A short story by Anon

I don’t expect it will do me any damage.

Am willing to wait it out though, because you never know, I suppose anything could happen, and stranger things have happened. To be quite honest, in today’s internet age, it won’t be peculiar for this to happen, and will probably happen more often.

Melanie Phillips and the like probably wouldn’t worry about it too much. They have other things on their minds, who doesn’t I suppose.

51 years will pass and the internet will stay the same, acting as a host for fraudsters, impersonators and phonies, fakes, the fickle, the free?

On to the future we go, not stopping at the lights, straight on, into the ether, hoping nothing comes of it, but wanting to cause a small stir, for prosperity reasons.

Twitter is the way to go, the way to achieve that unknowing notoriety, that feeling that for just a few days, I was someone else. Let us go beyond.

An Iranian Capitalism and the search for Islam

I’m being cited by a Harry’s Place blogger called Gene, not the Selfish Gene, the other one. In preparation for this I will re-post something that the HP collateral will enjoy: An Iranian Capitalism and the search for Islam.

It was with observations on 9/11 that Slavoj Žižek made his formal introduction into the Englishspeakingworld of politics proper – quietly forgetting for the time being his presidential campaign inthe Republic of Slovenia back in the 1990. Never, however, has he been able to drop the grindingacademic axe; surprised as many commentators were that someone could come along and talkabout Hegel and coca-cola in the same breath, Žižek of late takes to marrying tenets of Lacanianpsychoanalysis with Donald Rumsfeld quotations. But something different, some new sea-change,seems to have occurred again with Žižek’s piece on Iran, ‘Berlusconi in Tehran’, published in theLondon Review of Books, that it is pure politics, that the mode of language is no longer wry butserious. Before, looking closely at Žižek’s texts, one knew that behind the comic references topopular culture there was a serious kernel, of which to use in critically dismantling areas of unseenterror in the usual functioning of the economy, now the wry guard has been shelved, and the comicsubterfuge is the preserve of the enemy itself – “Berlusconi’s capitalism with ‘Italian values’(comical posturing)”

Carry on reading here

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