Saturday, February 3, 2007


Magicians use misdirection to help them trick people. The place where you are looking is usually not where the real action is taking place. I bring this up with regard to politics, and the example I'll use is the 'civil war' vs. 'not civil war' in Iraq debate. The answer? Who really gives a shit. The people involved, politicians (all of whom are criminals and should be jailed), have managed to distract the public with frivolous discussions. Here is an example of how they work.

Person 1: "You killed that man."

Person 2: "Did not."

Person 1: "Yes, you did. Look there is his dead body. I saw you plunge a knife into his back."

Person 2: "That is not murder."

Person 1: "What the hell do you mean? That is not murder? How could that not be murder?"

Person 2: "Using the definition of murder from, murder is 'the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. In the U.S., special statutory definitions include murder committed with malice aforethought, characterized by deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime, as robbery or arson (first-degree murder), and murder by intent but without deliberation or premeditation (second-degree murder).' By that definition, I did not murder this man.

Person 1: "This is outrageous. You murdered him. You stuck a knife in his back, that took some forethought, if even a couple of seconds worth."

Person 2: "How many seconds worth of forethought is required to consider an act murder."

Person 1: "Let me consult the experts."

Off screen, Person 1 is gathering his pundits to make his case, and Person 2 is moving on to bigger and better things, because everyone is going to wast time discussing what constitutes 'murder'. Meanwhile, the feckless media has taken up the debate ad nauseum, producing polls and pundits in vomit inducing quantities. The sad part? Everyone knows it was fucking murder, yet the debate will rage on until something else newsworth pushes the murder story out of the headlines. Misdirection.

I hate politicians. Once you decide to run for office you automatically become a criminal to me. You may have honorable intentions, but it wont salvage your soul.

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