From: "Carrol Cox" <cbcox at ilstu.edu>
> Ian Murray wrote:
> > But first, let's keep the record straight. The atrocities of 11
> > September were a crime against humanity.
> A crime, yes. But a "crime against humanity"? Oh come off it. The
> holocaust was a crime against humanity. The U.S. invasion of
> asia was a crime against humanity. The ongoing bombing of and
> against Iraq is a crime against humanity.
> It takes something far more than killing a few thousand people to
> constitute a crime against humanity. Let's maintain some chastity of
============ Taken to it's conclusion, "humanity" becomes a floating signifier, like "national interest"; any social kind can be disaggregated and decomposed.....
"Mankind no longer exists" [Bruce Sterling]