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09 October 2009

Bombing the moon for (Nobel) Peace (Prizes)

Not content with bombing to death human beings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and anywhere else on earth with resources that take their fancy, the United Mistakes of America (ignore for a moment how mythical al Qaeda suicide bombers follow them around everywhere) via those lovely folk at NAZA have taken to bombing the Clangers and the moon, complete with 1960s video technology holed up in a PortaCabin as documentary proof; all in a vain bid to save, among other things, a collapsed economy of invented numbers while apparently looking for water, as discovered by everyone except those who claim to have been there many times, and recently confirmed by India's lunar mission.

All of which means it's probably time for a revival of this little bit of musical, lyrical and video genius from German rockers, Rammstein.



There is no escape. Even on the moon.

Meanwhile, PotUS Barack Obama/Ohbomber, he who authorised the mass murder of Pakistanis (ignore that the U.S. hasn't, technically, declared war on Pakistan) through the use of unmanned drones, receives a Nobel Peace Prize because he said all the right words, which of course means that, according to the collection of Nobel geniuses who decide such things, you can ignore his 'peaceful' actions like, er, murder.

#War IS #Peace; how warmongers win #Nobel 'peace' prizes. Everything is its opposite.

Ignore incongruity; dismiss dissonance; carry on.

25 comments:

paul said...

Well Gore got one for a dodgy powerpoint piece, Yunus for turning around the bangladeshi economy and Kissinger for killing far more people.
Our previous prime minister must be fuming.

The Antagonist said...

What's beautiful is the way in which the heraldry and ceremony of ages long past is simply withering away before everyone's eyes, under only the lightest of scrutiny.

Long may it continue.

The end of the Cult of the 'Expert' is nigh.

paul said...

The collective thud of jaws hitting the floor seems to be greater then the moon missile's impact.
You could be tempted into thinking it's part of the general plan of destabilising everything.

The Antagonist said...

Like wot Carlos writ:

"Constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind."

Anonymous said...

"Ignore for a moment how mythical al Qaeda suicide bombers follow them around everywhere"

I suggest you spend some time in Pakistan, Ant. I have, and they ain't mythical. In fact, I travelled through Wah Cantonment the day after the bombing and as an eyewitness, I can assure you that it was very, very real. In fact, I would even go so far as to say it was Real™, complete with Real™ blood, as opposed to that fake stuff Transport for London in collaboration with Pinewood Studios splosh around the Underground whenever the urge arises to bash the Islamists; the same Islamists, incidentally, who our 'secular' government spends the rest of its time finding ever more intriguing ways of accommodating. So Real™, even, that you might almost imagine a link between such mythical inventions of the US and a very large Pakistani diaspora in this country- a small, radical minority of whom feel rather lost and confused, caught between the culture of their parents on the one hand, and that which they are raised in on the other, possibly sending some of them "off the rails". But this great project we call 'multi-culturalism' - you would agree - paradoxically necessitates commitment to values not necessarily shared elsewhere in the world.

"[Obama] receives a Nobel Peace Prize because he said all the right words"

Actually because the liberal-left (who are the real fascists, operating the real conspiracy) likes to give itself a jolly good pat on the back for getting a black man into the 'White' House. Of course it's outrageous to bomb Muslims when there's a white Republican in power, but just fine when it's a black Democrat with an Islamic middle name. As I said, I explained as much to my ultra-Marxist lecturers, but they were far too enamoured by his skin colour to worry about innocent people being bombed any longer. Which is rather odd considering they spend the rest of their lives condemning it. But then I did also say that only white people are evil! Anyway, 'Multi-culturalism' is a myth and Obomber proves it, which is why I would like to see him referred to as the 44th President of America, not the first black one.

In short: right idea, wrong methodology. Just about the story of your whole blog Ant. Stay away from those theories!

Anonymous said...

And not quite as much of a joke as this:

http://www.johnpilger.com/page.asp?partid=541

Awarded to a man who "saw an opportunity and took it", in the words of a well-known journalist and friend of his, whom I happened to meet in France recently, "...take anything he says with a truck-load of salt."

Fucking hell, how does he juggle that highly paid mainstream media career with his political views? He deserves a knighthood for that alone!

Meanwhile, revolution done proper from us inbreds out 'ere in the countryside:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/is-exmoor-the-unfriendliest-place-in-britain-1800580.html

We're armed and ready Ant!

paul said...

