10 December 2006

this week in death

augusto pinochet and jeane kirkpatrick both.

if i were a better person i'd probably feel a little sorrier.

if i were a worse person i'd probably feel a lot sorrier. or maybe actually happy, as opposed to just instinctively relieved.

and yes, i'm aware that if making moral equivalences is what i'm doing with this post, then that's tricky and probably incorrect.

oh well.

relatedly, it totally sucks that women who gain power often manage to do so by being reactionary (whether anti-feminist or anti-communist or thatcherite or whatever) crazies.