Life. It sure beats the alternative. After all, that’s all we know. Life. This thing. How’s that for profound? Sheer profundity to be sure. But there’s so much to celebrate as to our human condition. And that’s what I do. In part. Chronicling human behavior. And our reacting to it. cataloging the absurd. Cataloging that which we do. It’s more interesting than anything in politics. It’s default. It’s who we are.
Thought for today. Behold today’s war. Latter day casus belli. War, what is it good for? Absolutely lithium. And what was Afghanistan about? Lithium, Sparky. Lithium.It’s only used to make batteries for everything from mobile phones, computers, to iPads, name it. And guess who wants it? Everyone. Not to mention $1 trillion of mineral wealth has been discovered Afghanistan. And note that lithium, gold, iron and copper are among the many minerals identified. And guess what? A de minimis quantity has been exploited because the country has been mired in conflict for three decades. But don’t be depressed. Be informed.
Pilger’s Law: “If it’s been officially denied, then it’s probably true.”
But fret not. There’s more in our world to absolute marvel at. And give me a minute and I’ll think of something.
This afternoon on The Alex Jones Show I referenced two of my commentary PIX 11 pieces I did on the DHS Bullet Bonanza. You may watch them in their entirety here. And its so simple, so easy, so perfect a question: Why?
And what ever gave Americans the idea that they had some right to keep and bear firearms of significant caliber and power? Who ever uttered such an ill-conceived and fanciful notion?
“Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…. [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” (Tench Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)