“Dear Me” – “You Feckless Thug”
John B. Whalen, Jr.
Born July 14, 1962
“Dear Me” – “You Feckless Thug” – Note
… In a previous post (“Dear Me” – On Bereavement), I stated that I had recently lost a great friend …
… I also stated that I have yet to figure out my feelings on this …
… I stated that I also don’t know what I would do tomorrow …
… And now that tomorrow (at that point) has come and gone, I still don’t know …
… But I will be back …
… Peace …
… Love love love, etc. …
“Dear Me” – “You Feckless Thug” – Speech”
American Serial Political Drama Television Series
Began September 22, 1999 – Ended May 14, 2006
“You’re a son of a bitch, You know that? She bought her first new car and You hit her with a drunk driver. What? Was that supposed to be funny?
“You can’t conceive, nor can I, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God,” says Graham Greene. I don’t know whose ass he was kissing there, ’cause I think you’re just vindictive.
What was Josh Lyman – a warning shot? That was my son. What did I ever do to Yours but praise His glory and praise His Name?
There’s a tropical storm that’s gaining speed and power. They say we haven’t had a storm this bad since You took out that tender ship of mine in the North Atlantic last year. Sixty-eight crew. You know what a tender ship does? Fixes the other ships. It doesn’t even carry guns. It just goes around, fixes the other ships and delivers the mail. That’s all it can do.
Gratias tibi ago, Domine. [Thank You, Lord]
Yes, I lied. It was a sin. I’ve committed many sins. Have I displeased You, You feckless thug? 3.8 million new jobs, that wasn’t good? Bailed out Mexico. Increased foreign trade. Thirty million new acres of land for conservation. Put Mendoza on the bench. We’re not fighting a war. I’ve raised three children. That’s not enough to buy me out of the doghouse?
“Haec credam a Deo pio, a Deo iusto, a Deo scito? Cruciatus in crucem. Trus in terra servus, nuntius fui, officium perfeci. Cruciatus in crucem. Eas in crucem.”
[Am I really to believe that these are the actions of a loving God? A just God? A wise God? To Hell with Your punishments. I was Your servant here on Earth. I spread Your word and did Your work. To Hell with Your punishments. To Hell with You!]
Jed’s rant to God during Two Cathedrals, with translation taken from http://westwing.bewarne.com/discontinuity/languages.html
Also published on Medium.