Thursday, October 13, 2022

Ah'm a-geddin' nervous

From my Substack column - why not join for FREE updates?

President Biden’s lunatic scriptwriters gave him the line about facing Armageddon and then apparently his handlers ‘walked back’ the tough talk because of the reaction.

But nobody told NATO.

NATO forces are to proceed with their annual nuclear-weapons exercise next week, entitled ‘Steadfast Noon.’ It’s said they have 100 atomic bombs in five European countries, each of which has a potential explosive capacity much more than 20 times that of ‘Little Boy’ which obliterated Hiroshima in 1945.

The Daily Mail uses this moment to publish another virulent piece by Ian Birrell about Putin’s appointment of General Sergei Surovikin, tasked with handling the escalating war in Ukraine.

Meanwhile the ultra-rich are having luxury bunkers built for them so they can - as they think - safely sit out the suffering of the rest of us. Russell Brand satirises this notion of invulnerability:

Is there still a place for Melinda in Bill’s underground castle?

I guess there are really good bunkers below the CIA’s headquarters, and the Pentagon, and various sites in Washington. Will they be recruiting nubile totty to help re-breed the human race? How diverse will the neo-Lebensborn program be?

And what are we supposed to do? How many victims of assault think ’this can’t be happening’?

Why, if I weren’t so rational and modern, I might believe that Satan existed.


Paddington said...

You don't need Satan. People have just socially reached the technology level of the plow (according to my son), and don't realize how delicate the structure around them actually is.

Sackerson said...

It's wrong simply to label some people as wholly evil, but there are evil impulses and tendencies. How else can you explain Madeleine Albright's reply that the deaths of half a million Iraqi children were 'worth it'? If there is no consciously chosen evil then all wrongdoing is excusable, explained away by determinism.