Sunday, December 28, 2003

The death of over 20,000 people in Iran doesn't begin to compare to the loss of 3000 lives
in New York. Then why does the latter have so much more impact on how things in the world change? For example: a decade ago most people in the Netherlands opposed camera-surveillance, random body-searches and the likes. All of a sudden most people approve of these actions. In a year from now you will need to have you ID on you at all times. "Ausweis bitte!" is what I hear. To farfetched? I don't think so.
Come on, people: think! Does having his passport on him prevent a guy from strangling his ex or fly a plane into a building? Does it help to know the identity of the one who killed your child? It does not bring back your child now does it? But forcing people to identify themselves at any given time does help to control the masses: you and me!
Is that really what you want or do you still give a meaning to the word "freedom"?

Last night I stood on stage juggling, whilst some guy set me ablaze. Good fun!
The past week went by fast: internet-access at home is restored, we celebrated christmas and that's it, basically. How was your week?

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