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Posted on 2002.09.13 at 10:50
Mood: lucky to be caucasian
a few days ago i saw a commercial warning us of what could come...

scene in a bookstore, nondescript men in dark suits and glasses detain a subject for questioning. "you're gonna have to come with us, sir. we'd just like to ask you a few questions." subject protests loudly but is carried off anyhow.

fade to black, splash onscreen: "what if this was america?"

guess what. it is.


swallowing shadows to give birth to myself
eamajyn at 2002-09-13 11:53 (UTC) (Link)
An ex CIA friend of my fathers once said...
"If you've seen it in a movie, or read it in a book, chances are it already happend".

Why does this not surprize me...
Bleach Injected
lysergic at 2002-09-13 18:13 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I've seen that. It's not like one day, without warning, the U.S. will become a totalitarian dictatorship commuinist bullshit state. That commercial's just trying to scare people into patriotism.
alceria at 2002-09-15 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
Have you seen the one where the Christians are all in some dank basement having mass and then when they leave the priest is like "be careful" and they all file out of one of those basement door-flap things that's parallel to the ground and look around suspiciously as they exit. And then they are like "what if this was america?" And I think to myself, "christians *should* be illegal, I wish that was america!".

As if ten people all exiting at once from a basement door in daylight isn't suspicious enough...they deserve to be caught!

I want to do a commercial for Jesus Version 2.1. Jesus 2.1 will have the commpassion service pack upgrade that makes him love gays and people of all religions. The upgrade will also include the anti-judgement update to keep his followers from running around telling people they are going to hell. There are also a lot more features that will be announced at a later date.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-09-16 17:00 (UTC) (Link)
the real fucking irony about the commercial you mention- when was the last time someone was repressed, persecuted, or otherwise given shit for being an Xian in this country?

if it does come to that, i'd wager that the guys holding the bible and the guys beating down the basement door will be one&the same; or at least the latter will be funded/directed by the former.

i need to get a bunch of bumper stickers reading "One Nation Under God" printed up, in the interest of exercising my first amendment rights while i still have them.

I want to do a commercial for Jesus Version 2.1.

bahahah- i must still be a geek, because i love humor-translated-into-software-terms.

you probably heard the following, oh, about a year or so ago:

"A bug has been discovered in our Skyscraper(TM) software. Under certain conditions, this suite may be vulnerable to attacks perpetrated using the program Airplane(TM). No patch is currently available."
sarahtonin at 2002-09-16 10:21 (UTC) (Link)


I came randomly found your journal, and enjoyed reading, so I "friended" you. Are you familiar with www.zmag.com? They're a little Chomsky-obsessed, but it's a pretty good sight, and there newsletter is informative.

Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-09-16 15:45 (UTC) (Link)

Re: ...

hey, cool. given your recent posts, i'll take being added as a compliment (&bwaha- here's hoping the friends-only posts don't change your mind =)

hadn't read zmag before, but will now. thanks again.
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