It's strange how perfectly anon's anecdotes support his rambling anti 'left', anti urban complaints:

"I say I was there (scenes of bombing, free palestine marches, unidentified person who dislikes pilger etc) therefore I have authority."

I begin to wonder if he stowed away on apollo 11 just to prove the doubters wrong.

Actually because the liberal-left (who are the real fascists, operating the real conspiracy).

I thought anon disdained conspiratorial theories and did not say left = fascist.

I wonder if anon could point me in the direction of his ultra-Marxist lecturers, they sound a fascinating bunch.

Though will they still be ultra marxist after even one moment in anon's company?

Anonymous said...

No the conspiratorial theories I disdain paul are the kind of ones in which people claim suicide bombers are mythical. Believe what you like about my anecdotes, but I do try to get out a bit and see the world, which gives one a more rounded picture than staring at London-Luton train timetables in some bedsit all day long. And it's not at all unlikely that someone who has spent a lot of time in Pakistan might come across the occasional post-suicide bomb carnage. Perhaps I should spend a few hours drooling over my photo album trying to prove it was all just a myth, but I might need Ant's help with that one?! And you're free to disbelieve me about meeting the unidentified journalist (who is a friend of Pilger's and does not 'dislike' him), but you would have to believe me when I say it's a well-known fact among journalists that Pilger likes his hyperbole (so much so that his surname has its very own place in the English language), and that he is a fully paid-up member of the mainstream press he pretends to deplore so much, and that he totally didn't deserve a 'peace prize', and that he has carved out a nice little niche for himself, etc, etc.

If you don't mind me adopting your wonderfully dry style for a minute paul... I couldn't have been onboard Apollo 11 because I had not yet been born. OK?

My ultra-Marxist lecturers and I got on fine, most of them had a sense of humour and some of them knew deep down that Marxism is only a theory that can't really work in practice. Still, trivialities like that didn't stop them passing on their ideas to the students, most of whom seemed to swallow them without a thought.
In fact, leftist indocrination runs right the way through the state and university education systems. Another convenient anecdote: my history teacher used to spit every time the words 'Margaret Thatcher' were uttered in the class, so you can imagine the kind of direction his 'teaching' took. Fuck, any more of these crazy anecdotes and I might let it slip that I actually have a life beyond my computer screen! Still, that can't be proved.

Last thing, because I've got to go out for a stroll and check poor Liz hasn't been strung up by the locals, I'm not anti-urban, I just think that getting out of the Big Smoke for a while can do wonders for one's opinions on life and it might help those with low self-esteem. Life really isn't quite so depressing as you lot like to think, and, if you teach yourself not to envy other people's wealth, you can even sit back and have a jolly good laugh about it. I think you should all go and join Stef for some peaceful R&R.

The Antagonist said...

"I say I was there .... therefore I have authority"

This somewhat solipsistic denial of everything other than self and the experience of self has manifested itself in the comments here on one or two notable occasions. As a technique it's as effective now as it ever was.


I thought anon disdained conspiratorial theories and did not say left = fascist.

Maintaining two opposing positions, with the inclusion of arbitrary other positions whenever needed, is the basis of the endless, elliptical circles of debate. The ultimate winning move is not to play the game.


I wonder if anon could point me in the direction of his ultra-Marxist lecturers, they sound a fascinating bunch. Though will they still be ultra marxist after even one moment in anon's company?

Without doubt they will all have considered their positions as professors within minutes of the dialogue opening. Demands will have been unleashed upon the faculty administration that the lunatics be immediately put in charge of the asylum until such time as all the former professors got their minds right and started picking off non-locals with shotguns.

Referee said...

"The ultimate winning move is not to play the game."

You score some points for taking part, though, Ant!

How do you do those quotations in italics by the way? I just can't work it out.

scunnert said...

Good tune.

Kier said...

Anonymous, I want to thank you for your generosity of spirit in coming here and taking your precious time to talk to us bedsit-dwelling, time-table starers. I can't imagine the frustration in arguing your points so finely and then suffering the utter ingratitude of people countering you with arguments of their own, when really.....they should just shut up and get lives. It really doesn't matter a bit that you seem thus far unable, or unwilling, to elaborate on how your presence 24 hours after an explosion allowed you to identify exactly who the perpetrators were from the day before. It is quite enough that you were there. Afterwards, but there.

