08 March 2006

The Graun's Ouroboros

This is what Wikipedia has to say about the Ouroboros:

"The Ouroboros (also spelled Oroborus, Uroboros or Uroborus) is an ancient symbol depicting a snake or dragon swallowing its own tail, constantly creating itself and forming a circle. It often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality."

The habit of, let's say it directly as the Elders' like, biting itself in the arse, does not belong solely to the mythical creatures. Some, supposedly intelligent, bipeds do it quite successfully on a regular basis. Take, for one, the latest leader in Guardian:

"The Islamists won January's elections not because a majority of Palestinians suddenly became fundamentalists, but because the PA under Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas was corrupt and ineffective, largely because the Oslo accords failed to deliver viable independence."

In this quote the author has done at least two rounds inside his own body already. He/she is so deep into it, that there is a danger of becoming just a smallish point (or a wet spot). It shouldn't take a genius to discern that circular logic that comes back to the same good ole conclusion: the Jooz are whodunit.

Another point: Brits used to blame Americans that (indeed) tend to invent verbs out of innocent nouns. How do you like this one, then:

"It would be a mistake to fetishise the recognition question."

A doozy, innit?

P.S. Forgot to say that the whole article is so full of shit it fairly squeaks.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com