Friday, May 18, 2007

Christopher Hitchens’ history of the world
Seems about as accurate as History of the World, Part I
Once upon a time, people in Europe used to believe silly things. Then there was this thing called the Enlightenment, and it was awesome, and everyone in Europe (and now North America, as well) except for a few freaks and halfwits stopped believing silly things and started doing calculus, building steam engines and inventing constitutional law. Unfortunately, the rest of the world never got around to having the Enlightenment, so they still believe silly things and sometimes fly planes into buildings.
No more belief in ‘silly things’ to stop Stalin and Hitler (or the neocons’ soldiers at Abu Ghraib for that matter — then again Mr H supports that war). Next...

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