Friday, January 07, 2005

Myron makes it to the movies

"In truth, Marshall felt that Marisa and the boyfriend didn't seem to belong together. He was American, a beefy, red-faced fellow built like a footballer, with longish hair and wire-frame glasses that did not suit his thick features. He looked like a pig trying to appear scholarly." p94.

Third-rate author, Michael Crichton, has written a cameo role for Myron Ebell into his latest Science Fiction blockbuster, State of Denial. In return for this favour, Myron promotes it as the latest must-read book for winding people up. I expect him to quote from its pages as liberally as he does from other sources of fiction, such as The Cato Institute.

In Crichton's novel, the DNA is extracted from the fossil scales of a dying capitalist and used to clone an entire right wing think-tank called The Andromeda Brain. These green lizards then hypnotize the President and convince him that everyone else in the world is a reptile, except themselves. When it's pointed out the almost all environmentalists are hot-blooded and have hair in their wallets instead of Exxon money, a swarm of nanometre-sized killer-bee robots rises from the pulped pages the book to build a quantum foam wormhole that transports everyone back to the year 1492, on that great day when Myron's ancestors arrived in the New World, shortly before they slaughtered the natives to make way for a nation of fat people and their cars.

This novel can be read as a poor parody of the War on Terror, where a small group of neocons have engineered a State of Fear out of nothing, got given tonnes of money, power, and sex, and then created the exact form of suffering they said they were saving us from.

Have you ever wondered how, when there is a episode of mass state terror in a country, like in Stalinist Russia, or Pol Pot's Cambodia, or Suharto's Indonesia, the leaders always find enough capable middle managers happy to organize these killing machines whilst making no attempt to secretly subvert their evil? Myron will do such a job if the salary is good.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you make this blog lighter, I will read it. Black gobbles up light and is too hard on all but the best eyes. The blog looks interesting, but is too too dark.

11:16 AM, January 08, 2005 Permanent link to this entry  
Blogger goatchurch said...

These darn off-the-shelf templates. It should be bigger now, but it's got to be black like Darth Ebell.

3:36 PM, January 08, 2005 Permanent link to this entry  

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