Sorry, tin hats are no protection.), manipulate weather, and even cause earthquakes. Even more frighteningly, we can cause atoms to “dissociate” on a molecular level, reducing steel, for instance, into nano-sized particles of “dust”; turning massive buildings into piles of talcum powder-sized particles carried away with the wind.

This “technology” exists.** It is under our nation’s control. Why then don’t we politely request that the “powers that be” use a bit of it for a preventative purpose?

Let’s start with something relatively easy: create a protective system which causes a rifle, shotgun, or handgun to misfire when someone attempts to use it in a school, retail store or public place.

**Go here for the rest of the story.

Remember Gort? He was one of the Intergalactic Robot Policeman given irrevocable powers to stop aggressive behavior on all planets He arrived on Earth with Klaatu (Michael Rennie) in the 1951 version of The Day the Earth Stood Still.

We need millions of “Gorts” to save us from ourselves since our political leadership will do nothing.

Hopefully, once invented, our “Gorts” will be unhackable as well as invincible and, of course, incapable of error when ciphering out which of us are the aggressors.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2/5) Movie CLIP - Gort Appears (1951) HD

The Day the Earth Stood Still (4/5) Movie CLIP - Klaatu's Speech (1951) HD

*First posted 5 Oct 2015.

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