The MacLamity

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Monday, January 31, 2005


Violence struck the Iraqi polling booths on Sunday. Well, obviously ... but in the U.K.? "The fighting broke out after a group of around 200 demonstrators began protesting against the election. They clashed with voters" and the car of the chairman of Oldham Athletic football club. Anti-iraq election protestors v. Oldham football club! Which side are you on? This war and occupation, and 9/11, radically re-drew the dividing line between the West's political sides. The left is not really the opposite of the right, and the right is not really the opposite of the left anymore. Something else is determining the break in the argument. I don't think it's clear what it is, yet.