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“I don't mind about the war - that's one of the things I like to watch, if it's a war going on, because then I know if our side's winning, if our side's losing. . .”
(Quoted from what sounds like a child's voice used as a creepy interlude between songs by the musician Roger Waters on his album "Amused to Death")

It has been suggested with some alacrity by perspicacious individuals that since time immemorial the masses need to have a public enemy, a national threat. . . even if it is only a manufactured one! If it serves as a handy distraction from domestic problems - and provides food for a pre-existing fear which lacks only an object, a justification - then it serves a public purpose, albeit one that tends to be ultimately destructive and self-defeating. . .

So sometimes I ask myself: How can we describe the differences between Genghis Khan and Joseph Stalin? Ivan the "Terrible" and Alexander the "Great"? David and Goliath? Pirates and terrorists? Suicide bombers and armies? Israeli tanks and stones thrown at them by Palestinian children? The Nazis and the Allies? The Holocaust and Hiroshima? Vikings and Saxon hordes and Saddam Hussein and Adi Amin? The Roman empire of old and today's corporate-military empire of developed countries? Who is "right" and who is "wrong"? Which are the real enemies, and which are the manufactured ones?

These are not local or national concerns, but universal ones. I don't wish to provide any easy answers, any black and white conclusions in a multi-coloured world: I believe, instead, in the power of asking ourselves probing unanswerable questions, rather than accepting insufficiently simplistic answers. . . then it is in a state of self-questioning that we might eventually find our way to ever deeper questions, as one question mark leads on to another one, and to another: Could all of these public enemies have been ultimately manufactured by our own collective fear - and tolerance of oppression? If so, then do we need to carry on forever living in a "culture of fear," feeding our fear like a hungry animal? There is, of course, an alternative. . .


Just Another Reject

Simon Rees

Why do we have to be always afraid?
Where is the suffering that isn't manmade?
Never before had we so many means
to fashion, according to heavenly dreams,
the world to our needs; but Heaven, i know,
was left by the wayside a long time ago.

 

 

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