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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Pre-Tsunami Thinking

Pre-Tsunami Thinking - Tom Watson
The Bush Administration, of course, continues with its internentionist war of choice in the former Iraq - but that kind of thinking is soooo pre-tsunami. The world has changed forever. It's smaller. 'Over there' feels closer to over here. And Americans are speaking - individually, one by one - as globalists, as citizens of the planet. Remember when this lyric seemed actually current - 'We'll put a boot up your ass, it's the American way'? Well, that's pre-tsunami. The search for WMD? Pre-tsunami. Calling for abolishing the U.N.? Pre-tsunami. Rumsfeld, Rice, Wolfowitz? Pre-tsunami. Powell? Quite possibly a post-tsunami realization....

In any case, it feels cool when your post is the very first cited in a new weblog, as mine was this week. A Canadian blogger has launched The Post-Tsunami World, and it's a cool idea. So far, it's looking like a terrific addition to the discourse. Here's the intro:
Since your piece was the first reference I found to the "post-tsunami world" on the web when I searched after writing my post, you get honourable first mention! Thanks for the encouragement.


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