Monday, October 30, 2006

No, it was Mariah Carey!

Two girls are discussing their Hallowe'en costumes:

Girl #1: Hmmm... maybe I should get some glitter. Everyone needs glitter.
Girl #2: Yeah, you never hear people say "I wish I was less sparkly."
Girl #1: I agree.
Girl #2: Actually, I take that back - I have heard someone say it.
Girl #1: Was she a commie?

-- Law School

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your sparkles!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One time I ate sparkles. Then they came out in my poo.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mariah Carey wanted less glitter.
It was Homer Simpson who wanted less (Mr.) Sparkle.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't want less, he just wanted to know why he was the logo for a Japanese dish detergent

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't help but be somewhat amused by this post. The brainless morons who cover themselves in that sparkling crap are exactly the sort who are feeble-minded enough to be drawn to leftist (i.e. Communist) nonsense.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that glitter is gonna be on the end of my dick in no time!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly cannot believe that "communist" is still used as an insult. The Cold War's been over for almost 20 years!

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love communism

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly cannot believe that "communist" is still used as an insult. The Cold War's been over for almost 20 years!

Apparently you have never heard of Anatoliy Golitsyn, Jan Sejna, Stanislav Lunev, or Jeffrey Nyquist.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly cannot believe that "communist" is still used as an insult. The Cold War's been over for almost 20 years!

Also, Communist ideology on its own is abhorrent, whether or not we are currently in conflict with any states which claim it is as their foundation. Honestly, there are huge numbers of Communists (many of whom are in truth agents of influence for the continuing Communist bloc) in every country the Western world, particularly in academia. It's enough to turn one's stomach.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's yer answer, fish-bulb!

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love communism

Please die. Please.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, Communist ideology on its own is abhorrent

I disagree. What I like about the ideology of communism is that it gives workers the full value of their labour without it being exploited by capitalists for profit. In this sense, you are working for yourself and to better yourself and not some fat, stupid, old-moneyed capitalist who contributes nothing to the actual production of goods or services, but reaps more of the rewards.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I realized I just insulted most of the students at Western. My bad!

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I like about the ideology of communism is that it gives workers the full value of their labour without it being exploited by capitalists for profit.

Oh no, I completely agree with that bit. In fact, I actually am a firm believer in nationalization of the factors of production and in command economics (which depending upon your perspective may or may not be what you would allow as Communism). What I dislike about Communism is the internationalism and naive egalitarianism. That's why I'm a national socialist.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:17

Best and most obvious troll yet! I look forward to seeing who bites first...

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troll this, motherfucker!

Ivey is the best faculty at Western, and your soon-to-be capitalist overlords!

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better a capitalist overlord than a fascist, Adolf!

3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better a capitalist overlord than a fascist, Adolf!

Oh, come on. There is a world of difference between a "Nazi" and a legitimate national socialist. The Nazi were allies of the wealthy industrialists and the "elite"; they were far from socialists in any sense. Hitler and his associates were mad dog killers who appeals only to the lowest and most uneducated members of the nationalist movement. Please do not associate such rubbish with the proud ideology of national socialism.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Communism is a cute idea. The trouble is, you'll never be working to "better" yourself under a communist system - you'll be working to stay exactly where you are. Is it any wonder that communism doesn't work in real life? People won't push themselves if they're not rewarded for doing so, and an ideology that disregards human nature is ridiculous.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:43

What's the difference between what you're saying and the deluded leftists who try to distinguish "true communism" from the "corrupted" versions built by Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot?

Also, is there a distinction between your version of national socialism and the "corporatism" espoused by Mussolini?

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference between what you're saying and the deluded leftists who try to distinguish "true communism" from the "corrupted" versions built by Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot?

The difference, in simple terms, is that legitimate national socialism is a just and proper system which preserves the traditions, heritage, culture, and, yes, race, of the great nations. True Communism is an internationalist, egalitarian nonsense which tears down tradition and promotes the destruction of great races through miscegenation.

Also, is there a distinction between your version of national socialism and the "corporatism" espoused by Mussolini?

Actually, I have a great respect for Mussolini. His ideology is certainly closer to my own than is Hitler's "Nazism", although I place a greater emphasis on nationalism than did Mussolini, at least to my understanding of his policies.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference between what you're saying and the deluded leftists who try to distinguish "true communism" from the "corrupted" versions built by Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot?

Also, I should mention that I find Stalin and his system infinitely more palatable tan "true Communism" and its theorists.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True Communism is an internationalist, egalitarian nonsense which tears down tradition and promotes the destruction of great races through miscegenation.

I don't understand what traditions are worth keeping or that race, biologically speaking, even exists. Also, I think the egalitarianism proposed by Marxists is a good thing. I'm not exactly sure whether you are just being facetious with your racism, but you can't take the primacy of racial identity seriously. It's far too contingent on shaky historical foundations. Maybe the corporatist model does work well, but it's being challenged by state retrenchment and the neo-liberal model.

