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January 27th, 2005

Hmmm Thought So

http://images.quizilla.com/Q/qirin/1070760488 deconstructionist weirdo
You are a Deconstructionist Weirdo. Although
ostensibly originating with Derrida, the
theories of your particular school have long
since passed beyond intellegibillity; half the
time you don't even understand what you're
saying anymore. That's okay, though. You're a
lot more fun to party with than a bunch of
stodgy new historicists.


What kind of postmodernist are you!?
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I think there is something - distasteful - of me to post this on the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and the bloodiest day - so far - for American troops in the Great Iraq Mistake. My long-time best friend's dad was at Auschwitz, my friend, himself conceived in a DP Camp in Germany and born in Atlanta is himself permanently scarred by the Camps. One more victim. I've known a number of Camp survivors, and, as a great admirer of Yiddish literature and culture, will never forgive the extermination of that culture; never forgive Europe for its indifference and complicity, never forgive my own country for shutting its gates to the desperate, and never never forgive those who seek to trivivialize this unique event in a modern industrial society, and won't *shut up* at least while the few survivors still are alive, including my friend's dad.

I see something like Craig Heimbichner's singling out Jewish members of OTO and OTO itself for the same tired conspiritorial stuff that led to the extermination camps, and I think it ain't over yet. The horror, the 'holocaust revisionists' and the blood libel and the like goes on, and not, alas, just in Idaho.

Meanwhile,if it were now instead of then - we get attacked by Japan, Germany declares war on us, and we invade Spain because "freedom is contagious" and "Franco is an evil dictator. He kills his own people." Thank God Roosevelt was in office, and not this congenital idiot who has a 'mandate' to do Iraqs at will. Osama must wake up smiling every day. We play exactly into his hands. What do I mean "we"? Count me out. I'll have comments after the elections, as they are termed.

Oh, yes, I want to thank K_S for turning me on to that particular quiz at the start. It really pegs me pretty well.

"Derrida/I just kissed a girl named Derrida/And suddenly that name/Will never seem the same/To me/Derrida/Say it loud and their's music playing/Say it soft and it's almost like praying/Derrida/Deeerrriiidaaah!"

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