It is hard to get too philosophical when you spend so much time in your head and in the bed. Or rather it is dead easy to get totally wacky philosophical and come up with plans like, “If only everyone sat round big tables and had some nice trifle with tasty sponge cake, how much better would the world be!” Which is NOT what I am going to blog about (remember, I’m staring at stucco wall so soon enough I start to see the map of India and the face of Cary Grant).
Seriously, sometimes when I am bored I come up with what I call “The New White Paper” (which was Canada's theoretical defense plan for the invasion of the US). I come up with time frames and ways for different powers or groups to successfully wage war against the US (I’m sorry, I mean successfully liberate the US against the oppression. For instance where less than a majority of the population turns out to vote, which must be because of living in a terror state which needs liberation. Or maybe the way Afghanistan was sold as invading for the rights of women, they will invade for the rights of LGBT people). The most fascinating thing about the US is that right now it is much like Japan in WWII; a military mindset but with huge supply lines and without high end production (no current capacity to turn into basic war time manufacturing due to outsourcing, Just In Time delivery and problems like….credit). For example, instead of engaging the US on land, why not target every single oil tanker and start blowing every exposed pipeline (I can point a few (psst-Alaska?)). Does the US really have the navy needed to protect EVERY oil tanker? Then of course, we have already seen how easy it is to isolate US airspace (they shut it down themselves). I mean, the Monroe doctrine was created for a reason; the US cannot maintain supply lines they currently need without near GLOBAL air and sea coverage. Okay, I think I will stop there since I am now deeply on the FBI, CIA, Homeland security and NIC bot lists. I hope the blog checker enjoys the panty shots.
See, this is why I don’t comment on politics; it is not like I WANT the US invaded…well this weekend. It is just I know there are so many people employed to figure out ways to wage war on China and places like that, so who is left to make a simple 12 point plan for isolating, depleting and THEN engaging the US? (one last thing, if any CIA types are reading this, what exactly did you give France to drop that communications deal with China? And did you anticipate their reaction in working toward being the largest ship manufacturer in the world? I mean, they don’t have a high tech communication system and they shot down a satellite – what does that tell you about their tracking abilities? I would like to point out that some of the most effective early resistance against US troops in Iraq was organized by SEMAPHORE!)
Sorry, that got off track, I just loved the idea of that; US has satellites and planes flying higher than anti-aircraft can shoot and navel missiles guided in a mile away with joysticks and high-tech communications and jamming and they are fighting guys who are sending each other instructions using flags. Just seemed somewhat ironic.
Sorry, I used to be a big military geek, well, not actually a military geek so much as collecting data of how successful different types of geurrilla warfare was against different types of military. I don’t collect that anymore; too time consuming. I should think of nicer things, it is just, as far as chess goes, going up against the US and winning is, well, there are lots of possibilities. My last great idea was actually created by a russian scientist before being pulled in “trade negotiations” which was a jammer for guided anything. Each guided missile costs $1,000,0000 – I think the jammer was $500. I was also a big fan of just making the air space completely unusable if I could only find a way to fill it with weightless ball bearings (really bad things to suck into jet engines). I was also a big fan of making an entire airspace combustible. Like I said, I get bored – see now why I should get a job that challenges me.
Gosh, I really have nattered on about very odd things indeed. I should point out that I actually am a US citizen which in previous years would mean that, hey, I may be critical and a little worried about defense, but hey, still a citizen. I think these days it mean I will soon disappear because I have indicated thoughts that are a threat to freedom (read the economist, the world is a fucking soap opera!).
Anyone here see Sicko? I just have to wonder how Michael Moore and so many other people missed the irony of “first class health care” in a facility at Gitmo where even the president has admitted that torture or whatever name they call it this week happens. Hey, why wouldn’t you have top notch health care when even trying to commit suicide at Gitmo is considered an act of “asymmetrical warfare.”
In a completely related thought, I WANT the backwards naming job – you know how when something horrible happens but it is called something else. I want that job. So like, being thrown down the stairs by police due to your religion or race is called, “Prisoner Health & Safety Checks” or how when a plant leaks bleach into your drinking water it is, “Project Environmental Education and Development.” That has got to be the greatest job in the world due to the amount of drugs you get for free.
Oh god, it is time to post the blog. And this blog is supposed to be what I think and live with; well actually, I don’t have any arms or books on making bombs or junk like this, but I do tend to actually think about for example, how many people would starve to death if a 8.0 earthquake hit the LA area (since most stores have to restock food from trucks every 8-12 hours and almost every freeway is sitting on a fault line). I’m a disaster freak, I admit it.
I was in Hungarian embassy when suddenly the guards turned guns on those in line and started to close the doors of the embassy and I had a ticket to Prague. I was with the crowd which was climbing the walls while the soldiers inside starting building machine gun nests. I decided to ask (half way up the wall), “What is going on?”
“Civil War has started…in Prague.”
Ahhh. God, now I REALLY wanted to get on that train but in the end, no stamp, no get on train. Is this the thinking of a sane person. I actually stood UNDER a tornado laughing hysterically until I was tackled and dragged to safety. Same reaction in my 5.1 earthquake; spontaneous laughter. I was in the doorway and things were flying off the shelves and I was having a blast, I even shouted, “Um, I wouldn’t stand in that GLASS doorway.” Sorry; I’ve been in a hurricane at sea and two on land; one I just rolled over and looked outside and said, “Wake me if it upgrades” and went back to sleep.
There, try to find THAT in the DSM IV.
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