life imitates art, again

I don’t know how long I should wait before posting this regarding the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami of December 2004 (in order to not unnecessarily rattle too many soft squishy liberal people’s cages), but here is a snippet of lyrics from a song called Origin of Love from the movie Hedwig and the Angry Inch (IMDb):

and osiris, and the gods of the nile
gathered up a big storm
to blow a hurricane
to scatter us away
a flood of wind and rain, a sea of tidal waves
to wash us all away
and if we don’t behave they’ll cut us down again
and we’ll be hopping ’round on one foot
looking through one eye

Perhaps the quote is taken out of context of its original intent, but, after hearing about the billions (yes, billions) of dollars pledged in relief aid, it starts to make this misanthropic pessimist wonder if the apparent outpour of generosity is just the rich finding a new venue for a tax write-off and good PR, or if this really is an instance of the origin of love.

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