Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Let God Sort 'Em Out

Just a little something evil heard Tuesday night on the AM dial from some conservative radio talk show host (paraphrased because Howard's memory is an imprecise thing):

"We need to show those Arabs what the American Main Street is thinking by nuking them, because you know they're gonna nuke us first if we wait too long."

Honest to God, I don't know why people who say this still draw a paycheck from Corporate America. Oh wait, I remember now since I once saw the film, Network.

2 Comments:

Blogger Saurabh Barve said...

You hear these kinds of comments every few years, with the refrain always being that "we didn't kill enough of them the last time round. If only we were allowed to do what we wanted ...", and so on.

I always wonder when people would learn from history. All the people who have imperialistic ambitions often forget the brutal end that follows. I remember O'Brien commenting in 1984 that the Party had perfected the way to hold power forever. I think people have taken the book too literally.

Oh well. Every once in a while, I get the same kind of outbursts of pure anger unadulterated by any kind of humanity.

As a wise man** once said: "Do not think that this is happening for the first time. Do not think that this didn't exist before you or me or that it will not exist after you and me. This has been the way of the world and so it shall remain."

** Actually that would be an incarnation of God - Lord Kirshna, in the Bhagavad Gita.

That concludes my shameless religious plug of the day. Thanks for not deleting my comment!

:D

9:29 PM, September 01, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

Delete your comment? Hell, I should post it at the top of my blog for all time.

All sayings by wise men (and that even includes the occasional wise woman) are welcome here, assuming of course that I get to decide who is wise and who is a right-wing apologist.

Lord Krishna can stay.

As for Orwell's 1984, it was written with such clarity so nobody could mistake the good guys from the bad guys. Real life is much more subtle, complex, and convoluted. But that doesn't mean that 1984 is fiction.

12:44 AM, September 02, 2006  

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