[ by Charles Cameron — hint: peace comes at a far higher cost ]
No longer do you need to sit long hours in meditation or travel to Syria and borrow a gun to show your appreciation for peace or jihad. You can now buy a t-shirt for the cool Caliphate [upper panel, below]…
or a comfy chair like the one made for the supercool Dalai Lama [lower panel, above].
And that’s the power of — choose one:
(a) symbols in the mind (b) money in the bank
Thing is, the t-shirt, showing your relaxed appreciation of jihad, will run you about $10 — but a similarly relaxed appreciation of meditation will cost you $10,000 — war is a thousand times cheaper than peace, give or take.
The Wire, Retailers Capitalize on Iraq Crisis With ISIS Merchandise Chicago Tribune, Desire a Dalai Lama chair?
Nice irony in that Chicago Tribune headline, no?