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It’s a daily look at war from the cheap seats because I don’t know how else to deal with the abject horror that is the global military industrial complex. That we as humans have devolved to the point that we have to pour untold billions of dollars into new and exciting ways to make other humans dead is something I personally find deeply troubling.
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood. — Aldous Huxley
And because I am a little man incapable of processing such things, I make jokes. About the machinery of war. About that thing which will always be red in tooth and claw.
Why I made this a subscription newsletter
Because you won’t get this anywhere else, which you could also say about Mongolian throat singing, psychedelic tree frogs, and brain eating parasites.
But let’s forget about the Kardashians for a second and talk about what’s here, which is the best national security snark you’re going to find this side of a Jake Tapper taping.
Every weekday you’ll get a look at the day’s top five national security stories with a heaping take of snarktastic analysis. And GIFs.
And by “top five,” I mean stories I figure I could talk about without embarrassing myself. Or the ones that were shiny enough to make the cut that day.
But seriously, why?Which is the easiest answer.
That and keeping the bills paid.
Because I like to spend my time doing things that are worthwhile, and until we all enjoy a Universal Basic Income, well, “worthwhile,” means “things that keep the lights on.”
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Sure. I’ll post free stuff. But the daily analysis?
That’s worth dropping some coin on.
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