Archive for January, 2009

On the original French ur punk-rocker

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

After May 1968 in France, some goons published a book ‘signed’ by Vince Taylor in which ‘he said’ that May 1968 was a movement organised by the French Communist party. A few years later Vince was found by someone; he was a plongeur in some restaurant. Vince was totally washed up. That person took care [...]

anti-semitism and holocaust denial in France

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

The so-called comedian Dieudonné invited the negationist Robert Faurisson on stage during his show at the Zenith in Paris recently. Jean-Marie Le Pen was in the audience. Faurisson once said ‘there was no extermination of Jews in Auschwitz.’  Dieudonné gave a ‘prize’ for ‘infrequentability, non association and insolence’ to Faurisson. Dieudonné had the ‘trophy’ presented [...]

Israel, Hamas and ‘the authoritarian potential of the postmodern’

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

‘In Ramallah, the ‘day of anger’ declared by Hamas degenerated into a day of discord.  On Friday 9th January, instead of denouncing with one voice the savagery of the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the militants of the two movements displayed once more their division. Under the eyes of the police, at best passive and often [...]