Sunday, September 10, 2006

Remarkably Mark #22

Remarkably Mark #22: The Souls of Nations

The Gay Expat joins me for a spirited discussion about the actions of nations with regard to psychic pain and the principles by which we live. Sparked by Benjamin Netanyahu's appearance on Bill Maher, we ask several questions. Are Israel's actions in Lebanon the result of a collective psychic trauma? Does the United States cease to be the light of the world by sacrificing its principles for the sake of security? Does collective psychic trauma cause nations to act against their stated principles? Does having been wronged in the past justify any action against one's "enemies"? Is it OK to write on the American flag? Let me know what you think.

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At 12:37 AM, Anonymous DaveinVA said...


I enjoyed the show just want to point out that there is no race called Jewish. It is a religion, and one cannot be Jewish unless they convert. Many people reat the Jewish faith as a race rather than a relgion. However that said, there is very different bond among Jews because of the history. So the Religion almost becomes a culture.

Iran is currrently funding various organizations that are anti-American and Anti-Isreal. I call them terrorists but the reality is that Iran had the potential to become a very big problem that the world will not resolve. The US will have to become more unpopular at some point. i look at all of this at work and I am concernced about Iran.

The recent fighting in Lebanon was fruitless and no one won. Isreal comitted to (the US Government) a quik war that would elminate the terror group.

Finally we have had some poorly defined US policies in the Middle East, but I think it is only a piece of the problem. There is high unemployment, governments are run by dictators, and those in power are wealthy and powerful

Carl Rove is a politial genius whether you agree with the politics. Didn;t you to to Yale Mark?

I don't listen to the Expat and would no have unless on your show. There were ties to Iraq and Al Quieda, they disliked each other but needed each other to an extent.

Great show! Lots of good thoughts.

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual I apologize for my typs...I try to do that upfront in lon messages


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