Saturday, November 15, 2008


For my American friends, there's a nationwide protest for free marriage this morning.

Martin Eisenstadt has been good for more than a few laughs.

Mike Johnduff reads Derrida.

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posted by Fido the Yak at 8:24 AM.


Blogger Andrew Louis said...

do you suppose the issue of "free marriage" has to do with the definition of the word, or the rights that word entitles? Or neither?

The wrangling is somewhat of a mystery to me.

November 15, 2008 2:15 PM  
Blogger Fido the Yak said...

Or both. But I tell you honestly that I am ambivalent about discussing politics on this blog. For several years I operated under an online persona who argued politics strenuously and exhaustively. Fido is a bit of a vacation from that. Of course I advertised the demonstration. I have not gone completely mum. I carried a sign that said "I ♥ Gay People." I told a reporter "I'm an egalitarian." When pressed, I said something like "I just think it's sad when two people who love each other can't be legally married." I think my political views are very simple, but I didn't go to the demonstration to hash out my views. I know my views are despised on the left and on the right and it will only make me angry to defend them; I have no interest in persuading anybody to think any thought they are not prepared to think. The best I hope for is to help people realize what they are prepared to think, or feel what they are prepared to feel, to help people "get in touch" with themselves. Even my hopes in that regard are tempered. I'm not a person you should look to solve mysteries.

November 16, 2008 10:44 AM  
Blogger Andrew Louis said...

I agree, I stay away from politics. You posted it, so I was simply curious about your thoughts.

Nice shirt, I gotta get me one of those.

November 16, 2008 7:05 PM  
Blogger Fido the Yak said...

I wore a blue pin stripe oxford under a blue sweater. I can't help but think you've mistaken me for somebody else.

November 17, 2008 8:40 AM  
Blogger Andrew Louis said...

I did. That's the fog of blog.

November 17, 2008 9:42 AM  

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