Thursday, July 07, 2005

Central Services

In Terry Gilliam's dystopian masterpiece Brazil the characters barely react to violent explosions in department stores and restaurants; such things have become routine despite an increasingly militarized police and an intrusive government that spies on, detains, tortures and kills citizens with impunity.

Welcome to the future!

Every day I wake up wondering if there will be an attack somewhere. Last week Turkey got it, today London. Perhaps these bombers, like those in Madrid on 3/11, were trained in Iraq on the frontlines of The War on Terror?

Last night I was appalled to find myself agreeing with neo-con Francis Fukuyama, who was on Charlie Rose vociferously disagreeing with the Bush neo-cons, and in particular Charles Krauthammer, about the war in Iraq. It's a mad mad world indeed.