Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007:

  1. Via Boing Boing, thoughts on how the physics/economics of space colonization make it impossible.  This is important, as a lot of people on the right claim that we can screw up the environment of this world as we always have the safety net of a space colony.  Improvements in technology won’t change the laws of physics.  We’re stuck with this world, so we have a duty not to wreck it.

  2. Archetypally dumb DU thread on Nifong.  There are a few astute comments, but for the most part DU is neither democratic nor underground, and can hardly be called liberal.  The complete failure to understand power/race relations – the failure which was also behind mischaraterizations of the Danish cartoons issue – is one reason why the U. S. is so fucked up.

  3. Sudan has backed the African Union peacekeeping force which will be funded by the UN.  This is another disaster for Zionism, one in an ongoing series.  Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon correctly identified the Darfur problem as primarily an environmental problem, and correctly noted that the same type of conflict will occur elsewhere for the same reasons.

  4. The Abrams/Israeli plan to use Mohammad Dahlan’s Fatah troops to destroy or weaken Hamas is yet another in the series of Zionist losses.  The Zionists will try to spin it all they want, but this isn’t what Israel – or Israel’s traitor-agents in the American government – wanted.  Some of the Fatah forces fled out of Gaza, knowing what the Palestinians do to collaborators, and the Hamas victory is actually a victory over Israeli collaborators.  Whatever happens in the short run – probably separation of Gaza from the West Bank and further efforts to ‘support’ Fatah which will backfire – the Hamas victory was a good thing, and a necessary thing.  You have to love Fisk’s question:  “How do we deal with a coup d'état by an elected government?”

  5. Racism and TV in Venezuela”.  It is a point of ongoing interest, unnoticed in official circles, that the ‘establishment’ in South American countries is invariably of European descent, and the ‘radicals’ are from the majority indigenous population.