not being american, i take special care in saying one thing on this subject
and also because i was thinking that it could easily be that some of you,
maybe the ones posting over here from new york, might have lost someone on
please know that the whole idea of what i posted earlier today is still runing
amok in my mind: not the theories on conspirations or hidden powers, not the
"truth" sworn by the bush administration and by its allies. but something
the consideration that a very dangerous game is going on. a game in which
we're loosing. either we evolve, or we lose: to the powers of governments ruled
by finance, to the environment, to ourselves.
no matter what they say on tv or on a website. no matter what happens or seems
to happen in the world.
sadness and grief go to the people of any race, geogaphical position, and time
dying in wars, in attacks by whomever performed, in torture, violence,
political persecution, religious and phiosophical persecution, in events caused
by greed for money, power, energy. they shouldn't die like (or for) this.
everything should be much more simple. and we shouldn't let the creeps rule us.
>Data: 11/09/2006 16.16
>Ogg: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: A Polemic - In protest of 9/11 rememberance.
> >Sorry if I'm naive, but I'm speaking from my gut today.
>You are not naive - just somone who values and respects humanity and not
>just rich Americans alone, as the corporate led Administration so
>The value of life around the world has been demoted, made more
>disposable by an extremely elite group of people who should be arrested
>and put to trial as soon possible, before they do any more damage to all
>of our lives...
>My take on rememberance - is that all the lives lost since 9/11 should
>be acknowledged equally.
>>I was sitting here watching the 9/11 service and when they rung the bell
>>at 9:03, I had to turn it off.
>>I remember seeing the second one hit, dumbfounded, blankly thinking that
>>this was a hoax or that this needed a soundtrack and Bruce Willis (so
>>did Andrei Codrescu).
>>I also remember being up late nights, keeping a lot of folks company on
>>IM who were still staying below 15th St.
>>And in my own context, I lost a cousin in Oklahoma City, and was part of
>>the Katrina disaster, as my home in Baton Rouge was in the extended path
>>of the whole thing, and suffered little damage, unlike so many of my
>>friends, whom we housed through the Fall.
>>But, when I watched the observance, I was in a double bind. While on
>>one hand, the event was horrendous and deserves remembrance, the problem
>>is that it will undoubtedly be used by the Bush Administration and
>>American Media Culture once again as a justification for its own
>>irresponsibility, and for that, I feel that perhaps some other form of
>>commemoration would be in order. One that would maintain the gravitas
>>of the event without the maudlin faux patriotism that actually reduces
>>it to an ad for little silver coins with pop-up WTC effigies.
>>Today, I'm not thrilled, and am set with even more resolve to vote these
>>idiots out of office... The DHS and TSA are paper tigers that let
>>people think that they are somehow safer, but are band-aids for the
>>severed limb of social injustice in/by the US. The war has more to do
>>with the Project for the American Century and the Bush/Hussein feud than
>>Al Qaeda or even oil. In the power vacuum created by the fall of the
>>USSR, it is the US who have taken on the role of imperial power.
>>I guess I'd like to make my simple and possibly naive plea- Less bombs
>>and guns, more education, outreach, health care, food and housing here
>>and abroad. Either way, some people will lose their lives at this
>>point, but would it be better to have it happen while giving someone a
>>meal, or by detaining someone at a checkpoint? I'll support 115,000
>>Peace Corps in Iraq...
>>Sorry if I'm naive, but I'm speaking from my gut today.
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