a little bare ass rhetoric
june 16, 2001
can you believe it? me and george w. doing the same tour. gothenberg. sweden.
the EU conference. as you might have heard, he was greeted in this trumped up,
17th century city-by-the-sea by 15,000 pierced, drunk and political punks,
hippies, commies, socialists, greenpeacers, beatniks, anarchists, guerillas,
protestors, feminists, nudists, & rabble rousers, who put down their cell phones
just long enough to show him their very white, bare & beautiful asses.
to put it plainly, george w. was not a popular dude here in the nordic political
ethos. why? one of my young republican friends writes (i paraphrase): "those
spoiled bourgeois scandics decided to join their own european economic union for
profit, now they're complaining and want to pull out. fuck 'em. and who would
be crazy enough to trust the russians? (referring i presume, to george w's
intention to disregard the standing inter-ballistic treaty with russia and to go
ahead protecting and policing the world single-handedly, as well as building a
nice new nuclear domestic defense shield).
well, here's another point of view: the european union, yet another far
reaching tentacle of economic globalization, is, along with their big daddy
(remember NATO) american corporate friends, not only proliferating the
enfranchisement of the mcdonald's/nike planet and destroying indigenous culture
and national self respect in the process, but is also polluting the planet in
dangerous and uncontrolled ways, as well as underpaying and exploiting its third
world workers in humiliating and inhuman, non-contractual ways. for chrissake,
it's the same reason our country came up with child labor laws, reasonable work
hours, and a way to protect the environment. now, in the name of profit and
economic "cooperation", we can suddenly throw all that humane socialist,
democratic shit down the drain?
no wonder greenpeace's truck says: "kyoto without george w.", referring to the
global environmental protection treaty the president refuses to sign, seemingly
and blatantly in the name of american corporate profit and self interest. such
double standards, hypocrisy, arrogance, greed, self-centeredness (geocentrism),
george! it makes me sick - and very unproud to be an american. in fact, i can
only hope i live to see the end of the american empire in my lifetime - to see
the new-age and yet-to-be-known huns loot and destroy the over-inflated roman
conquerors of our time. of course, i hope i'm living on the island of borneo at
the time, and all the rest of you have come over to visit. or - maybe we'll live
to see our own country implode into oblivion with the intra collision between
religious bible thumping zealots, gun toters, fat cat and white trash over
eaters, corporate raiders, liberal dems, conservative elephants, and
intellectual cultural warriors of every persuasion. between hubris and self
destruction, we're crusin' for a bruisin'....
anyway, you get my drift as i rustle off to oslo and the nordic fjords.
keeping my eye on beauty and leaving the bare ass politics behind....
love for now,