Let the Robots Fight It Out?

Barbara Ehrenreich’s essay ends on a strangely positive note. She doesn’t adequately consider the human generational aspects in her conclusion. The motivations of war machines to invent new killing machines, new enemies, and new bureaucracies to administer them is directly proportional to their survival instincts and economic necessity. No matter how inhuman and robot-ful war becomes, only human extinction will take out the human factor. Steve Featherstone concluded much the same in his Harper’s essay a few year back (subscription req’d). It’s a rather nice Star Trek sort of sci-fi fantasy though. Have a nice day!

Come Back Tomorrow

The other drug store in my neighborhood is open 24 hours, bitches. What’s with all the red?

  • Obama officials embody the corruption he promised to get rid of. Glennzilla reports.
  • Boom time for criminal syndicates.
  • Robot army deployment.
  • Bill Moyers and Michael Winship call for a more serious investigation.

Update: I meant to point out Bob Dylan’s take on Barack Obama…