it kind of bothers me that when i write a post about orgasms or brad and angelina i might get more comments than when i write something about the big world issues. but then i guess orgasms and movies are something that is a common factor for all of us [except for blind/asexual people?] plus we want to forget about the yuck stuff. how we deal with this you can read about here.
but i want to write about how the innocent brazilian was killed because he ran away from people chasing after him, and he was wearing a winter coat in summer. unfair.
i wonder how many people are reading this to see the nude as referred to in the heading?
but before we get to that:
i want to write about how the reading i am doing for my thesis introduces me to ideas like this:
" On, East is East, and West is West,
and never the twain shall
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at
God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face,
though they come from
the ends of the earth."
- Rudyard Kipling
it seems at the moment that never can east and west meet. the death of the dream of multiculturalism? [even though multiculturalism can be criticised for being tokenistic and not really managing the issues of race which are too scary for politicians and their agencies - ie education services]. can the two men, ie communities from polar opposites stand face to face without warring, can't we meet in the middle somewhere and talk about it? can't we see that we are humans, all together, without resorting to the Us and Them. Can't we be just Us?
And talking about the centric positioning of the west:
"But 'Europe' remains the self-same, unmarked by its Other. Although 'Europe' shapes and informs its surrounding world, it is not reciprocally shaped and informed by that world. "
read 'the west' for 'Europe' and see if it makes you think of anything...
the west thinks it is right, and good, and just and democratic, and morally superior and intellectually superior, and economically superior. etc.
we need to consider other perspectives.
Open any world map and look at where UK, USA and Australia are located. The coalition of the willing draws a line across the world. It makes me think of a neo imperialism or colonialism. Are we seeing the "projection of the white race as the natural rulers of a global space created and divided by imperialism"?
now for the nude. i bought this a couple of weeks ago for only $65
love love love it: