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Posts tagged “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Operation Rupture

This is one of the rare editorials not written by Editor Stephen Potts. Instead it’s written by Noam Daguerre – the better to  ensure he won’t be fired for writing it!


Back on the Home Front

Back on the Home Front

As one of our favorite chroniclers of the Apocalypse, Juventino Manzano never fails to impress. In this story, “Back on the Home Front,” we meet two warriors – Mad Masturbator and Slave Trader – who for some reason remind us of the Horsemen.


War. Huh. What is it good for?

Русский: Воины Апокалипсиса English: Four Hors...

Русский: Воины Апокалипсиса English: Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, by Viktor Vasnetsov. Painted in 1887. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ever wonder why the U.S. and other countries are determined to keep fighting wars against imaginary enemies? Ask George Zimmerman. Or Jared Loughner. They are two of the “horsemen” who ride their trusty steeds (F.E.A.R.* for Zimmerman; paranoia for Loughner) into any and all situations of perceived threat.

But Loughner and Zimmerman are men, human manifestations of the desire to unleash War, Conquest, Famine**, and Death – the official Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Will the world ride these four into war against Iran – another terrorist “threat” designed to exploit our human tendency toward experiencing F.E.A.R. and paranoia?

Already several nations are amassing the “evidence” – faked or mis-captioned photos, assertions from ginned-up “experts” – they need to justify the decision to bomb Iran to rubble.

* F.E.A.R.: False Evidence Appearing Real.

** Who knew the Famine they would unleash be would be a dearth of oil?