Across the Bay

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Could You Act More... "(Angry) Arab"?

This is from the repugnant and idiotic "Angry Hair":

Some people here are jokingly calling the phenomenon "the Gucci revolution" - not because they are dismissive of the demonstrations, but because so many of those waving the Lebanese flag on the street are really very unlikely protestors. There are girls in tight skirts and high heels, carrying expensive leather bags, as well as men in business suits or trendy tennis shoes.

This is what I meant by "orientalism in reverse." You see, "Arab" protesters must be rambling lunatics waving weapons and hoisting children with mock TNT belts, burning Bush effigies and American and Israeli flags, wearning keffiyes, dishdeshes, and white linen and long beards. Otherwise, tsk, it's um, just not authentic. Too Gucci! Too aristocratic. Not proletarian enough. Now, if they all had hair like him, perhaps we could make an exception, but high heels!? How bourgeois.

Also, in its "idiots field day" episode, the NewsHour invited both Angry Hair and Flynt Leverett to share their tremendous insights on Lebanon! Could they have found anyone more useless than these two to talk about Lebanon?

But get this, the Angry Hair has pulled yet another statistic about the Shiites in Lebanon! Now they're 40-50% of the population! On his blog they were "at least" 55%. Hey, what's 15-20% among friends! It gets lost in the hair.