The painting struck me as a very Scott subject. When I first knew you, you would have done it in acrylic, but probably more like one or another Old Master with some suggestion of a self-portrait, or maybe Danielle and Pam in the Native roles. Whereas Jim would have done it in 3-D as a composite of pre-existing paintings. Nowadays of course you'd do it more like a scary Cubist graffiti woodcut.

Old, dude. He's already responded to the response to that one. You're like two or three meaningless kerfuffle cycles behind!

Don Miguel: Read closely: "Nation" means birth-place - land of the fellow-born (intimately tied to the the word "race" as well, of common descent, see also "root") - "nativity," "nascent," "nation," "navel." Contemplation of the navel of the modern state of Israel must lead backward to the Holocaust. The founding of the eventual state of Israel and the destruction of half of "Israel" - which before the state of Israel was the name for the people without a land, the nation without a territory - can be seen as (though not entirely reduced to) two phases of the same gestation.

Now, if the "world" had been indifferent, there would have been no liquidation. ("Liquidation"a very odd term in this context, but we can let that pass.) The problem of indifference seemed to be God's. This opens up a complex and soul-endangering exercise.

aw pshaw, was plagiarizing from myself and slugging the malfunctioning radio cuz don't have time to write a postier post collecting, sorting, re- and de-constructing the Israel First kerfuffle in detail. While was proofing and thinking about a possible title, the words "George Washington crucified" popped into my head, I'm not sure why, so Googled 'em, and hit that I think totally terrific painting, which I'm using even though its connections may seem even obscurer than everything else.

know they be cleppin youse fuster not firster - or was you correcting something else I aint gettin? Since you know how much I wannna be perfect, please clarify.