Jack Straw, Hamid Dabashi, Vodafone Echelon
Old Jack Straw has demanded that women remove their veils
Tedious Salman Rushdie chips in 'veil sucks'.
Well my response to these flabby old men is to demand they remove their pants.
Lets see their sagging flaccidities, why do they maintain power behind serge?
I have walked the walk, I lived for a time on a Coromandel commune where nakedness was universal, on warm days.
And what a spirit of liberation we enjoyed. Not to be repeated soon, I expect.
I certainly dont expect Jack Straw to be naked on his knees scrubbing dirty clothes, in order that some liberated women can relax in the sunshine.
Its Relative Jack, old boy. Your culture insists on pants, Saudi Culture insists on veils, my culture insists on facing your fears without preparing for war.
Hamid Dabashi vs. Azar Nafisi
"A Collision of Prose and Politics: A prominent professor's attack on a best-selling memoir sparks debate among Iranian scholars in the U.S."
White men saving brown women from brown men
..three years after the publication of Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran, and right in the middle of a global concern about yet another American military operation in the region, one can now clearly see and suggest that this book is partially responsible for cultivating the US (and by extension the global) public opinion against Iran
Rarely has an Oriental servant of a white-identified, imperial design managed to pack so many services to imperial hubris abroad and racist elitism at home--all in one act. It is thus exceedingly important to read Nafisi not just for her ideological services to the US imperial designs globally, but, equally if not more important, for her reactionary consequences inside the United States as well.
[Can the Subaltern be read anywhere on the web?]
newstatesman speaking of flacidities, those aging Aussies
Robert Hughes & Clive James have cranked out further installments of their life stories (I have read no priors]
flickr Micheal Poliza helicopter over Africa: lotsa buffalo
Australia specialises in two legged life
Lizards above Bondi startle away on two legs
Cassowary with killer kick
Kangaroo killer kick
I put forward the proposition for preservation
of two legged mammals
Our cousins, gorillas, chimps & gibbons & such
Also preserve the big things
Blue whales, polar bears
Take cell samples from as many as possible
One day we may have true cloning,
not today's grotesque Frankenstein electric shocking dolly
I hear that mammals go extinct in cool times
Hard to grasp as vast dry descends on our hot jumped world
keep liquid water on earths surface
Folly has it that nature wastes nothing
but oil seeps and chalk cliffs are mighty slow in going back to gas
without mean man monkey grip techniques
Wish I could afford that blue whale trip.
European journalists and investigators are tracking the mysterious deaths of two security experts -- one in Italy, the other in Greece -- who had uncovered extensive spyware in their telecommunications firms.
also via swedemeat
Jack Straw Hamid Dabashi Vodafone Echelon