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Re: <nettime> the green and the black
John Young on Sun, 9 Nov 2008 23:31:24 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> the green and the black


As ever with liberal Democrats the biggest danger is that war will be
embraced as a necessity to show that they are not weak in the
face of accusations by the right -- both Democratic and Republican,
not to say independents and radicals. The Democratic congress
could not resist Bush's wars, nor will Obama and a stronger 
Democratic congress unless there are programs that compel
popular support greater than righteous war narratives which 
remain the most powerful stories around the world.

Invention, manufacture and trade in armaments, led by the US, 
deeply embedded in its economy and social institutions, will not 
lessen until better products are developed that provide greater
rewards. 

Turning a blind eye to world addiction to armaments, again,
fostered by the US, assuring officeholders to be the prime 
beneficiaries, is possible only by the refusal of the populace
to forego patriotic war narratives of national security.

Obama has not promised to change those stories, on the
contrary he has affirmed their continuation.


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