Okay, don’t laugh at me? Promise?
I’m scared that the world is ending. I’m not going to go out and get a big bell and run up and down the streets wearing a sign that says “The END is NEAR”, but I’m still pretty fucking concerned, honestly. First, because of all the natural disasters that have been happening lately. You know when you’re run down, because you’ve been treating yourself badly, and you get sick? Think of the Earth as your body. It’s trying to tell us something, folks.
Secondly, in my book, no nukes is good nukes. I’m seriously worried about the reactors in Japan. That can’t be good for them, or anyone. Yes, the Pacific is a very big ocean. I know. I’m still worried.
Thirdly, the US is so goddamn pleased that they finally caught Bin Laden (after, I’m sorry, HOW many years)? They’re all singing “Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead”, but really? Now Al Quaida’s just pissed off. When Kennedy was shot, did the US government just shut down? No, they installed Johnson and carried on. What makes them think that’s the end of terrorism? Because now a) Bin Laden is a martyr to a cause that loves martyrs and b) they’re pissed off and going to be looking for revenge. And when they take revenge, then the US will want revenge on them for taking revenge and…well, you get the picture. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. I think that was Gandhi who said that, but whether it was or not, it holds true. I’m very, very scared and I’m not even American, I’m just their next-door neighbour. I can see a global war coming, because although no one really wants to back the neighbourhood bully, we’re all afraid not to. I understand pride and patriotism; what I don’t understand is being unable to accept that not all cultures have the same values, and that the US seems unable to keep itself from interfering with them. Maybe you are the Greatest Country in the World. If you’re American, and have American values, you probably believe you are. But we’re not all American, nor do we want to be. Sorry for the rant, and I apologize in advance to my American friends. I’m not tarring you all with the same brush.
And finally, there’s a federal election today, and it’s not lookin’ good here in the Peterpatch. I once again reiterate my offer to drive local people to the polling station. Happy to. PM me. Please vote. Not that it’ll do any good this time, but who knows?
Horton heard the Whos.