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I sit in my desert mountain hidey-hole, adrift in a fog of bewildered bemusement.  

The Second Coming

Willy Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre  
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst  
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.  
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out  
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert  
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,  
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,  
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it  
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.  
The darkness drops again; but now I know  
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,  
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,  
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

In other news, China is buy $35 billion worth of planes from Airbus which puts a huge hole in Boeing's future earnings.  Coupled with the ~$35 billion loss of soybeans (soyabeans) and corn (maize) sales and the largest US/PRC trade deficit in history Donald's little Trade War, which he assured us was "easy to win" proceeds apace.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:49:52 PM EST

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