How to make an entire country disappear

They did it to Haiti… and now, Japan.
They’re still there, see… my sentence structure is starting to really fall apart but push, push, push on I must. They’ve been disappeared into the Friday News Cycle Memory Hole. Even though, now, Japan going out has the potential to take out the entire rest of us. Some slower than the rest. Must keep the citizens entertained, don’t look at the nasty glowing clouds approaching, kids… if we all pretend they’re not real they’ll go away.
OK, maybe it won’t be as grim… but it is really really grim. The unnatural tendency for the Newsies and other people who cheerlead for More Money At Any Cost is to hide things from the rest of us, at least enough that they can cash their stocks and bonds out. Not that it will matter.
So, how bout that American Idol?
They did that to us during the opening days of the Iraq Invasion and Occupation errr Liberation and Nation Building. The Last Baptist Church of Burleson Texas was holding prayer meetings for some kid named Kelly who can sing, (she won) Special Prayer meetings begging God to intervene and make her into an Idol. Hey, it was the only thing on the news in North Texas for an entire two weeks aside from the Build Up The Lie campaign about the WMDs.

Bread and circuses, well, they can’t afford the bread so they’ll make a circus out of executing the Bread Riot ringleaders. Oh, they’re expanding the War on Everybody Darker Than a Paper Bag (it’s a Louisiana thing, you would have to have been there) to Libya and to Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio.
The rest of us have to wait our turn, meekly… Or DO WE?

By the bye, the Wisconsin folk, mostly white but you know what Stupid Boy Glenn Beck has been doing these past few weeks? Saying that the workers in Wisconsin are being manipulated by The Caliphate. Yes, brethren and sistren and mothren, those insidious darkies are now preying on our workers as well. Because of course working folks are stupid.
I mean, we’d just about have to be to be ripped off so long and so regularly over the ages, right?

You know what the difference is between a Hiroshima event and a Chernobyl style event? The Chernobyl style events leave buildings standings.

See, I was avoiding the Japan story for just this reason. That and I really did harbor an irrational hope that the reactors could be tamed down, locked down, shut down forever and people would walk away from it with a better understanding of just how badly we’ve screwed up, and a real resolve to give up on the stupid shit.

Apparently not.

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