Dead People.March 25, 2008 at 7:52 pm | Posted in writing | 12 Comments
Tags: anarchism, war, writing
Lot of dead people about at the moment, being remembered, which is an honourable thing to do especially if doing so reduces the amount of newly dead people around tomorrow. 4,000 U.S. soldiers and hundreds of thousands of others who also have families. I thought that remembering the others in the comment box of someone who was remembering the 4,000 was just a small note not to forget but when I went back I found it had been taken as a kind of threat, who also have families who have long memories. That was not my intention even though it’s true. The sad fact is that declaring a war on terror was kinda silly. War is terror. Terror is felt by everyone, especially the innocent when rendered in the dead of night to some place beyond law, rendered helpless as a burning monk or a starving mother.
Everything that can be owned is owned already. There is only one war, between those who wish to own it when the last little bit runs out and the rest of us who are happy just to feed our families. I really wanted to find some long term hope in this post and I apologise. Those who escape all idea of ownership will inevitably be victorious but in the meantime, I can only say that there is no honour in victory only in struggle and we are only human, breathing, not dead.