It’s a parable, and like most parables, it’s timeless. But it differs from Aesop’s parable about the boy who cried wolf in one crucial way: Nobody tries to kill the FOX.
Of course, there’s the whole thing about lies and lying liars, but we’ve been rewarding liars for years, so that’s not new.
Armageddon Buffet loves Soviet-era science fiction. It’s so dark, so dreary, so Armageddon-like. Like much of Western science fiction of the era, the Strugatsky brothers captured the “doomsday” spirit of the End Times with their fiction, and even anticipated Chernobyl.
Here’s one Strugatsky story our editor published: A Beetle in an Anthill.
And our editor, Stephen Potts, wrote the book about the Strugatsky brothers!
In 2012, the battlegrounds are ending contraception, killing skittles-wielding teens, starting a War in Iran, and preventing gay marriage. In 2004 they were electing conservative judges, maintaining our “bubble” economy, ignoring our quagmire in Iraq, and keeping “gay” criminal. Proudly declared by then-President George W. Bush, the war between “Faith-Based vs. Reality-Based America” is still being waged with new generals and the same-old “troops we have.” Already it’s lasted longer the Civil War I. Which side will win?
We will convert our Armageddon Buffet website to WordPress. This is the first of the editorials we are adding here (in Pages). It was written in March 2010, when Cassandra-in-Chief Stephen W. Potts first saw the pending “revolution” of the Mad Tea Party. His observations are still relevant, particularly when you observe the destruction that resulted from their victories in the 2010 mid-term election. Moral: Don’t take any election for granted. Or – a bad idea has a very long shelf-life!