Additional Bitching and
Some idle musings on
by Michael Kirwan — July 14, 2007
I’ve previously laid out my solutions for disentangling the USA
from the Bush Iraq Folly so now I’ll address the totally separate
issue of the “War on Terror” (!!!!). First off, I have some genuine
reservations about the language involved here. Any description with
the word “terror” embedded in it is simply too loaded on the
propaganda scale to allow a rational discussion about what’s actually
going on here. And it’s not just about Muslims, although their
religion does encourage acts of violent lunacy, if you examine what
this conflict is essentially about. So let’s call the factions
involved by more meaningful appellations. This is a clash of
“pro-modernists” and “anti-modernists.” Those who move towards a
globalized commerce, unilateral cultural norms, and worldwide secret
domination pitted against a strata of threatened peasants who demand
that everything stay exactly as it is, or rather WAS, in the ninth
century. One side wants to be able to sell it’s products to everyone
on the planet while those on the other side want everyone to live in a
religious straightjacket of brutality and stupidity. Now that we have
properly identified the players, we can move toward containing this
I am obviously (as a queer, outspoken atheist) of a
“pro-modernist” bent, although there are some of the Old Worlder’s
practices I find intriguing (specifically keeping the sexes apart.
Hahaha!!!!). Anyway, the only way to best the opposition in this
instance (because “winning” doesn’t happen in “battles of
civilizations”!!!!!) is to covertly infiltrate and electronically
monitor every significant mosque in the western world. And eventually
even into their own home playing fields of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia,
Pakistan, etc. These “houses of worship” are where the hatred is
fomented, where the plots are formed and where the imbeciles are
recruited. This will have to be a huge, intensely clandestine
endeavor. I doubt it’ll stay secret. All of the agents involved will
be incredibly imperiled.
Part 2 is equally disrespectful of the Islamic faith. You can’t
really be surprised here, and if you are you’re on the wrong side of
this battle. We’ve got to threaten the Saudis with nuking their “holy”
sites and possibly imposing an Iraq-style democracy on their land if
they don’t either shut down all of the madras’ (you know, those
Islamic schools they’ve opened all over the world) or reorganize them
into adopting a pro-western curriculum. And we have to check. Over and
over again. Not with white men in suits but with the undercover agents
from the mosque spying.
This is the only method of keeping the fundamentalists at bay
while we set up unbalanced trade treaties and sell iphones and
hip-hop to camel-herders. Armies won’t work. Diplomacy won’t work. We
may have the piles of money and enticing technology but they have the
overwhelming fear (that everything they hold dear can be summarily
dismissed) and the permission of the Koran to act savagely.
I just wanted to get this out. I’ll be long dead by the time a
hearty (yet queasy) “I told you so” is called for. There’s no
fence-sitting on this one. This isn’t really a spectator sport
occasion regardless of how “delicately” the mass media presents it.
It’s either advance to “Star Trek” or revert to being monkey-men.
I read where the correction department staffs out here in
California are being required to take a course on suicide prevention
amongst the convicts. Why? Why not enable them to bail out of an ugly
situation if that’s what they want? If I was sentenced to 40 years in
prison, I’d like the option to chose death instead. I don’t get it.
The authorities should encourage suicide, perhaps even set up
“euthanasia stations” in all the penitentiaries where anyone serving
life or an extended period of time can go get a heroin overdose or
something if that’s what they prefer. It’s always baffled me that a
society so enthralled with “the sanctity of life” decrees that even
the most miserable, ridiculously painful, intolerable conditions must
be endured until “nature” takes it’s course. Why? It sounds more like
a religious assumption than anything approaching respect for human
life and a person’s right to determine whether to give up the ghost on
their own terms. Isn’t suicide a crime of some sort? I’m pretty sure
it’s illegal. What’s the punishment for those who successfully kill
themselves? Mandatory resuscitation? And then a jail term? Absurd. The
whole attitude about suicide in this country is a puzzlement to me.
There should be salons in every neighborhood providing easy exit
services for those who just aren’t interested in hanging around any
longer. It beats me how anyone claiming moral superiority can so
blithely consign someone else to an existence of abject misery just as
long as they’re “alive”.
Again, I’ve gotta complain about that TV show “Army Wives”. Women
who look and behave like those actresses don’t marry guys who earn
less than $17,000 a year and they don’t stand on line with food
stamps. You know it’s true.
I saw a program about a group of anorexic women in some facility
on HBO. Besides being skeletal, what these creatures all had in
common was that they had a support system, family and friends who were
all (at very least) inconvenienced by these girls indulging in their
starvation efforts. I can’t imagine that chicks would do this shit if
nobody else was affected. They just want attention, to suck the life
out of everyone around them, and burden their loved ones with the
“problem.” These foolish girls don’t need treatment, or sympathy or
insurance-paid-for spa retreats. Send them to Somalia or Darfur or
wherever else a famine is in progress for six months. If they die,
well... too bad. These inconsiderate brats deserve zero coddling. Let
them puke themselves to death. We don’t need them. Their distasteful
antics embarrass us as a nation. The very idea of not wanting to join
the rest of us in sentient obesity... it’s appalling.
I’ve been spending a lot of time at xtube.com (yes, I know, its
all very shocking) and although I love the material, I’m surprised
that queers are making errors in common terminology. OUR own
language! So.... A “hand job” requires TWO people. It’s not the same
thing as masturbation. A “golden shower” likewise calls for more
than one participant. I don’t know the colloquial expression for
pissing on one’s self, but there’s no “shower” without some distance
between the nozzle and the body.
In regular life, well, the leather community, I’m pretty sick of
guys in their 30’s and 40’s calling themselves a “boy”. A boy is a
male under fifteen years of age. A “daddy” is man who has experienced
being a biological father, not just any old fart with a nurturing
streak. There’s a few other of these questionable designations that
likewise irritate me but none of them are fresh on my mind. I’m not
sure why people desire to label themselves, but if they absolutely
must, they should either create a new word or adopt one that truly
reflects their faux identity.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned.