27 Nov 2001 opiate   » (Journeyer)

Some thoughts:

  • That tragic mass death can so easily be turned by Power into total political control and cynical manipulation is the most depressing turnout of 9/11/01.

  • The barbarism of the present economic and social system has never been more obvious. At the time when its least likely to break through, an alternative to the way things are has never been so desperately needed.

  • What is needed, more than anything, is still the "ruthless criticism of everything existing".

  • Wholesale clampdowns on political freedom in the west, and the closing down of certain open spaces are the first step towards the wholesale entrenchment of a new militarism in western society.

  • The alternative slogan to the crusade against those who oppose the Empire and its so-called "war against terrorism", cannot be a call for peace, but some other form of struggle. However, the chances for that struggle to emerge are so narrow...
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