[lit-ideas] Re: What should we call this war?

  • From: "Lawrence Helm" <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 23:03:48 -0800

What a wonderful thing it would be if the Democratic Party let you write its
platform for the next Presidential election.  

Lawrence

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 10:39 PM
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Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: What should we call this war?

> So what should we call this war?  We should call it the War against
Islamism.

And Lawrence wants to know: Where do you stand? With us or them?

Lawrence, you're like one of those Japanese soldiers who comes out of the
jungle, still 
fighting WWII. There's no more USA like what you knew when you were a kid.
You haven't let 
go of that worldview.

There is no national economy anymore. The economy has been globalized. The
computerized 
digital global information network has freed capital from local presence.
Capital now moves 
to wherever there is an investment opportunity, managed by experts.
Multinationals have no 
national identify. Ford Motor Company, IBM, etc. aren't "American" companies
in any sense of 
the word.

Local patriotism is not relevant anymore. Us vs Them? It's we. All of us,
we, on one planet.

You keep fighting for a worldview from 50 years ago; that's kinda quaint.
But nobody cares. 
We're all doing something else, and you just don't want to understand it.

yrs,
andreas
www.andreas.com 

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