“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Friday, December 15, 2006

Camp Latrine Sunshine 12/15/06

Today is unlike all other days. Wonder of wonders, it is sweetness and light. As in passing out of deep shadows the darkness has lifted and the world is seen anew in the brilliance of the dawning sun.

Reborn, tremble to the glorious music of war! Weep as a child welcomes her
brother home from distant battle. In that moment, the great wheeling of the universe, the rise and fall of civilizations, the lives and deaths of countless human beings that were and yet will be -- all have existed only for that single happy embrace.

Praise to the great god Mars, you reveal another of your mysteries to our unworthy eyes. Innocent youth you must enlist in your grand campaigns, while your ancient duties were conscripted, not volunteered. Today’s eager patriot was born from yesterday’s reluctant soldier, and now no mercy shall be shown, no quarter given.

Such glad stories come from war. Triumphant progress and joyful endings are our true inheritance. How wonderful it is to have suddenly discovered this, to have one's attitude completely altered, to find unquestioning respect for the right media and the right government, with complete faith in what they tell us is good and true. All this made possible thanks to the kind and gentle people at the reorientation center and GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals.