In certain situations it is wise not to react spontaneously but rather go to bed and listen to one’s pillow.
I am glad I did so yesterday night. I should have regretted my words.
And this is what my pillow told me.
[A new young dynamic female member of one of those wonderful think tanks abandoned to vice, sitting vis-à-vis Mr Cheney.]
Do you love bloodsport? [sneer]
I love it, sir.
The chase, the sport of kings,
Images of war without guilt. [Clintonian laughter]
[sneer] Any suggestions?
We need a solution for the growing army of homeless people, right?
Rather today than tomorrow.
Well what about following project? Let’s collect all the organic waste and transport it …
. . . invite our homeless fellow countrymen; on behalf of the political correctness (little sneer]
Yes, of course, Vice-president.
- and women … [sneer] ….
- and women … [Clintonian laughter] … er … where did we stop? Ah, best will be I do repeat: Let’s invite our homeless fellow countrymen and –women to settle in a reservation.
A reservation along the Mexican border?
Excellent. And then? Ah, didn’t we recently speak about that our boys and the Blackwater folks et al. do need exercise conditions in step with actual practise in order to get optimal prepared when going abroad to make this world a better place?
Moving targets, and so. [sneer].
Gorgeous. [Clintonian laughter] I fear, though, … er … some do-gooders …
No problem, I let George Doublejooh deliver one of his touching speeches, spiced up with the usual stuff. Only this morning Laura and I had a chat with God about compassion, democracy, patriotism and love, and so on and so on. [sneer]
[Clintonian laughter] And God said: Sometimes you should not ask what the people could do for the state, but what the state could do for the people. In this moment Laura and I decided to initiate a patriot act for our wonderful homeless fellow countrymen. We ordered our National Guard to help those humble people to find a new homeland in …
Okay, okay. How many quick targets do we have?
One million lost their home only last year. And thanks to the housing crisis there might be another two millions this year.
Sounds good. And, anyway, there will always be fresh supply crossing the border to our National Security Homeland. [sneer] Any logistic problems?
No, Sir. It will, of course, be a no-go area. Those who survive a day will get some waste from hotels and super-markets. And fresh targets will be delivered on demand.
Okeydokey, and make sure that at minimum twelve weekends get reserved for special guests and members of the club. Especially the latter will be delighted about such new kind of safari. [sneer[. Err, better you do not mention the safaris. Just write 'for common purpose'.
All right, sir.
Good job. See you tomorrow.
Good bye then, sir.
Ah, where to start?
9.000 will do?
Then I do suggest Orlando.
And up I woke. Glad that it had been just a dream. But what a horrible dream. And why? Orlando? Then I remembered what I had read a couple of minutes before I had gone to bed, and decided neither to listen to nor to watch any news nor to read any newspapers ... at least for one day.