April 1, 2004

Hell's Handbasket

Ah, the pleasures and wonders and beautiful people of the Bay Area Utopia. Can I get a 10.5?

Posted by Vanderleun at April 1, 2004 3:09 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

...Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Fifty-eight thousand.

(With apologies to Alfred Tennyson)

--And unless by accident or intent to expose, not a one of us were anywhere near the fake Indian and his fools, or took off our clothes, are Marxist goons, or wish Kaczynski freed.

Posted by: Anthony at April 2, 2005 10:12 AM

Everytime I saw the word anarchist in that piece I swear it said antichrist. Weird. But that's just me.

Posted by: Tom Spence at April 2, 2005 2:59 PM

I don't know whether to cry or... Yikes.

Posted by: Miss O'Hara at April 4, 2005 12:23 PM

10.5 ... You've been watching Sci-Fi too much. But we can all dream, yes?

Posted by: mdmhvonpa at April 5, 2005 11:16 AM

I know that my statement is probably unwelcome in an environment of unmitigated irrational reaction. However, I'll comment anyway. While it is deplorable that Churchill would have taught the Eichmann commentary in an introductory course or taught it as a concrete fact, but that is something he didn't really do. He uses the Eichmann commentary as a way to talk about the cultural clash occuring between the homogenized (read: dehumanized), cookie-cutter consumerist culture and cultures directly opposed to this global movement. The former seeks to take the world and make it an unremarkable sort of cultural wasteland where distinction is lost to the market forces of the global economy while the latter seeks to oppose it in favor of its equally incendiary motivation of parochialism. Lets just remember that the reason that Churchill was speaking at this event and events like it is because he happened to have this academic discussion and the country reacted in such a way to marginalize him in this manner, relegating him to the political and academic fringes of American society.

Posted by: M. Dahlen at April 6, 2005 8:17 PM