arcana imperii :: the book of j


what's «unimaginable»?

scotland yard said this morning that a plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit «mass murder on an unimaginable scale» has been disrupted. some news outlets are using the word unprecedented instead.

what's UNIMAGINABLE or UNPRECEDENTED? the west continues to do little to tackle the CAUSES of terrorism so it's no surprise that there's still zealots all over plotting to commit heinous atrocities. but again, what's unimaginable or unprecedented about them when humanity has witnessed (but apparently can't recall) the extermination of native peoples in the new world, slavery, the holocaust, the horrors of the khmer rouge, genocide in the balkans, almost a million massacred in rwanda just a few years ago while the world did nothing. and when was the last time you heard DARFUR mentioned in the news?!