Max, Angela, Chris, DL

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Fri Apr 9 09:48:53 PDT 1999

Jim heartfield wrote, responding to The Enlightened One:

>> The first problem is that the people of the Balkans are
>>uncivilized and cannot resist the temptation to use ethnicity as an excuse
>>for violence. This, I believe, is no insult but a clear representation of
>>the facts. After weeks and months of hearing claims and counter-claims of
>>atrocious behavior by Serbs, Croats, Albanians and all the rest, I have
>>simply added up the instances of atrocious behavior and come to the
>>conclusion that these people, all of them, are essentially hooligans.
>Sadly DL's racial stereotype of the people of the Balkans is not unique,
>but underlies a lot of liberal distaste for this region.

No kidding. Thanks, Boddhi, for exhibiting precisely the kind of liberal racism that Zizek was talking about. It's nice to have a living proof text before one's eyes (even if I missed it the first time around) to show that Zizek wasn't just pulling stuff out of the air.

Why, with such benighted opinions, do you call yourself The Enlightened One?


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