Sunday, August 13, 2006

Globalization is funny...

Last weekend, I went to a protest in re: to the civilian death toll in the Israel-Lebanon conflict, Israel's disproportionate use of force, etc.

And it was strangely familiar. There were people in Bush/Blair/etc. masks carrying a fake coffin. People lying on the streets in symbolic protest. Little kids with homemade "Peace" signs. Talk of turn out. Attempts to read poetry as though people could hear all standing on a street corner in Delhi.

Living amid constant evidence of globalization (coca-cola water and lay's potato chips and shakira played constantly on the radio), it was funny to realize how globalized the small-peace-protest is, as well.


P.S. Beth, when do you leave the country?

1 comment:

David Reese said...

That's really bizarre.

And I think Beth leaves sometime in October.