Wild Green Yonder
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
 
Seven Short Memes About One Thing
So, every day it seems more apparent that the various folks out there discussing the social singularity, the second superpower, the sixth estate, emergent democracy, napster society/ P2P society/ death of scarcity, "anarchism triumphant" and the global generation are all talking about different parts of the same moving elephant.

But what does the elephant as a whole look like? And where is it going?
Saturday, September 13, 2003
 
The Real Cost
This has been linked to everywhere, but these pictures of the international responses to 9-11 is one of the true measures of how deeply incompetent and morally wrong this Administration is. For during a window of time, the world was united with us in our shock and grief. A real leader might have used that window to create momentum for actually solving the world's problems. Ours decided to use it as a chance to bully our allies into supporting a war which had nothing to do with 9-11, on pretexts which have been clearly revealed to be lies.

The world was with us. Thanks to Bush II, the world thinks less of us than it has at any time since our founding. That's the real cost.
 
RIP, Mr. Cash

Well you wonder why I always dress in black
Why you never see bright colors on my back
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone
Well there's a reason for the things that I have on
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down
Livin' in the hopeless hungry side of town
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime
But is there because he's a victim of the times
I wear the black for those who've never read
Or listened to the words that Jesus said
About the road to happiness through love and charity
Why you'd think he's talking straight to you and me
Well we're doin' mighty fine I do suppose
In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back
Up front there oughta be a man in black
I wear it for the sick and lonely old
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold
I wear the black in morning for the lives that could have been
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men
And I wear it for the thousands who have died
Believin' that the Lord was on their side
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died
Believin' that we all were on their side
Well there's things that never will be right I know
And things need changin' everywhere you go
But till we start to make a move to make a few things right
You'll never see me wear a suit of white
Oh I'd love to wear a rainbow every day and tell the world that everything's okay
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
Till things're brighter I'm the man in black


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