Friday, July 02, 2021


All over Facebook my friends are celebrating over the recent death of Donald Rumsfeld. Which I think is entirely unjustified. As Secretary of Defense under George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld did more than anyone else to restore cannibalism and looting to the armed forces, giving our troops pride, a sense of purpose, protein, and valuable life skills.

"Stuff happens, and it's untidy and freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things. They're also free to live their lives and do wonderful things. And that's what's going to happen here."

-----Donald Rumsfeld

A more cogent argument for free-spirited anarchy is hard to find. As well as an explanation for Texas, the state which gave us George W. Bush. The Great State of Confusion, none finer.
His wise words could well have been formative of the popular response to every crisis the country faced in the years since, as well as the intellectual strength of Republican thinking: "There are known knowns, things we know that we know, and there are known unknowns, things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns, things we do not know we don't know."

If Trump was the second coming of Christ, assuredly Rumsfeld was the third.

By the way, the slanderous theory that I am chronically dyspeptic and gouty, and bad tempered in consequence, is quite unfounded. It has no merit. My digestion is fine; last night's dinner was curried keema and stringbeans with extra garlic and ginger, hot sauce, noodles.
Followed by icecream, after which I had a bag of tasty potato chips.
Some herring to finish, dessert in a way.

My disposition is always sunny and kind.
I am filled with cheery benevolence.


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