Thursday, September 23, 2010

The atemporality of 21st century urban warfare

Viewing this morning's front page picture of the world today, one can't help but be struck by the atemporal medievalism of it all, from riot-armored Israeli knights on horseback to the Gandalfian cathode ray necromancers in their remote mountain lairs to the English warrior princes.

How very Blackwater Prince Harry it all is.

Still waiting for the Web to produce a fragmented Shakespeare suited to articulate this strange Zeitgeist.

1 comment:

Matthew Bey said...

The problem with horses used in crowd control is they just won't trample people who are sitting down. People feel too squishy under the hooves. That's why NYC moved to much more reliable motor-scooters.