What’s in a name?

This is why symbols are so important in politics. Israel is busy thinking about how to call the last invasion of Lebanon. Israeli families of dead soldiers are asking the government to officially name it. The government is a bit split on the issue between those who want to call it operation and other who want to call it war. Families prefer “war” as it gives more dignity to their relatives death. On the other side, Hizbullah already called it “divine victory” for example, different tones, same strategies: how to symbolically frame the way people give meaning to their affiliations.


8 Replies to “What’s in a name?”

  1. Bech sez: do you like the pics?

    Dave sez: Don’t know. Let’s see what the peanut gallery has to say.

    Calli speaks, and thus, the gallery has spoken … 😉

  2. I am so honored, it’s unholy.
    I am just a humble commentator though.

    You get to choose between the pic that illustrates how I am superciliously trying to escape the world’s commonplaces while demonstrating my appreciation for Eastern traditions; or the one that depicts my lust for life, shiny eyes, humid snout and elaborate coiffure.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s