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ANARCHY FOR ANYBODY

WAR WITHOUT END, AMEN

Well, well. The Bush League at last has their first declared war, in their vain effort to keep everybody's attention focused away from the mess he's made on the domestic front. I don't have much to say about this, since my opinions on war and the State are pretty clear. After Iraq, who's next? Iran? Syria? Yemen? Colombia? North Korea? All of the above? I used to consider Reagan to be our worst President, but I think George II is far worse than Reagan, because at least Reagan had the last New Dealers in Congress to counter him, whereas all George II has is ass-kissing, spineless "Third Way" Democrats in there. Such are the fruits of bourgeois electoral politics, I guess. The question is, will this "War-Go-Round" be enough to keep George II in office, or will attention eventually return to the homeland? Stay tuned!

Bravo to the war protesters around the world (except for the ANSWER, and ISO/Socialist Worker drones -- you guys are opportunistic social parasites) -- but to everybody else who is angry and active, good work! It's awesome to see so many people refusing to be snowed by the immense war propaganda machine! The only thing I would suggest is to build infrastructure to last beyond Gulf War II -- so that the momentum can continue. But I think George II will be more than willing to provide more wars, so there may be plenty more wars to protest.




STEALING JESUS: HOW FUNDAMENTALISM BETRAYS CHRISTIANITY


The book, "Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity" by Bruce Bawer (ISBN 0-609-80222-4) is a must-read for anybody concerned about the increasingly visible role played by fundamentalist Christians in American politics. While Bawer is himself a liberal Christian (he's no anarchist!), he issues a broad and devastating examination and critique of the fundamentalist movement, and I strongly urge anybody who is annoyed by the fundamentalist movement to read this book.


 


 


SHORT READING LIST

If you haven't already, please read these books:

  • "Anarchism" by Daniel Guerin
  • "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn
  • "Manufacturing Consent" and/or "Necessary Illusions" by Noam Chomsky
  • "Propaganda" by Jacques Ellul
  • "Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity" by Bruce Bawer

WAR ON TERROR

The despot's dream: permanent war. This is going to be huge and enormously destructive, either of the government or else the country as a whole, and the world, for certain. I think the War on Terror is really World War III, it's just a different kind of war than we're used to seeing, which is why that hasn't quite sunk in yet for most people. It's a war of American hegemony against anybody the government decides it wants to thrash -- anybody the US doesn't like can simply be branded a "terrorist" and the ruthless machinery of the State can go to work on them. It's not going to end until the US itself ends. War without end, Amen. God Bless Amerika.