The bits and pieces, pain and joy that we call Life. And books. Lots of books. And movies. And this chair. That's all I need. Oh, I need this desk lamp.
The Rock against Bush CD volume one had a DVD that had a comedian (I can't remember his name, he tried to crack onto Scarlett Johanson's character in Ghost World) talking about the war on terror. Essentially he said it's a joke, what do people think that one day they are going to wake up and all the terrorists are going to be gone, and that everybody will love us again (he was referring to the US, but it equally applies to the UK or Australia), and that we will be free to impose our will on other countries again?Unfortunately some people do think this, and such we are stuck in this cycle of violence begetting violence.
For John Pilger's take on the situation go to:http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/071005X.shtml
thanks Aleks. i'll check out pilger.
I suspect that this 'war on terror' mantra doesn't really have a lot to do with ending terrorism, but a lot to do with helping governments stay in power by creating a climate of fear.It's so 1984. I see it as integral to the current Australian and US government's PR campaigns to enable them to stay in power and roll-back some of our liberties.
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