Someone please tell me that THIS is an elaborate gag, most likely concocted by someone who watched every episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (especially the season five finale, “Call to Arms”). If the Village Voice is to be believed, though, it is not a joke. Damn.

Random train of thought inspired by the preceding tidbit: I’ll hazard a guess that most people in the United States believe in some kind of God, whatever they call Him/Her. How many of them believe in the Devil, then? I do. How else do you explain that the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world has the available ingenuity and funds to feed, clothe, and educate not only its own entire population, but that of much of the rest of the world, and typically balks at such concepts, preferring to throw blank checks at those who can come up with the sort of hellish system described above? Kind of makes that whole deceiving-Eve thing look like an amateur con job.

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