When one crazy loner shoots and kills 32 students on a university campus, people are rightfully saddened, upset, and angered, looking for clues in the man’s past that if heeded may have prevented this tragedy. But when it comes to the White House and the current administration, they literally get away with murder and mind-boggling craziness. What else can one call the Bush administration’s plan to move ahead with a new generation of nuclear warheads? Oh wait, this must make sense if one’s mind is warped enough to sing a little ditty about bombing another country and then asking people to lighten up when they’re offended. Meet the future president? I hope not.
The insane irony of this is of course that a country that already has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world is trying to stop other countries from developing nuclear technology. “Living inside the System is like riding across the country in a bus driven by a maniac bent on suicide…” Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow. Truer than ever.