I see what you mean, but I also have a question. Do you think it is better
to forgive the U.S. government for that (I'm not sure if it really happened
or not, or how, I'm not informed about it) than it is to punish?
The reason I ask is that I believe there is a political route you might call
"the one superpower option" in which the U.S. is the only superpower. This
might seem extremely ugly and horrible but it also might be better than the
20th c., in which several different powers were or tried to become
superpowers. Arguably the carnage and wastage that resulted is what the
O.S.O. would try to avoid.
I also would refer to the ancient political idea of the Eumenides. This
play stated that sometimes you have to stop the revenge and punishing. I
don't want to be pollyannaish but it seems plausible that capitalism, even
globalization, could do a better job relieving poverty and and protecting
the environment if people work with it rather than against it. Co-operating
with globalization could also mean a better outcome in other ways.
Certainly I think there is something to the idea that fighting globalization
in various ways can actually make it worse, i.e. make the bad parts of it
I don't mean to single you out or ascribe beliefs to you which you may not
hold. Also I'm not sure how this relates to art. But to the extent that
art has to exist within a broader political economic reality, these issues
might be relevant. Forgiving would definitely not be a panacea, that seems
certain. Yet maybe it would be one part of a large set of options that
could help? Not sure but I am interested in ideas toward this direction
>From: Rob Myers <email@example.com
>Reply-To: Rob Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org
>To: rhizome <email@example.com
>Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Another Announcement on Raw
>Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 19:00:41 +0100
>Then there are times when it is an assassination attempt on Fidel Castro's
>>There are times... when a cigar is just a cigar.
>>On 9/4/07, *M. River* < firstname.lastname@example.org
>> But yeah, relax. It will be alright. Let's have a cigar."
>>On 9/4/07, *Lauren Cornell* <email@example.com
>><mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:Hello Rhizome Raw,
>> All our interns get free cigars upon arrival.
>-> post: email@example.com
>-> questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
>-> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
>-> give: http://rhizome.org/support
>Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
>Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php