How long must we sing this song?

  • May. 19th, 2006 at 9:29 AM
lu: (Do not fuck with us)
After the second foreigner came o to me to ask me about the situation in São Paulo, I felt obliged to make small, but very informative, post.

So far, 152 people were killed; there were 293 atacks (82 buses, 56 cops, 17 banks and others) and 124 people were arrested. That's more dead people in a week than in Bagda, where there is still actual "war".

The good news is that, yesterday night, there were no attacks whatsoever in the city, and we're all hoping that they'll be over soon.

I wish all the best to the people in São Paulo, especially my father, my stepmother and my siblings. I don't know what I'd possibly do if I ever lost one of them.

I don't think this kind of situation will happen in Rio, where I live nowadays, but, with Rio, you never know. One day you don't have anything to worry about (relatively speaking, of course), on the other you look around and realize the whole commerce is shut due to the Big Boys that control the drugs traffic, and, therefore, control the city.

"And it's true we are immune when fact is fiction and TV reality." - Sunday Bloody Sunday, by U2.

Call me a coward, but all of this just makes me wish even more to one day get out of here and go live my life somewhere else.

You like bowling, don't you, Montag?

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. If the government is inefficient, topheavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel like they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.

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