ZNet |Iraq | On the Iraq Election: Even the free trade agreements, so-called, are highly protectionists, the extra-ordinary intellectual property rights go way beyond anything existed in the past those are purely protectionist…. If the currently rich countries had ever been faced with such rules, the US would now be exporting fish and fur.
It was quite amusing to watch all of the artificial fuss about the colour revolution in Ukraine last year. None of it really mattered.
As we wind down to the end of 2005 and to the beginning of 2006, there is a lot to reflect on. What brought down the Third Reich were too many fronts open at the same time. Basically I am suffering from the same malaise which brought down the Third Reich.
Enough to slow one down and prevent the taking of vigorous exercise, but not enough to lay one down flat in bed. But in line with general technological fatigue, I stopped checking email for all of three days.
Sitting in our Western societies with our cafés and police and cars, it is hard to imagine what it is like to be really oppressed. One paragraph from Janina Sulkowska-Gladun’s Memoirs really knocke It’s so true that a well-fed person cannot understand the starving one.
The other day I was wondering about the mechanisms of mass murder, particularly of soldiers. Why and how is it that men can be made to dig their own graves or why it is they would go along with their own destruction?
Here are some photos from Weichnachstklänge im Märchenland – 24 December 2005 – Quantum Album Release Party…. Much more relaxed than the Sunday Chai in Flex the next night on the 25th.
Here is a photoset from the Saturday night goatrance party at the WUK in Vienna. The party was Finstere Zeiten. I’ve posted some of the best photos here with direct links to them in the set. You can comment on individual pictures over at the photosite.
Here is a pair of almost identical pictures, one shot with flash and one without.