I'm not sure how to feel about the bombing of the Army recruitment center at Times Square on early Thursday morning, mainly because I'm not sure want it means, or what the perpetrators wanted to accomplish, other than to convey frustration and powerlessness, which might be just as valuable as anything given the state of things.
What I really want to know is why there are very few leftist/liberal/progressive blogs discussing this occurrence, and why the right-nuts are all over it. I mean, maybe because it's because it's not that big of a deal -- the office was closed, no one was hurt, the property damage is relatively minimal. I understand that tighty-righties would want to use rename everything ranging from the University of Kansas dining hall (The Underground) all the way to progressive slot machines, I don't understand why the other side (my side?) would not use this as a tool for discussion as well. I mean "we" don't have to defend it, but don't we want a say in how this is event is perceived immediately or later on? Blogs are changing the very nature of "history" by adopting the Benjaminian idea that no life is not worth documenting. What a resource we have here to shape consciousness -- the past and present.
This all assumes that some kind of dirty liberals (geh geh geh!) actually perpetrated it. Not to say that I think is was a right wing conspiracy, just that we can't be sure of anything.
I don't know. Any thoughts?