itÂ´s a long story of bad heroes, wrong leaders, and a mix of our own born and raised believers, heroes wannabe, misled by the never satisfied innerworking of the US. (not america, people, but United States of America!)
Jul 26, 05 2:54 pm
Oana, please write a new Elements of Semiology someday. Any pictures of Romanian Chinatowns?
This is our land. A land of peace and of plenty. A land of harmony and hope. This is our land. Oceania. These are our people. The workers, the strivers, the builders. These are our people. The builders of our world, struggling, fighting, bleeding, dying. On the streets of our cities and on the far-flung battlefields. Fighting against the mutilation of our hopes and dreams. Who are they?
although those images are all "american" they are still just products or media ephemera from america. you still have the good fortune of living in an european city and not an american one. architecture still makes for all the difference in the world, whether you notice it or not.
the really sad result of this kind of media fixation is the lack of energy available after working hard to sell hamburgers and flesh all day.
Case in point. Diane Sawyer went to Africa to interview Brad Pitt, but couldn't be bothered to visit the genocide survivors from Darfur. it's not a conspiracy exactly but it might as well be... that condi rice and her staff were roughed up a bit in darfur recently barely caused a blip, but harry potter? man-o-man. the priorities of our day are something to behold.