Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A few posts encountered on the Internet that may amuse like-minded readers...

Reason to smile..

Confirmation of Castro's departure has many benefits, but one in particular cheers me up this morning. Recall the remark, back in 2002, of Stalinist stooge and Saddam lackey George Galloway.

Yes, I did support the Soviet Union, and I think the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life.He has since seen the fall of Saddam, poor man. And now his good buddy Fidel is gone. Galloway must be really miserable now. That is cause for good cheer.

More reasons to smile...

(PG: almost X rated, because of the appearance of the word "pussy".
What is "'pussy" and why it is offensive, see here)

Re the Hitch essay on antisemitism linked to — something he mentions here:

“Rezzori’s character insinuates with the greatest of subtlety that there is something feminine about the Jew, and that this is what sets him apart from the manly and robust and patriotic characters who like to roar cheery songs rather than listen to the tinkling piano, and whose chief joy is the hunt;”

got me to thinking about the well known antisemite George Galloway and his contempt for Tibetans and Buddhism — which he describes as ‘obscurantist’. Why is Buddhism any more obscurantist than any other religion, particularly his own choice of shit? It may stem from his lack of interest in Tibetan pussy… and an arrogant feeling that Buddhism, like Judaism is ‘effeminate’ or ‘feminine’, not strong and masculine like Catholicism/Xtianity and Islam where they know how to keep the bitches in check real fucking good. Just a thought… . Consider also, Galloway’s need to assure us of his virility and masculinity — repeated reminders that he has had multiple sexual partners — and his apparent disregard for ‘uppity’ women and his opposition to women’s rights to biological autonomy.

The litigious antisemitic scumbag.

Yet more reasons to smile..

The lead item on Newsnight last night was Castro's departure. I was one of the studio guests debating the issue. The others were a Cuban-American activist, Frank Calzone; a pro-Castro Cuban journalist, Pedro Perez-Sarduy; and, inevitably, George Galloway. You can watch the programme on the Newsnight website till tomorrow's edition replaces it, though I'm not sure I'd recommend it. At one point Galloway advanced an unusually labyrinthine "Bush-Hitler" analogy, and I regret that my sniggering off-camera was clearly caught by the microphone. In the circumstances, I asked Mr Galloway not to make me laugh as he was the one with a record as long as my arm of justifying autocracy across the globe.

The Earth shook for them..

As it is told here:

Shas MK Shlomo Benizri blamed gays Wednesday for the earthquakes that have shaken the region in recent months, telling a Knesset plenum debate on local authorities' earthquake preparedness that government action on homosexuality would do much to prevent the tremors.

This one is an eye opener for me. It seems that the ancient question "did the earth move for you?" is relevant to the gay folks more than to the others.


Ahmadinejad creates new jobs: You'll have to click on the link.


And now, to the "pièce de résistance" (for its mirth inspiring potential):

"...the Che poster (and false claims that Che was a "terrorist" (defined as anybody who fights against American business interests wherever and whatever they may be) will all probably be used smear Obama if he's the candidate." (Retrieved from a Message board I like to frequent, because it often yields such deliciously imbecilic comments)

Che? Terrorist? Not quite, no:

"The cult of Ernesto Che Guevara is an episode in the moral callousness of our time. Che was a totalitarian. He achieved nothing but disaster. Many of the early leaders of the Cuban Revolution favored a democratic or democratic-socialist direction for the new Cuba. But Che was a mainstay of the hardline pro-Soviet faction, and his faction won. Che presided over the Cuban Revolution's first firing squads. He founded Cuba's "labor camp" system—the system that was eventually employed to incarcerate gays, dissidents, and AIDS victims. To get himself killed, and to get a lot of other people killed, was central to Che's imagination." (Paul Berman, here)

Here is the latest scoop: The Real Che:

But if my hunch is true, the whole story of the Damascus assassination is a smokescreen. He is changing his identity again, I am afraid.

Confused? Discombobulated? I can understand it. But now let's make another logical step: if M was really C (or, rather, is C, because you just cannot kill off good ole C) - is M J... no, I simply cannot go there.

Do you feel the onset of total confusion? I do, and thus:

(To figure out the truth you'll have to go to the original post)


At 1:34 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

on interreligious dialogue:‘other’-in-the-context-of-jewish-christian-interfaith-dialogue

"...It is therefore the encounter with commonality and the familiar which draws one to seek an understanding of the foreigner, the alien and the other. It is at this juncture, where the desire to be understood takes on, according to Slavoj Žižek, the form of the primal trauma; where we are accosted by dissimilarity and an awareness of our own difference. Each party then constantly desires to understand the other and, in turn, be understood by the other. Christian Jewish Dialogue happens, like every other intercultural dialogue, at this moment; where both partners seek sincerely to achieve a fuller understanding of the other from their obscured sense of the other’s familiarity and in full awareness of their often radical otherness. Much in the same way that Christians are like other Christians whilst being different (the same can be said of Jews and other Jews), so Christianity is like Judaism whilst being simultaneously as different as to being completely foreign."


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