Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Riddle for George

Dear George,

I have a riddle for you.

What is the one quality that guarantees greatness? What is the quality that allows a man to leave an indelible mark on history?

Let me give you some clues. It is the quality that made it possible for the British to bomb Iraqi villages for nonpayment of taxes between the wars. It’s the quality that gave us Auschwitz; it gave us the firebombing of Tokyo and Dresden. It gave us Hiroshima and Hanoi; it made possible Baghdad and Fallujah. And it is now leading Israel to the pinnacle of glory.

So, here's the answer before you overtax your brain. The quality I am speaking of is the serene barbarity of the civilized.

It is a quality you possess in excess. It is a quality that is born of an intellect drained of emotion and feeling. It is what produces the clear-eyed realist who can transform bureaucratic sclerosis into falling bombs.

It is what has given us the highest expressing of western thought: war by laptop.

In your wildest dreams, did you ever believe that you would be a guardian of western values?


Your admirer,
Belacqua Jones

3 comments:

thepoetryman said...

the serene barbarity of the civilized.

Nice.

I don't think George, even in his wildest dream state which seemed every day of his 8 long years, had an inkling...

Lynn said...

oh come on..Georgie boy made a FUCKING art out of killin' in Texass... retards and all!!! It was the one thing that he could FUCKING do right for Christ's sake!!! Let's at least give him that!!
signed the "Angry Bunny!!"
DO NOT FUCK WITH THE BUNNY!!!

thepoetryman said...

Lynn,
Bunny fucking is illegal in most states but Texas as governor George signed it into law. He ran out of things to kill so he opted for the next best thing- humiliation...