Death City

In 1982, before the phone company had been broken up, i went to apply for credit at the AT&T offices in our nations capital.

A couple of weeks before i had gotten a job at BDM corporation which is a technical services company located near Tysons Corner in Virginia. In other words this was a defense contractor AKA a beltway bandit.

A pleasant woman from the phone company asked me a series of questions to determine if i was eligible for credit from one of the worlds largest regulated monopolies.

She asked me where i worked and i replied simply “BDM”
“And what do you do?” She asked.

“We kill people.” i replied

She without pausing, she dutifully wrote down my answer.

It was at this point that i realized what was unique about this town. And it was when i discovered what the DC really stood for.

I also got the phone.

Unpersoned predator drone

Presidentially sanctioned, CIA initiated, predator drone attacks kill at least 10 civilians for every military target.  And not that it matters especially, now these drones are killing US military.

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

4 responses to “Death City”

  1. Loran says :

    Pax, your rather weird claim that you kill people speaks volumes about yourself.

    There are soldiers and Marines who might be said to kill people as part of their work. But I take it you have never been a soldier nor a Marine.

    The fact that you felt the need to deadpan a call center rep that you “kill people”, and tell us so here, is quite telling.

    Sounds like on some level you wish your life had more life and death seriousness to it, or some adventure beyond the silly pocket dramas the commune provides.

    • paxus says :


      So you think there is a place which decides more life and death issues than Washington? Loran you live in a dream world. From the world bank, to the pentagon (which i consider part of the greater Death City metro area), to the CIA, to Mr Obama’s extra-legal drone war, to globalized economic policies. To the hundreds of thousands Washington decides to kill with sanctions, It is Washington that everyday decides who lives and who dies. You think differently? Washington is not making these choices? Perhaps you think Moscow or Beijing or Brussels kills more? Or you just dont think soldiers doing their job counts because they are protecting the life style you enjoy
      so their killing does not count, because your consumption justifies their behavior?

      i dont have to be a soldier to be aware of the body count. i am glad you find my story telling. I find your comments borderline trolling. But for the moment
      i will leave them in this comment and other sections.


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