"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up."

Arthur Koestler 


On one level I agree with Brit. The Republicans had to know that the government shutdown would end badly. Watch the tone in the video. 

The snarky tone and the choice of adjectives tells us all we need to know abut Hume's true place in the political spectrum. He is a part of the system—the modern equivalent of ancient Israel's court prophets. It is interesting that they replaced Brit with Bret a few years ago. The talking heads are mostly interchangeable, in this case the name was even only one vowel different. (For Karl Denninger's view of this video clip click here.)

I find it humorous that the left disparages Fox News and the right disparages MSNBC. Sure there are differences, but both are court prophets defending the status quo. 

The status quo, "the powers that be," Babylon, or what ever you want to call it is doomed. While I do not expect zombies to attack, it will not be pretty. 

Get ready. 

Particle Man

As you may have noticed, I like novelty songs. 


More on Snowdon


He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune

There is an interesting problem with modern journalists: Someone has to pay them. In this case the journalist interviewing Greenwald is paid by the government. In most cases when not paid by the government, it is the big media conglomerates that pay the salaries.

There is a saying:

"He who pays the piper calls the tune."

One reason I do not watch most news programs is this issue. I applaud those like Greenwald who bring us information that the "powers that be" do not want us to have.


Spanish Inquisition