I agree also that there is a very large Pakistani diaspora in this country feeling lost and confused - let's forget for just a moment, the small matter of one of the July 7th accused being Jamaican by birth; he was probably Pakistani in his mind, after all, and had just as much right to feel lost and confused and go off the rails the way Pakistani youths are wont to do. In fact, thinking about it, in much the same way Matthew Swift and Ross McKnight might have gone off the rails had they been Pakistani in origin. Thankfully, the jury realised they were not only white, but their parents were as well, so there would just be no reason for them to plot carnage. Or go off the rails in the first place. Just imagine though......but for an accident of birth, they might too have become suicide bombers.

Ah, what simplistic arguments are these.....when I finally stop living in London, as you say I do, you never know - they might get just as sophisticated as yours, Anonymous :)

paul said...

It really doesn't matter a bit that you seem thus far unable, or unwilling, to elaborate on how your presence 24 hours after an explosion allowed you to identify exactly who the perpetrators were from the day before.

Or wander about taking snaps in what is designated as a high security area.

if you teach yourself not to envy other people's wealth,

I'm sure that sentiment will soothe Asif Ali Zardari's subjects.Though it's hard to square with:

how does he juggle that highly paid mainstream media career with his political views?

Sounds like that awful 'politics of envy ' stuff that the rich are always scolding the 'left' about.

As for anon's italic ignorance, that can be fairly blamed on the liberal left obama loving and hating fascist mainstream democratic working class education system

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I shouldn't have said that. Now I have inadvertently silenced you and you can no longer take part in the game, which means I will have to play with myself.

"This somewhat solipsistic denial of everything other than self and the experience of self has manifested itself in the comments here on one or two notable occasions".

That's funny Ant, because it's the self that the extreme left is in denial about.

Now just think about that for a while, and then come back to me with that alternative political theory I've been waiting so patiently to read about, complete with details please on how the individual self will be conquered. Because it's all very well picking everything apart when you don't have a fucking clue what to replace it with.

Unless it's this little Ant's Eye gem most helpfully linked to:

"We must make communism at once less and far more frightening: something thinkable and accessible, even in its attempt to practically insist on an impossible world, and something that can be a world threat again, a shifting banner under which to gather and become the kind of mass subject capable of struggling with a totality, refusing to make demands, and making evident not just the hard work of antagonism but also of construction out of and through the channels of a system that will never give us what we want. The cultural reemergence and dissemination of the word now, perhaps with enough of its Stalinist semiotic baggage cut loose, is a needed start."

Welcome to Reason, where the loons really do run the asylum! I thought 100,000,000 murders carried out in the name of communism was enough baggage, but then we missed out the last time round here in Prison Ship Britain, so there's always room for some more. One death's a tragedy, a million's a statistic, but a couple of hundred million will surely make us equal!



Coming soon on ‘Reason’: a damning exposé on all those unanswered questions and faulty theories our host just can’t get round to solving!

DE said...

As Ingsoc has shown us, if you rewrite the rules enough, no one remembers what they used to look like.

Anonymous said...

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c85e3d00-b709-11de-96f2-00144feab49a.html

More mythical attacks

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovHrd-Q3Av0

More mythical attacks

Anonymous said...

Mythical WMD attack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndXNTjJzPdw

We could go like this all day anon., but my point was that suicide attacks are real. Which may seem to be stating the obvious, but then here on 'Reason' you sometimes need to keep stating it.

Anonymous said...

Mythical WMD attack:

http://www.counterpunch.org/dixon06172004.html

Anonymous said...

Not so mythical WMD attack:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/nov/22/usa.iraq1

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The Antagonist said...

I've only changed the embed code for that video three times, owing to it "Violating Amerik... er... Google's terms of service".

And it's gone again.

The Antagonist said...

And the word verification before I logged in was 'Radical'.

The Antagonist said...

*mended*

The Antagonist said...

The Misplaced Stuff: NASA loses moon, space rocks
AP foreign, Thursday December 8 2011
SETH BORENSTEIN

AP Science Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA's Inspector General says the space agency seems to have misplaced some pieces of the moon, meteorites and other space stuff.

NASA concedes that more than 500 pieces of space material have been stolen or been missing since 1970. That includes 218 stolen moon samples that were returned and about two dozen moon rocks and chunks of lunar soil that were reported lost last year.

NASA has loaned more than 21,500 samples to researchers, who in some cases said they never ended up using the material.

The report says NASA needs to keep better track of what's sent to researchers and museums.


That recommendation should probably have been made in about 1969.