August 28, 2006

Tiny, Abstract Drops in an Oil Field of Possibility.

I watch bits of Daily Show with Jon Stewart often on the internet and I have come to feel that they do an amazing job. Obviously comedy is their main platform. But comedy attains its full import only through tragedy. Oftentimes I have felt that aspect coming through beautifully on the Daily Show.

This following piece is a wonderful illustration. It talks about the historical attitude of the West (now mostly the US) toward the Middle East and brings out the implicit hypocrisy on the part of the West and the resulting immense tragedy for the people of the Middle East.

Over the years, we've grown accustomed to thinking of ourselves as you think of us: tiny, abstract drops in an oil field of possibility. Whether redrawing our borders without regard for ethnicity or religion, or experimenting with unfamiliar forms of governmenance, we always welcome a chance to test the latest theories of your political scientists.


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