Monday, April 26, 2004

Starting on Yom Ha-atzmaut. An opportunity to get right to some themes that are likely to recur. It's astounding how some people can so completely underestimate the significance of the Medinah. It's astounding how some people can so completely overestimate the significance of the Medinah. Or in any case, they are rather earnest about a lot of very odd rituals invented to mark the occasion. I'm too tired for philosophy tonight but let's just say that when it comes to Zionism there seems to be a very large unstaked middle ground. I'm staking it.
This hints at a larger theme I hope to get back to: too much principle, too much ideology, not enough hypocrisy (huh? I'll explain another time.). Some people need to chill out a bit.

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