Monday, November 29, 2004

This is great reading, for keeping the whole colonial thing (you know, the last four hunded years of world history), in perspective. Absolutely should be required reading, maybe, for people to vote. Imagine that? I mean, obviously it (requiring background knowledge of certain important areas deemed pertinent to the election, I mean) would not be constitutional, and it would lend itself to discrimination in all sorts of ugly unwanted ways, but it would be nice to see some of the effects of misleading advertising etc mitigated.

So, I'm familiar with the history of all these exploits, as history and theory, yet seeing them arrayed as example over the course of days is still surprising. It is surprising how in-line with these activities the current activity in Iraq lays. It is surprising what people will do for an idea, money. It is worth being reminded of, and actually breathtaking in its vigor, this idea, colonialism. I have to say, it doesn't seem like such a good idea, but it does have staying power, this idea, colonialism. Not going away anytime soon, too bad.

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