Tagged: WWI

Little Johnny Jewel

In Re the film “Exodus”: there’s no need for any artist to respond to the mewling of the critics and their Stakhanovite insistence on “realism.”

In Re the film “Unbroken”: Japanese nationalists charging someone else with racism is a case of pot calling the kettle, dancing with the kettle, making love with the kettle.

In Re Janet Suzman: No one ever mistook an actor for an intellectual.

Nobility and heroism are inappropriate to describe wars (the actions of individuals are another matter; e.g., the Scholls were heroic and noble). Rather, wars should be judged according to the criterion of moral necessity. WWI — the war to save Empires — was morally unnecessary. WII — the global response to global fascism — was morally necessary.

Pole sloths are the worst part of living in NYC.

One more time to live

During the War of Empires (WWI), soldiers who refused to fight were subject to battlefield court martial and summary execution.

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And as always, coherence in contradiction expresses the force of a desire.

Jacques Derrida, “Structure, sign, and play in the discourse of the human sciences,” Writing and Difference (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978),  279.

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Laura: you are frozen in memory.