Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How to deal with those pesky poor people

The average human being can live approximately three days without water. We are basically bags of salty water held in by sausage skins, if you look at what human beings really are. So if you want to kill lots of people, don't do it by starving them to death, the way the Confederates did at Andersonville or the way that Hitler did at Buchenwald. No. Just pen them up in one place and cut off their water. In three days, you can make Stalin's ghost smile: no people, no problem.

Nobody would ever be vicious enough to do something like that, you say? Well, Detroit has already started on that project. As have a number of other cities in similar dire straits, where water main breaks occur every day and it's only a matter of time before they quit fixing the water main breaks anywhere other than in the neighborhoods where rich people live or work. Because, after all, who needs those pesky poor people around anyhow? They're so... uncouth.

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. Detroit really is on its way to being a ghost town. I'm waiting for some disaster to befall the place and clear out the city for good.

  2. Ugly-bags-of-mostly-water, as ST (the original) told us once, years ago. Yup, the water wars are coming.

    Problem is, if you have two loaves of bread and your neighbour has none, and you don't share ... they will descend upon you with torches and pitchforks sooner or later.


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