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American Empire?


Feb 28 2005
05:14 pm

To respond to the question of whether I meant Oedipus or Sysiphus … I meant Oedipus. To avoid the prophecy of the Oracle his parents left him as a baby on the side of a hill with his heels pierced and bound so that he couldn’t crawl away. This was the Ancient Greeks’ version of getting rid of unwanted babies (not nearly as tidy as the American form of legalized abortion). In fact Oedipus means swollen feet or something like that.

So if you would like to play my analogy out further by all means, but I was really just trying to make the point about the U.S. being more responsible than Parents of Unwanted Children.

San Diego