The End of War
Our first step cannot be external, it cannot be merely the removal of troops from abroad or the committing to the smelters all our instruments of ruin--it must begin at home. In sum: we must de-militarize the citizenry! How clandestine the process was...how SUVs, cargo pants, and the popularization of military fatigues were absorbed into popular fashion! Why? Because we purchased the unconscious rhetoric of the Final Solution, the End of Days, Revelation, the Apocalypse! Perhaps we are collectively more astute and perceptive than our more conscious counterpart: we have already foretold that our time is nigh, the end is imminent, and that we are on an unavoidable decline.
A nation that seeks to isolate itself and only attract to its bedside its most cherished allies is much akin to the animal who perceives it is soon to perish. Will America's version of its own freedom be so markedly Christian? A freedom as death, a reprieve from a life condemned as suffering, to move to some fairy tale hokum transcendent beyond? And true to Christian textual form, it will not opt for a passive fading away, but the showy and opulent burst of a bomb...Dragons and sword-mouthed Christs...an entire parody of Orientalization of religious symbolic decadence. Our only joy for us on the periphery is that it will happen quickly and be no more. Who will be the first to light the magnesium coil of their nation?