Monday, September 17, 2007

It's Official: I Live in the Soviet Union.

Those of you who remember the USSR - remember how we'd get on them about the whole "internal passports" thing? How we said that one of the hallmarks of totalitarian Stalinism was having to beg permission from the government to move around within your own country?

Well, take a look at this.

Oh, it gets better. Blue Patriot Woman at the Great Orange has analysis.

In related news, a music scholar had her visa torn up, was groped during a search, threatened with detention in a Santa Clara, CA facility, and kicked out of the country - apparently for being brown. Or Welsh.

And these are just the cases we hear about. How many do we miss? And since when does DHS have a detention facility in Santa Clara?

And why the hell are we hearing O.J. crap when this is going on?


virgomusic said...

Yes, it is sad, isn't it? As a musician, I was particularly struck by the absurdity of the music scholar's case. I loved the quote from her in the LA times -- "What is it, my piano playing?"

Sometimes I think that the only rational and realistic response to the world we live in today is deep depression.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Distraction, distraction, distraction?

Danis Regülatör said...

Thanks good write