Friday, January 23, 2004


"The Daily Nation released an image of one of the two suicide bombers who tried to assassinate President Musharraf. The force of the blast detached his face from his head and it flew up and fell off the roof of the nearby police station. He was identified as a bomber from the amount of explosive material on the face."
Pakistan News PakTribune.Com

why does this image make me think of this?

is it just the obvious comparison between two puzzles - part of this attempt to make sense of the insanity - two anonymous faces lifted out of history as a result of an equally impossible set of random circumstances and placed before us as icons of meaning. it is equally possible that both images are fakes - that what they purport to represent is nothing more or less than a manipulative artifice. but if they really were who they are represented to be, where does that leave us, other than mired, still, in this endless, centuries-old bog of superstitious intolerance, fear, and hatred.

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