Posted by panchmaster from pool0109.cvx25-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (126.96.36.199) on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 8:57AM :
I understand the looming war takes center stage...that's the point...we are supposed to forget all else. It might seem indulgent to go on about Jackie, trials and sculpture. But these grand upheavals come and go...for us it's been going on for several hundred years...yet it's in the details that our devil hides.
Let there be a war, or not be one...there will still come more years without wars...when we'll be faced with the same problems that plague us...maybe worse, maybe better...but war never solved anything...it didn't get rid of us when our empire was destroyed...when the Turks came...when they left.
Our problems in the rest of the world have little to do with this war. More of us will be killed in Iraq...more will try to leave...more of our treasures will be lost or destroyed. When it's over, there we'll be still trying to figure out what we're supposed to do as Assyrians and Chaldeans in the modern era.
We'll be a bit more polarized...a trifle more venomous and not much farther along the path of reviving interest among our own people, or letting our neighbors know we exist.
I'll keep pounding away at the same themes I was before Bush stole the presidency.
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