Megaviolence, was Re: Eliezer on invulnerability

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Sep 14 2001 - 06:20:53 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> Eli wrote:
> >just because it's so unbearable to think that the Americans
> >can bomb and bomb and never be touched themselves.
> ...the most telling remark I've seen anyone make yet. I wonder how many
> Americans can comprehend this asymmetry--that until now, the ocean and
> technology kept the USA insulated from the customary psychic economy of
> tit-for-tat reprisals.

Wonder away. I wonder what you mean to make of the obliviousness of _any_
"lucky" population. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've
got 'til it's gone, to quote an expatriate Canadian.

> I'm surprised that more megaviolence hasn't been
> infiltrated from the southern borders, but then the incessant drug traffic
> etc, and the monstrously misjudged legal response to it, has probably done
> more to fuck up and corrode America than any number of smashed buildings
> and murdered innocents.

The OAS crime cartels know that megaviolence is bad for business.

The people in Chiapas have their hands full and have not connected the dots
the way bin Laden has.

This said, the century is young.

> I note, BTW, that Eliezer shared his 22nd birthday with that dreadful event
> on Tuesday. With luck, the former fact will live even longer in human and
> posthuman memory than the latter.

I won't wish Eliezer a happy birthday. I will wish him a successful life.
L'chaim, Eliezer.

"Du musst...Amboss oder Hammer sein." 
  -- J. W. von Goethe, _Der Gross-Cophta, Act II_

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