Wednesday, May 06, 2009

And next...

Hopping around the govtrack.us website this evening, I was pointed to this rather amusing Bill proposal.
To establish a Department of Peace.

As with many of the pieces of crap that float through our Parliament, I have to wonder: "don't these people in government have anything better to do with their time?"

At this rate, next up will be a Bill to create a Department of Love, and a Department of Truth. Yikes.

Your humble Devil is going to retreat back behind the looking-glass, methinks...

UPDATE: Bella has a far more in-depth and amusing look at the whole thing.
If I force my brain through massive self-deception to ignore the heavy, in fact wholly unsubtle, Orwellian connotations of this bill—and even if I approach the idea of ‘peacemaking’ as a worthwhile endeavour on a federal scale—still I can see and hear nothing but (a) the laughter of the rest of the world as life imitates art, and (b) the ever-higher-licking flames of yet more piles of dollars burning on the altar of government expansion.

I mean, a new Cabinet department? Is Dennis on crack? Look what happened that last time we allowed that! Or am I wrong in thinking that the department of Homeland Security has not been a staggering success?

Go and read the rest. Especially because the whole thing gets, if possible, even more sinister—encompassing the now near-obligatory state slavery option (I assume that's ticked by default these days)...

6 comments:

Simon Dyda said...

Reminds me of the Ministry of Silly Walks

Anonymous said...

You had to go and send them the fucking book didn't you?

You didn't really expect them to read the letters about it not being an instruction manual, did you?

Devil's Kitchen said...

Anon,

Ha! But we sent no books to no ker-aaaazy Americans...

DK

Rob said...

Come on, who could possibly be against peace?

John A said...

Blessed are the Peacemakers - especially those by Colt:
http://www.sutlers.co.uk/acatalog/RBM1186NNV.jpg

jonathan said...

Don't forget, we already have a Minister for Children- the delightful Ed Balls.