The lone and level sands stretch far away.
"It would be a stronger world, a stronger loving world to die in" - John Cale
The finale of Alan Moore's seminal Watchmen has resonated over the last 48 hours.
Reading of protests.
Reading of students being called cotton pickers
Reading of Russian fighters preparing to strike Syria
Reading of how it's likely to get worse
Seeing it begin.
And I'm reminded of how Watchmen ended.
Adrian Alexander Veidt, aka Ozymandias unites the world, by inflicting a horror that takes the lives of 3 million people.
He creates an 'alien threat' that over-rides the 'them & us' mentality that binds humans.
Who is our Ozymandias?
What will it take to reboot?
How many will have to die?