File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2003/lyotard.0302, message 73


Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 10:47:11 -0800
Subject: Re: GLOBAL PEACE DEMONSTRATIONS



Lois, Hugh, Steve, all--


>All
>
>The contextualisation issue is irrelevant - firstly because to do so 
>it is necessary to agree what the boundary should be around the 
>event.


Good point.  These things are like Rorschach ink blots.  The 
relevance is in the effects.



>
>So why am I repeating this litany of unpleasent numbers and facts ? 
>- because you are mostly Americans and are repeating words and facts 
>that originate from the spectacle as if there is some sense or event 
>truth engaged in this colonial activity.  As if Iraq's neo-fascist 
>regime is the point behind this exercise of resistence.


good point there.  I was reflecting on why i was responding to Hugh's 
post the way I did and realizing/rationalizing that, while I rarely 
turn on the TV, in the last two days, I'd sat through the, for me, 
toxic experience of listening to CNN for several hours.  the first 
day I did it to sample what they were saying so as to get a barometer 
of the media at this point in time. The next day I watched it for 
news/video of the demonstrations.  My post to Hugh was actually more 
of reaction to certain people on CNN, sorry Hugh, different 
conversation.

>
>Current estimates are that there were 2M+ demonstrators in London 
>and Glasgow, 3M in Rome, 1M in Spain and another 1-2 Million or so 
>spread around Western Europe. 200,000 in Melbourne and 100,000 in 
>NYC.
>
>It was cold but heartwarming...
>
>Regards
>steve

mindblowing demonstrations.  I heard there was a plucky demonstration 
by a group of several thousand Arabs and Israelis agaisnt US iraq 
invasion in Israel.

Judy
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Lois, Hugh, Steve, all--


All

The contextualisation issue is irrelevant - firstly because to do so it is necessary to agree what the boundary should be around the event.


Good point.  These things are like Rorschach ink blots.  The relevance is in the effects.



So why am I repeating this litany of unpleasent numbers and facts ? - because you are mostly Americans and are repeating words and facts that originate from the spectacle as if there is some sense or event truth engaged in this colonial activity.  As if Iraq's neo-fascist regime is the point behind this exercise of resistence.


good point there.  I was reflecting on why i was responding to Hugh's post the way I did and realizing/rationalizing that, while I rarely turn on the TV, in the last two days, I'd sat through the, for me, toxic experience of listening to CNN for several hours.  the first day I did it to sample what they were saying so as to get a barometer of the media at this point in time. The next day I watched it for news/video of the demonstrations.  My post to Hugh was actually more of reaction to certain people on CNN, sorry Hugh, different conversation.


Current estimates are that there were 2M+ demonstrators in London and Glasgow, 3M in Rome, 1M in Spain and another 1-2 Million or so spread around Western Europe. 200,000 in Melbourne and 100,000 in NYC.

It was cold but heartwarming...

Regards
steve

mindblowing demonstrations.  I heard there was a plucky demonstration by a group of several thousand Arabs and Israelis agaisnt US iraq invasion in Israel.
 
Judy
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