chapter  9
Senseless acts: the harbouring and harvesting of hate
Pages 14

At the beginning of this book I began by talking of a number of seemingly senseless acts of violence during 1999 that had shocked populations throughout the Western world. During my writing there have been more mass killings as well as more military violence involving the forces of global authority, this time in East Timor. The political comments are the same; madness and evil seem once again to be the popular ‘answers’ accompanied by the production of the sort of ‘panic’ that sells papers. Yet again there has been a total lack of understanding of where the ‘sense’ in apparently ‘senseless’ acts comes from.