Fri, 20 Jun 2003

I Live Here, But I Don't Make Any of the Rules

Leader of the Free WorldThe SFG (try to pronounce that as if it were a word, as the clued-in among you pronounce the GZA or the RZA) notes a TV program he recently saw, called "What the World Thinks of America", broadcast on CBC, the national network of our neighbors to the south. I often find myself wincing because I suspect I know how the buffoonery of our higher-ups must be perceived abroad.

Really, though, this whole entry is mainly an excuse to quote the SFG's wonderful last sentence:

By the way, a note to any international visitors: Coca Cola and McDonald's are not coming to your country for political reasons. They just want your money.

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“…Local prohibitions cannot block advances in military and commercial
technology… Democratic movements for local restraint can only restrain
the world’s democracies, not the world as a whole.”
— K. Eric Drexler