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Sat, Mar. 19th, 2005 09:29 am
Racist robots

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alisgray
alisgray
spoonful of sugar, pinch of salt
Sat, Mar. 19th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)

I know you have toured the US, because I got to see a performance there. But have you ever lived there?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Mar. 19th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)

I know you have toured the US, because I got to see a performance there. But have you ever lived there?

I lived in New York for two years. But since most of my experience there was spectacular media-oriented events like 9/11, the anthrax attacks and the invasion of Afghanistan rather than honey-collecting and farmer fundraisers, and since everyone knows NY is not USA (except for a couple of months after 9/11), I really can't say I lived in the US. I merely lived in the media projection of the US constructed by people like Bush and Bin Laden, who fancy themselves the authors of contemporary reality, and in fact are, despite being insane.


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alisgray
alisgray
spoonful of sugar, pinch of salt
Sat, Mar. 19th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)

ha. I follow you, I think.

the entire nation suffers seriously from the townie vs. upstate dichotomy. it's part of how we got into this mess in the first place. very schizophrenic country.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Mar. 19th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)

"...since everyone knows that NY is not USA"

To say that New York is not the USA is Momus at work "authenticating" the rest of the US for us. You could also say that, pick any state, ex. Kansas is not really the USA. Kansas is superflat, proudly displays the World's largest prairie dog; the tallest thing in Kansas is viagra spokesman and Kansas native Bob Dole laying on his back! It is very similar to how you stated that Hakodate was so un-"Japanese" (almost "American") because it had too many cars and did not fit your preconceived notions of how "authentic" Japan should be.

You are setting up the other 49 US states as a reversely monstrous Vatican to your Roman, oh but they have such a wonderful Circus Maximus, New York. It simply comes down to NY not fitting the current picture of the "Christian soldier" USA that you wish to paint at the moment.


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