Since having moved to Lagos, I have rediscovered my love for beans. I love beans. In the United States, the beans were different and with a very small African community in New Mexico, I let go of my beany love and settled for green chili and enchiladas.
I’m very particular about my beans, I’ve…
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If we really are a country that would rather kill potentially innocent people than accept the reality of doubt, I’m not sure we have much hope left.
yep, and that’s why I left and am going to do everything I can to not return.
additionally, a good friend recently challenged my leadership qualities/activities because I have (amongst other things) given up on the American cause… if giving up on that country makes me less of a leader, then I accept my diminished role. that country and I have nothing in common any more. absolutely there are people there that I love, but not as much as I love not breathing in the toxicity that the US inflicted upon me.
Another good friend semi-recently took issue w my saying that everyone in the US basically doesn’t care enough… I understand why he took issue; I was on a high-horse rant.
But, if I were at a party (read: in a country) and the head(s) of the party (read: state) starting arresting/jailing/killing anyone who said their party (read: domestic, economic, political, social, military, and foreign policy) was pretty much shit in every way,… well, yeah, I’d still leave that party, and I wouldn’t understand the people who stayed.
I don’t think you are wrong for staying; I just can’t understand why you would.
I would like (President Obama) to go to the people of the United States of America and say ‘People of the Unites States of America: your Congress is bought. Your Congress is incapable of making legislation on healthcare, banking, trade or taxes because if they do it, they will lose their political funding, and they won’t do it. But I’m the President of the United States, and I won’t have a country that is run by a bought Congress!’
Perhaps this is the rallying cry for the Donner Party.
Howard Beale lives!
i edited this for short attention spans… hey, what!?
- elbow launching band inspired bitter in select UK pubs
- statement by the WFP on why relief efforts were removed from southern Somalia
- super immune japanese gonorrhoea
- Betty Ford’s funeral
- more bad news from the African drought
- and a bunch of other tired shit about the US debt ceiling, Murdoch, and Assange
but i’ve got other things on my mind and all of these potentially inspirational revolutionary-like links are like candy shells…
but there ain’t no candy in the middle for me.
to live the isolated, semi-perfect life I have in England far from anything more real than the daily activities of obtaining a phd
or coming here and actually having to shift the shit
people wonder why i love Britain.
my life in Britain is easy, inspirational, revolutionary, academic, self reflexive.
i’m a perfect animal in a perfect cage.
and this - the United States - is a freak show where the freaks can get no rest from the show and no solace from the stares.
i loathe this place.
back next week.