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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

On Flat Screens and Suicides

Suicides in China, oil spills in the United States, aid flotillas being raided in the name of security. The status quo.

Can we change it? No? Perhaps we can.

I wish I could find something intelligent to say as regards the suicides in China and how, allegedly, they are overworking their employees, prompting a famous CEO to say that: "Foxconn is not a sweatshop."

It is like diamonds. Every time one pulls one out of the safe we can smell blood and sweat. It is obscene. Toss that choker!

Peruse your closet for an array of goddesses and wild cats all parked in neat rows as if on a port waiting to be shipped...

I hope that by using this sleek, flat screen monitor right in front of me I am not getting vile vibrations coming from the collective thought-emanations of thousands of underpaid, overworked and disgruntled slaves, all lumped together at some hostel in a certain corporate town in that very ancient civilization. All for my convenience.

I hope that the stopgap measure of giving them a raise and (nominal?) improvement in their living conditions will put the kibosh on the suicide clusters (I heard this last bit on CNN...).

And by the way, changing tacks, quoting the most famous human being on the planet: "plug that damned hole", already.

And turning my thoughts to the Middle East: please, stop the saber rattling!


  1. The Mid-East is a puzzlement. Individuals, groups, and states do provocative things and then are outraged when events spin out of control. Is anyone there committed to equitable peace?

    Hadn't heard about China suicides...will have to look into that.

  2. Mauro, as always you are right on the money...hit the nail on the head...and yet, we continue on this trip through madness and self destruction.
    You should see what is really happening in the U.S. it is sickening.

  3. see if you have posted...