Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Saturday, March 05, 2005


Elsewhere, deep in the comments column of an earlier post I made this comment:

Pity the Yanks have no idea... Then again, do we blame the Yanks or the rest of the world. If the rest of the world stood up to those fuckers, the Yanks wouldn't be able to do zip about it.

I hereby launch the global anti-American revolution.

Everybody now, repeat after me: "YANKEE GO HOME !!!"

Tattoo it on Howard's forehead. Skywrite it. Graffiti it. Email it. Blog it.


And when the Gestapo raids your house, shout "FUCK OFF!"

I'm sick of living in a Nazi AmeriKKKan dominated world!

I hope you keep dropping in here Gringo... At least until the Gestapo shut me down.

God, they're going to have to kill* a lot of us...

*Note to Big Brother: I am not armed, I will not resist arrest, but you will need to kill me before I will confess to something which I did not do.


Anonymous kyte said...

I'm always torn when it comes to anti-Americanism. I spent 6/12 over there 9 years ago, and found Americans generally to be the most friendly, helpful and polite people I had come across (well, that was in the Northeast... the "blue" states). So when I see posts like this, I want to shout *YEAHHHH* and then I remember my friends who live there and who feel the same way I do about the American government ... and I realise that I am not anti-American as such, I am simply anti-fascist, and anti-violence and anti-war.

March 05, 2005 12:43 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Depends on what we mean by anti-Americanism. Life is, after all, a BYO Meaning Party - and aren't we all having fun!!!

What do I mean by America? Do I mean the people, the govenment, the kulcha, do I mean an America that deliberately uses and abuses the whole world because "it's in America's interests" to do so?

So, let's not get too cute about taking a postion about anti-Americanism till we know in which context we're speaking.

I think my blog makes my context pretty clear, and on that basis I'm pround and happy to be vehemently anti-American. No worries at all.

March 05, 2005 4:41 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

As I have said before (and probably here) the longer I'm on the 'Net and the more I have to do with, and learn about, Americans the more I realise that the difference between them and Aussies is more than a big ocean.

That underlying current of religion that pervades their society is dangerous. And yet they are the world's greatest pornographers. A very schizo nation.

March 05, 2005 5:44 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

I couldn't give a rat's arse what they get up to within their own borders, it's what they do to other countries, their governments, their people and their resources that's the issue for me. and all I want to say is...

March 05, 2005 8:23 PM  
Blogger thatcoloredfella said...

Even as a Blue State, Kerry voting American, if I were to take serious offense at your anti-American rhetoric, as we simply say here in states, 'pot'!!

By narrowly re-electing the party that keeps you as our Coalition partner, you have some f**king nerve indicting this country as a whole, with your very accurate perception of what the voters who narrowly re-elected the party that created the Coalition, does think of the rest of the country.

On the other hand, if America looks like fascism, talks like fascisms, tortures like fascisms - then it must be fascism! Nevermind the fact that a gay hooker is running free in White House, there's convincing, personal evidence of the CIA extraditing terrorist suspects to be tortured in Syria! However, more Americans are aware that the Michael Jackson trial has begun and Martha Stewart is out of jail!

Although your government is of no use to the 48% percent who voted against Bush, we do have a genuine beef with the rest of the world!

Where is the outrage and condemnation over torture, Abu Ghraib, by world leaders? Where is the criticism of Bush's threat to Iran, while he supports Islamic theocracies and oppression in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan?

Our outrage in America is being suppressed, but our media would report the objection of world leaders. Yet, I suspect not jeopardizing U.S. aid is the reason for their silence.

Such arrogance and recklessness by the Bush administration is fueled by the ignorance perpetuated by isolation and indifference, and a mindset of infallibility and non-accountability.

Even after 9/11, this country believes in it's invincibility, and therefore, the belief nothing Bush does to other people is wrong. We can now only come to our senses by having our sense of security or liberty threaten, or taken away.

Just imagine what that entails.

