Ain’t that America

25 11 2014

From the outset, the great difficulty has been discerning whether the authorities are driven by malevolence or incompetence. —Jelani Cobb

I say: why choose?

I’m not being glib. If you don’t think black lives matter, or matter much, then why bother taking the care to preserve them?

And, of course, thinking that black lives don’t matter (much) is pretty much at the nasty little heart of malevolence.





Wanna get it right this time

13 06 2014

It is a good thing that I don’t own a television.

Because I would have thrown a whisky bottle thru the screen had I witnessed even one of the incompetent bastards who pom-pommed us in the clusterfuck otherwise known as Operation Iraqi Freedom opine on the necessity of US military intervention in the chaos which is a direct result of the clusterfuck known as Operation Iraqi Freedom.

We owe the Iraqis, we do. We stomped into and all over their country, and while we may have liberated them from the misery of Saddam Hussein’s reign, it was only into another kind of misery. And now the psychopaths operating under the unfortunately-cool acronym of ISIS are marauding thru the country offering their own particularly murderous version of misery.

But I don’t know that there’s much we can do to make the situation better, and f we can’t make it better, we can at least have the decency not to make it worse.

Not that decency is a quality much prized amongst the clusterfuckers.