Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Make Love, Not Strangelove

Atomic weapons are the perfect symbol for the modern state. Homicidal, genocidal, all around the enemy of civilization and despoiler of social norms of discourse and harmonious relationships. Surely it isn’t a coincidence that the “counter-culture” and a more self-indulgent and irresponsible social ethos pervaded American society at the same time that MAD –Mutually Assured Destruction- was enthroned as a rational doctrine for the defense of civilization.

Even more insane is that after the horrors of the Second World War, so-called “peace-loving, democratic” States are still allowed by their subjects to plot and prepare to rain down death upon any who challenge its existence or merely seek to frustrate its aims.

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