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RE: [ba-unrev-talk] NOT: Really, It's That Simple

EA, et al --    (01)

Thanks for your messages.     (02)

First, this morsel was about the USA. Israeli, like Ireland, Kenya,
France, etc., was used as an example.     (03)

Hegemonic leaders always have a name for their adversaries. It's often
'fanatic.' (E.g. for unrev, open source fanatics.)    (04)

It is probably safe to say that King George III of Great Britain felt
the colonies were full of 'fanatics.'    (05)

How is possible to say the Western Nations have conscience, after
leading the most violent century in human history? That is ethnocentric
and foolish.     (06)

Isn't it clear that mankind is poorly served by empire?    (07)

We are not talking retreat; we're talking common sense.    (08)

Proximate domain, e.g., neighborhood, town, canton, is innate to humans.
Technology helps transcend the geographic and physical barriers.
Technology can recreate constructive dominion in a flash.    (09)

Ironically, the tendency is to repeat the demented building of empire,
in spite of all the advantages of technology.     (010)

Look at all the ridiculous globalization efforts. Right before our eyes,
we are witnessing an unprecedented power grab by unelected dilettantes
under the guise of some unctuous global fellowship. Boy, what a farce.
It is extremely dangerous, too.     (011)

In fact, We Aren't The World. Despite Madame Allbright's outrageous,
hegemonic and disturbing claim, "Nous sommes la nation indispensable,"
(?)country after country are scrambling to distance themselves from the
USA.        (012)

Here is another one that is beyond the pale.    (013)

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to exempt U.S. peacekeepers
from the International Criminal Court for 1 year. (?)    (014)

"It offers us a degree of protection for the coming year," said U.S.
Ambassador to the U.N., John Negroponte.     (015)

Huh? Whaat? Come again? I beg your pardon.    (016)

Now our Ambassadors want "protection" from the U.N.?     (017)

Share the wealth! Give every country protection from the U.N. Not for a
year, but forever.    (018)

Meta-government, aka, empire, colonialism, interventionism, etc.,
doesn't work, never has, never will. Sadly, the tuition for this lesson
is terrorism.    (019)

Cheers,    (020)

-jtm    (021)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
[mailto:owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org] On Behalf Of Eric Armstrong
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 9:43 PM
To: ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] NOT: Really, It's That Simple    (022)

John, I respect your opinions and the reasoning behind them, but on this
on I have to disagree.    (023)