The Early Days of a Better Nation

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Satire and Beyond

The Curmudgeon tells it like it nearly is. One of the delights of his squibs is the gleeful elision of NewLab multi-culti PC-speak with management gobbledegook and Pentagonese. It's all right to blow Iraqis to shreds, just don't call them ragheads, it's disincentivating.(Via).

Mind you, in a world that can throw up such rancid gobbets of undigested barbarism as Israeli Neo-Nazis, reality gives satire a hard act to follow. (Via). The Neo-Nazis in question are a tiny minority of Russian immigrants to Israel, eligible for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return, but who nevertheless hate Jews, and Arabs, and other ex-Soviet immigrants of darker skin, and ... The niggling little detail that Hitler would have counted them as Jews can be got around by a deft swerve into Holocaust denial. The mind, she boggles.


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