Friday, June 25, 2010

Will the Last Generation on Earth Rouse Themselves to Save the Gulf Of Mexico?

Back when this sign was posted, whether it was in the hallway of a church basement, or the sub-basement of an elementary school, it was understood: Save Yourself. Here's a sign to point the way, but its going to be up to you to know for yourself the news and its urgency. Then the signs, and shelter they offer will take on real meaning. Today the signs are gone. But look at the baby boomers, the children of the time of of the threat of the nuclear armageddon, and hence, the first generation to believe that they might be the last generation on earth. They still act accordingly. In an emergency, they will still reliably go to ground.

"Fallout" was the radioactive dust raised by the atomic explosion, and lofted into the air. It would drift about in the upper atmosphere, until it fell out into our neighborhoods onto the grass and into the trees, so even if we didn't get blown-up we would all die a slow, painful death unless we had taken shelter underground. There, with enough clean water and emergency rations, we could hold out until the radioactivity had (hopefully) abated and it was safe to re-emerge into the new world of civilizational obliteration. It wasn't at all clear that we would, however, or how  the world above would ever be safe again. The "Doomsday Clock" told us the planet was in its last few minutes. A nuclear exchange might happen anywhere, anytime. We might all be destroyed.

So the baby boomers acquired an innate fatalism as a coping mechanism, while growing up under these conditions. We can see how it is playing out on the Gulf of Mexico, how the ennui of a generation coming to maturity under the numbing and indefinite threat of total destruction has undone its innate sense of urgency, how the clarion call to action can sound unheard. If the world is to be destroyed, one must remain calm and unruffled. There is nothing to be done but to save one's self..

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's Time for the West to step away

Iranian cleric wants creation of 'Greater Iran'

As in the past, the Muslims will work assiduously against one another to make a civil war in the best medieval style. Methinks its time to buy popcorn and watch the spectacle and for the West to rebuild. This could go on for a hundred years. There are precedents. Who will be the Caliph? On which side will the Sunni Arab jihadists come down? As in the time of Ali (Mohammad's son-in-law) and later during the time of the Abassids, the Persians will fight the Arabs with the craziness of Islam in the middle. It's happened before and its happening again now, judging from this. It's very good for us, if we can just let ourselves let it happen. Light a fire.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fiscal sanity comes to L.A.

For a city on the verge of bankruptcy because of overextended contracts with public employee unions and the maintenance of a tide of illegals in their midst, this looks like a smart, if opportunistic  cost-cutting move. Never mind that this kind of embargo across state lines violates the US constitution, as if that matters.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Is the Gulf Oil Spill a Man-Caused Disaster?

Now that President Obama has dispatched Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to the Gulf Coast I guess that we can assume it was. Napolitano is an expert on man-caused disasters, even to the extent of having given us the current working definition of a man-caused disaster. Although it is hard not to fault her for her politically correct obfuscations with respect to Islam and its terrorist underpinnings, what with most Islamic terrorists and oil-rig engineers being men, she is pretty clearly not vulnerable to charges of sexism.