Author Archives: Fred I. Lee
Three debates I understand, but lack the requisite cultural inheritance to care about.
Producerism is even worse than consumerism.
It is not all that dramatic. It just is.
Liberty minus responsibility equals license.
A balanced imbalance is hidden war. An imbalanced balance is oppressive peace.
Avatar as a cop/counterinsurgency show.
Both Avatar: The Last Airbender and James Cameron’s Avatar are allegories of Westerners who take pleasure in the fantasy of inhabiting and controlling Others.
The easiest way to negotiate is to treat your “partner” as someone with nothing you need.
Talking heads who started talking about US black/white politics six weeks ago are remarkably obnoxious and opinionated about it.
Chicago meatpackers used to say “everything but the squeal” is sellable; this is the actual source of the apocryphal idea that “Plains Indians use every part of the buffalo.”