Wednesday, February 12, 2003

These Nazis will stop at nothing to discredit fellow traveller Saddam. Now they're accusing him of misogyny! Have a look at this article (where the gap is).

Included in it is the claim that Saddam's son Uday and some cohorts beheaded fifty women, then hung their heads on the doors of their houses. Some may see this as a nauseating act of barbarity. But I see it as a feminist cry for help.

As we are all well aware, capitalist western societies comodify women's bodies, while completely devaluing their minds. Knowing what a kind, benevolent and ideologically reconstructed male his father is (he did sign on to the UN commitment to outlaw all forms of discrimination, after all) it is likely that Uday inherited these pro-feminist attributes. (And when I say "inherited" I don't mean that in a biologically determinist sense.) Therefore, the thought of the women of Iraq being enslaved by capitalism -- particularly American capitalism -- was simply unbearable to Uday. He felt impotent -- but not in a phallocentric way -- and was compelled to warn the women of Iraq of the looming patriarchal threat posed by American-style "freedom".

So he decapitated these women to show -- albeit in a very confronting way -- what would happen to them if his father were removed from power. He was saying, "Dear sisters of Iraq, in a 'democracy' you will be so thoroughly disempowered and silenced that you may as well be headless. Now, you don't want that to happen do you?"

And still, still the Nazis present Saddam and Uday as the butchers!

It's appalling. Just appalling.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Fellow travellers, there's something very strange happening to my blog! As you can see, the template has gone awry, so that links can't actually be seen on the page. But they are still there. Just click on the blank spaces and you'll find them.

Still, I don't know what's happened here. But I do suspect sabotage. Considering my numerous searing and courageous polemical posts against the Great McSatan and the arse-licking Master of Evil, I think I've made some powerful enemies in some very high -- or rather, low -- places. So, I suspect it might be the work of ASIO, or even the CIA.

Or it might just be Matt Hayden. This appalling right-wing reactionary, who's blog is found here, has been trying to discredit me for quite some time. He even broke into my abode some weeks ago and had a rather nasty altercation with my trusty feminist cat Jocelyn.

He definitely has a lot of pent-up rage at my success as a public intellectual. He's also livid that even though he's the avowed capitalist and I am the Marxist mendicant and guru, I make his entire yearly income in a week. For this he accuses me of hypocrisy. But he doesn't understand. He wants money out of greed. But for me, earning is part of my philosophy of abundance. You see, he is a taking person. And so his earnings are meagre. But I am a giving person, and my givingness is returned to me many times over, with interest (and I don't mean that in a capitalist way).

But back to the blog: I will look into this, and report back to you.