Europe is entirely occupied by The Heat. Well, not entirely … One small village in Devon still holds out, where our lovely Scarlet is “listening to the torrential rain hammering on my conservatory roof” – what promptly sent her into a Major SULK, lucky basted. She also lets me know : “and Mr Mags – it’s in the kitchen, first shelf on the left, just so you know.”
Since I read this I cudgel my brains – what IS in the kitchen, first shelf left ? I find it hard to sleep through the night because of The Heat, now add MsScarlet‘s mysterious insinuations – I’m a wreck. Speculations about MsScarlet‘s kitchen are very welcome !
In other news – ach, nobody wants to hear about Greece any more, who cares anyway ? The 4th of July is over – belated congratulations to the one or two Americans who drop by, may “Amerga” (as we Franconians pronounce it) “dif tor heh smusma” -, the Sachalin monster is identified, now its time for “big cats” to show up in the news. In German “Saure Gurken Zeit”, when “pickled cucumbers” make it into the news. À propos cats, they took over Norfolk too.
The supreme court of the US ruled in favour of same-sex marriages, what lead to some interesting reactions on the conservative side, like one man who saied this decision could and should be ignored. Yeah, a really fine understanding of constitutionality shown. BTW I am not sure whether the label “conservative” is correct in this respect, many I see in the (American) news & media who are responsible for such brain-melting nonsense call themselves “conservative” – I am simply not sure what this “conservativism” contains, a deplorable lack of manners in any case – all will be better under president Trump.
An article in Slate magazine cited from the dissenting opinion of judge Clarence THOMAS (Ger., Eng.) (pdf, see page 17), who declared :
Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.
I beg to differ your ‘onour. The word “internment camps” awakes my dried out brain a bit, homosexuals were sent to camps here in Germany – and throughout Europe under German rule until 1945 – together with Jews, Gypsies, political dissenters and “Asoziale”, basically who ever did not fit into the ideas of the ns ideology. All these people did lose their dignity, it was part of the goddamn system to take away the dignity of the individual, and all the mantra-like incantation post festum that “humans did not lose their dignity in the camps” – read depictions, listen to survivors, they had to struggle to get their dignity back.
And those “denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits” – ? I do not know the American system of social security – if there is one – but when a state cuts benefits to poor people the state sends them begging on the streets. If the German state would end the “Hartz-IV”-payments people could not pay rents and within some months would sit on the streets begging – what certainly does not affect their dignity according to judge THOMAS. How much does he pocket a month ?
The state can not bestow dignity, simply because the dignity is inborn, it comes from being a human being – but the state can take this dignity away, deliberately or not. The job of the state is to protect the human dignity of all its subjects, no matter what colour their skin, their religious beliefs, sexual orientation or degree of disability, because otherwise blacks, jews, homos & cripples go to the camps, where their dignity is of course untouched, yeah.
Some music by Hank PENNY (Ger., Eng.), about eyes that look like cherries in a glass of butter-milk, thank you Hank … Have a cool week, beloved readers, and let me know what’s in the first shelf left ?