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Monday, June 26, 2006

Muqtada al-Bush

Spot the difference.

Habibi the west made things for us that distract us from our integration, uh, what it put for us? Made us run after a ball habibi…that is like eating lolipops habibi.
What does it mean to see a man, big tall and wide and…Muslim, runs after a ball? ...

They left us to waste time of football and other things while they left it…
Ever heard the Israeli team, something be upon it, damn be upon it, reached for example or took the world-cup? Or even America habibi! Except for some other games… They let us waste time on it…singing, football, and and and smoking and stuff and satellites in forbidden things are used and so on; they left us to do forbidden things and they mostly turned to scientific things and thingy things. ...

Running! Run! Sport! Move your legs move your head move stuff, all organs move. Why everyone runs after a ball habibi? These are mentalistic things that can be done, and those are non-mentalistic things that cannot be done….

The game consists of 22 men running up and down a grassy field for 90 minutes with little happening as fans scream wildly. ... Mostly soccer is just guys in shorts running around aimlessly, a metaphor for the meaninglessness of life.

No game in which actually scoring goals is of such little importance could possibly occupy the attention of average Americans. Our country has yet to succumb to the nihilism, existentialism, and anomie that have overtaken Europe. A game about nothing, in which scoring is purely incidental, holds scant interest for Americans who still believe the world makes sense, that life has a larger meaning and structure, that being is not an end in itself, being qua being. ...

Soccer denies its players this most basic human ability. Players cannot catch or throw the ball. But they can hit it with their heads. If one were to set out to invent a game fundamentally at odds with human nature, soccer would be it. Place the head with its big brain in constant danger, and prohibit the use of the hands. Soccer denies to its players the very attributes that make human beings, the thinking toolmaker, human.

The first is from Muqtada al-Sadr (as quoted by Iraq The Model) and the second is from the American conservative magazine The Weekly Standard. Or is it the other way around? Can't tell really both speak out their respective backsides.

Hat Tip: Ladybird


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