My original intent had been a dark, Bohemian curmudgeon’s point of view...with a touch of Czech Pilzner and Aussie irreverence.
It seems to me, in the current zeitgeist, that there has been nothing to make light of.
T H E R E A L W O R L D C U P
SHIA VS. SUNNI
and the winner is... to be determined by genocide.
CATHOLIC CHURCH VS. CHILDREN
and the winner was... recently unearthed in mass graves in Ireland
THE 1% VS. THE 99%
The winner has been decided by... the Prison Industrial Complex.
CONFEDERATES VS. YANKEES
The Civil War never ended. It is permanent. Rick Perry is President- in -Waiting of the New Confederacy where slavery and women's rights are at the top of the agenda. Bobby Jindal is the court jester.
And then there's that edumacation thing. We want none of that leftist propaganda down here!
Evolution? We are not evolved, never have been, never will.
CAUCASIANS VS. ALL NON-CAUCASIANS
Gated, armed communities, segregated schools, militias and lack of a living wage from Walmart have determined the outcome. The NRA wins 'hands up'.
TESTOSTERONE VS. THE FEAR OF WOMEN
The winner is and has always been... testosterone. Mississippi leads the way. Followed closely by Saudi Arabia.
FRACKING AND COAL VS. THE ENVIRONMENT
Canada and Australia lead the way.
HISTORY VS. JEWS
They were chosen. Scapegoats at any price, at every point of history.
Israel is part of Greater ISIS.
TECHNOLOGY VS. FREEDOM
Big brother is watching. Privacy is an illusion. Technology wins.
THE INTERNET VS. DEMOCRACY
The mob rules. Google's algorithms are your gatekeeper, your guide and ultimate ruler.
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The seminal, Grand Final battle for world domination is slated for the near future.
The final four: Gazprom vs. ISIS vs. Google vs. the Koch Political/Industrial Complex.
I call a draw. They already share power and rule over us.
The game’s over.
Perhaps the players in this Real-World Cup should be given ‘red cards’; the ‘referees’ should be fired and the ‘audience’ should refuse to attend.
How about a New World Cup game competing for the best in Compassion, Freedom and Equality?
Naah. It would never sell.
Etched on my stone tablet