[Jim Dundon 08.05.2006.1205edst]
[From Bryan Thalhammer (2006.08.04.1325 CDT)]
In all sincerity, the
outcomes of this represent an arms race, a positive feedback loop that
is already exploding.
I'M CONFUSED. I THOUGHT CONFLICT [WAR] WAS THE RESULT OF ACTION TO CORRECT NEGATIVE FEEDBACK. IN THIS CASE THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF ONE'S ENEMY'S. PERHAPS YOU SEE THE DEMISE OF THE ENEMY AS POSITIVE FEEDBACK, THE END OF NEED TO CONTROL?
[From Rick Marken (2006.08.04.1220)]
Changing what you want was basically Kubrick's solution to cold war
worries about nuclear holocaust as described in the subtitle to Dr.
-- How to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. All you have to
do is change your wants: from wanting to avoid the end of the world to
wanting to have the world end (like the evangelicals who are apparently
happy to see what's happening in the Middle East as the beginning of
I THINK THE GREEKS AND ROMANS UNDERSTOOD PURPOSE AND CAUSE A LITTLE BETTER THAN SOME AS REVEALED IN THEIR MANY NAMES FOR MANY GODS, PURPOSES. THEY CALLED WAR WAR AND SAID WAR [DESTRUCTION AND ANNIHILATION OF ONES ENEMYS] WAS THE PURPOSE OF WAR.
WAR IS THE REFERENCE SIGNAL "AND" THE PERCEPTION.
LET'S KEEP IT SIMPLE.