moral colonization

wade tillett on Sun, 23 Sep 2001 20:05:26 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> moral colonization

The binary structure of Bush’s address 9-21-01 ‘Terror unanswered can not only bring down buildings, it can threaten the stability of legitimate governments.’ —————————————————– EITHER you are with us Us The civilized world a limited utopic space Freedom Freedom of religion, speech, vote, assemble and disagree Justice God (is not neutral between freedom/fear) Progress Pluralism Tolerance Liberty Democratically elected government A way of life within which civilians are to remain. ‘What is expected of us?’ live your lives and hug your children. return almost to normal go back to our lives and routines ———————————————————- OPERAND (the ‘/’ between ‘either/or’) The governmental black box which determines the binary division and distributes justice under a cloak of unquestioned power Dramatic strikes visible on TV Covert operations, secret even in success and unquestioned methods whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done. and extends this power to all aspects of all regions of the world This is the world’s fight. Every nation in every region now has a decision to make Help of police forces, intelligence service and banking services around the world. Drive them from place to place until there is no refuge or no rest. and at home in every arena Comprehensive national strategy to safeguard Law enforcement additional tools it needs Strengthen intelligence capabilities Comprehensive national strategy Office of Homeland Security for an undetermined amount of time Lengthy campaign Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. ————————————————————- OR you are with the terrorists. Terrorists The dark threat of violence Terror Fear Cruelty Enemies Repressing Murder Fringe Blasphemy Perverts Hate Pretenses to piety Heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century Sacrifice human life Radical vision Will to power Fascism, Nazism, totalitarianism Global terror network Freedom itself is under attack (i.e. the utopic space defined above) who are ubiquitous and immanent Thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries Threatening people everywhere —————————————————————- # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: and “info nettime-l” in the msg body # archive: contact: