Monday, February 2, 2015

Raping Ukraine; competing narratives

Looks like everybody is blaming everybody for the rape of Ukraine these days.

At the New York Post it's the Russians who are the rapists.

Once you deploy the "rape" metaphor in your political analyses, you leave yourself wide open (no pun intended) to the infinite proliferation of that metaphor and its derivatives...

Yes, maybe US or Russia is fucking Ukraine, but it is not "rape," it is consensual relationship. They consent to be raped and we consent to donate ten billions, fifteen or twenty billions, depending on where you read the story... and once again we are up against the competing narratives.

Seems that the only point of agreement is that Ukraine is getting fucked.

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