Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

President Obama said, “We still believe that enduring security and lasting peace does not require perpetual war.”

Unless you count drone warfare, of course.

It reminded me of these lines from Desaparecidos’ song The Happiest Place on Earth:

I got a letter from the Army so I think that I’ll enlist. I’m not brave or proud of nothing, I just want to kill something. Too bad that nowadays you just point and click, swing low satellite, hot white chariot. In the computer’s blue glare the bombs burst in the air; there was a city once now nothing’s there; our freedom comes at their expense.

Don’t worry, drones. The folks who are up-in-arms about protecting guns from the government’s damn, dirty grasp are still silent about you.

UPDATE [4:27p]: Ha! The Onion just published this piece: Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone Flyover




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Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.