British Prime Minister: Look Forward to A Generation of War

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In terms of content, I admit am weak on politics here at thomasroche.com. That’s not because of lack of interest or what has become synonymous with interest, outrage. On the contrary, it is because most of the time I just don’t know what the fuck to say. The world has gone stark raving mad.

CNN’s headline “Brown: Al Qaeda fight to last a generation,” referring to a statement by Britain’s new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, further tests my understanding. How can Brown say stuff like this, and CNN report it, and apparently be completely unaware, or pretend to be, of this aspect of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four? Or do Western politicians just no longer give a fuck that they’re endorsing eternal war as a tool of fascism, and their citizens are too stupid and scared to know it?

I’m not sure if it’s more or less disturbing that the concept of Endless War has translated into a war to last a generation. Perhaps that’s as far ahead as humans can think any more; the concept of eternity is simply outside our ken.

Image: Fictitious world map from the last chapter of Nineteen Eighty-four. From Wikipedia.

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One Response to “British Prime Minister: Look Forward to A Generation of War”

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