Saturday August 30, 2003

So comforting

Category: Opinionated | 2 Comments | Posted 3:35

The news are so comforting. In all their tragedy and their negativity they comfort me, because they are so fucking predictable. They give me a structure.

Crazed Palestinians will keep blowing up civilians in Israel, and reactionary Zionists will keep killing off Palestinians. Imagine if all of a sudden they told us "the Middle East problem has finally been solved". Wouldn't you be taken aback? Incredulous? Of course.

Islamist terrorists will keep setting off bombs and abducting people the world over. In Iraq people will keep struggling, disagreeing, fighting, raiding, killing. In Liberia they will keep torturing and murdering. In South America the drug mafia will keep making any progress an impossibility.

And in the US they will keep lying and manipulating and walking all over the rest of the world. And in Germany they will keep fussing and discussing and plucking things apart. And in Italy they will keep lying and corrupting and ignoring their problems.

And so on and so forth. The human race goes round and round in circles, has done for thousands of years and will keep doing so. It's incredibly frustrating in a way, but its immutability is comforting too. At least we know where we're going in our stupidity. What more are we expecting?


Good point. The world will never change, or progress. We've gone as far as we can go, as humans.
I hope.

Posted by: Sinead at August 30, 2003 07:05 PM

LOL yeah except bigger arms allow for more effiecient cruelty.

Posted by: Clarissa at August 30, 2003 07:50 PM