File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2003/lyotard.0302, message 14

Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2003 13:31:24 +0000
Subject: Re: the latest in propaganda...


I went to a biirthday party last night - which corrected a misassumption 
that I was making following in some sense an interview with Chomsky on 
the TV - Chomsky said " war has been so refused befopre it took 
place..." But it was pointed out to me that the war that is about to be 
restarted, began with the mass-murder of 600,000  human subjects in the 
early 1990's and the subsequent death of 10s of thousands of others 
since then. Perhaps the rejection of the war is founded on our residual 
memory of the images of supposedly fierce and dangerous Iraqi soldiers 
being buried alive by bulldozers?

The failure of the spectacle to repress these memories may be a sign of 
 hope as the neo-liberal economy and ideology falls to ground around us.


Eric wrote:

>Thanks for sending this. Would you believe, this hasn't even been
>mentioned in the US media, as far as I can tell. (Has anyone in the
>group seen this reported here?) 
>The big news in the US as we go to war is Michael Jackson, not Powell.
>The US has undeniable weapons of mass distraction.
>I am simply Kynical about this war and, as I have said before, think it
>is merely about maintaining control of the oil situation in the Middle
>East and strengthening the position of Israel in the area. The rest of
>this is merely rationalization.
>I believe Hussein probably does have weapons of mass destruction. So
>does Korea. Doesn't the very process of inspection tend to contain Iraq
>and doesn't the possibility of war threaten to destabilize the region?
>This is besides the point, however, when it is all about making the
>world safe for SUVs. 


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