The Dongola Times

(Anachronistic) Dispatches from the Kingdom of Makuria.
16th of June, 2014


The Iraqis noticed that standing armies are shit, and that they need to withstand an Islamist invader.
Suddenly they are effeverscently in favour of guns!
It all points to the further militarisation of Iraqi society. On Sunday the National Security Council hosted a press conference. One of the messages caught my ear: "If you have weapons at home, please bring them to the recruitment centre, there we will register you."

As I said long ago, there is no danger to the society in every man being armed. To invaders, yes, there is danger. To one-another, generally, there is no danger. You can see that no society hesitates to mass-arm against foreign invaders, but they never mass-arm against the state or general crime. The excuse is “What if everybody shoots everybody?” Well, what if they don’t?