The Agony of Power, by Baudrilliard

“Terror is like a rumor: self-prophesying, self-realizing. Once it moves to the other side, and grows more violent than violence, it becomes an autonomous form without origin — like Evil itself.

“It is irrepressible as well, because every form of ‘vigilance’ aggravates the specter of terror. It is the paradox of every principle of precaution, and this principle has now been raised to the level of a global governing strategy. Security is quietly taking hold as a ‘white terror’ draining the system of its Western values: freedom, democracy, human rights. This is the diabolical trap laid by the terrorists, forcing ‘democracies’ to sabotage themselves ‘progressively.'”

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