I’m crying.

I will try to be coherent.

I’ve been thinking about this all week.

imagine the ..

magnitude? of how much is being destroyed,

raped.

not just Iraq.

HISTORY…kind of started there…

The first time…people turned thought into…something you can see…

Was there…

They started writing…they invented Cuniform…the first written words…

You already know all this?

Sorry.

John Gardner?in ‘The Sunlight Dialogues’ was talking about.. how….. in sumeria…mespotamia…the opposite of the jewish/chrisitan/islamic based monotheistic, spirit-is-better-than-matter culture..

Or not the opposite – just the sane version…there is spirit, there is body, must take care of both, and not confuse one with the other.

Don’t know what to do now?

To do? Cry now. I think. Then wonder. Then think. Plan. Do.

I don’t know.

Sumeria…was…so many things…started there…

All those traces…they’re wiping them out.

Some original copies of books…

Some old copies…hand written of the koran, burned…one apparently hand-written by Ali Bin Abi Talib…etc…

And many other things…

Many, many other things..

Statues…gods…old gods…5-7 thousand years old..

It’s not just Iraq.

It’s history.

I don’t know.

Because they want history to start with them?

I don’t know.

They are, like Jehovah, a jealous god? They will have none other ‘before’ them?

I don’t know.

the owner ..

of one of the museums…

went…

to the GI’s…

told them…he needed security…for the museum…asked for 2 men…

They didn’t give him any men…

He had one unarmed guard…

The next day…the museum was robbed…looted.

So

many

things are gone.

More will be .. before this is over.

Older than any of us…man was…the trace of us…learning to write…

Learning to make memory…

Our first glance at Mnemosyne…

They’re also…

It’s not just that…

Some talk about ..

Nebbuchennezer off the Iraqi currency…no more…to be replaced by Hammurabi…

I can only imagine the textbooks the new Iraq will have…for schools…

Absolutely monstrous.

I’d break Kofi Anan’s neck now. If he were here.

Snap it like a fucking twig.