i’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony…

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“you missed a very dull tv show on auschwitz. more gruesome film clips, and more puzzled intellectuals declaring their mystification over the systematic murder of millions. the reason they can never answer the question ‘how could it possibly happen?’ is that it’s the wrong question. given what people are, the question is “why doesn’t it happen more often?”

nebbish new yorker thought he had a clever insight…ah, can you imagine the level of a mind of a writer? perhaps a better question is why is it not recognized how often is does? no matter, fallacious premises deserve a consequent.

nature versus nurture…consequential and relevant only in an academic or besotted setting as a talking point of aforementioned intellectuals and scribes since its quite clear you can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl (or is it you can take the ‘o’ out of country…?) it seems that while institutional complacency certainly hasn’t hindered the ghosts in the cambodian, rwandan, yugoslavian, israeli or sudanese machines (to mention a few acclaimed international superstars), good ol’ fashioned hatred is best expressed from the couch in the united states, preferably via a dial-up connection to a message board and a hooked-on-phonics literacy level or random sample telemarketed poll…or american idol. it cannot be claimed that any of the aforementioned offenders are importers of the american cultural export to which it can be said, therewith lies the answer…a satiated citizenry complacent with entertainment cannot be bothered to do too much about its bigotry and it should be cultural capital, not democracy, that the united states should be willfully and violently bring to the world. our inner spectres must be nourished on a steady diet of mesmerization…’til then, beware of stick weilding whispers!

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