Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sobriety and vigilance the need of the hour

(TI)Yesterday the booming of guns, the screaming of children, the explosion in the carriage of a train or a bus, the call for negotiations, the ceding of sovereignty, the pandering to a terrorist’s whim, the checkpoint, the nervous trigger-finger, the anti-personnel mine ripping off limbs, the desolate landscapes of war, the cyanide capsule.

Yesterday the mourning of mothers, children and spouses, the promise of war’s end, the promise of peace-at-any-cost, the political games, the brinkmanship of sycophants, the political economy of aid, the supremacy of the dollar. Full text