[oclug] [OT] - Non violence stuff.
je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Sat Aug 19 18:50:42 EDT 2006
Fred Williams wrote:
> Yes, I got off track with your discussion about things not being rosey
> and "The Empire" making them look worse. The worse things look the more
> power they can command to combat imaginary, racist foes, well not
> imaginary totally, but contrived to some extent.
Am I to assume then, that you believe that what is happening around the world
(re: the Islamist terrorist threat) is not actually happening - that it is
all concocted in a studio of sorts and broadcast so the powers that be can
point at the images and say "See? We told you!"? Because that is what you
are hinting at. Perhaps there are those who see a plume of smoke and tell
everyone there's a forest fire when in fact it's just a smoky campfire, but
that doesn't mean the fire isn't real, nor does it suggest that the fire is
benign or won't spread into into a maelstrom.
> I am certain the collapse will happen. It has already begun. It's
> like we're all in a car the has just driven off the road and over a very
> high cliff, (a la Wile E. Coyote), and people are still arguing over who
> gets to sit in the front seat.
Very remotely possible (as in, there are no guarantees but death and taxes),
but highly unlikely. The world is not about to let the Empire go bankrupt as
that would screw things up for everyone for a very, very long time.e
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