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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2019-04-08 03:22 pm

Always thought you would miss me too much to rush

For various reasons, today is mostly a disparate collection of links. I have perhaps a hallucination of watching and writing about a movie tonight. Maybe just work.

1. David Walsh situates the man in the White House in a context of classic American anti-Semitism à la Henry Ford. David Schraub observes that once again right-wing anti-Semitism is greeted by non-Jews with a shrug, not a media blitz, and would like that to change. I have nothing personally eloquent to say on the subject at this time; it stresses and scares me. It's not new behavior on anyone's part. That does not lessen its damage. Kind of the other way round, really.

2. Both of these poems stick with me: Vincent Toro's "All the Mexicos" and Susan Rich's "The Photograph Suggests a Hidden Life." The sidebar of the latter suggested Lory Bedikian's "The Mechanic," which I am also still thinking about.

2. Courtesy of [personal profile] rydra_wong: "They eradicated smallpox, Nigel."

4. I would like to see this exhibit of Edvard Munch, except as usual I don't have a teleporter. I was surprised by how much I love the woodcut of Toward the Forest I (1897) featured in this article. It doesn't look like one of the romantic variants to me.

5. I really appreciate that BPAL has finally gone the neural network route in designing new perfumes, but the illustration for Scent Boom made me laugh out loud.

I am off to a doctor's appointment.
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[personal profile] dewline 2019-04-08 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
1. Yeah, this is just plain spooky-scary-crazy to watch, too. Right along with every other wrench DT-45's been throwing into the works of human societies every-damn-where.

3. Farage needs and deserves to have that thrown in his face everywhere. Because he doesn't want to admit the truth of it.
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2019-04-08 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I was appalled to see today on the BBC that not only have we rampant anti semitism within the Labour party, but that a Labour councillor has been caught making anti Romani statements mentioning Hitler being right and gas canisters in the same breath.

It seems that my one time political party is now out to get me for both bloodlines as well as being full of transphobic elements..... :o(
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[personal profile] dewline 2019-04-08 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Do we have a name for that particular anti-Roma idiot?
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2019-04-09 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
That's the one.
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2019-04-08 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I like "All the Mexicos" a lot.
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[personal profile] nineweaving 2019-04-08 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"They eradicated smallpox, Nigel."

Magnificent!

Nine
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2019-04-09 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
"All the Mexicos" almost makes me cry. It is such a perfect response, and beautiful in its own right--thank you. And "The Photograph Suggests a Hidden Life," too. Thank you for both.

The anxiety--I know it. Along with exhaustion and terror. I need my magic powers to be sure I can keep you safe. You, and also everyone.