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Let there be light.
Scholars debate questions about who the command was directed at if nothing yet existed to hear it. I’m told the Hebrew means something more like “light exists,” but that’s not what I want to talk about. Certain divine and far from divine entities seem to have the power to create worlds; realities by fiat. At least they are created in the minds of men, a place that other scholars would suggest is the true home of reality as we perceive it.
Two words in Hebrew and reality is filled with light. a few more words in ungrammatical English and there is a crisis or there is no crisis. A pronouncement and automobile manufacturing is up or it is down or it is both, but whatever Trump says means “let there be belief” because facts don’t matter, facts cannot contradict and facts cannot be trusted.
With a word or phrase, supporting straws emerge to be clutched, fragments of fact to be assembled into a mosaic of Trump and a haloed deity smiling at each other. What deity? Good question, but Putin will do. Any white man will do.
I noticed the other day how many articles and “studies” have emerged to support the idea that windmills are very bad for humans and cause all sorts of diseases because of the inaudible low frequency sounds they make. I’m not in a position to analyze them or the many articles and studies that say the opposite. I’ll just suggest that “let there be light” also creates “it’s too light/dark in here” and “you know, we have to worry about sunburn and Melanoma. Just ask Dr. Newton about equal and opposite forces.
Coal is good for you, renewable energy is bad for you. Let there be supporting evidence. No health care is the solution for inadequate health care – just believe and God or Donald will smile upon us and we shall be their chosen people – or at least those with Northern European ancestry. The land of milk and honey lies just ahead. So sayeth the shepherd, so sayeth the flock.
Prosperity is just around the corner – just steadfastly keep the faith and ignore the fake news and the heretical voices of the Hillaryites and vote for Trump again – and again.