Monthly Archives: May 2015

Going into Iraq

The Bush administration decided they wanted to invade Iraq. They told the intelligence agencies to give them evidence that would justify an invasion. They sold that evidence very hard to the American people, and used it to justify invading Iraq. That evidence then turned out to be bogus. The point at which people in the Bush administration figured out that this evidence wasn’t true doesn’t really matter. What matters is that they didn’t care, because they weren’t gong to war because of the evidence, they were talking about the evidence because they wanted to go to war.

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Talking to Deathists

I don’t know you but I love you

Hang in there buddy

There’s going to be plenty of room on the lifeboat for everybody

You just have to hang in there

You don’t have to die


I’m in love with this reaction to the 2015 British election

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/election-2015-stuart-heritage-nine-reasons-to-be-cheerful

It’s so great.

Key passage:

We’ve all learned a very important lesson about disappointment

Nobody in life gets everything they want, and realising this is what stops us from becoming entitled. This is why we have pets as children, so that we can learn what it feels like when something we love dies. There’s a lot we can all take from this. Especially first-time voters. Get used to this feeling of heartbreak, kids. This is literally all there is, and none of it is good, and then we die.

Also, we’ll all be dead soon!

We live on a coldly rotating speck in an ocean of total nothingness, and nothing we do can ever truly matter. All is blackness and abstract cruelty. There is no point to us, and soon we will be gone. The universe will spin on, oblivious.

Some pretty intense shit in the politics section. My condolences Britain!