File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0109, message 124

Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 01:57:23 -0700
Subject: Re: infinite justice...

thanks for your perspective.  I laughed out loud. And I needed that. 
It's probably really not funny. Really rather horrible. But it 
cracked me up. thanks.

>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 



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