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the arab street is wise and flexible

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  • louise
    at best, anyway; any conceivable grouping of people may go the ochlocratic road, acquire the taste for blood, descending to the level of the worst of rulers.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2004
      at best, anyway; any conceivable grouping of people may go the
      ochlocratic road, acquire the taste for blood, descending to the
      level of the worst of rulers.
      Saddam Hussein, born of peasant stock, existential student of Uncle
      Joe Stalin, more Machiavellian than Machiavelli, donned Muslim
      dress, prayed Muslim prayers, as circumstance demanded, circumstance
      massively shaped by interaction of rival Western powers with
      treacherous history, never was Islamic, he danced in the street with
      his dancing henchmen and his dancing supporters, feigned or not,
      happy or not; as a performance, convincing to the mad, for I
      remember that much, from the depths of manic psychosis, a quietly
      prancing horse myself, pausing for pavement traffic lights.
      what is justice? in this context, what individual or legal system
      or nation or international tribunal may give us cogent answer. i
      start from the socratic viewpoint here - i do not know, and
      acknowledge it, ready to listen for questions and answers. and who
      plato might be has nagged at me for long, evolving philosopher,
      encrusting after 120 human years, or later?
      this is all alchemy, not alchemical; and this is all poetry, not
      poetical. this is very far from analytic philosophy or Continental
      existentialism, but it is part of the entire context, and i offer it
      as such.
      Louise
      ... neuronally rested ...
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