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From: Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk@xxxxxxxxxxxx> You know way too much about communism for anyone's health. There is something fascinating to me about the sound and structure of bullshit ideology. Probably why I went into programming languages for a field. I really grooved on the Mainland Chinese ideological style when I lived in HK. It is apparently a widely held belief in China that we have a shrine at West Point dedicated to Leifeng, an annoyingly selfless goody-two-shoes Army private in the PLA who would, like, wash his pals' socks for them in his spare time and help the local peasants build irrigation systems during his lunch hour and so forth. Uh, yeah. (Party fat cats love to invoke Leifeng to inspire the masses to get busy steppin' & fetchin', while they knock back the rice wine and order up another round of drunken prawns. Let us pause and recall Shivers' Observation on Life in the Food Chain: Stay at the top.) That little opening bit of Jew-hating vitriol is something for which I cannot take credit -- I snipped it from the NYT. It is Iran's current Ayatollah expressing his pleasure, on the record, at a car bomb that went off at a Jewish recreation center in *Argentina* (well-known hotbed of Palestinian oppression) a few years ago. I am, in fact, unaware of Khamenei's personal opinions on the subject of dyadic boolean functions and their variadic associative extensions, so I may have interpolated some, there. But we digress. -Olin