[spectre] Tracing Undercurrents
samlangford at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 13 19:12:29 CEST 2005
Messy is how it is, like Perry Bard states. An interesting conversation but
i'm a little disturbed by the political correctness and dogma contained.
I live in Lisbon and last year i came across a busker (albeit with the voice
of an angel) in Chiado called Reza (i think this is the correct spelling).
Reza is a product of two opposing cultures and although he was very
apprehensive talking about the situation in Isreal, he did on occasion speak
equally dismissing both Sharon's policies and the actions of HAMAS and
others as 'total hate'. I have also heard him in conversation describe
himself as an Isreali. I haven't seen him for around 6months but he comes
from the south and i wondered if he'd returned there in light of the recent
evictions of the Jewish settlers, although i'm not sure why i think this - i
don't really know.
The story is not really important however, what it does illustrate is that
things are not always clear, Reza's cultural position is unclear, and it is
in this unclear zone, in my experience anyway, that art is at its most
ps. i don't recall any boycott of any kind resulting in any positive action
anywhere - it's a negative action.
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