Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pole Dancers and Palestinians

Corey Robin is now at CT. Introduced by Bertram, and welcomed by Daniel Davies, among others.

Justin E.H. Smith:
Anti-Zionism seems to me as pointless as anti-Bonapartism, or opposition to the Agricultural Revolution.
He's now the judge of an essay competition at 3 Quarks Daily. The essay quoted above made him a finalist in another category in 2009. Also published on his page, where in comments I added two links including this
I, a 95 year old Sabra (native born Israeli Jew), who has plowed its fields, planted trees, built a house and fathered sons, grandsons and great-grandsons, and also shed his blood in the battle for the founding of the State of Israel,
Declare herewith that I renounce my belief in the Zionism which has failed, that I shall not be loyal to the Jewish fascist state and its mad visions, that I shall not sing anymore its nationalist anthem, that I shall stand at attention only on the days of mourning for those fallen on both sides in the wars, and that I look with a broken heart at an Israel that is committing suicide and at the three generations of offspring that I have bred and raised in it.
How should we understand our relation to each other, to language and the world?

Zionism is the climate denial of American liberalism, the only difference being there's always a very small chance, given the nature of empiricism, that predictions are wrong. To say that Zionism is bigotry is simple logic.

Soon after this post, D2 took his own blog private. Read him here to understand why. Arrogant people make stupid mistakes. They're the last to see, if they ever do, that they were operating on faith.

There's a push to bring pole dancing into the olympics. It may not make it in 2016 but it's only a matter of time.

People who like math want to think language is math. But language is culture and culture is change.

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