Fundamental Truths

  • In war the best policy is to take a state intact.
  • Too Much is the Same as Not Enough
  • Fear is the Mind-Killer
  • All Warfare is based upon deception.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Things I'm Thankful For

1. I've got a job. It's not a massive earner, it has no benefits to speak of, but it's steady and mine for as long as I want it. That ain't no mean thing.

2. I'm not homeless. Big one.

3. Nobody is shooting at me- and to date, no one ever has.

4. I'm a citizen of a nation which still at least pays lip service to the notion of personal liberty.

5. I have the best group of crazed survivalist redneck buddies a guy could ask for, even if I haven't seen 'em in over a year.

Not the longest list, but you know what? Long enough for me.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On the Election

All over the web, I see friends of various political stripes bewailing Obama's reelection, claiming that the nation is now doomed.

Please, grow the fuck up.

You dumb shits sound just like the hippies who tore their hair out in clumps and screaming that the sky was falling when George W. Bush got reelected.

I cannot help thinking that many of you ignorant cocksuckers would be whistling Dixie if Romney had been elected- despite the fact that his political agenda was every bit as toxic and disturbing, simply from a slightly different angle.

When you bemoan the victory of one candidate or another, you're trying to tell yourself that the other guy would make a measurable difference in your life. This is patent bullshit.

To paraphrase an Iranian writer, Sue may be a Democrat and Sally my be a Republican, but they both have more in common with one another than they do with any the career politicians that infest the beltway like radioactive cockroaches. We continue to elect wealthy scumbags, presumably because we think they know what they're doing- and they do. They most certainly know what they're doing.

Do we? I fucking doubt it.

So to get back to the notion that Obama the Communist/Muslim/Socialist/Fascist is somehow going to utterly ruin your life... maybe he will. But Romney would have done the same, in his own special fashion. Don't kid yourselves. This wasn't a vote on a Constitutional President versus a Populist Despot. This was about choosing the flavor of dick you're going to have in your mouth for the next four years. No more, no less.