Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gems From Jim Goad

The Taki's Magazine author "shun[s] binary thinking and scoff[s] at the idea that the political 'left' and the 'right' are tangible entities, much less precisely definable ideologies riven cleanly in two like Die Mauer used to divide East and West Berlin" — Finding My Personal Political Pigeonhole.

I have my reservations on several points with the writer who "no longer believe[s] in Santa Claus, Christ’s resurrection, or equality" (two out of three ain't bad, but not when you miss the crucial one), but with these I fully agree:

"The day when corporations acquire the power to extort a third or more of my shekels and throw me in shackles if I refuse, maybe I’ll entertain the idea that they’re as bad or worse than governments."

"The government should stay out of everyone’s bedrooms—unless you’re into that sort of kink—but would everyone puh-leeeze reciprocate and quit dragging their brass-frame beds out into the Town Square? You’re stinking up the place. Quit letting it all hang out and start tucking it all back in."

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Blogger love the girls said...

"the artist, if I might use that word, was the author of a "much discussed guerilla act at Disneyland, where he urinated on a statue of Winnie the Pooh." That, I like."

It wasn't a guerrilla act, but a modern art expression.

And I don't like it. Either, As art, As appropriate behavior, Nor according to its target.

I can understand why the world would detest Disney's version of Winnie the Pooh because the characters are not turned into crass and vile tramps and vermin, but why should we despise them?

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