Thursday, May 22, 2014

Viva Egypt - 3

The book Hard Call, whether the authors intended it or not, gives nuance to a section of its subtitle which contains the phrase "great decisions."

That is, if we focus on the word "great."

I mean that in the sense of one of the several meanings of great: "unusual or considerable in degree, power, intensity, etc.: great pain." - (Dictionary).

One street definition or reaction might be to say that "pain is not so great" --unless one is a masochist.

The "great decision" discussed at length in the previous post of this series was a decision that has already caused much pain and anguish to civilization (yet has not reached its apex), which was the decision to addict civilization to the fossil fuel drug "oil" (Viva Egypt - 2, The Universal Smedley - 2).
"Did you say turn right on Armageddon Highway?"

That decision was pregnant with a future that gave birth to Oil-Qaeda, The 1%,  as well as civilization's damage to the global climate system (Oil-Qaeda: The Deadliest Parasite Of Civilization, Oil-Qaeda - The Indictment, The Universal Smedley, The Damaged Global Climate System).

The decision also bound us to a future with three world wars and a resurgence of
"Copy that. Sky Pilot says we forgot wings."
feudalism (American Feudalism - 6), all of which are known enemies of freedom (The Greatest Source Of Power Toxins?).

But the government embraced it (A History of Oil Addiction - 2) like it was starring in a sequel to Thelma & Louise (MOMCOM 2.0 - 2).

So now we have a military NSA (ACLU vs. Clapper, Alexander, Hagel, Holder, and Mueller) which spies on the entire world (The Queens of Stalingrad), and a militarized police force who prey on human rights (Will The Military Become The Police? - 4).

Really? ... a "great decision" Senator "What Economic Problems?" McCain, or the signs of civilization losing its sanity (The Peak of Sanity - 3) and becoming demented (Etiology of Social Dementia)?

The previous post in this series is here.


  1. Nailed that one Dredd! Good call.


  2. McCain still conflates "hard call" with "stupid call" and therefore still does not know the real difference.