dimanche 30 novembre 2008

Spectacle's aftermath

The deaths are secondary - after all hunreds die in far off places from preventable diseases and preventable allied bombing raids - it is the spectacle, the glare of the lights the incessant insect click of camera, the roll of video film, the chatter and the endless speculation that really counts. The Mumbai terrorists [fill in description here?] had all this in mind when they embarked on their rampage. But we mute spectators, who have seen this type of thing before, the killings, the shock, the instapolitico outrage must remain sceptical of the authority's versions of events. Especially when all seems certain and the media speak with one voice.