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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Labyrinthine Ways

 Bonnie Blue Butler

Irregular, twisting, and convoluted ways they are...
I believe this was intended to the title of Graham Greene's novel The Power And The Glory, but there was a sea change from the inscrutable workings of the divine to the potency and awesomeness of those workings. Interesting.

There was a story that was similarly interesting:
The Guardian
‘Disgusting’ trolls target family of girl, 9, killed on Cotswold hunt
Horseriders unite in support of family of Bonnie Armitage, whose accidental death was called ‘karma’ by anti-bloodsports activist
Horseriders have criticised comments on a hunt saboteur Facebook group about the death of a nine-year-old girl in a riding accident.

Online trolls claimed Bonnie Armitage’s death on Saturday was “karma” because she was riding with the Cotswold hunt.

Bonnie died in hospital after the accident in Miserden, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, when she was kicked by a horse as she rode her pony.

Her death has hit the equestrian community hard. Fellow riders are showing their support for her family by posting photographs on Facebook of themselves wearing something blue, Bonnie’s favourite colour.

Lucy Barnett posted a picture of her horse and wrote: “Such a tragedy to hear we’ve lost another devoted young rider. Bonnie was just nine years old and was killed by a fateful kick whilst out hunting doing what she loved the most.

“It’s heartbreaking to hear, such sad news. My condolences to her friends and family.”

Stacey Williamson wrote on Twitter: “#blueforbonnie lets show Bonnie’s parents there is so much more support behind them than there is vile trolls.”

Williamson was responding to posts on a Facebook page for hunt saboteurs, where one person said: “Karma. Hopefully the parents don’t indulge in such a disgusting vile pass time any more [sic].”

Another wrote: “Fox 1 - 0 Murderous parents.”

And a third post said: “Tragic and unnecessary but nothing good comes from bloodlust how different it would be if her parents hadn’t put her at risk.”,,,

First, come down angel band, come and around her stand and bear her away on snow white wings to her immortal home.  That is what I said when I read this.

Then, this whole nonsense about SOCIAL media is more technological claptrap. There is nothing social about it. There is no society with people who are so obsessed with their own beliefs that they celebrate the death of an innocent.
Back before computers, to regale ourselves with such misanthropic trolls and their words, we would need to have gone to bars and pubs in the absolutely sketchiest parts of the metropolis. Now, in our Brave New World, we have them right in our studies and bedrooms and living rooms on the computer.

The Bar Room into the Living Room...
Is there any wonder that the USA Republican Party's primary has on live TV and Twitter engorged itself in discussions about sexuality in all its forms?!
If you don't know what I'm talking about, I remind you that Mr. Trump led the charge by referring to Ms. Kelly's time of the month.

This led to comparing male body parts and then to aspersions about the wives...........

However, the most ghastly thread that runs through it all is the fact that Scarlett O'Hara's and Rhett Butler's  child was Bonnie Blue Butler, and the names Bonnie are the same and their loves of Blue are comparable. Then they were both killed in accidents while riding horses.

Bonnie Armitage

The Universe is smaller than you think. We run in tight circles to our fate.


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