Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Just when I think it's safe to venture off the serious and sombre path that this blog seems to have found itself stuck on, more serious and sombre shit hits the fan and laughter seems, if not impossible, then at least inappropriate.
I've got nothing to add to what's been said threescore and ten million times on Twitter about the Boston Marathon bombing. As I write this, all the details are still foggy, exactly how many have been injured, maimed or worse. In common with all horrors, it brings out the best and worst in people: it's not uncommon that people on the ground find previously hidden reserves of strength to do the impossible, almost in inverse proportion to the inanity displayed by those further away, most notably in speculation over who is to blame.
If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on it being crazy white men rather than jihadist Muslim sects, North Korean sleeper cells or whoever else fits the current photofit of the Enemy of The State, but then I'm the other side of the Pacific and just as guilty as the next armchair expert of passing off prejudice as insight.
This caught my eye on Twitter as particularly worthy of cutting out and sticking under the virtual fridge magnets (read from the bottom up):
Anyway, there's still the thing with North Korea that I, foolishly, am trying to keep up with. Just two Links today:
US delays own missile test (Oh, yeah, see, we can test missiles because we are the good guys)
Forget nuclear war, famine is bad enough
Labels: DRUMS OF WAR