I feel like I’m waiting for something more. I can’t concentrate on anything. I start things, and can’t finish them. The things I do for fun can’t keep my interest. I can barely finish a thought. I don’t know why I’m writing this, as I’m bored already and off in other things internally. But what? But what? It’s like waiting for Godot. Expectation of something more. Dissatisfaction with the state of the world. Dissatisfaction with everything.

I’m just wasting time until…?

Osama Bin Laden

So I’ve run across a couple of articles about Bin Laden.

This one is from globalresearch.ca.

This one is from CNN. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. The CNN article is part of a wider look at Bin Laden, as featured in the Bin Laden profile.

I’m still not even remotely convinced that he had anything to do with this. That the US government is now throwing in Saddam Hussein as a possible ringleader/financier/whatever is further adding to my doubt.

A war needs an enemy. The US needs a war. Ergo, the US needs an enemy. Prefererably one that is fairly distant and exotic so that when they bomb indiscriminantly, the ‘collateral damage‘ doesn’t make the average citizen feel too guilty.

Wow, do I ever feel cynical today.

A Question of Scruples.

Situation: You are the pilot of a commercial airliner. You are flying a plane in the wake of the World Trade Centre attack, and as such, your cockpit’s door is now 3 inches of solid steel. Nothing is getting through this door. Suddenly, on the intercom, a flight attendent informs you that a man holding a gun is threatening to kill everyone on board unless you let them into the cockpit. Do you let them in?

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Jerry FUCKING Falwell

This is one of the most upsetting things I have ever read. I can’t believe at this bastard would use this incident as an opportunity to spread this reactionary, neanderthalic crap around. It’s bad enough that the dominant political rhetoric is one of revenge and not healing, but now we add the Religious Right holding feminists, homosexuals and the ACLU partially repsonsible?

Does no one realise that this commentary by Falwell is just as bad, if not worse than the worst psycopathic non-christian religious fanatic? I can’t even begin to voice how incensed this makes me. There are simply not words to express it.


“make no doubt about it, we will win” – George W. Bush.

With those words, George W. has effectively declared war on … who? there is no enemy yet. No one knows who did this. Sure, they’re pointing fingers at Osama Bin Laden’s terrorist group, but American foreign policy has always needed A Person to blame (Stalin, Mao, Castro, Hussein, etc) for all sorts of various things. But a terrorist organization is not a country. Just like you can’t go to war against a drug cartel, you can’t go to war against a terrorist group – they do not have borders, capitals, etc. to bomb. They may have the odd camp somewhere, but more often then not, they have apartments in cities in countries.

Several politicians and pundits have likened this attack to Pearl Harbour, calling this ‘an act of war’. Get over it, buddy. There is no similarity here, apart from the fact the US had no idea it was coming, and lots of americans died on American soil. There is not an expanionist empire trying to ward off later attack by cowing a potential enemy. There is not a world war going on. There is no country attacking you that you can declare war on. And for the record, no this does not allow you to bomb ANYONE to oblivion, in the manner of Hiroshima.

“All we are saying is give peace a chance” – John Lennon


So tonight was the first night for SHiNDiG at the Railway Club. Man, was I ever ready for this tonight, after today. I couldn’t even escape empty commentary on TSN, where they were having in depth discussions about the role of sport during times like these. And EVERY channel on the TV had some sort of coverage it seemed. Made me sick. If there’s no news, don’t fucking report it. And you know what else? I could give a rat’s ass about the economy at times like these.

Anyhoo, I digress.

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Terrorist Attacks

So, like everyone else (except for the perpetrators) I’m horrified by what’s been happening in the US today. I’ve been amazed at some reactions. Those who can’t fathom the attack have been reacting (almost) with amusement (“It’s like in one of those end-of-the-world movies”), others speechless. I’ve spent some time discussing who could have done this, calmly assessing the planning capabilities of organizations around the world. The press has jumped on the Osama Bin Laden bandwagon, virtually having already blamed them. I’m not so sure. Assuredly, this is not an attack by any one State in the world – no one state would be foolish enough to make this sort of attack on the states – they would have to know the US would simply bomb them to oblivion. I, for one, am willing to believe that this was a domestic attack. Why? Who else has as much free access to domestic flights as US citizens? And the Oklahoma City bombing has already proven that there are many militia groups in the US with similar views about the US as some international groups.

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Wil Wheaton

So Wil Wheaton has his own website now. I was going to be all sarcastic and stuff, but after having visted the site, I’m so longer so inclined. It’s pretty interesting. No different than any other blog out there, except that he was once a TV/Movie star (I have no idea of his current status). It’s all self-designed, managed and run, and while he gets countless hits and comments on every thing he writes, it’s actually all well written, as these things go. And he likes comics, so how bad can he be?

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