Saturday, September 19, 2020

How do we get off this nightmare train? (reprise)

"Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers from which they dare not dismount." ~ Winston Churchill, quoting a Hindustani proverb

[From The Things Politicians Say About Things, compiled by K. Das; illustrated by Antares, 1987]


Unknown said...

My dear Antares,

In your much loved blog, you have shown us that you write magnificently, compose almost prophetically as if you are a celestial being on terrestrial plains, sing with all your heart most melodiously and now you have shared with us your artistic skills in the midst of all the desperate madness that we are facing to show us that under such circumstances, we have to hope...

Starmandala said...

Most encouraging and supportive blogbuddy, you just made my day, thanks! ;-) The key to freedom is to always choose - consciously choose - the creative rather than the destructive solution. Why would we go through such hardships to reclaim our dignity, sovereignty and freedom - if not to align ourselves with the Ultimate Creator, the source of our own infinite and unlimited being? True, sometimes we also align with the destructive aspect of Source, the Shiva manifestation. But Shiva destroysonly what is deformed and diseased, never what is whole and beautiful, while Vishnu protects and preserves all that is essential to the joyous continuity of life.