Just in time for the imperial elevations of Panetta and Petraeus, and the full kick in for Campaign 2012* and the coming dronification of the Homeland.
And for the last act in the restoration of
Going to vomit now.
FUCKING UPDATE: Just heard some douche (MSNBC) say that the US possession of Osama's body (totemism anyone?) was a "moral blow" against terrorism and resistance to the US. Anyway, killing Osama will stop the War on Everything like Magic Johnson's continued survival has stopped the transmission of HIV.
FUCKING DAMNED UPDATE: "I determined...my direction...I made clear we would take action in Pok-Ee-Stonn...I...I...I..."
Obama is reveling in it, with all the douchebag fratboy arrogance one can expect.
MSNBC airing live feed video of theater goers standing outside White House, draped in flags, chest bumping (for real, I kid you not), cheering. Idiots. I hate you. May you all get herpes of the eyes.
Talking heads singing praises of special forces (death squads, anyone?) as they air abovementioned footage. Between royal weddings and royal assassinations, I think I've stomached my last draught of civilization's poison...
Barry McCaffery..."JSOC are...sheer magic...most dangerous people on the face of the earth..." Whoops. Drug czar slipped his script.
So many waving, draping flags at Lafayette Park. Cagey entrepreneur?
Crowds of thousands chanting in major US cities - "USA! USA!" Waving flags. Getting all jingo. You understand why an observant person cannot put any faith in revolution? The spectacular works because it taps emotions. It works because people identify with their rulers and the ruling schema emotionally, and make it real for themselves.
The project of civilization can only careen towards its catastrophic impact with the immovability of the Second Law. There's no reforming it. There's no hijacking it. There's no salvation inside its confines. There's no salvation without. Civilization is the organization of people into captured populations, and that organization rests upon an educational, religious and political imprinting of minds which is well nigh impossible to eradicate. One dead man - a single symbolic battlefield execution - has moved more people to get their jingo on than a million dead** moved the same populations to put their bodies in the breach.
Fuck the human race. The comet cannot come soon enough.
(Christ - Brian Williams just equated this single killing with VJ day and the dropping of the Bomb on Japan in reply to Maddow gushing that "America...we...accomplished" something great and tremendous today.)
* - this, for wavering liberals. Birthers, Republicans and glibertarians already have an out: it was the soldiers who did it. Bammy was just along for the ride.
** - Iraq