In Reply to: Governments vs citizens posted by Viewpoint on March 27, 2003 at 12:41:35:
You actually used the word 'pure?'
since when anything is 'pure' in war, politics and power? Who gets to write history? Ever read A People 's history of the United States, by Howard Zinn? Great textbook. Great documents. Nobody, I mean nobody comes clean out of that one. Reminds me of a quote by beat poet Gregory Corso. "Fuck is a dirty word, but it comes out clean." It is totally the opposite with most wars and power, absolute power. And there is a great ethnic proverb while we are at it that says "the power to rule is greater than sexual pleasure."
See how we always get to go back to eros and death? :-)
Only the blood of the young people, to young to know about life, who die, comes close to that word.
"My policy? I don't have a policy. I am a soldier."
(actual quote from a French soldier)