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Rachel Corrie and her Dedication to Peace

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CuriousLurker9/03/2012 7:26:53 pm PDT

re: #57 Bob Levin

Okay, maybe it’s possible to un-ring a bell. You’ve successfully un-symbolized her. That’s impressive, not kidding.

I’m not sure how I managed to do that, but thanks.

Perhaps I should ask, in popular culture, what does the symbol of Rachel Corrie mean?

I don’t pay much attention to popular culture, nor do I know a lot of the details of her story. I heard about it when it happened, but I didn’t follow it closely. I really hadn’t thought about it much until it came up here because I was well aware that it had been an especially hot button issue at LGF.

As SFZ said in her #7, Corrie seems to have been turned into an innocent martyr by the Palestinians and used to demonize the IDF. At the opposite end of the spectrum, she seems to be the demon, and the IDF the victim.

And do you sense any waves of culture attempting to do what you’ve just done here?

As I said, I’m not exactly sure what I did or how I did it as I was simply trying to express what she symbolized to me, so I have no idea.