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June 22, 2007

Soft Formica Empire

The Church of the Subgenius comments on the situation in Gaza:

Humans would rather fight their neighbors than the Conspiracy. That's been the key to Their success. Pinks prefer the familiar in everything, ESPECIALLY enemies. Colonialism never would have succeeded anywhere, had the natives not been so dedicated to fighting amongst themselves that they were happy to sell out to the invaders for a few extra blunderbusses. By the time any two given tribes of Normals stop hating each other and start organizing against the common foe, it's too late and they're BOTH under the jackboot. What's worse, the minute the genocidal conquerors finish looting and leave, the natives go right back to fratricide. This pattern repeats itself in all human systems, from nations down to kindergarten classrooms. You can bet that if any group of people are starving to death, their neighbors will be throwing food away in PLAIN VIEW.

Without divine intervention, we can probably look forward to an inevitable, perpetual apocalypse in which the "Enlightened Fascism" of a New World Order/Northern Hemisphere Conspiracy will be pitted against the more traditional Third World Fascism of a Southern Hemisphere Conspiracy...a planet where the loud hairy tribes of super-industrialized Northern Asia-America-Europe-Russia are a cancerous blight of asphalt and shotguns, paranoiacally guarding their soft, formica empires against the hard and hungry hoards from South America-Africa-India-and the Middle East...forever, and ever, and ever.

Posted at June 22, 2007 02:37 PM | TrackBack
You can bet that if any group of people are starving to death, their neighbors will be throwing food away in PLAIN VIEW.

I'm convinced that the whole premise of breaking up countries into ever smaller pieces is some sort of demented libertarian strategy designed to entrench private property rights. In the final state, each family will be it's own family-nation; free to join into mutual defensive and economic alliances with it's neighbors (or not).

That's a shame because 20 years ago (before the Soviet collapse) I would have thought that we were trending toward a borderless, less nationalistic society; these days, I don't think that's the case but maybe, just maybe, climate change and the roving mad-max types may render borders moot.

Posted by: Ted at June 23, 2007 09:26 AM

Borders?? We don't need no stinking borders.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at June 23, 2007 11:37 AM