Comments: Ouch

His remarks about The War To Save Suburbia, and the complicity of all Americans, reminds me of something Jean Paul Sartre said. He'd devoted his life to promoting the cause of the French workers against the French ruling class. Then Franz Fanon wrote "The Wretched Of The Earth" about France's robbery of African resources to sustain the French way of life. And Sartre read it and said "What was the argument between French Soci alists and French Capitalists but an argument among thieves about how to divide the spoils?"

[Off topic: apparently the word "S o c i a l i s t" contains the forbidden word "C i a l i s", and so it must be misspelled to be allowed]

Posted by Lawrence Krubner at November 8, 2005 01:30 PM

That's the thing about history, isn't it? If you keep digging back, every event has causes in previous events which had causes in previous events which had.... It's endless.

Maybe we should just start blaming the Big Bang for everything? First cause! (The Bush Administration! They're the Big Bang's fault!) (Except that that leads one to a sort of predetermination, doesn't it? I'm not a fan of fatalism.)


I'm sorry about the "cial" combination. I know it's inconvenient to the legitimate commenter, but I only have a limited number of years left on this planet and I'm unwilling to spend any of them fighting comment spam.

Posted by Anne at November 9, 2005 01:03 PM