|"David & Jill Stevenson" <email@example.com>
|Sat, 5 Jun 2004 12:24:23 +1200
Remember we are discussing terrorism solely in the context of a supremely price sensitive commodity - Gold .Therefore we have to enter a world of McCarthyism thinking "Reds under every Bed ". We are not debating terrorism other than in that scenario .We would all agree the human psyche is too fragile and would render itself wholly inoperative if we confronted reality , or the what might happens , totally head-on in every day life . That is better left to the realm of gods and other support systems or palliatives.
You question had Haggis said "His God had told him that nuclear Armaggeddon was nigh " what would have been my reaction ? I would have been no more moved than already knowing that George Bush is preprogrammed by Fundamentalist belief that he leads a crusading America into exactly that scenario .The leader of the most powerful nation on earth subscribes to and is compromised in his every action by that fundamental belief . He effectively is OUR leader . Even while Ex-President Ronald Reagan was taking those afternoon siestas his wife , Nancy , was consulting her own Astrologers (since you mention them ). That George Bush , Donald Rumsfeld and other advisers at the White House have their own soothsayer or modern day Nostradamus in their midst , a man who unlocks key codes for messages from the Bible . He extracts data re the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden etc etc .
Robin , if ever you are in NZ , I must take you to a pub on the shores of the Hokianga Harbour .As you sit gazing at the "top shelf "over a beer you are confronted with the profound statement -
"Sometimes I think the whole world is mad - except for thee and me . And even sometimes I have my own doubts about thee ". Perhaps we could even talk a ,now- on --the -wagon , George Bush into joining us Perhaps that homily would not be wasted on him . I just do not know ! It might be the best bit of advice he ever had .