Thursday, March 15, 2007

The shotgun approach to idiocy

This is some of the strangest comic book
thinking I've ever come across.

I can make no sense of it except that I'm
sure you will be forced to sacrifice your
all to the unending crises concocted...
Jonathan Rée seemed to sum it all up: at the beginning of the 20th century, "the main emotion behind most people's politics was hope: hope for science, for free trade, for social democracy, for national efficiency, for world government". That sentiment has now been replaced, he argued, by indignation. "People are more interested in bearing witness to their personal moral righteousness" than in engaging in open-minded debate.

...The rest of us have little faith in the capacity of human beings for self-sacrifice or cooperation to avert climate change or any of the other predicted catastrophes that fill the media.
I sure as shit hope so but I smell more
of what this wise man said:

"The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule." --H. L. Mencken