File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0109, message 114

Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 18:41:05 +0100
Subject: infinite justice...


Yesterday whilst watching Tv with the mute button on, as I read my book 
(of which more anon), I saw two sets of related images. The first set 
was of US military, sailors I think, riding  21st Century machines the 
size of  small cities, towns across the sea at 40 knots, committed to 
bringing Afghanistan into the globalised economy. The second set was of 
Afghan tribesmen carrying early-mid twentieth century rifles,   whilst 
riding on donkeys across a desolate landscape looking like a scene from 
a Sergio Leone spaghetti western.... but where was the man with no name?

Afterwards a man talked about the G8 countries wanting to close down the 
tax havens to prevent the laundering of terrorist and drug money. I 
thought of that absurdly stupid magazine 'Wired' which for years has 
been proclaiming the supremacy of neo-liberal economic policy,  whilst 
not realising that it was doing so and wondered how they would respond 
to the removal of a freedom to exploit with impunity...




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