Sunday, March 30, 2008

Robert Moses and The Rise of New York

40 years have passed the since the most important and most powerful man in New York City and New York State politics was removed. 40 years later the political and social state of the city and state of New York are worst now than they were then. The once most progressive city and state of the world is now a bastion of reaction. A city and state once world renowned for human rights and social justice is now a place devoid of anything. A city and state which between the 1920s to the mid 1990s which had prioritised the welfare of it’s poorest and most marginalised citizens is now a place where the poor and the non-white are being driven out.
Robert Moses was the man who single-handedly built New York City and made it the greatest city in the history of the world. Robert Moses was the greatest builder in the history of humankind. With the notable exception of the Austrian Socialists of the First Republic, no other person did more for the poor and working classes in the Western world as Robert Moses. Yet, funny enough, Moses remains the most maligned name in the history of the city and the state. Indeed, one can find millions of supporters of Rudolph Giuliani, the most anti-democratic, dictatorial and reactionary politician ever witnessed on the western shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Giuliani was a man who took away human rights, destroyed democracy and kicked the majority of the city’s poor out of New York. Giuliani was a man who single-handedly disenfranchised New York’s Black and Puerto Rican population of political, social and cultural autonomy. Yet Giuliani is hailed as the greatest mayor of New York.
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

EARTH TO NORTH AMERICA: WHAT PLANET ARE YOU ON?

I would like to know which planet the majority of North Americans live on. Whatever planet they inhabit, it is certainly not in reality. It is certainly not in the 3 dimensions that I inhabit.
I agree 100% with the comments of Rev. Wright, the American Black preacher who said that the 9/11 attacks were "the chickens coming home to roost." That was why I left the US. I left for all and more of the reasons that Wright stated.
North America is out of touch with reality.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Swiss Misadventure

Switzerland was really not my cup of tea.
Back in January when I was making performances, the was a Bavarian
from Germany who prepared food for our shows. When he heard that I had
to leave the EU for visa reasons, he recommended that I go to
Switzerland. His name was Schmidt. He was a German from Bavaria. He looked like the 1920's silent film vampire Nosferatu or Tobi Hooper's version of Mr. Barlow from Salem's
Lot. He bragged and boasted about working in a 6 star hotel here in
Vienna. He claimed to know all the hotel workers all over Europe. He
promised me accommodation and work as a DJ in clubs.


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