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Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 11:12:06 +0000
Subject: Re: Kingdom of Fear - Book by Hunter S. Thompson


This made me think of the strange side effect of the US colonial 
activity - namely the proliferation of nuclear weapons - looking at 
Blair on the TV this week responding weakly to the secular question "Do 
you pray with Bush?", with the implicit other question of "Does it make 
it easier to engage in mass murder if you believe in an afterlife?" - I 
couldn't help but wonder if they are insanely attempting to create the 
Christian Armageddon...

ah dear gonzo...


hbone wrote:

>Dear All,
>"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without
>conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical midgets
>We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing
>than we know about living." .(message from the past).
>I was disappointed when an Internet search for a review of HST's new book
>did not yield any any significant comment about its content.
>The so-called inventor of "Gonzo Journalism" did a book-signing in NYCity
>yesterday, and is to appear on Conan O'Brien tonight,
>Last night he got Charley Rose to read a paragraph to us viewers.
>Along with other disparagements, GWB is called dunce, fool, jackass, and one
>who "wantonly and stupidly endorses mass murder".
>At that point Rose's eyebrows raised, and HST said:  "what do you think
>bombing the whole population is"?
>If he read the NYTimes OpEd page earlier in the week, he might have said:
>It's a logical consequence in a world of nuclear giants and ethical midgets
>who know more about war than about peace, and more about killing than about
>Today the fear factor was elevated to ORANGE.
>best regards,


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