"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Sep 22, 2010

Not wasting

If I belonged (by official assignment, or accident of birth) to a debased or bogeyman minority (no one really holds Sephardi or Indian against you, these days) I would not want to (a) fight for the ruling factions, killing other debased minorities who accidentally exist atop resources the imperial powers want, (b) take their dollar, and therefore their orders, (c) waste precious percentages of my very limited life allotment struggling for the "right" to do (a) and (b), or (d) attempt to persuade all the fuckwit bigots who don't like women, homosexuals, blacks, hispanics - or whatever - of my own claims to liberty and freedom, which of necessity must include freedom from their very presence, and liberty in the face of their customs and laws.

If I don't get to live forever (and who'd want to, anyway), why would I want to yield up any of my time serving the needs of cowards who live very full lives on account of the rest of us not living fully?

1 comment:

Joe said...

I'd say one of the most successful con jobs in history has been to convince people on the lower half of the socio-economic pyramid (not to even mention debased minorities) that it's somehow in their interest to risk their lives for the benefit of shit-spewing millionaires in suits.