Monday, July 10, 2006

Zidane metaphor

The most gifted football player, an Arab, is manipulated into being thrown out of the most important game, thus possibly costing his team the championship, by the mere words of some clever European.  Is this some kind of metaphor for the relationship between the Arab world and the West, where the natural gifts, oil, are squandered by the Arab inability to avoid being manipulated by the clever words of Europeans and Americans?