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September 27, 2012


Very astute observations, Prasad. Cold blooded, systematic, remotely controlled and vastly more efficient destruction of life and habitat is somehow seen as more civilized and sanitary than rioting, burning and mob violence motivated by raw emotions. And you are right in pointing out the liberal dilemma - the tug of ethical considerations on the one hand and cultural ones on the other.

That said and Mona Eltahawy's seemingly contradictory words and actions notwithstanding, Pamela Geller and her ilk are uncivilized by any standard of civility.

Excellent reflections, prasad. Once again we are reminded to let him who is without sin cast the first stone. Hypocrisy is never far away or hard to find, is it?

Mona Eltahawy is one of a handful of people I follow on Twitter and I saw that NY Post video less than two hours after it was downloaded and my first reaction was "You go, girl!" The last message she had sent earlier was "Meetings done; pink spray paint time. #ProudSavage #FuckHate"
Whoever messes with Mona does so at their peril. Love that hashtag #ProudSavage.

Earlier she sent"#ProudSavageTuesday My pink spray paint will match my pink raincoat but my Gaddafi-green fascist dress reveals my true intentions...I don't do peace & love when it comes to racist & bigoted shits like Pam Geller & co. There r some who do. Move on & look elsewhere....I believe in the right to offend & the right to protest that offense peacefully. And I will call you a racist & bigoted shit as I protest."
When she was taken into custody her friend Robin Morgan sent a few messages via Mona's account until she was later released.

Fabulous, Prasad! Like Ruchira, however, I do believe Pamela Geller is a special case. Partly because the economic imbalance between the dispossessed savages and their thriving and civilized oppressors is truly stark.

Agree about Geller. The post is my attempt to work out a compatibility between 'X is more civilized than Y' and 'X oppresses Y' that doesn't devolve to 'civilization is a -purely- self-serving metric.' I'm not trying to support Geller, she's a pretty iffy sort of person...

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