Editorial: Against Authority, Against Terror

GODS & RADICALS

I don’t need to tell you what happened. You’ve seen it already, the images of carnage, the collective mourning, the shaking anger, vows for reprisals, calls for restraint. And then the near-simultaneous retaliations in multiple countries by anti-terror police, new crackdowns, increased arrests, tightened security.

You’ve seen it already.  You just saw it, but you’ve seen it before–really.

I’m referring, of course, to the attacks in the city of Paris.  But I could just as easily be referring to any attacks, in any ‘modern’ city, and all the ensuing madness.  What happened in New York is what happened in the London Underground which is what happened in Moscow which is what happened in Paris which is…

You get the point.

Many of our readers are younger than I.  I don’t feel old, usually, until I find myself referring to the WTO shut-down in Seattle, or the massive anti-war protests…

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