On Inventing National Interests and Rolling Up Into a Tiny Ball to Think About Your Life


Because of course he does: Trudeau supports US-led military action after Syrian chemical attack.

Except, of course, there may not have been a gas attack: The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack.

“War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm”.

But just like the guy who screamed “What about the gas attack?” at the #handsoffsyria rally I was at on Sunday, you can be against Assad and imperialist interventions. Nobody who was against the Iraq war was pro-Hussein and Nobody against the Libyan war was pro-Ghadaffi, no matter how our shitty corporate media spins it.

Quite simply:

Of course, the real hell is yet to come: Syria Only “Weeks Away” From Bono Charity Single, Warns UN. If you think this is insensitive, do keep in mind that this is pretty much how liberals think.

Like the Syrian situation, we can pick and choose people for and against the pipeline to fit our cause: Environmentalists ‘red-wash’ their fight against pipeline, First Nation chief says. And how is what Randy Shore doing in this article not also red-washing?

And now we’re picking and choosing provinces to fuck with: Pipeline meeting ‘not something’ PM would have tried with Quebec: Mulcair. Um, yeah or the Maritimes. Or Ontario. Or the other ones I forget what they are.

Oh yeah, this stupid one: Saskatchewan proposing energy export restrictions to B.C. How you gonna get your potash through BC? Are you going to flood us?

Speaking of dumb! Martyn Brown: There’s dumb, and there’s Alberta dumb—and Rachel Notley’s Bill 12 is both. So, when we say, “we don’t want your dirty oil coming through here unless you can prove you can clean it up”, it’s not in the national interest. But when you say, “Fine, then you’re not going to get our dirty oil going through there,” it is in the national interest?

Because they either don’t care about the constitution or, well, they haven’t read it: ‘They’re Not Getting How the Constitution Works’: Why Trudeau, Notley Can’t Steamroll B.C. on Kinder Morgan Pipeline.

Holy shit, I just thought of something. Imagine having to sit down and actually read the constitution? I literally just had a panic attack thinking about sitting in a dusty Ottawa basement that stinks like Old English Floor Polish and being forced to drink Second Cup because Tim Hortons is reserved for the cabinet or something and there are people with mink furs over their shoulders and sceptres guarding you and all you want to do is watch Wild Wild Country on Netflix but your internet is being throttled by Bell so you go to your AirBnB and turn on the TV and watch the Leafs game but it’s intermission so you have to listen to Don Cherry talk about Humboldt, which is fine and probably better than him warmongering about Syria and then you see a link on Facebook that says there are swordfish in BC and that there was a very minor oil leak in Alberta so you say “fuck this” and go on Instagram where you find out this BC Ferries meme account is fighting not to get shut down so you just grab the Hudson’s Bay blanket at the end of the bed because it’s so fucking cold and roll up into a tiny ball to think about your life.

Bonus: Watch NEEDS’ Video for “Eat the Rich… People’s Leftovers” and Engage in Some Good Old Class Warfare

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