The Sock Diary

Musings of a part-time Sweaty Sock.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Peacifying The World


PartTimeSock says:
Dunno whether you heard the news this morning, but Blair is saying Bush is going to be "more consensual" (how many times more? zero times a million is still zero), whereas Bush's inaugural speech is going to say he will continue to "spread liberty" although he's refusing to who he's going to peacify next (Iran is heavily hinted as the next date in Bush's Liberty War).
TheBro says:
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TheBro says:
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,9115,1394269,00.html, apparently
TheBro says:
And yes, I heard the words "Rogue states" and Iran and North Korea in the same, so-oft-said-so-easily-repeated sentence on Radio 5 this morn. It's become like the "Great" in "Britain"; you almost notice when it's not there
PartTimeSock says:
the man is frightening. He's not going to calm down. he wants his name is history unequivocally a reformer of the world, and since Iraq and Afghanistan haven't quite panned out as planned, he's going to keep going until he gets it "right". Did you see this http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/01/19/international/family.184.1.650.jpg yesterday? Someone ought to put that on the screens while he makes the address (from Doc Searl's weblog).
TheBro says:
ooof
TheBro says:
I was thinking about it on the way from the bus this morning, as I walked past the new exhibition at the Royal Academy, "The Turks (600-1600)". It's about an American Empire (called "Democracy/Freedom/Sovereignty/Genocide") and, at the time in history in which one lives, does one try to become the most powerful? Does one make the most of the fortuity in being in the right place in the right time
TheBro says:
(cf Emperors of Rome) and give all the cash to all your mates to protect you (Dubya) at that moment?
TheBro says:
everyone else after can sweep up after, but opportunities like this come around rarely, and to very few, so does one milk the fck out of it, sod the consequences, and let future generations tidy up. Sort themselves out
PartTimeSock says:
It's a h3ll of a thought. I'm going to blog this, then, if you're cool, continue on the comment thread? Better than Mrs IM Monitor hanging over our shoulders.

1 Comments:

  • At 10:04 am, Blogger PartTimeSock said…

    I wonder whether there's just the faintest chance that these people are acting in good faith? After all Assume Good Faith (MeatballWiki) is a way of managing your interaction with people over the web, email, and within groups, so maybe we ought to try to understand why their world view gives them the impression they're "right"? Or am I just losing it in an attempt to explain such rampant back-covering and dishonesty and flat out lying?

     

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