13 July 2004

Causes and conditions

Flogging the Simian has an interesting set of links to "dictators and butchers who have been financed and supported by the United States in the last 60 years." Those in the US should try a few of these links. After all, Americans need to develop a sense of history that goes beyond the previous 2 or 3 years. While everyone rings their hands over the failure to find WMDs in Iraq, this begs the question: The fact is, the US supported that damn Saddam for years because he was willing to attack Iran who was angry with the US because the US supported the tyrannical regime of the Shah who... The chain of karmic cause and effect goes on ad infinitum. The point is America isn't the great moral power that's going to make the world "safe" for anything. The same laws of class conflict that have been in play throughout history did not suddenly disappear in 1776. To get beyond the harrowing horrors of history we need to have a proper analysis of history--where we are, how we got here, and where to now. No rich Texan's going to ride in on his horsey and save us.

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