poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I'm a hopeaholic. There's nothing George Bush can do about it
We have imposed our disastrous president on the world - but America's finest quality is already turning the tide at home
Gloria Steinem
The Guardian

It's hard to travel or send words out of the US now. How can any American expect to be welcomed in the rest of the world when we have imposed the narcissistic and disastrous George Bush on it? I could explain that almost none of his policies has majority support here. Even among those who voted for him, a poll showed that 60% to 80% thought they were voting for the opposite of his actual positions: they supported the comprehensive test ban treaty (he didn't); they supported the Kyoto treaty on global warming (he didn't); they supported the international criminal court (he threatened to sanction any nation that did); and so on. This tells you a lot about the level of information in mass media that prefer celebrities, yelling matches and advertising to investigating what is and isn't accurate.


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