Chaos in the
It is quite a coup de fortune for
President Bush electoral campaign the tragedy that occurred this week-end
in Russia. Yes, terrorist that held hostages in a school are said to be
somehow related to Al-Qaeda.
It evokes possible scenarios of a new
kind of classes struggle around the world. No more infantrymen crossing
frontiers; no more h-bombs –or clean bombs— threats: just plain people
mingling among us “like fishes in the water” will be planting more or less
dirty explosives in our children’s schoolyard.
Maybe as soon as next year, political
analysts will be reminding us, how sweet old times were, when a couple of
superpowers kept law and order thru the world.
The collapse of the
Soviet Union was supposedly attained because it overreached their economic
base over a vast world territory across the oceans. Instead, now we do
have a single Hyper Power with a gigantic budget deficit, trying to impose
democratic values with sophisticated weaponry. Cicero made Scipio affirm
in “The Republic”, that imminent dangers caused people to yearn for a
Will it be the XXI Century dilemma,
tyranny or chaos?
September 5 2004