To 1:30 - I think you need to reassess whether capitalism meets the needs of human nature (or perhaps more profoundly whether a "human nature" exists). I think communism meets the basic needs of people by recognizing that people need minimal resources in order to live and reproduce. Once their economic needs are met, then they are free to use their labour without exploitation or coercion. And let's face it, the ideals of capitalism don't exist: people are not rational utility-maximizing actors, and the "free market" is heavily manipulated by corporations and the elite. I know this is Western, and not a progressive institution, but seriously, you don't have to just be mouthpieces to the current social, political and economic order!

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand what traditions are worth keeping or that race, biologically speaking, even exists. Also, I think the egalitarianism proposed by Marxists is a good thing.

If that is your position, I doubt I will be able to change your mind. Merely a difference of opinion.

I'm not exactly sure whether you are just being facetious with your racism,

Not racism, at least not in the crude and unthinking manner which that term usually characterizes. I certainly don't go around propagandizing, claiming that race X is greater and race Y is lesser and so on. Privately, I may have some opinions to that effect, but I would not be so crass as to pronounce them to the world. However, to claim that skin color or other external physical features are the only differences between the races is unfounded, and such claims are made exclusively for the purposes of naive political correctness. In fact, the empirical data suggests otherwise.

For a variety of reasons, I do believe that preservation of tradition, including the preservation and purity of national groups, is important. However, the options of accomplishing such through war, mass killings, or violence of any kind are considered only by the criminally insane. I believe strongly in the doctrine of separatism, as implemented with a reasonable degree of success by the former Afrikaner regime of South Africa.

but you can't take the primacy of racial identity seriously.

Can and do.

Maybe the corporatist model does work well, but it's being challenged by state retrenchment and the neo-liberal model.

Absolutely. And I would argue that this present situation is neither ideal nor intractable.

I know this is Western, and not a progressive institution

Which is one major point in our favor, I should think.

1:59 PM  
Blogger iveyguy said...

4:55pm

"Actually, I have a great respect for Mussolini."

You will be happy to know that you are in good company. Churchill once expressed a similar sentiment:

During dinner with his (then) son-in-law Vic Oliver, Churchill was asked to name the most impressive person he had ever met. The Great Man answered: "Mussolini, as he is the only man I have ever met, that had the requisit courage to have his son-in-law shot."

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fact, the empirical data suggests otherwise.

I'd be interested in reading the so-called empirical data you are talking about, or am I missing your point? I think if you do more research you'd find race completely socially constructed.

I believe strongly in the doctrine of separatism, as implemented with a reasonable degree of success by the former Afrikaner regime of South Africa.

You are entitled to your beliefs. But South Africa? That didn't end very well did it? I think a point you may want to consider is that people no longer solely view themselves as part of a national community. What late capitalism has done is focus political rights onto the individual, so that giving different ethnic groups a set of rights isn't a viable political option. In this sense capitalism, which I am not in favor of, has weakened nationalism and racial identities.

As for Western not being a place of progressive thought. It's having a dramatic impact on the marketability of Western as an strong academic institution. We do have our strengths, Ivey, the Law School, but the intrenched conservativism of our social science and arts departments are making UWO a joke throughout Canada. One of the many reasons I didn't stay here for law school.

6:47 PM  
Blogger iveyguy said...

6:47

Just wondering where did 'ya go for law?

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my freaking god

does anyone remember when Overheard At Western used to be fun?

Get the fuck out lame debating n00bs.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Osgoode Hall at York

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha. WasGoode.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are entitled to your beliefs.

Thank you. And you yours.

But South Africa? That didn't end very well did it?

No, but that was due to the interference of the leftist governments of foreign nations, not to inherent flaws in the system. And what do we have there now? A country in which everyone is worse off than before, where there is a systematic and ongoing genocide being perpetrated against the Afrikaners, who have absolutely as much claim to that land as anyone.

I think a point you may want to consider is that people no longer solely view themselves as part of a national community. What late capitalism has done is focus political rights onto the individual

In this sense capitalism, which I am not in favor of, has weakened nationalism and racial identities.


You couldn't be more correct about this. This is one of the many glaring flaws of capitalism, but as I said, the situation is not intractable. Capitalism, at least as presently constructed, is a lumbering dinosaur, looking for a comfortable place to lay down and die.

so that giving different ethnic groups a set of rights isn't a viable political option.

Why not, Thew idea is that each nation has it's own homeland. What the government of each nation decides to do within its territory is its own perogative.

the intrenched conservativism of our social science and arts departments are making UWO a joke throughout Canada.

How is this any more of a joke than the entrenched Marxism of practically every other university's social science and arts departments? Also, I would debate the idea that there isn't a leftist leaning here that is nearly as strong as any other university.

12:26 PM  

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