Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rise Up!

Today is Wednesday, 18 July 2007.

Cain v. Able implies the club, implies the arrow, implies the spear, implies the catapult, implies the cross-bow, implies gunpowder, implies mustard gas, implies the atomic bomb, implies the nuclear bomb.

Whenever the Master Class, or Nationality, or Race, can extract profit from the other classes or nationalities or races (all fictions: we are all humans, we are all sentient and non-sentient beings) exterminating one another, advances will be forced to occur in the technological means of extermination.

Thus, the Day of Trinity, the first atomic bomb explosion, 16 July 1945:

Need it necessarily be ever thus?

On the first anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square in China, I saw in The New York Times a photo of an elderly man, the police wresting a banner from his hands, as he shouted, “Rise up! Rise up!”

There it is.

And happy 89th birthday to Nelson Mandela, who was a leader in helping his country make an important transition without blood flowing in the streets.

In the spirit of Mandela: Rise up! Rise up!


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