I’d like to apologise for coming from a country full of fatuous, paranoid idiots.
Garr. People believe there’s more danger of WWIII than there was in the darkest days of Cold War mania, despite there not being any credible military threat whatsoever to the west [*], 40% of people believe in ghosts (war-provoking ghosts, perhaps?), 25% of people believe MI6 killed Princess Di, and 90% believe they’ll be with their current partner for the rest of their life.
And these people vote. *And* they vote for someone mildly less reprehensible than most of the people running places in the world.
On that basis, maybe they’re right about WWIII after all.
(via Matt Turner)
[*] "The west", not "a few thousand westerners"; the latter will certainly be exploded by assorted terrorists, not that the risk’s worth worrying about if you smoke, drink or eat pies.