Empty Days

Saturday, March 20, 2004



Watched Deadline Iraq: Uncensored Stories of the War on CBC tonight.

Uncensored? My ass. Though "some viewers" might disagree.

Either way, it's a glimpse at least of just how unreal the coverage of war is in our media. And after that we go and claim that The Passion of Christ is too violent. And it's only props and red paint.

This is an insane, mad, crazy, absurd, unheard-of society we live in. Everyone is so *nice* and so afraid of *death*. This is so strange. Are we even human anymore or do we think of ourselves as either computers or demi-gods? What we need is not more peace and prosperity - we need a huge enormous horrific disaster to make us wake up and re-learn the basics. Let's pray for hell on earth.

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Browsing about clicked through a page on history of propaganda. Quite enlightening.

And during the CBC documentary above I kept thinking - and why it is that we never see any Iraqi-side footage of the war? After all we won the thing, so we must have full access to their archives. I wonder if we'll ever see these - I don't know how long it took before we could see those WWII german footages. A decade at least. I am not sure we're still gonna care about this war that much ten years down the road.





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