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on the train yesterday, someone had stuck up pieces of paper over the non smoking sign. you could almost miss them, these small notices campaigning against the terrorism of israel (as it said), and offering an email address to write too and get involved.

i wish i had written down the email address, i'd like to hear what they were saying. i think at this stage you can't blame or accuse anyone in israel or palestine.


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Mar. 30th, 2002 11:54 pm (UTC)
someone has been putting stickers on the trams in melbourne saying 'mc donalds home delivery... get happy with mc happy meals... my name is henry and i'm ALWAYS happy. please call me.'

some people have a lot of time on their hands.
Mar. 31st, 2002 03:43 am (UTC)
Re: stickers
does he leave a number?
Apr. 2nd, 2002 10:05 pm (UTC)
This is why history is so interesting and relevant to me. I mean, seriously who can really take the blame for what happens in the middle east or the balkans or Africa after hundreds of years of war and anger and hatred and atrocity? There has been too many incidents, too much bloodshed for any involved party to come out innocent.
Yet people continue to maniacally lay blame. WHY? What parts of their history are they clinging to and what parts do they conveniently forget? At this point who but the most well read of academics can claim to know why these nations fight the way they do? History contains the origins of war and it contains the reasons why the people still fight and hate.
Conversely, what is it about our own history that makes that kind of generational hatred seem so alien? What factors have contributed to our own distinct lack of nationalism?
Obviously geography has a large part to play in this as well. On that topic I'm very interested in the way geography influences the attitudes and behaviours of the people in this city (the biases of my profession are showing here I guess). Sydney is a segmented city with acceptable forms of behaviour defined with almost perfect precision to the form of the city's infrastructure. I'd be interested to see a map of homophobia overlayed on a map of the inner city. The deliniations regarding acceptable behaviour would be most clear I expect.
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