June 01, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
I recently stumbled upon a blog post by the Red Queen from the white papers, a small band of diverse writers. The writers all have their own opinions about political/religious issues, so you get quite a mix of posts on the site.

Anyhow, the post linked to an article titled, "Cheney Starts New Cold War Over Oil." (actually, this is a print-version of the article, for those that like cleanly formatted pages). The article goes over Cheney's involvement in Kazakhstan's and Azerbaijan's oil, and about the simmering relationship between the US and Russia.

The article is a long read, and it starts out clearly angry and a bit judgemental, which might immediately turn off some readers. It's biased, sure. Everything is. But mixed into the author's clear opinions on the matter are a series of facts that can't be denied. The US is doing what ever player in the game is doing -- attempting to maintain global primacy.

Is that necessarily wrong? Shouldn't every nation be interested in securing power for itself? These questions are difficult to answer, because you're forced to resort to utilitarianism to find the actions committed by the US to be acceptable. And for some, utilitarianism is a perfectly reasonable approach to governing a nation.

He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!

~ Baron Harkonnen, Dune
np category: politics


Luke said:
Is the security code like the "Lost" code, just a psychological experiment to see if people will type it in each time. TELL ME NOW! I WON'T TYPE IT AGAIN! I WON'T I WON'T I WON'T...okay I will. BUT TELL ME!!!!!

bty is Baron Harkonnen referring to Sporty Spice or another one of the Spice girls. I personally prefer Posh myself.

June 02, 2006

jovial_cynic said:
it is a mystery.
June 02, 2006

Red Queen said:
Thanks for the plug and anyone who quotes Dune rocks.
June 03, 2006

deek said:
every nation has the right to its own security. similarly, every citizen owes it to her/himself to understand what is happening in the surrounding sphere.

people have same the right to be angry as they do to be happy. it was they do with their anger that matters.

checked you out from The White Papers. I love the dialogue.

I don't drive currently, but know that the 510 of that era was one of the best machines ever created!

June 06, 2006

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