Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Firepower Logic of Piracy

The firepower logic, most familiar to students of colonialism, exceptionalism, racism, and superpower piracy, is astounding.

Here is a multiple choice question:

(a) 3 Africans = 1 American
(b) 3 pirates = 1 captain
(c) 3 Blacks = 1 White

The willingness to kill has been the lingering logic of supremacy. Is killing necessary to prevent piracy?