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Dear Felicity, Since your email isn't working I'll send this to the list. Thank you for letting me know. Physically well, not secure, and, no doubt, torn inside. Still, alive... It isn't just Bush and Blair, I don't think. They are merely the top dogs in this the New World Order - ruled by neoliberalism, ie, globalization. All those in favour are the leaders of industrialized countries, and the rest can be bought. War may be globalization by other means? Iraq is an example: everything that can be privatized will be privatized. And this is fine for the corporate elite and their followers. 'We are watching helplessly the destruction of a people', someone told me. And 'our children and their children will pay for this. They'll have to live in the world we leave behind.' She is right. It does look pretty grim - for the Iraqis and for everyone else. But this can't be the end: A merciless world, ruled by an oligarchy of corporatists? I often feel very angry and disheartened at the state of the world. But I don't want to give up and I don't want other people to give up. And on good days, I think of Camus' sense of Sisyphus - it helps a little: "I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks... The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." [Albert Camus] So the struggle for justice and peace would still be worth fighting... Best wishes, Elga Sutter P.S. Reading your articles also helps me - I can see the people, feel their feelings. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk