Archive for November 9th, 2007

09
Nov
07

We Two


WE two boys together clinging,
One the other never leaving,
Up and down the roads going, North and South excursions making,
Power enjoying, elbows stretching, fingers clutching,
Arm’d and fearless, eating, drinking, sleeping, loving.
No law less than ourselves owning, sailing, soldiering, thieving,
threatening,
Misers, menials, priests alarming, air breathing, water drinking, on
the turf or the sea-beach dancing,
Cities wrenching, ease scorning, statutes mocking, feebleness
chasing,
Fulfilling our foray.

Walt Whitman, 1900. Leaves of Grass.

Advertisements
09
Nov
07

Uncanniness

I am a Pink Elephant. Is it strange? fine; the more stranger, the better. But it isn’t strange in the sense that it is contradictory. If there is a contradiction it is on the opposite sides. First, it is not consistent to believe in individual freedom and at the same time deny people’s right of leading a decent but different life (mainstream conservative paradox.) Second, and more importantly, it is not consistent to believe in control (even economic) and simultaneously claim individual freedom (and that’s the Democrat’s fundamental contradiction.)

09
Nov
07

WE are right

Pat Robertson endorsed Giuliani on Wednesday

Perhaps you tend to interpret this as a mishap. Well may be you shouldn’t. America is changing. Change is possible. Change is usually good. Change needs time and WE are right (if the is anything left.)

09
Nov
07

Stigma Damages

Gus van Sant, 2003. Elephant

Are we ready to enter a post-stigma era in “our” history? Is it right (right time) to abandon our strategic vigilance against defamation, stigma and prejudice and to assume a more “normal” approach in dealing with our every day lives or potentially controversial issues? Perhaps not many people automatically links a murderer’s behavior to his/her orientation anymore, but the legitimate question is are we on the safe ground now? Have we managed to surmount (not to mention defeat) those stigmas?




"Freedom means freedom for everyone."
November 2007
M T W T F S S
« Oct   Dec »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

RSS News Watch

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Don’t Go, Please!