Monday, January 21, 2008

RAW redefines your map of Terrorism & Government

RAW on Terrorism

"'We don't talk to terrorists', which by the way is a belief system (BS). Basically rich people don't do their own killing, they hire governments to do it. Poor people have to do their own killing, so they get called terrorists. Rich people are just called rich people with governments, now when they say 'we don't negociate with terrorists' that means rich people won't negociate with poor people. That's all that means.

But if the poor people keep up their 'terrorism', their 'war' of liberation, whatever, if they keep it up long enough eventually all the rich people will decide we gotta negociate with them, just like the white South Africans decided they had to negociate with Mandela, the British with Gerry Addams, Israel with Arafat. Eventually they do have to negociate with the poor people and this will happen in this country (USA) too. Though this will be the last country in the world probably..."

(disclaimer: this is not a promotion of terrorism or violence)

RAW on Government

"What would you think of a man who not only kept an arsenal in his home, but was collecting at enormous financial sacrifice a second arsenal to protect the first one? What would you say if this man so frightened his neighbors that they in turn were collecting weapons to protect themselves from him? What if this man spent ten times as much money on his expensive weapons as he did on the education of his children?

What if one of his children criticized his hobby and he called that child a traitor and a bum and disowned him? And he took another child who obeyed him faithfully and armed that child and sent it out into the world to attack neighbors?

What would you say about a man who introduces poisons into the water he drinks and the air he breathes? What if this man not only is feuding with the people on his block but involves himself in the quarrels of others in distant parts of the city and even in the suburbs?

Such a man would clearly be a paranoid schizophrenic... with homicidal tendencies."

RAW on the standard president

"He was harassed, but still he spoke with authority. He was, in fact, characteristic of the best type of dominant male in the world at this time. He was fifty-five years old, tough, shrewd, unburdened by the complicated ethical ambiguities which puzzle intellectuals, and had long ago decided that the world was a mean son-of-a-bitch in which only the most cunning and ruthless can survive. He was also as kind as was possible for one holding that ultra-Darwinian philosophy; and he genuinely loved children and dogs, unless they were on the site of something that had to be bombed in the National Interest. He still retained some sense of humor, despite the burdens of his almost godly office, and, although he had been impotent with his wife for nearly ten years now, he generally achieved orgasm in the mouth of a skilled prostitute within 1.5 minutes. He took amphetamine pep pills to keep going on his grueling twenty-hour day, with the result that his vision of the world was somewhat skewed in a paranoid direction, and he took tranquilizers to keep from worrying too much, with the result that his detachment sometimes bordered on the schizophrenic; but most of the time his innate shrewdness gave him a fingernail grip on reality. In short, he was much like the rulers of Russia and China."

'Illuminatus! Trilogy' description of the run-of-the-mill president
(Seemed to apply less to Dubya ;p)