March 05, 2005 11:31 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Two things, coloredfella:

1. Even under the Democrats, the USA was/would be a threat the rest of the world. I'm getting pretty sick of you guys ranting about 'freedom' and 'democracy' in one breath and in the next moaning about how you're powerless to stop what's happening.

2. Yes, I have a nerve. Read the rest of this blog.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

March 06, 2005 12:36 AM  
Blogger thatcoloredfella said...


If you're too damn hysterical and angry to realize that I agree with much you believe about America, then this will be my last comment.

If you're too damn ignorant and uninformed to believe that with Democrats in charge things were and would be very different, then this will be my last comment.

I'm pretty sick of you slamming me for not stopping Bush, when your PM happens to be his other favorite 'poodle'.

And, if you're too strung out to see the humor and sarcasm in my previous post, I won't waste my time with the rest of your blog.

And, this will be my last comment.

March 06, 2005 1:33 AM  
Blogger Saije said... I'm probably not going to run into you at Disney World anytime soon, eh?

March 06, 2005 1:50 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

coloredfella, I wasn't slamming you. You're even more sensitive than I am. Comment if you want to comment, don't if you don't. Your choice.

The Democrats would stop globalisation of American "interests"? Yeah, right. They're just as much dictated-to by Big Business as the Republicans are. They may be less corrupt. They may be more welfare oriented. But they could and would not stop the American Global Juggernaut. And yes, I am ignorant and uninformed. My goverment made sure of that.

March 06, 2005 2:08 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

Gerry wrote: I couldn't give a rat's arse what they get up to within their own borders.

What they do within their borders does affect us via US cultural imperialism - books, movies, TV and music and now that 'ole time religion' coming to a Hillsong church near you.

Gerry, mate, I am pretty sure ThatClouredFella is agreeing with your basic premise.

March 06, 2005 5:48 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Ron, what you say about about what happens within their borders may be true, but that's not for me to do anything about. The degree their crap impacts us is to do with us and not them.

With regard to thatcoloredfella, I know he agrees with some of what I said, but he still reckons the Dems are wonderful (I'll get to that in another post), he hasn't read my reply to kyte's comment and so he hasn't bothered to figure out which America I'm talking about.

He moans about the lack of protest by world leaders buf fails to factor in the degree to which they've been nobbled by American threats, coercion and blackmail (American style "diplomacy").

All of this might make for interesting debate but he takes offence, sticks his bottom lip out and pisses off. There's not much can be debated with that sort ff attitude.

I'm just not nice enough or intelligent for thatcoloredfella. He's looking for an intellectual and I'm merely a grunt who learned to read. This is not good enough for thatcoloredfella.

He'll come back if he wants to. ;-)

March 06, 2005 10:48 AM  
Anonymous kyte said...

Gerry, you said:

...The Democrats would stop globalisation of American "interests"? Yeah, right. They're just as much dictated-to by Big Business as the Republicans are. They may be less corrupt. They may be more welfare oriented. But they could and would not stop the American Global Juggernaut....

And this is probably the most important point you've made. And one of the biggest proponents of globalisation is our own Rupert. Oh wait... thats right... he bought American citizenship and has now moved Newscorp over there.

If you havent already seen the following site, you should go do some reading but be warned, theres hours and hours and hours of reading to do there and the information is not that well organised, alas. Some is barely believable but some is downright scary.

March 06, 2005 11:29 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Kyte, I have come across the Bilderberg site before. I can't take it seriously. I think it's a rabid site run by loonies...

But, hey, if someone can direct me to where any of the authors from my booklist (in the sidebar) actually refers to the Bilderberg Group in a way which lends some credence to their evil plotting I'll revist this thing.

March 06, 2005 3:00 PM  
Anonymous kyte said...

the organisation was the reason for the site's existence and much of the stuff is about that but its the extraneous info that he (not them, its run by one rabid loony) tries to tie to bilderberg which is more interesting.

anyway, its irrelevant whether you want to go and look or not, i was simply offering up another source of stuff. if you only ever consult your booklist, who am i to argue?

