February 16, 2008

Independence and Fragmentation

May the Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia reunite with Serbia.
May the Palestinians have their own lands carved back from Israel.
May the Turks and Greeks split Cyprus into two separate states.
May Northern Ireland reunite with Ireland.
May Scotland be free again.
May Kashmir cease straddling the borders of Pakistan and India.
May Basque Euskadi emerge from under the thumb of Spain.
May Catalonia throw Spain from its teat.
May Chechnya finally escape out from under the Russian hammer.
May Puerto Rico be free, or something, what the hell is Puerto Rico anyway? And Guam too, why not?
May ethnic Albanians in Greece, Macedonia and Montenegro unite with Kosovo or form three more ethnically Albanian states in Europe.
May the Algerians oversee their own community in France.
May Mexifornia and Mexas become reality instead of a cruel joke.
May the Turks in Germany unite and squat Westphalia.
May the Native American Tribes grow industrial hemp according to their autonomous laws.

Where does the nonsense end?

Shall we get into every other tribe and their armpit regions in Africa and Asia?

The Albanians in Kosovo are waving brand new USA flags, still creased and fresh from their packaging, bought where and with who knows whose money, especially considering their 90% unemployment. Kosovo is "pro-Western" as long as they have no better prospects for subsidies and bread and circuses. Or perhaps they are thankful to NATO and UN for carving a sovereign state into pieces and creating an environment in which a guerilla terrorist whose organization and colleagues bombed and bulldozed homes, churches, monuments and centuries of history, essentially ethnically cleansing Serbs from Kosovo, and then eventually becomes Prime Minister and declares independence.

A great fraud is being committed against history today.

Mass media thrives on conflicts. CNN is showing flags and cheering in Kosovo, while scenes from Belgrade show peaceful protest marches with a focus on riot police. Ideally media should be impartial, but what happens when that impartiality is used and manipulated by extremists?

May God help us all.

Posted by gav at 08:12 PM | Comments (0)

March 16, 2003

Anti-semitism

I was reading some piece by Pat Buchanan in which he was bitching that he should not be labelled as anti-Semitic for being critical about possible collusion between US and Israel on our foreign policy. I agree. It's like saying that someone is racist just because he doesn't like fried chicken and watermelon.

Posted by gav at 12:31 AM | Comments (0)

February 15, 2003

It's not just pot, it's food in that pot

I went to dinner with Jamebus after work. We went to an excellent sushi joint that's open late, and all was yummy and well. I make it a point to order something different for an appetizer each time, and tonight we ordered a pot of beef tripe. It was served with a common red chili seasoning called "Shichimi Togarashi" in a shaker on the side.

You find this stuff at pretty much all Japanese restaurants. I used this stuff at another sushi place a year before, and found a pot seed inside the nearly empty container. I asked the hip-ish young Japanese folks if they smoked and maybe stashed the seed in there, since that seems like one of those well-thought-out things that stoner might do. They said they smoked, but they didn't know what it was doing in there. I dismissed the incident as curious and amusing.

Well, anyway, for shits and giggles, tonight I looked inside the hole on top of the shaker and saw what I thought was a pot seed in there. So I shook and shook and shook and eventually a pot seed fell out of the hole along with a nice pile of chili powder. I looked at it, and yes, for sure, it was a pot seed. I chomped down on it, and yes, it was a pot seed. I looked on the label for the powder, and I was promptly informed that it was a "roasted hemp seed". Man, I hate being wrong.

Posted by gav at 04:50 AM | Comments (0)