Archive for September, 2011

on the Palestinian statehood bid.

Posted: 22nd September 2011 by traumaturgist in politics
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I won’t waste space here reiterating the basic arguments against Abbas’ upcoming bid for statehood at the UN – the uniformity with which these views have been reported means you can read them pretty much anywhere.  What I want to do here is rant about the sheer stupidity of America and Israel regarding this travesty. […]

Thoughts about….Thought

Posted: 15th September 2011 by traumaturgist in Uncategorized
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Reading (as I often do, for better or worse) the cavalcade of political e-pinions has gotten me to thinking about the rather insipid anti-intellectualism that has persisted in North America since the Me Decade (the 1980s, for those of you born later).  It’s funny the way this plays out in pop culture…leaving aside all the […]

the anniversary of 911 – I’m not crying…

Posted: 10th September 2011 by traumaturgist in politics
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Now I know it’s easy for me to say that, although the events of Sept. 11 were indeed horrific, I’m not going to mourn.  People usually assume the wrong reasons for this – that I’m a cynical bastard (ok, well I am that), that I’m a heartless and unfeeling human being, etc….but the fact of […]