I’m going through writer’s block, a sort of mental constipation, if I may say so. It may be because it’s been raining for the past couple of days and I can’t find anything to motivate my imagination.
I went to see Munich and was impressed with the way it addressed sensitive issues. Both sides got a fair share of spotlight. Kudos Spielberg.
It made me think of the Middle East as the world’s vagina—the most delicate region. Rub it with a little too much force and it will explode with a yeast infection, or worse, nuclear weapons. It is the birthplace of three major world religions whose incestuous love/hate triangle continues to produce monstrous offspring. The violent love affair between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, which constantly penetrates the Middle East, makes it the black hole that continually secretes a foul discharge: “51 Killed in Baghdad Explosion,” “Hammas Comes to Power,” “Attacks in the West Bank,” etc. Like an infected vagina swarming with bacteria, the Middle East is swarming with militant groups, ‘terrorists,’ corrupt politicians, suicide bombers and all those who suffer from them on a daily basis. Perhaps a little bit of ointment from the World Bank or other such monetary organization to help kill the infection. Then, maybe, the mother of the civilized world and our religions can begin producing healthy babies. We’ll just have to be careful and not touch it again with our imperialist hands.