“[The 9/11 terrorists] are against, to offer just a brief list, freedom of speech, a multi-party political system, universal adult suffrage, accountable government, Jews, homosexuals, women’s rights, pluralism, secularism, short skirts, dancing, beardlessness, evolution theory, sex.” –Salman Rushdie
Interestingly, if you take away the dancing and the beardlessness, you also have the things that fundamentalist Evangelical Christians appear to be against, too.
My latest thing is trying to play the sitar . I’m taking lessons with the Sitar School of Toronto. Here’s a pic taken in class:
Rarely have I found myself agreeing with Pat Buchanan on anything, yet we find resonance on Iraq.
And surprise, surprise, US government scienists are now reporting that they have been pressued to suppress data that might suggest a link between industry and environmental degradation. The assault on the intellect continues.
The brilliance of these people is that they are so beyond ridiculous, that no one is surprised anymore by their looking glass logic, hypocrisy or corruption, and so it no longer makes the news.