Unmasking Our Pain: Therapeutic Politics

The Witness, September 1992.  3 pp.

What if we held a war and everybody came? This, it seems, is what we have just witnessed. Those who tried to raise their voices against Desert Storm were officially silenced, and the rest were officially silent, successfully manipulated yet again by opportunistic politicians. Silent in the face of the most horrific unleashing of aerial bombing in history. Silent still.

We have seen in Desert Storm the genius of the system in bold relief. Minority dissent is tolerated, marginalized or squashed, depending on the necessities of the political moment. But the system is predicated upon a “silent and majority.”

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