"I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir ... the Jungian thing, sir."
Private Joker, Full Metal Jacket
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Westminster Dog Show and the United Nations
OK, stay with me here. One of the things that I believe is illustrated by the UN is the difficulty of having a funtioning polity without a critical mass of commonly held assumptions about the nature of human beings and their relationship to the state and to each other.This is, I think, one of the principle arguments against the International Criminal Court and other more ambitious manifestations of supranationalism.
We saw what this lack of common understanding can lead to this week at Madison Square Garden.
The "Best in Show" award could have gone to this magnificent animal.
Or this one.
This dog could have won.
This one should have won.
But the winner was .....
I'm sorry. But if you even think that's a dog, we can't live in the same country.