Monday, January 08, 2007

ASYLUM 2

Just a couple more comments about this (would be all too easy to write a book).

1. The Alice in Wonderland of Iraq - does Bush and his 20,000+ troop 'surge' strategy remind anyone of the last days of Hitler in his bunker as he, raging against his own generals, starts pushing imaginary troops around the map?
2. I know in Britain how servile and meek and infantilised citizens are but seriously, how come millions of Americans aren't surrounding the White House and hurling rocks through the windows?
3. If only Network wasn't just a film - I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this any more! And I say this because, things being equal, I genuinely have no time for any kind of politics.

2 comments:

Feima said...

1. The Alice in Wonderland of Iraq - does Bush and his 20,000+ troop 'surge' strategy remind anyone of the last days of Hitler in his bunker as he, raging against his own generals, starts pushing imaginary troops around the map?
HAHAHAA yes.

2. I know in Britain how servile and meek and infantilised citizens are but seriously, how come millions of Americans aren't surrounding the White House and hurling rocks through the windows?

They have security around the White House and would probably shoot someone throwing a rock. They would think it was a bomb or something. Unfortunately, people are too afraid to throw rocks at the White House.

Thomas Transparent said...

William, I think the grave truth of the situation is that, until Americans have absolutely NO other forms of diversion to distance them from the systematic erosion of their freedoms (say, television for example) they will mostly opt to do nothing. Resistance brings a high risk of prison time, and most Americans will still accept 'outside' life, no matter how awful, over being crammed into an overcrowded and dangerous penal facility. So until 'outside' life seems to be no worse than spending 23 hours of the day in a stinking cell, I'd expect that most Americans will, unfortunately, forego the revolutionary impulse.