Thursday, July 28, 2005

Tengo una remera del Che y no sé por qué

It is customary for followers of a cult not to know the real life story of their hero, the historical truth. (Many Rastafarians would renounce Haile Selassie if they had any notion of who he really was.) It is not surprising that Guevara’s contemporary followers, his new post-communist admirers, also delude themselves by clinging to a myth—except the young Argentines who have come up with an expression that rhymes perfectly in Spanish: “Tengo una remera del Che y no sé por qué,” or “I have a Che T-shirt and I don’t know why.”
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Friday, July 22, 2005

My thoughts on vodka

... should you be interested, can be found in the comments here and here. Yes, I'm enjoying a garlic "martini" right now.

Multiculturalism & identity politics

Perry de Havliand says:

For decades the supporters of multiculturalism have used tax money and government regulations to actively discourage assimilation of immigrants into the broader society, preferring to see communities develop which favour 'identity politics' better suited and more amenable to their own collectivist world views. And now we are paying the price for that. We will not be able to defend ourselves physically or preserve our liberal society unless we stop tolerating intolerance, and that includes not just fundamentalist Islam but also the anti-western bigotry of the multiculturalists.
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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Oh happy, happy day!

Le Sabot Postmoderne is back. I hadn't noticed, but I haven't been reading blogs (much less writing in my own) much lately.