Thinking About the War in Iraq
So here I am, thinking about the war on Iraq. I just read the "where is Raed" column and I am reminded of my thoughts on Germany.
I spent 4 months in Germany, living and learning. It brought a lot to my life and taught me a lot about, well, everything. It taught me how much I don't know, and that I had to respect that. Particularly as an American.
We are raised in this culture which actually encourages us to be lazy, and in some strange sort of paradigm, we are encouraged at the same time to be preoccupied, unbelievably preoccupied, with everything around us. As I'm writing that, I just got a message in my email with the subject title "Free pics of hot babes humping robots!" Needless to say, it was an ad (came with very graphic pictures) for an adult porn site for women (A.K.A. "hot babes") and their sex toys (A.K.A. "robots").
It's wierd. I get about 90 junk mail messages per day (I have two accounts, Hotmail and one for my web site and of them, probably 20-25 are actual, and the rest is just preoccupation. And yet, it's become such a part of my daily routine that when I get less than 50 in a day, I wonder what's wrong, like maybe my email account stopped working. Strange.