* Unpopular opinions, number one: Yes, colleges should absolutely ban fraternities. I feel certain that at many schools donor flight is the only thing keeping the frats open.
* Unpopular opinions, number two: I think Campos and Chomsky are assuming facts not in evidence when they assert that bin Laden was targeted for assassination rather than killed while resisting arrest. There have been multiple contradictory reports of what exactly happened in the compound, and second-guessing the SEALs at this point seems really premature and ill-advised. Chomsky’s piece in particular is pretty terrible; it comes shockingly close to Trutherism in its opening paragraphs and completely elides the important legal distinction between state violence and terrorist violence in its middle. Only the last paragraphs provide something approaching a useful comment on the bin Laden arrest:
Same with the name, Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes “Jew” and “Gypsy.”
* BREAKING: Obama bans the American flag! It’s exhausting to try and dialogue with people this stupid.
* Judge Gives Immigrant in Same-Sex Marriage a Reprieve From Deportation. According to my Facebook feed this is the first time this has been granted. Very promising sign.
* And Huckabee speaks the truth: St. Ronald himself couldn’t win the Republican nomination today.
Written by gerrycanavan
May 7, 2011 at 11:09 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
Tagged with America, Barack Obama, college, fraternities, gay rights, genocide, Geronimo, How the University Works, Huckabee, immigration, imperialism, marriage equality, Noam Chomsky, Osama bin Laden, politics, Reagan, Republican primary 2012, Republicans, stupid people saying stupid things, the law, violence, wingnuts
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