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Friday, July 09, 2004



What's a terrorist.

I would likely make a pretty efficient terrorist. For all my natural cowardice, I am actually quite decisive and reckless - I do have a strong will, which is all the more strange since I can find no application for it.

All of which does not mean that I would like to be one. But in different historical/social circumstances people like myself arise all over the place and cause enormous havoc - and I am nothing special, for all I know.

Which is to say that a "terrorist" sounds worse than it really is - it's just fairly regular people who get on the wrong side of the social order. On the "right" side, such a one would probably make a fairly successful ruthless businessman or professional or something lame and useful like that.

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As the Unabomber said: FBI is a joke. But I could say: terrorists are a joke. Both are mythical words hiding very banal and very human realities.





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