File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2003/lyotard.0302, message 20


Subject: RE: the latest in propaganda...
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 10:33:24 -0600


Don, 

What you say about democracy is true enough and I don't really have any
answers. I thought Michael Moore's movie "Bowling for Columbine" was
important because it raised important questions about the ways we are
manipulated through fear without giving the usual cheap journalistic
answers.  Perhaps this is the first step - to recognize that fear is
used as a weapon and to resist it as such.  

I admit I have been surprised to discover how many others here in
America share political views similar to mine about the war and the
economy.  There is also a linkage here with others around the world.
While I don't want to minimize the dangers, I also want to point out
that this is not the time for us to despair.  

Once Margaret Thatcher said: "There is no alternative."

More recently, it has been said by the Zapatistas: "Another world is
possible."

Now we must decide what choice we will make. What world will you choose?

eric 




   

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