[NetBehaviour] ISIS prehistory

James Morris james at jwm-art.net
Tue Sep 16 18:42:07 CEST 2014

On Mon, 2014-09-15 at 19:28 -0400, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> Thanks and no problem; I'm really sensitive about this.
> Where I might disagree, I think ISIS is the child of ISIS; I think blaming 
> colonialism for everything might be another form of colonization - that 
> is, these people are driven by force of the Other, not their own destiny, 
> their own choice - while we're given the 'luxury' of choice and destiny. 
> ISIS is cruel on their own terms, and those terms go all the way back 
> before the Crusades. I think as well that this is also unfortunately the 
> 'human condition' - in other words there's a genetic component towards 
> exclusionary behavior, territorialization, demonization of the other, etc. 
> Chimps also have warfare; even sea anenomes do. So for me the question is 
> how do we avoid these horrors - which has to go beyond geopolitics; 
> geopolitics will always be with us, moreso as species head towards 
> extinction and the planet approaches its carrying-capacity of life.

And we need to defend ourselves against hostile extra terrestrial
forces, because we won't know for sure whether such forces exist or not
until they either attack us or we're technologically advanced enough to
actually rule out the idea of attack from hostile extra terrestrial


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