Jan. 1st, 2017


06:41 pm - С праздником!

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Nov. 12th, 2016


01:07 am - "Американская трагедия"

Давид Ремник ломает руки и рвет на себе волосы в журнале "Нью Йоркер", так его огорчили результаты выборов.
Но он не всегда был таким эмоциональным. Вот Давид в роли трезвомыслящего взрослого дяди (2003 год)

В 2003 году он помогал бушу jr запустить войну в Ираке, и по ее результатам он не перестал кушать с аппетитом и чувствовать сильное уважение к самому себе.

А вот выборы Трампа, который что-то бубнит на тему "надо бы поменьше бомбить разных иностранцев" - это и есть настоящая трагедия, лишающая его покоя и сна.

Fuck you, Давид Ремник.

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Nov. 10th, 2016


03:07 pm - Объяснение, почему. (2010 год)

It is very similar to late Weimar Germany. The parallels are striking. There was also tremendous disillusionment with the parliamentary system. The most striking fact about Weimar was not that the Nazis managed to destroy the Social Democrats and the Communists but that the traditional parties, the Conservative and Liberal parties, were hated and disappeared. It left a vacuum which the Nazis very cleverly and intelligently managed to take over.

The United States is extremely lucky that no honest, charismatic figure has arisen. Every charismatic figure is such an obvious crook that he destroys himself, like McCarthy or Nixon or the evangelist preachers. If somebody comes along who is charismatic and honest this country is in real trouble because of the frustration, disillusionment, the justified anger and the absence of any coherent response. What are people supposed to think if someone says ‘I have got an answer, we have an enemy’? There it was the Jews. Here it will be the illegal immigrants and the blacks. We will be told that white males are a persecuted minority. We will be told we have to defend ourselves and the honor of the nation. Military force will be exalted. People will be beaten up. This could become an overwhelming force. And if it happens it will be more dangerous than Germany. The United States is the world power. Germany was powerful but had more powerful antagonists. I don’t think all this is very far away. If the polls are accurate it is not the Republicans but the right-wing Republicans, the crazed Republicans, who will sweep the next election.

I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime. I am old enough to remember the 1930s. My whole family was unemployed. There were far more desperate conditions than today. But it was hopeful. People had hope. The CIO was organizing. No one wants to say it anymore but the Communist Party was the spearhead for labor and civil rights organizing. Even things like giving my unemployed seamstress aunt a week in the country. It was a life. There is nothing like that now. The mood of the country is frightening. The level of anger, frustration and hatred of institutions is not organized in a constructive way. It is going off into self-destructive fantasies.

I listen to talk radio. I don’t want to hear Rush Limbaugh. I want to hear the people calling in. They are like Joe Stack. What is happening to me? I have done all the right things. I am a God-fearing Christian. I work hard for my family. I have a gun. I believe in the values of the country and my life is collapsing.

(Авторство, думаю, очевидно)

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Nov. 9th, 2016


03:49 pm - Идиократия

Россияне положительно оценивают не Ивана Грозного, про которого знают только имя,
а артиста Юрия Яковлева из фильма.

Также и в Америке, подозреваю.

Кстати, у республиканцев ещё и большинство в обоих палатах, так что Дональд устроит потеху. А пока суд да дело, пойду почитаю редакционные статьи в "Washington Post", NYT и Guardian, и просвeщённые мнения Майкла Макфола, Люка Хардинга, Томаса Фридмана, Натали Нугайред, Бернара Анри-Леви и далее по списку.

Не спеша, с кружкой чая и печеньками.

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