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The Adventures of Bibi Zeit-Geist

Posted: April 11, 2009 by Shawn in Uncategorized
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What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state, Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale.

-Network

Well, Sidney Lumet and Paddy Chayefsky might have jumped the gun on the end of ideologies (or perhaps they were just commenting on the insane being led by the even more insane, I don’t know). In any case, it surely seems that the the arrival of Ehud Barak and the Israeli Labor Party into Bibi Netanyahu’s Likud-led government signals the end of ideology and nationhood (in the sense there is not even a pretense of a functional anti-occupation movement within the Knesset and that the idea of Israel as a nation existing within defined boarders is kaput as “Netanyahu and his two key ministers — Ehud Barak (Defense) and Avigdor Lieberman (Foreign Affairs) — are committed to creating a Greater Israel, which will cover all of the territory that was once Mandate Palestine”). (more…)