Tuesday, May 18, 2021
[...]... sly maliciousness and explosive vacuity: the two primary qualities of Gladwell’s oeuvre.
[...]A skeptical reader may wonder: Why would Malcolm Gladwell, who seems to admire LeMay so much, talk at such great length about the lethality of LeMay’s Japanese firebombing? The answer lies in what this story leaves out. Mentioned only glancingly in Gladwell’s story are the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. The omission allows for a stupid and classically Gladwell argument: that indiscriminate firebombing brought a swift end to the war, and its attendant philosophical innovations continue to envelop us in a blanket of security that has not been adequately appreciated.
[The Baffler]In 1968, he [Lemay] would join forces with segregationist George Wallace as the vice-presidential candidate on his “American Independent Party” ticket, a fact literally relegated to a footnote in Gladwell’s book. This kind of omission is par for the course in The Bomber Mafia. While Gladwell constantly reminds the reader that the air force leadership was trying to wage more effective wars so as to end all wars, he cannot help but shove under the rug that which is inconvenient.
Monday, May 17, 2021
[Political Wire]According to Axios, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told associates he had three goals for the final weeks of the Trump administration: #1: No major war. #2: No military coup. #3: No troops fighting citizens on the streets.
50 Yrs. Ago Today In Jesus
Sunday, May 16, 2021
No entity can force Americans to wear shirts & shoes to shop, either. Or force American men to wear a useless piece of cloth (LIKE A LEASH!!!) around their necks, can they? FREEDUMB!!!— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) May 16, 2021
Get psychiatric help, crazy person!
Saturday, May 15, 2021
"Why is he up there doing all this and acting like the President? Why can't somebody stop it? This is driving me crazy!" Driving, lady? You're waaaay off the map.
Lin Wood states that Trump is still the president and that the military would call on him “for the code if they need a first strike.” He also states he believes Trump signed the Insurrection Act in secret. pic.twitter.com/8eA5e1VPER— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) May 12, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021
Colonialism & Settlerism On March: Jamestown, Israel Founded, Lewis & Clark Set Off. Also, Sinatra Dies.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
If you low-rent mouthpieces like Russia so much, why dontcha go live there?Bob Brigham / Raw Story:Giuliani's son tells Russian state TV people don't want to live in America after FBI raided his dad — The son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani went on Russian TV to push conspiracy theories about the federal investigation of his father. — Andrew Giuliani accused the American government …
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Return them all to active duty, court-martial them & take away their retirement money. Fucking fascist assholes.Bryan Bender / Politico:‘Disturbing and reckless’: Retired brass spread election lie in attack on Biden, Democrats — A day after 124 retired generals and admirals released a letter spreading the lie that President Joe Biden stole the election, current and former military officers are speaking out …Emma Colton / Washington Examiner: More than 120 retired generals and admirals sign letter questioning 2020 election and Biden's mental healthJake Johnson / Common Dreams: 120+ Retired US Generals and Admirals Pen ‘Disturbing’ Letter Parroting Trump Election LiesAlex Henderson / Raw Story: Military members call out group of retired generals for ‘disturbing and reckless’ letter promoting Trump's election lies