Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Seriously

John Bolton had some hearings today. As much as I think Bolton is a fascist, xenophobe, and an awful choice to be the new U.S. - U.N. go-between, his explanation for his statement that the U.N. "does not exist" makes me want to root for him. While we all know that Bolton really dislikes the U.N. because it represents non-Americans, especially brown folks, and because he is a fascist, his argument that he was disputing the ontological validity of the world body as an example of "the fallacy of false concreteness" makes my heart beat quickly and my palms sweat. The Times reports that he used the phrase -- "the fallacy of false concreteness" -- repeatedly throughout the hearings. That shit is deep.

As the former national poet laureate Mark Strand was fond of saying:

"The poem that has stolen these words from my mouth
may not be this poem."

1 Comments:

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but the structure IS real...

 

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