|THE PILL BOX|
A CATALOG OF CULTURE & BARBARITY
Almost all news media - 'tabloid' and 'broadsheet' alike - discusses international crises with far too much distance. I'd find it 'saner' if Jeremy Paxman started pontificating on the age of chaos and Horus being upon us.Post a Comment
When I heard about the recent Korean missile adventure, I kept thinking 'why don't they report it as DEEPLY WORRYING?' Ditto Bush cosying up to India (itself taking a nasty turn towards racist fundamentalism) with nukes while threatening Iran with force. Ditto the current wave of pre-emptive hostilities across the world
I tire of reading editorials and columns in the broadsheets - the tone that assumes we're discussing reasonable chaps making logical moves. Kettle, Aranovitch et al can't seem to accept the highly irrational and psychopathic nature of geopolitics. Or maybe they share that 'insanity' in a way (nothing crazier than thinking horrific decisions are 'all for the best')? Don't these pundits ever consider HISTORY (ie. what's left after the media consensus has worn off)?
They reserve hysteria and panic for the trivial - teenage crime, cabinet feuds, religious movies, offensive cartoons. I suppose we can all debate with great seriousness cultural kipple, distracting ourselves from the unbearable horrors that refuse to go away... AGUIRRE