Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I'm more of an uncommon Britisher, but I’m pretty sure there are others who think like me. America deliberately chose its fight with Islam after the end of Soviet communism. America it seems has to have an enemy otherwise it eats itself (as it has been doing in its ‘liberal vs conservative’ sniping, which brings out the worst in both sides). America likes nothing better than a dirty fight, as if we were still in the days of the Wild West. It prefers to pick an ‘evil’ enemy, for the excuse to fight dirty. It’s easy to create an enemy--you just find someone to insult, cheat and wound. When you keep trying, someone crazy enough to fight you will emerge. Terrorism is the only weapon available to the weaker party, thus fulfilling the dream of the dirty fight with an evil enemy--favourite Hollywood theme.
Obama said the other day that the death of Osama brought America together--for the States perennially need to be United, in fact!--just as 9/11 had, ten years ago. It’s a pity that it has to destabilize the world to get its highs, but such is life. Osama’s assassination was orchestrated to impress Americans, not to demonstrate America’s respect for any known law. And certainly not to calm the world down.
It only remains to say that I distance myself from all opinions, especially my own.
In other news, I’ve been reading Nietzsche, The Antichrist, and now Beyond Good and Evil. As I’ve mentioned before, I read to discover ideas which I have already thought in my own incoherent way, but not been able to express well, or at all. Nietzsche is enough to keep me quiet for a long time!
Yesterday, being a Bank Holiday, K & I took a trip to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. I’ll let the pictures tell their own story. There were several old sailing vessels afloat. The one above was taken on the chain ferry, otherwise known as the Floating Bridge, which links East and West Cowes.
By contrast, I caught this snap of the Queen Mary 2, on the ferry going back to Southampton: carrying, as our captain told us, 3,500 passengers. Stuck on such a cruise, I would have wished to jump ship at the earliest opportunity, even if it meant swimming to shore, or drowning. But it’s pretty enough to view at a distance.
After my reference to a Jerusalem Sage in my last post, I went to check the spot and took a snap. It’s there, but still in bud, as the photo shows.
Finally, there is a gift for readers of this blog--a diary! To find out more, click to download a document ‘About My Diary.pdf’ which provides links and instructions.
Posted by Vincent at 1:25 pm