1341Re: UK's Government loves Iraq crisis
- Dec 17, 1998
> >Well, your Prime Minister Tony Blair certainly cares.We act this way? We? as Bill Hicks put it :
> >No doubt his people had a little chat with the USA
> >before stepping out to the podium. What about his
> >"puppet on the strings" act about an hour before
> >Clinton's speech? Both U.S. and British forces sent
> >missiles, so it's your country's problem, too.
> fair point, our government (labour or conservative)
> have continually acted as americas favorite glove
> puppet for ages.......
> Meanwhile myself & the people around me react
> with horror when we act this way. A similar thing
> happened in the Falklands, politics is transparently
> about lying and fucking people over for a living.
'My parents fucked here, that's all'
I was actually making a reference to the US publics inane fascination
with the Monica Lewinksy episode, and the presumption that everyone
outside the US actually gives a Fuck. (although granted the impeachment
has been tied in closely with the Iraq crisis in the past few days). Its
perfectly the whole 'CNN - world news' attitude... i.e. 95% of its lineup
consists of stories taking place in the US, or directly involving the US. God
knows the UK is full of equally small-minded people, but broadcasting this
shortcoming to the world and packaging it as Journalism is another thing...
there's a piece of footage ive seen countless times of US high school kids
in a classroom, confronted with a Globe and being asked to point out different
countries... Russia, China, Iraq etc... its hilarious for a while. But not
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