There are many contentious issues which I have wondered about and tried to understand concerning the West and Western civilization. Issues such as the meaning of modernity, the post-modern condition, the historical meaning of the current moment and the modus operandi of the modern nation state, and how its power structures produce the discursive narratives that shape our world. And if you catch me in the right state of mind and among the right company, I'll have something to say about each of these issues which doesn't betray a complete lack of understanding.
And yet there is one mystery I have never been able to solve about the West: the conspicious absence of the "shattaf."
For those of you sadly unfamiliar with the concept, the Shattaf is a little water spout that goes in your toilet for, um, post execretion sanitary purposes. Basically its there for the hygenic happiness of your rear end.
Now, why, why, why in the name of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and the modern industrial revolution, in the name of capitalism and consumerism and cleanliness and the toilet making industry has the West not yet found the Shattaf? This question continues to baffle me, and all I can come up with is that it is a tragic historical fluke of some kind, where maybe someone just didn't get the Shattaf memo. It's sad. It's a sad sad sad thing. Forget about off shore drilling,financial meltdowns and abortion the American people are good, hard working people. They deserve to have Shattafs in their toilets. It is not too much to ask.