February 4, 2023
In Diary Norman Finkelstein
Kinetics (February 3, 2023)
I watched a CNN interview with a South Dakota congressman yesterday. He was asked to comment on a statement by a four-star US Air Force general that war with China was probable in two years’ time. The congressman doubted the likelihood in the near future of a “kinetic engagement” with China. Was he confusing a nuclear conflagration with a magic trick?
I went to the hospital today. The doctor had to perform a rectal examination. She invited a second female physician into the cubicle and introduced her as the “chaperone.” Were we on a date? I suppose that this person was standing witness in the event of a future lawsuit that nothing salacious had occurred. But in my day growing up, a chaperone would’ve recoiled in utter horror at anal transactions. Personally, I should think she should have been designated a WOKE (witness of kinetic engagement).