This has been the most recent example of the machine doing exactly what it does. It was the result of an arrogant and willfully blind way of being and acting, thrashing against very clear and visible limits, working to its fullest capacity to do nothing but lead to disaster. At this level, and coming from such a position of hubris, pleas of intentionality, that this was unintended, can have no sway, just as the pleas of a killer’s intent have no sway in a law-court. These are no more than cries of surprise at being caught-out when the perpetrators had always felt secure. Not secure that they were blameless, doing good; only secure that they were unreachable, that the consequences of their actions would only fall on others.
From this: The Forum To this: The “Wall of Desperation” I remember visiting Conimbriga as a child. I returned as a young man with a bride. Then again, much later, with a spouse. Conimbriga is a symbol of the reach of empire, the power of a center basking under a broad hegemon, extending across aContinue reading “Conimbriga”