A Big shout out to ‘Sean’ who had a letter published in today’s Cancer asking:
As far as Mr Siddique is concerned, is he a ‘Muslim in Bristol’ or an ‘Islamist in Bristol’?
Such a good question that I’ve ripped it off and made a graphic for future use. In return Sean gets the Bristol Blogger’s prestigious ‘Bristolian of the week’ award.
Meanwhile, honorary Bristolian status goes to Chris Gale from Chippenham, a regular poster on Kerry McCarthy’s blog, who today attempted to introduce a dose of reality into the pages of the Guardian, whose editorial line and world view increasingly resemble something that might have been devised by Beatrice Webb’s vicar.
Meanwhile, a new award: Brain Dead Bristolian Academics of the Week.
This first award goes jointly to Dr. Geetanjali Gangoli, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol; Dr. Jutta Weldes, Politics, University of Bristol and John Moore, lecturer in Sociology & Criminology, University of the West of England who have all signed a letter, also in today’s Guardian, announcing “Israel must lose”.
“We are obliged to take sides,” they continue. That’ll be with the Islamists of Hamas then presumably? What a bunch of gormless twats.
You might also like to note what kind of ‘academics’ we’re talking about here.
John tells us, “My principal current research focus is the history of punishment … [and I] seek[s] to introduce a postcolonial perspective to histories of punishment”
So when this glorious Hamas victory and the Islamist Middle East he’s promoting arrives he’ll be able to see some historical punishment techniques delivered by postcolonialists right up close won’t he?
Meanwhile, here’s what Bristol University’s Dr Geldes – who appears to be trying to make the art of parody redundant – tells us she gets up to (at our expense of course) besides her extreme reactionary politics:
I am particularly interested in the various intertextual relations between popular cluture (sic) and (world) politics … I am currently working on two papers. One examines representations of in/security in the televsion (sic) show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, arguning (sic) that Buffy performs a post-structural understanding of in/security.
Intellectual stuff or wot? It rather looks like the city’s leading academic illiterate and world authority on Buffy the Vampire Slayer has condemned Israel. That’ll have ’em quaking in Tel Aviv tonight.
Anyone know the university’s Disney Studies Department’s position on the conflict?