who reads the watchmen?
P.L.A. recently recalled the fine sci-fi flick The Day the Earth Stood Still. In the comment thread, I mentioned the superb comic limited series Watchment, and that got me thinking.
Now, one of the things the hawks keep raving about is how the upcoming war against Iraq is going to be only the first domino in a chain of events that must inevitably--must! inevitably!--lead to perpetual US dominance of the world, which of course means eternal peace and cheap oil. Thinking of Watchmen reminded me of one character's admonition to another:
Q: It all turned out all right in the end, didn't it?
A: In the end? Nothing ends...nothing ever ends.
A victory over Iraq may wll convince much of the world of America's military superiority--as if that needed demonstrating. However, recent history teaches that an unfortunate response to a lopsided balance of power often is...terrorism.
Nothing ends. Nothing ever ends.