Sunday, February 19, 2012

Admitting You Have a Problem

If you want some light intellectual exercise for the day, just ask yourself what kind of political flips it would take for the United States, for one day, to not have a "war footing," to not patrol neutral and foreign territory, to not send men out on military maneuvers.

In short, how hard would it be, with what effort might we be at peace for a single fucking day?

Oh sure, we say, we can do it whenever we want. But I don't think there's a single American who can really, deep down, imagine what it would be like.


  1. That would be like imagining a zebra not only without stripes, but without legs, without a tail and without a head.

  2. Given the percentage of the economy that depends on war, your thought exercise leads to one thing...utter economic collapse.

    Which, except for its victims, might not be a bad thing in the long run. Who lives in the long run, though? -A soon to be unemployed State functionary.