Friday, September 14, 2012

Dreams of Orbital Death Platforms

Bloodthirsty monster Mark Krikorian demonstrates Poe's Law:
Tempting Advice from 1972
By Mark Krikorian
September 14, 2012 4:44 P.M.

Satire though it was, Randy Newman’s “Political Science” has lyrics relevant to recent events:
We give them money
But are they grateful?
No they’re spiteful
And they’re hateful.
They don’t respect us so let’s surprise them;
We’ll drop the big one and pulverize them.
Any objections?
That is the whole of the post.

To go all kooky for a moment, if I was some crazy war-loving Muslim fundamentalist I'd be doing my damndest to fuck things up before the election to boost the Mittster, who's more likely to go bananas and invade Syria and Libya and Iran and Egypt.


Smut Clyde said...

Satire though it was,

Says it all.

mikey said...

Any objections?

Any objections to using nuclear weapons on some unspecified population because "they don't respect us"?

Umm, yeah. Yeah, couple objections. A nuclear release could prompt a nuclear exchange that could lead to all out nuclear war. Even if it doesn't, the offensive use of nuclear weapons would make the US a loathed pariah and bring about endless assymetric warfare on an unprecedented level. The morality of killing hundreds of thousands of people with no self-defense necessity component is so awful I don't want to contemplate it, and I certainly don't want it to be my nation that unleashes it. The resulting humanitarian crisis would cost hundreds of billions or even trillions depending on how many people had to be evacuated and relocated. The radioactive plume might drift in unpredictable directions, causing unintended consequences from harm to allies to retaliatory strikes from affected nations.

I've got a few hundred more, but the point is, yeah, there are some objections to your genocidal bloodlust...

Substance McGravitas said...


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

No doubt that, if he's called out for this, he'll claim he was "only joking".

Funny how their "humor" is always based in violence... and by "funny", I mean horrific.

Smut Clyde said...

You have to admit, it takes a very special level of imbecility indeed to cite Randy Newman's scathing ridicule of the tough-guy-on-the-internet stupid pose -- while note that it is ridicule -- as a way of expressing one's tough-guy-on-the-internet stupid pose.

Substance McGravitas said...

He must think that the satire is of, uh, the hideous foreigners?

Smut Clyde said...

Dead dreams of the orbital platform.

M. Bouffant said...

Or if you were a crazy war-loving Xian fundamentalist you might blow your meth profits on a movie calculated to stir things up to the point that an embassy is overrun, hostages are paraded or worse, & Obama is effectively Carterized.

Ether way (& there does seem to have been some synergy in events) there's more war.

And you must've read that protein gyzym guy typed much the same as Krikorian did, but w/ less cover.

Smut Clyde said...

This is why we must take stern measures to ensure that losers talking tough on the interlattice are not allowed access to nuclear weapons.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

...the Mittster, who's more likely to go bananas and invade Syria and Libya and Iran and Egypt.

1) So Jeffrey Goldberg is wrong, and 2) Bibi Netanyahu is a crazy war-loving Muslim fundamentalist.

I see your point...

Substance McGravitas said...

I dunno if Jeffrey Goldberg on anything Iran-related is an argument about anything other than Jeffrey Goldberg.

I accept that if Israel goes nuts the US goes along.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I can't remember if my point was directed at you, Mark Krikorian, or Jeffrey Goldberg.

Carrion, my wayward son.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

Well, unfortunately, Mark's plan will leave people like this dead too. So, imma have to give it a big "no."

I wonder if he's ever lost a close family member. I have and it's nothing to joke about.