“Mutantism on the March”: Chapter 42 “Squid Hits the Big Apple”

Squid head up north from Costa Rica but he mistook the Hudson River for the St. Lawrence River and found himself in New York headquarters for so many corporations doing evil deeds in the underdeveloped world. Were all New Yorkers as evil as their corporations. He had time for yet another adventure.

He did know from speaking with the Sardinistas in Nicaragua that whites had swindled the aboriginals to “purchase” Manhattan but that purchase may have not been agreed to by the aboriginals thinking that the trinkets were simply a gift. The aboriginals were shunted off to various holding camps called “reservations” and their leaders signed treaties not knowing their contents. There were no social activists in those days that could have said indigenous lives matter.

So much Christian justifications were uttered by the “White Fathers” to justify their stealing of Manhattan and imprisonment of the aboriginals in internment camps i.e. reservations.

Squid had actually met Christ many years ago on his way to Jerusalem and he was so broke he asked Squid for some money which he promptly handed over to first legless man on the side of the road. Christ then had a soft spot in his heart for mutants. Christ may have had a heart of gold but seemed lacking in grey matter as every time he faced threats and hostility he would lift his eyes and have a conversation with his Holy Father and how he would make things right. Whatever faults he had made great contributions in the mutant care field. Mutants who were deformed, limbless or of feeble mind were treated with love, care and compassion by Christ and he taught his followers to do the same.

His doctrine was a bit off being full of meekness and humility which were not the answers when you were being trampled upon by jealous rabbis and the Roman occupiers. In fact it was Christ and his belief in this fictious Holy Father that crippled the mutant march. It was as if Christ was creating an army of zombies ready to sacrifice themselves and die for Christ and his Holy Father. Organization, discipline and weapons were needed not waiting for miracles from the Holy Father.

Squid had seen how the teachings of Christ were manipulated by those seeking power and money. A few greedy despots could hire public relations types, called preachers or religious orders, to clear out and stupefy the locals to exploit their resources. These preachers and religious orders promised countless native people the Holy Father had granted them a station in life and there was little that they could do to change that. Then the sponsors of these preachers and religious orders could rest at ease and chuckle at the idiots in their miserable poverty caused by the Great White Fathers. It was easy money. The Christian doctrine was one of humanity’s best tool to quieten the restless without firing a shot. Then the economic machine could plunder.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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