"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
"Courage isn't free."

Tribes

Bill Whittle on Katrina, 9/11, and Other Things.

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September 6, 2005 1:28 AM
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F'n great read. The only good thing I had read up to this point was Ben Stein's letter.

Posted by: Steve at September 6, 2005 2:37 PM

He's full of shit about certain things, but I liked the overall thrust of the essay.

This administration being "competent" is somewhat confusing, but I liked the sheep/sheepdog/wolf analogy.

The Pink/Grey Tribes thing, too, but I already had that from Stephenson and other places. But it was well-written, anyway.

Posted by: bda at September 6, 2005 11:00 PM

This guy is as full of shit as Ben Stein (former Nixon apologist; current Bush apologist). When someone utters phrases like "there is no concrete scientific evidence that global warming exists" and "Condoleeza Rice is one of the most competent people on the planet", everything else they might say is thus invalidated.

Anyone who prefaces an essay with four paragraphs insisting they're not a racist IS A RACIST. He's not talking about "tribes" and "gray" and "pink"; he's describing gentrification and class warfare. Gosh, he and his fat-assed uninvolved pals in Los Angeles have so much Courage that they could handle a situation better than someone who felt fortunate to have "emergency savings" totalling $150.

One would hope you'd be smarter than to buy into any of his bullshit.

Posted by: Dan at September 8, 2005 2:05 AM
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