October 27, 2002
The way we live now

This is attributed to Aristotle in a novel by Eric Ambler:

"The tyrant who impoverishes his citizens is obliged to make war in order to keep his subjects occupied and impose on them a permanent need for a chief."

Of course, it's a novel set in Italy in 1934, so it's about Mussolini. But you get my drift.

I will bake cookies for whoever can figure out how to actually stand up and be counted against this regime. No one seems to be counting! Is anybody counting?

No link. Little hope.

Posted by kio at October 27, 2002 07:31 PM

Uh, ways to be counted by the Bush regime? Lessee now...Florida jokes aside...

1. Git yerself a gun.
2. Be an oilman.
3. Live in a red state.
-- Wait, I thought you said "counted by" not "against".

My fault. Well, then, I guess you gotta blow up something. Maybe take some hostages?

What kind of cookies?

And what book was this set in Italy?

Posted by: tmonkey on October 27, 2002 11:16 PM

Cookies: probably chocolate chip.
Book: Eric Ambler, Cause for Alarm. He's one of the inventors of the espionage thriller genre, supposedly.
Being counted: yes, against. not for. isn't there anything short of SLA/Weatherman tactics?

Posted by: kio on October 28, 2002 11:03 AM

Mysterious plane crashes of senators in tight races, guns going off everywhere, Jackass the #1 movie in America, Florida...something must be done.

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