Tag Archives: Hassan Nasrallah

hagel on a bagel

The election is over. Obama won. get over it and move on. Its the kind of demagoguery that discredits the rabid fringe of the American based right-wing Zionist movement.This is a jab at the Chuck Hagel nomination, as if Hagel … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

very dark: obscure pure bees

Equal right to die…. Hannah Arendt termed it an “overpowering reality” that seems to be inherent in totalitarian systems in which the problem of evil could be analyzed but would remain elusive, a fugitive that escaped the most ardent manhunt … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In the jaws of the crocodile

People are the product of history. The way nations see, dress, think and formulate reality are much based on the parameters that over time, form a wall of convention, the box to which the comfort zone of convenience installs and … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

calorie counter

What does being a bit of a plumper have to do with the fiery rhetoric and popular rabble-rousing appeal. Is the gist here that Nasrallah has become rotund and contented, succumbing to bourgeois opulence and a Martha Stewart lifestyle. Or … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

bitching section: take a number

… and speak loud and clearly into the microphone. However, please be advised that the complaint department is now closed….There is no end to the innocence. Innocence until proven fealty… After all , what could be a bigger insult to … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

hail to the chief

Theodor Adorno basic thesis was that¬† repression and domination, were part and parcel, intrinsic to the functioning of liberal democratic societies as well as totalitarian fascist ones. The individual as mere exchange value, a commodity, or simple vending machine was … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

rule is based on awe?

That corner of the world where there is never a dull moment.¬† Zionism as racism is a dodgy rabbi at best. Its okay to admit it: racist, excessive and violent. In a case that harkens back to segregation south of … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

the prophet: sweet taste of success

Treat her like a lady… He ordered the idols in the Kaaba destroyed, but left the old forms of worship almost unchanged. The Black Stone remained the focal point of pilgrimages, and the ritual of walking around the shrine seven … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

all the way down to nothin’ mostly

the Prophet armed. The ambivalent relationship between the Sword and the Word… Mohammed began to send raiding parties against Meccan caravans. Booty was his first source of income and allowed him to build up a treasury. His first real battle, … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

the hegira: where 622=1

Its always been complicated. The Mohammedan calendar is based on twelve lunar months, or 354 days, and in a Christian century there are about 103 Mohammedan years. And with the Children of Israel? Mohammed’s career shows that the animosity between … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment