Monday, July 05, 2010
Human Terrain banality
Cameron's AVATAR shows a team of antropologists employed by the Big&Bad corporation to strike an agreement with the local monkeys so they would move from the tree they inhabited and allow mining. AVATAR is subversive teaching material yet legal. Like many Europeans, I find it incredible that the Anglosaxons, a most capitalistic race, should embrace a most subversive, leftist, anticapitalist ideology. While operating an imperialistic state. I mean the Americans maintain the most expensive and powerful military forces in the world, are fighting several foreign wars (having Iraq under naked military occupation while exploiting its oil deposits) and in general, acting like sober adults coldly (and effectively) pursueing their goals, all the while voicing infantile holistic nonsense.
It can be compared to the Israeli left, which demonstrates and fights the Border Guard police against the "Occupation", all the while dutifully pays its taxes to the State and serves in the "occupying" army. Like the abhorrent leftist lecturers who demand boycotting Israeli universities and at the same time, teach their classes and play their roles in the same universities. In the USA, extreme Alinsky communists are in power yet they continue managing the imperial wars and the financial capitalism almost exactly as if they were hard rightwing racists. The financier Soros foresaw this clearly and paid Black community-organizer Obama's political campaign.
The Human Terrain ideology, trying to understand the people they are fighting, is banal. It is just learning the native lingo. Any intelligent person can do it in one month maximum, as I did with German in Vienna. Or Hausa in Bauchi. What can be learnt by reading the infantile Hausa papers or sitting in their infect smokeries? The only useful idea in Human Terrain is preparing those cartoon wordbooks given out to American troops occupying China (see pic), Germany and Japan. They seem most practical.