Monday, December 19, 2016

Disaster Not Averted

The Electoral College has confirmed Donald J. Trump as President-Elect of the United States! Neither the American voters nor the women and men of the Electoral College could work up the gonadal fortitude to say no to a race-baiting demagogue. We are screwed, and perhaps we deserve it.

I am reminded of a song based on H.P. Lovecraft's horror stories about Cthulhu. Cthulhu is the ultimate evil, sleeping beneath the sea through countless eons. His rising brings unimaginable destruction to the world. The first stanza is:

Death to the world! Cthulhu's come
Let Earth abhor this thing.
Let every mind prepare for doom,
As anguish and woe he'll bring. (And anguish and woe he'll bring.)
As anguish and woe he'll bring. (Anguish and woe he'll bring.)
As anguish, as anguish and woe he'll bring.

I find this oddly applicable to today.  Full lyrics available at the website of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.

It's put to voice and music, in an appropriately minor key, at

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