Friday, December 03, 2004

Exterminate All the Brutes!

The question is, are we staring into the abyss just yet or does it come at some later date when the bodies of those consigned to service this hydra dubbed the "War on Terror" become waist-deep. Red state or Blue state, it wasn't supposed to be this way yet this is what it has come to--the U.S. asserting that information obtained through torture is admissible in a court of law. And thus the first step in what will prove to be a spectacular descent has been taken as it becomes increasingly difficult to determine one side from the other through actions alone. Maybe this was what Joseph Conrad understood a hundred years ago, that left to its own devices the colonial enterprise proves to be little more than a charade to mask a brutality that eventually consumes the colonizer as much as the colonized. Would there were some one willing to go up river to retrieve what is left of this nation before we grow tired of staring and decide to climb down into it.


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