Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Pontius Pilate Syndrome

This is to be considered an angry blog. This will be coming out soon on your shelves with the exact same title. I'm suffering completely from a superiority complex from the world around me. I'll be happy if it turns out to be just that, a complex. But I doubt it. There have been too many Jesus' being crucified in the recent past. And the media, here exists a love hate relationship, has tons to do with it. Sometimes as Pharisees and sometimes as the screaming crowds.

Main/Original characters:

Jesus, Barrabas, Pontius Pilate, Pharisees and the screaming crowds. Refer to various chapters in the bible. "Crucifixion of Jesus" google search will give you the entire story just in case this religious literature has never made it into your realm of knowledge. Pay attention to this story. I'm going to base everything else on this story. I will be trying to show that the world has gone crazy, is screaming bloody murder at the wrong people. Worse, that the people with the power, authorities or not, are doing the "wash my hands' clean act and delivering innocent people to the slaughter. As far as I'm concerned, enough!!!!

Copy Cats:

This story is being enacted everyday. Here are a few known stars:
Recently, Oprah as Pontius Pilate, James Frey as Jesus, The smoking Gun as the pharisees and as usual, the screaming crowds as themselves. Ultimate crime, the book "a million little pieces.

So who told Oprah this book was written for her, to her or because of her. This book had sold over 700, 000 copies without her intervention. The smoking, finds exaggerated issues in the memoir's details. They don't claim the memoir has falsehoods. No. They claim Oprah has been duped. This would have had little to no effect had Oprah not bought into the falsehood that this book has anything to do with her because she picked it for her book club. It is just a book club Oprah! Anyway, she calls in to Larry King Live's show, gives her honest opinion, then has to rescind that with the words "I was wrong, you were right". "You" here cannot refer to myself and those like me. You is the smoking gun, the people who keep her wealth and power going. She proceeds to berate poor James Frey over nothing. So there were falsehoods, lets take every memoir and tear into it as the TSG did with this book. Of course, of course there will be tons of thing like this to find. And you know what? This book is not about prison. But Oprah, saved herself, washed her "innocent" hands clean and send James Frey to the slaughter house. Shame on Oprah and those like her. Especially the audience that greeted James Frey with applause, and were booing him before the show was over because she berated him. If you have to get your own opinion from Oprah... Need I say more? Oprah, get it that you went after James Frey and not the other way round. If you feel stupid and embarrassed, blame your bad judgment not James. He never came after you. And you being Oprah, calling him, does not demand that he change his tune from how he marketed the book. Get over yourself!

Saddam as Jesus (the irony of this is not lost to me), Bush and his government as Pontius Pilate, Osama as Barrabas, the people of the US as usual as the screaming crowds.

Does anyone need a brief synopsis of this? Of course in this case Pontius Pilate had more in mind than just keeping his hands clean. But still, the people needed vengeance over crimes and they were happy to send the young lads, aka the army, to fight the enemy? What??? The enemy was never Saddam. Not within their angry context. And now Saddam is crucified as Osama walks free. Where have we seen this before? And do we know that this particular story's Barrabas is wanting to wreak more havoc. Of course we do. So the people wanted blood. And they got it. Unfortunately, a lot of it has come from the US as well.

Government of Kenya as pontius Pilate, Raila and LDP as the pharisees, the real culprits of the Anglo leasing and Goldenberg scandals as Barrabas and the usual screaming crowds as themselves.

Dear Kenyans, if you all don't stop screaming along with the crowds for people where their guilt has not been proven to resign. If you all don't stop asking for blood now and without due process, you are going to get blood. It will be that of Jesus, whomever that turns out to be. And the Barrabas will continue to walk amongst you all. It is imperative that you step back and breathe. Think. Patience. It is pretty apparent that the Pilate here is beginning to give in to the demands of the crowds. Even teh real Pontius Pilate could see that by all means, Jesus was innocent. But he gave teh crowd what they wanted. And they were happy. I wonder how long it was before Barrabas was up to his old tricks again. Again I urge you all, think. Some things are better done correctly, and that sometimes means a little more slowly. Don't help crucify Jesus. We were meant to have learnt something from the bible story after all, weren't we?


So the blood the Americans got and continue to get has a lot of their own mixed in with it. Herein bringing me to my point, that we must all stop and think before we join the crowds screaming for blood. We must identify who needs to be saved, Jesus or Barrabas. The above is just but a few examples of this happening everyday. We all must stop sending Barrabas free, just so as to be in tune with the rest of the world. It's high time someone stood up for the facts and not the hype! As I mentioned before, this is just the beginning. May I urge that everyone reading this take a step back and wonder where in their lives they have become part of the screaming crowds. And maybe change their ways and urge the Pilate not to wash his hands, but to insist that due process be allowed to rule the day.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Meanwhile, in East Africa...

I find it very entertaining that the mother in this article was acting all chill mode. It's amazing how people keep calm when the things others consider most shocking are going on around them. Personally I'd be screaming and rushing the kid to hosi and very very worried about all sorts of diseases, most of them I would be creating and inventing as I carried on my screaming. Oh well, thank goodness for the face of calmness...

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Law abiding in Arkansas

While Kenyans continue to complain about the ills in their countries, some complaints legit, some blown out of proportion and others just well... the results of under information and under research, I think it would be a good idea to give them this story to compare themselves too.

Maybe just so that they feel better about their situation. Maybe so that they may know it happens everywhere. Maybe so that they don't feel that theirs is a special situation. Maybe just because there is comfort in numbers; or maybe just because they really do feel like this is the same cycle of insanity going on in their country.

Or maybe it is because there exists a strange behaving wife of a significant member of the government. And this I'm sure they can relate to. For whatever reason, I thought they may just wanna see this. So I posted the story here...