Hello my friends. How has your week been?
I thought this was really interesting:
Since I don’t watch much TV that doesn’t involve Thomas the Tank Engine, I’ve never seen John Oliver and don’t really know who he is, but I am generally aware of Colbert and the Daily Show and such.
Comments of the week go to SFC Ton and Rhetocrates:
It is inevitable that the usa will go through some version of Yugoslavia. The question is when and to what degree.” — SFC Ton
“I don’t think we’re going to turn into Yugoslavia. I think we’re going to turn into Syria.
The main difference is that Yugoslavia was already mostly segregated when the violence broke out. …
The US (speaking here of the largest segments of the population…) are not ethnically segregated.
… our dissolution – if not stopped – will look like Syria.” — Rhetocrates
The liberal solution to ethnic breakdown is “Stop being racist.” The conservative solution is “Avoid people you dislike.” Both solutions kind of work–until they don’t.
Hrm. Any interesting articles this week? How about a somewhat speculative but still very interesting reconstruction of an ancient Greek warrior’s face, plus a discussion of his grave goods?
One of my relatives died this week, so I’m going to go be sad, now. Please, if you have any fights with your relatives, try to make up if you can before they die. Sometimes people die a lot younger than you think they will.
And don’t let all of this election bullshittery drive you apart. Just don’t.