*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Sorry this blog is going political (and losing the Japan and bicycle posts),

but times are fucked up.

Good god, just days ago I wrote this comment:
Is this crap about Iran the new distraction? Well-timed to distract against a citizen's movement? Iran, at best, is Iraq's problem. They are a nuisance, but not an existential threat, to countries without a shared border: Israel.

If we are lucky, the 1% has lost the plot; if we are unlucky they'll resort to fascism to get it back. At a certain point they may decide if they don't enslave us, they'll lose it all. If they make that choice... the rest of us have all the authority we need
And so it comes to this:
Yet alarmingly, the assumption that Obama would never be so dumb as to start another Middle East war [Iran] is questioned.
Just what American money, military, or public consensus is still up to fighting strength to do that?   And 'nuclear proliferation'... how is it the purview of the old nuclear states under international law to have the authority to police emerging nuclear states?  Besides, we're looking at it the wrong way round.  MAD works (until it doesn't...)!  America never directly went to war with the USSR, China, or North Korea.  Hmm...  Not my preferred version of peace, but in this world I'll take what I can get.


  1. Japan and bicycle posts are probably more relevant than we understand... especially since there's a new and confusing law that just passed.


  2. If everyone were interested in what the fuck is going on around them and the people causing it there would be more posts about this than bullshit.

    Politics shouldn't be in the deep end of discussions. Should be more understood than pop stars private lives.

    The world is fucked because of the humans that reside on it.

    Rant...educate at will!!

  3. Thanks Chris, and Will. Won't claim to educate: I'm just a transmitter, and a small one at that.