The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

FOUNDATION GARMENTS: Kaelboel, which is available over on the blogroll with mustard and cole slaw on the side, writes that during the 1980's and 1990's the Dutch Secret Service, the BVD, financed a Dutch Maoist political party that also received support from Beijing. While I am sure that having a Communist Party of their very own is what every little Dutch boy and girl desperately wants for Christmas, I am not at all certain that I would feel the necessary level of fear dealing with a counterespionage organization that chose to name itself after underwear. A certain level of cognitive dissonance occurs, as when one buys Fruit of the Loom for the Vitamin C.


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