The Blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
the ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
(W.B. Yeats The Second Coming)


Random comment yayness.

I guess seen as people do actually look at these things (contary to previous belief) I may indeed have to keep an eye on the quality of the posts... At least as far as proof reading and such goes, my own stupidity cannot be helped.

But thanks for the comment, I will almost certainly put your blog in my bookmarks dude.

More please, and I am happy to take any abuse on account of my stupidity and incorrectness; though please make it connected to the post in some way... Personal attacks are so damned anoying. RAHH!


Ideology and Blair

Just a quick note, as I have a seminar in a moment...

But if Bush's justification for the war in Iraq on a personal level is his NeoConservative ideological perspective what is Blairs? I mean, everyone knows (yes that is beginning to be an overly accepted thing) that it was all spin and reasonings on a public level either were not the correct ones or were in some way increased to create a truthful and morally acceptable (well to some) reason for war... Then why did he take us there?

The need to fit in with his peers? (George Bushy-wooshy)

The fact is that everyone is so fucking baffled, of the war, of the political parties inability to actually represent individuals(as mass uniform single-issue groups) without the use of newspaper headlines, and of the sudden realisation that everything we believe in politically is fair game.

Its shameful. Its fucking scary.


Not that anyone will be all that interested in such things but here is a photo of NSC-68 the wonderful tome that sparked panic for the american govenment and peoples (and the rest of the world) towards the Soviets in the cold war.

I guess the word 'wonderful' was used as I always use it. That of it holding a strong tinge of sarcasm. It basicly shows (like with present events in Iraq show) that there is no-such thing as level headed, logical government and rational. That hysteria starts at the top; works its way down and results in stupidities in governance and people.

Please please please, can the leaders of the word world suddenly change? To accept logic, and the realities of existance, instead of fantasy and irrencincilable stupidities of ideology and pre-concieved political belief. Rahh!

(and before anyone comments, that political realities and the realities of states in a world of anarchy (and all that levels of realities stuff) can be totally different things... I dont really care (for the moment) let me contratdict myself and be idealistic for once!)

Just a quicky

I was wondering if the title for everyone is blocked by the 'blogger' bar at the top?

I may have to fiddle.


Fixed, I think.


Saddam Hussein must die! ...aparently.

Humm... Theres something remarcably distasteful with the current preceedings in Iraq in as far as the sentance handed down against Saddam, to me, is intrinsicly abhorant. Death is not something that a state should decide on, especially a state whos first remembered action in history will be its handing down of the death penalty of its previous ruler. How can this be a benificial thing, how can this legacy be created on positive grounds. Revenge is never going to result in closure, just simply a continuation of hostilities.

The fact is that everyone knows this, but the blinkered populist politics. There are two areas to look at, 'home' in this sense I am talking about Iraq, for understandable but not enlightened reasons the majority want his final act to be his head rolling into a basket. And aboad(... Well aproad is basicly the US now... But thats another point entirely) being the international community who want a dramatic result of what is in general (at least for the initial stated reasons) a fruitless enterprise to woo domestic voters. "See! We did something, we killed someone....Important!"

I guess, my argument, if you take those two rambled point into concideration is this. That for what ever reason his death is something that is taken for granted and of all people the Judge was never going to do anything different, hell no! My point is that the pest possible solution to the problem of the Baddie Saddam Hussein is that most wonderful of judicial mechanisms, the appeal process. With a long winded appeal process Saddam can rot in his (probably confortable) hell of a prison cell and begradually and ultimatly ignored. Whats the point in following him if he is dead already (at least by decree) and the same logic goes with why sould people worry or expect his return?

The alternatives are much worse (though may ultimatly be seen as minor in the run-of-the-mill experience of Iraq). He dies. Hell breaks loose as Sunni Extremeists use this one event for another catylist of attacks. Many people die.

So, just let him rot, and die in prison. Its much better that way, no-one will really care about him after he has been condemed to death a couple of times. Just DONT kill the bastard.


Crappy Carlton

On a more frivilous note, please please remember that the Carlton in Morecombe is terrible.

I could rant about it, but its just true.