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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

because it hurts so good

i know ... it takes a few minutes to read.

and then you'll want to re-read it. So, perhaps it's not the work-a-day blogosphere quickviews that we've had to create out of job-preservation ... but, it's the good stuff. It dances around my brain like a school-age ditty, splashing images up in random enough patchworks to make me weave a context.

Besides, the good stuff should be listened to, thunk on, examined with a few moments spared for internal conversation. And even though your quiet nods and soft claps on the thigh aren't felt or heard ... they are appreciated.

so, check it out.


... and you might want to read about the arm wrestlers who smoke Castaneda, too.

17 comments:

Flandria said...

that image posted is the most unattractive ever...

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

.
i beg to differ.

Flandria said...

that is gross...I TRULY regret making a comment...

jAndy donka-donk said...

I got caught up on his arm wrastlin this morning too, kinda funny that you put up his link not too long after.....

It was better than the Saunders vs. SU crap I just finished with. Bad blogs make it easy to get some work done.....

And my right testicle still feels like that pic I found......

Chris said...

Holy crap!

http://www.nyvelocity.com/content.php?id=944

Little_Jewford said...

your really impressed by that babble? For example:

"When the combined political administrations of the United States and the United Kingdom began to create an Islamic boogeyman out of a non-existent Al Qaeda, young Muslim men in both of those countries, already subjected to visual cultural racism their entire lives, found a release for their frustration and aggression in associations that responded to this targeting. Sadly they followed the script and fulfilled the hyperbole of fantasy that the Neo-Cons created."

to directly link neo-cons and the rise of Islamic radicalism is, well, just wrong. First many of these groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (which now has renounced violence but over its history spawned several violent groups such as Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya), simply predate, by decades, the neo-cons...the brotherhood tried to assassinate Nassar in the mid 50's. Also, there are a multitude of factors that lead to radicalism. While most times a major target of a radical Islamic group is a foreign power (be it the west, Russia or Israel) their ability to grow and recruit is driven by dissatisfaction with (or oppression by) their own government. You can argue that the west or the US supports those governments but its not a direct relationship. In addition, many of these groups are supported, encouraged, and directed by foreign states to help attain the states, rather the then groups, greater aims (lots of other factors, I will end with those two examples).

I'm not making any judgments about the neo-cons, bush, the war, profiling, ect but its just silly to point at any one group and say "everything is simply their fault". I think its very important to try to more fully understand a situation if you are going to comment so strongly on it....we (meaning more liberal types, which believe it or not I am) also point at conservatives and say "the world is not as simple as you claim it is"...well we should practice what we preach.

Velo Bella said...

You broke Andy/Jesse's comment length rule

Velo Bella said...

And after such seriousness, I am going to seem all superficial and stuff...but those cartoons were hilarious.

I have naturally high testosterone. Can't you tell by my lack of arm sleeves?

oh, I'm sorry. continue.

Little_Jewford said...

Rule?!?! (ok...I had to look back in the blog...do I get a demerit now?)

and I dig the zappa photo...and of course back in the day I had the biggest crush on moon unit...

shawndoggy said...

two claps for LJ -- you rock. What the world needs more of is critical thinkers, not yes men.

Velo Bella said...

yeah but if the guy can't even settle on a first name, I hardly think he can go around making up rules

Chris said...

I am a shameless promulgator of other people's ideas.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/3755686.stm

The Neo-Cons and the Islamic fundamentalists are much closer in age than we think.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

jooferd wrote:
"to directly link neo-cons and the rise of Islamic radicalism is, well, just wrong."

in reference to:

"When the combined political administrations of the United States and the United Kingdom began to create an Islamic boogeyman out of a non-existent Al Qaeda ..."

the emphasis I see is on the term "boogeyman" not a direct link neo-cons and Islamic radicalism.

Radicalism has been around since ... humans started wiping their butts. In my opinion, it is a predictable outcome to frustration, oppression, and laziness. Islamic radicalism, christian radicalism, jewish radicalism, military radicalism ... name your facepaint ~ underneath it all they are the same root perversion of the human need for stability, acceptance, pride in oneself.


I believe that this neo-con administration has created a climate of fear and distrust of the other (in this current form ... followers of islam). Times and societies before have used other groups and ethnicities as scapegoats to consolidate and wield power and wealth (pogrom).

i see the current administration creating a boogeyman in the form of a 'global war on islamic fascism'.

i see goals of terrorists coming to fruition in this country. i see our own hard-line extremism coming to the fore ... ruling us.

shawndoggy said...

I believe that this neo-con administration has created a climate of fear and distrust of the other (in this current form ... followers of islam).

Really? IIRC, the Bushies didn't start it (Embassies/USS Cole/WTC), and it's not just Bushies who have fueled the average american's irrational knee jerk racial/ethnic fears which grew out of that. Pox on the Dems too -- Dubai Ports World being the crown jewel in their overtly racist "don't trust the a-rabs" palmares.

Little_Jewford said...

I agree islamic fascism = todays "red scare" but I think the most tought provoking thing you wrote is:

"it is a predictable outcome to frustration, oppression, and laziness."

I will ponder that over lunch....

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

Dubai Ports World being the crown jewel in their overtly racist "don't trust the a-rabs" palmares.

...that's badass.

without reservation, will i concede that many politicians suck donkey.


jf ~ as will i on your previous points.

Velojuice said...

I find it not shocking (not at all) that LJ and SD are in agreement, and I dare say that SD's comment "What the world needs more of is critical thinkers, not yes men" is right on the money though. This melting pot world was screwed up by alot of different striped yes men. If the collective free/critical thinkers could only get it together and drop it into the 11 cog we might be able to affect change. When it goes into the 11 you got to have the ponies though.

That sack shot was nasty.