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Archive for March 25th, 2007

A Worthy Massacre

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 25, 2007

The author of Lenin’s Tomb posts a blog on how liberals are calling for Europe to intervene in the Sudan:

I have no problem with the desire to show solidarity with the people suffering from Khartoum’s vicious counter-insurgency programme…But…the idea that European states have a responsibility to save Africa when many of them are busy destroying it, is utterly bizarre. Imagine one hasn’t got a memory that extends back further than 1989, and suppose that there was never such a thing as colonial genocide, mass hangings, concentration camps, devastating politically-imposed famines and so forth.

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Just Another Propoganda Commodity

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 25, 2007

LeeSee writes a blog about Pat Tilman’s death and government lies in the blog Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos:

Does the government war machine imagine us so stupid that we will swallow what ever shit they put on a spoon? Do they think we are so misinformed we will fall for any lie regarding the motives for the war and that we believe in patriotism and the American Way of Life? Do they really believe we don’t understand the motives of the Halliburton war machine? That we don’t get the phrase; “no blood for oil” ?

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“Britain Shall Never Surrender!”

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 25, 2007

Snowball, of the British blog Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism, writes about Britain’s role in the slave trade:

Today, such past apologetics for the slave trade and slavery are quietly hushed up – the complicity of the whole British ruling class in the affair – the worst crime in British history – is distinctly embarrassing. ‘Stop apologising!’ screams the Tory commentator Simon Jenkins, describing how he ‘cheered when a descendent of the Bristol slaver, Pinney, refused to apologise for the deeds of his forefathers’. What conservatives of all stripes want us to do is forget the whole affair – they know above all that ‘Great’ Britain, or their green and pleasant land of England, might be tarnished or complicated by such unpleasant and brutal realities. Nationalism is an ideology which has to be constantly produced and reproduced to survive – it depends on myths, on the ideal of national unity – despite that fact that nations are always imagined communities designed to help the powerful shore up hierachical divisions of race, gender and class.

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“Britain Shall Never Surrender!”

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 25, 2007

Snowball, of the British blog Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism, writes about Britain’s role in the slave trade:

Today, such past apologetics for the slave trade and slavery are quietly hushed up – the complicity of the whole British ruling class in the affair – the worst crime in British history – is distinctly embarrassing. ‘Stop apologising!’ screams the Tory commentator Simon Jenkins, describing how he ‘cheered when a descendent of the Bristol slaver, Pinney, refused to apologise for the deeds of his forefathers’. What conservatives of all stripes want us to do is forget the whole affair – they know above all that ‘Great’ Britain, or their green and pleasant land of England, might be tarnished or complicated by such unpleasant and brutal realities. Nationalism is an ideology which has to be constantly produced and reproduced to survive – it depends on myths, on the ideal of national unity – despite that fact that nations are always imagined communities designed to help the powerful shore up hierachical divisions of race, gender and class.

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Real White Women

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 25, 2007

Winter, of the UK blog Mind the Gap, posts a blog on a discussion she and others had about the rise in “lad mags” in the UK:

The construction of female reality is interesting because Nuts, Zoo and Loaded repeatedly claim to be offering images of “real girls” as a marketing ploy — that is women who aren’t professional models or celebrities. I guess presenting some women as “real” creates a fantasy of attainability for male readers, but it’s interesting to think about what this narrative is doing. All women are real. A glamour model is as real as a woman taking a digital picture of herself in her bedroom and a lot of the women sending in their images seem to be aspiring glamour models anyway. The few who are picked out for a centerfold in the magazine then have their digitally enhanced images lauded as “real.” Women putting themselves up for male judgement and approval is an important part of the narrative: they are asked to send in their pictures from which the “best” will be selected for rewards (more pictures in the magazine and a possible career break).

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