July 14, 2007

Jonah Goldberg is entirely right

Jonah Goldberg today complains about the circus surrounding David Beckham- and how pseudo an event it is- how the event itself has no meaning but has meaning imparted to it. Beckham was one of the best footballers of his generation- probably still is one of the best crossers in the game even though he has lost his pace to the extent which he ever had pace. Beckham though has never be seen as solely a footballer- he has always been a celebrity as well- and there is something very odd about the divinity that doth hedge a celebrity that creates an aura around them and there is something here in which the psychology around Kings has been replaced with the same sense around the celebrities. When Beckham goes to play football with disabled kids, the echoes of the functions of Kings are manifest. There is something interesting here- though I'm not sure how to isolate it.

3 comments:

dan said...

it's a circus because of CNN and the BBC and the nearly nakid photos of Beckham and his wife....it's pure tittilation (spell check)....who cares about sports anways? global warming is coming. don't believe me. read my blog at climatechange3000.blogspot.com, henry, and see what i mean....

dan said...

climatechange3000.blogspot.com

feel free to blog, pro or con, on my idea, which comes directly from James Lovelock's interview with the FT's Fiona Harvey....

dan said...

Daniel here. Good post and since you work on climate change stuff, what
do
you think about the possibility or need to create and design and
pre-build
"polar cities" to house future survivors of what might be catastrophic
global warming events? Wiki or google the term "polar cities" and you
will
learn more. Scary. I sawe your post on Nathanel's blog and think your blog very interesting and important too. feel free to blog , pro or con, on my idea of Polar Cities, or what i prefer to call sustainable polar retreats SPR's for short....I got a letter today from a UK activist in global warming and he said it's an important idea to have people discuss, the very concept that we might need polar cities or SPR in the yera 2500 or so....scary, i know, and most people don't want to touch my blog with a 10 foot pole, but if you care to, please blog, pro or con, on my idea of planning for SPR's now....