Monday, August 21, 2006
The old eighteenth century definition of terrorism was the use of violent means to achieve political ends. Modern terrorism is the abolition of ends by means. It is the destruction of context with content. It is the communication media of choice for those whose inner language contains no future tense- it can only send, not recieve. It attempts to bomb us back to the psychic stone age- a mental world in which we read oracle bones to divine the wills of angry gods and every bush is burning. The way to defeat terrorism: Use the future tense.
Posted by Rufus at 4:30 AM