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Packing for Europe/Musings on Chomsky’s Note

June 3, 2011

Hi again,

 

It’s finally fall here in Auckland, which is nice.  I live in a microwave, so clouds are a blessing.  Soon I’ll be heading for my third summer in 12 months, which is a terrible curse.  Please not-god, let our van have working AC.  This part of the post isn’t really important, is it?  Onward.

 

Anyhow, everyone’s-best-friend-slash-worst-distribution-guy-in-the-world Al is leaving for a pre-tour romp around Iberia, which means our webstore will closed for the summer as of June 6th or so.  We’ll have new merch for tour (being printed as we speak in Germany, it looks tres chic), but if you’re married to one of the designs up now, or live in the states, this is your warning that things are running out and we’ll be shut down online until late August.

 

More interestingly, Chomsky got a bunch of criticism for a note he wrote concerning Bin Laden’s assassination.  Funny, like Churchill’s On the Justice of Roosting Chickens, people get all butt-hurt, but fail to articulate what it is exactly that irks them so.  One would think that even if the only thing you care about is minimizing a terrorist threat to white people, you’d thus be opposed to the general pissing off and provoking of a country that has been recognized as the biggest threat to arm fringe terrorist groups with serious weaponry.  I’m pretty sure that as much as no one wants to see 2,000 people die from planes-turned-kamikaze-missiles again, they’d prefer it be planes as the weapon of choice over rogue Pakistani nuclear arms guided by highly trained ex-soldiers.  Frankly, I could give a shit either way, as I find the billion starving people more worthy of attention, but it’s funny that Obama (who is decently bright, albeit the worlds biggest hypocrite) fails to make the calculation.  Yet republicans still dare wax on how he’s a socialist.  I fucking wish, he’d be less of an embarrassment.  Oh well, I guess the powers that be have some reason for trusting the stability of Pakistan’s government that we don’t.  Or we just like the fight.

 

Either way: his note is found here.  Responses by brainless critics can be found all over the interGoogle (the one in the WSJ makes me particularly want to move to the woods and isolate).  My rant is officially ended.

 

OK, it’s not.  Seriously, is the American “left” really that stupid?  Every motherfucker in the world was critical of anyone who dared to point out that Obama was a buttwipe who didn’t differ in policy from McCain.  Everyone then turned their back for a few years, and now we’re finally hearing from the rebellious liberals who are starting to courageously pipe up with their “wait just a minute here” fingers raised (all feeling genuinely bamboozled, I’m sure).  How many cycles of crazy-borderline-fascist to token-moderate-democrat-cum-savior-to-slow-the-tendency-towards-the-right-but-still-perfectly-in-line-with-aforementioned-fascist and back again will it take to realize that any sort of interesting political action will come only through the refusal to capitulate via a two-party vote?  How long until we realize that the biggest issues in the world aren’t gun-control, abortion, or gay-marriage and that maybe some of those clear-as-day issues would be better settled by not pretending that they’re complex ideas worth fighting transcendentalist for in a vote, but rather simple rights that need be restored by refusal to play along, timely law-breaking, and moving on towards slightly more interesting issues like, I dunno, genocide or FIFA scandal (that last one’s a joke, friends)?

 

Apparently a bit longer.  What a bunch of dummies we are.

 

Tim

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2011 12:07 pm

    It’s my birthday, I don’t have a facebook account and I think all your posts are wonderful; we think a-like. So send me free merch and I’ll come bash the place in Germany, Sweden and at Fluff fest! And ofc. I’ll buy more of your merch.

  2. Johnny Chimpo permalink
    June 7, 2011 4:56 pm

    as George Washington said,
    “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.”

  3. omar romero permalink
    June 14, 2011 7:36 am

    is there a way to get in contact with that stupid vocalist of yours? i wanted to ask him something about books. nothing too urgent i guess. tell him omar romero is calling. maybe he’ll remember me.

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