Saturday, April 10, 2004

The Symmetry of Terror
Ever noticed the weird symmetry in the ideas and phrases used by the two so called sides in the so called clash of civilisation? Many in the neo-con movement see that God is on their side. Witness US Attorney General John Ashcroft on the rights of US, which he says are: "…not the grant of any government or document, but...our endowment from God". So God is backing the US in the war on terror. But, here Osama Bin Laden talking about Spetember 11th: "God Almighty hit the United States at its most vulnerable spot. He destroyed its greatest buildings." So is god playing both sides off against on another? Obviously they can’t both be right – unless god is moving in a mysterious way?

There is also other odd symmetries in their world view. Bush famously referred to his opponents as an; " axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world." Bin Laden used a similar phrase to define the US and its allies, calling them an; " alliance of evil.."

I guess the best view to take is that on the sticker put of by the Anarchist Federation; No God, No Masters, No War.

No comments: