Tuesday, May 16, 2006

O tempura, O teriyaki

From a Wall St. Journal "Forum" seeping out of a poll asking whether it's a good idea to send National Guard troops to "bolster security" along the Mexican border (WSJ readers think it's a good idea indeed, by a vote of 4008 to 2508).

The figure of the classical citation. Its rampant vivacity. Its steel-trap-minded "realism" about the matter of civilization. Its Alpine telescoping of the centuries (enlarge with a click):


Blogger Bruce said...

"Getting a better life for yourself and your family always requires taking from someone else."

Civilization, indeed -- internalized, crystalized, spewed.


5/17/2006 10:42 AM  
Blogger tm said...

The lofty aristo backbone of aryian USia in all its glory. Only...Caesar::Bush...

5/17/2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Juke said...

"...by staying home and voting..." early and often.
Damn the women and children!
Up the torpedoes!
Vercingatorix memorii!
Take that Spartacus - you situationally relative knave!
Scuttling arachno-humans spew poisonous jive for the same reasons every other creature spews poisons when they do.
Protection, predation, biological ambition.
Gussied up in pseudo-moral rhetoric, it's the same inky murk as always.
Gimme that and get outta my way.

5/17/2006 10:31 PM  

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