Thursday, May 26, 2011

"If there's anything more depressing than an interminable debate over Israel and Palestine, it's an interminable debate over Israel and Palestine with potentially lethal consquences for a positive event like Pride"

"Progressive" rag NOW magazine puts things in perspective: what's the existential threat posed to Jewish Israel by jihadis intent on its obliteration compared to the prospect of a spangly, hedonistic exhibition being unable to go ahead? In NOW's world, obviously, there's simply no comparison, and divine decadence trumps the possibility of looming genocide every freaking time. Anyway, that mass atrocity stuff is suuuuch a downer. (As a general rule, lethal consequences associated with the life and death of human beings versus the not-so-lethal, not so life and death consequence of killing a parade always are.)

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