Saturday, June 17, 2017
'Fernandoo Poo will not become another Laos'
"Fernando Poo," the President of the United States told reporters even as Atlanta was calling for all-out war, "will not become another Laos, or another Costa Rica."
"When are we going to get out troops out of Laos?" a reporter from the New York Times asked quickly; but a man from the Washington Post asked just as rapidly, "And when are we going to get our troops out of Costa Rica?"
"Our Present Plans for Withdrawal are going Forward according to an Orderly Schedule, the President began;
Illuminatus! page 70 of the omnibus paperback
I know there are critics of Illuminatus! who call it a product of its time, but it seems evergreen to me. The above passage scarcely seems like satire. I worry that the U.S. policy of endless war has become normalized.
U.S. to send 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
I Tweeted the above link, with the comment, "Some news for the libertarians who supported Trump." I got seven retweets and 16 likes, which made me feel I wasn't completely alone.