Tuesday, June 01, 2010

live on, AmCop 

AmCop swam into an anoxic area and began to suffocate-- but that doesn't mean there aren't still some immense and virulent shit-storms out there in desperate need of address.

Bush's chickens continue to come home to roost on Obama's watch, and while the comparisons with Katrina are sick and ridiculous, this is a major embarrassment and easily his lowest moment. But even this is a mix of act and image. What the press wants, what the public wants, is more than anything the -appearance- of trying to do something-- for O to fly over the Gulf, to "face" the "reality," and thus be shown working hard to "do" something. He cleans house in the department responsible but does so so quietly that it's barely reported on, while leaving the cleanup to BP's talented publicists. After many false calls, this is the true beginning of the end.

Meanwhile, Israel does what it can to protect O's reputation by draining attention from the Gulf with perhaps its most disgusting, shit-covered act ever-- at least since two years ago. The Gaza activists might, amidst appalling sacrifice, have achieved something great here-- they have reopened the discussion about the blockade and exposed unequivocally Israel's present fascism. Israel is still holding 100 of them... what now?


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