Thursday, October 18, 2007

Naomi and Che

Exhaustive research reveals that Naomi does like Che. He's a hero.

Holocaust denial is a really big deal, it causes people to organise demonstrations or even to end up in jail. The offence though is pretty small, it’s just a stupid view, held in bad faith that’s suggestive of unsavoury moral views.

If Klein is to be believed, people walking free in the west have murdered hundreds of thousands of people to move from being very, very rich to very, very, very rich (the oil dudes behind the Iraq invasion). Many people really do believe this and maybe it’s true, but it’s easy to forget what an enormous claim this is. I often think people like Klein are overly outraged, but they are not nearly outraged enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find it really weird that she (and others like her) can ignore the violence that people like Che commit.

Maybe some characters are easier to romantisize than others. Being romantic is fine (even good), but one shouldn't mix it up with reality when making very serious claims about the supposed "truth".

T