March 06, 2005 3:28 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...


March 06, 2005 3:47 PM  
Blogger the urban fox said...

Gerry, what do you think of the 'Boycott America' campaign where you're encouraged to avoid buying anything American-made or from American-owned companies? Do you think this sort of consumer-led economic pressure could have an effect?

March 06, 2005 10:18 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Fox, could it have an effect? Yes.

1. If enough people boycott American made goods, they punish American workers. The shareholders will move on to geener pastures, probably buying your country's businesses.

2. If enough people boycott American owned companies on foreign soil, they punish non-American workers. The shareholders will move on to greener pastures, probably buying your country's businesses.

3. If enough people suddenly decide to consume a lot less, they can crash the global economy, and 1 x n people would starve.

If consumerism continues unhindered, it will eventually consume the earth's non-renewable resources and destroy the environment and 1000 x n people will die.

These are my stupid uninformed views. I am not an economist or an environmental scientist, just a very concerned idiot who once thought that the way to save the world was to kill people whose ideology was different to his own, all the while not knowing that he was on his way to his own personal hell.

I don't think my views count for much but in the blogosphere there's a fan club waiting for every idiot.

March 07, 2005 12:37 AM  
Blogger the urban fox said...

Good points. You're right that the owners of all the money know no national borders.

Fighting consumerism with consumer power seems sensible in some ways, then ludicrous in others. I can't decide whether:

(a) it's worth doing even as a token gesture to exercise the tiny power ordinary people have;


(b) the fact that it's missing the point completely (i.e. best to consume LESS altogether, not just consume the same quantity as long as it's not American goods) makes it pointless.

Ah well.

March 07, 2005 6:04 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Fox. I think the consumer's power is immense. We control what goods and services will succeed/fail. We can even crash the global economy, and the sooner we do it the better - and sadly, millions will starve. But if it isn't brought to its knees soon and a whole new social system (not ruled by shareholder power)takes over, and this murderous, rapacious global capitalism is allowed to run its course, BILLIONS will starve and the planet will be trashed by the time this system implodes as it eventually must, and in not too many years either IMHO.

It will literally hit our grandchildren. So, the option is, do we put ourselves into voluntary hardship now and maybe even die of starvation, or do we fuck our grandchildren bigtime. But everybody is too busy having one last party and convincing themselves that "tomorrow" some magic answer will be found or that God will look after his children.

I can hear their cries now.. "God, why hast thou forsaken us?" Of course their priests will convince them that it was punishment for their sins and in a way that will be utterly true.

Such is the nature of cause and effect that the ignorant and superstitious can easily see the hand of a God who doesn't exist. [/rant]

March 07, 2005 10:15 AM  
Blogger gringo said...

Am coming in late on this, as with everything, but anti-Americanism for me is about being pissed off with the American imposition of themselves on the world, whether that's in a political, military, cultural or economic sense.

You know, it would be good if they could just start to listen for once, instead of just shouting louder the whole time.

That being said, we do sit there and take it. Lap it up. We like to think that we're close to the Americans, and that we may actually be of consequence. That's why we fawn all over them, whether its forsaking our PBS for a fucked up FTA, or sending troops all over the shop based on whatever lie is in fashion.

Gerry, this is why I find the Eagle at Dept of Defence so funny - because it shows the meekness of our deference to the US, and how lame-ass we are as Australians.

Big props to the Kiwis for how they have dealt with things. Where is their eagle?

And quickly, on the consumer activism thing, I am sceptical that boycotting US goods would have much of an impact, despite the US trade deficit. This is simply because people are too friggin selfish to do this. If the US made product is cheaper, then they will buy it every time.

March 07, 2005 12:49 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Gringo, sounds like we agree on the reasons for our anti-Americanism.

Yep, like the pathetic little global toadies that we are, we're sucking up to the bully in the hope he will toss us a crumb. And like all toadies, sooner or later we'll be kicked in the guts.

On consumer activism, see the next post. I rant, therefore I am. :-)

March 08, 2005 12:29 AM  

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