Sunday, July 30, 2006

"Sustainable Cease-Fire"

Just to be clear, that's one more linguistic representation of the insane brutality of our current American government. There is no such thing as a sustainable cease-fire. You either keep firing or you stop. If you are Israel, you either keep murdering children or you stop. If you are Hizbullah, you either keep murdering children or you stop. If you are America, you either keep pursuing the deaths of hundreds of thousands or you stop.

This is nothing more than an addendum I guess to my previous post. But one of the greatest failures of human civilization, and indeed perhaps an eternal indictment of it, will be its incapacity to learn from the twentieth century, to mourn it, and to begin again. Our tolerance for cold-blooded murder is the gravest moral failure of the new millenium. Our nation, which is so strong, so oppulent, so gifted and blessed, to march across the globe with blood dripping from its teeth, craving more, is an abomination. And our generation and our children's will suffer dearly for it.

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