Saturday, August 14, 2004

oppression olympics - beijing's 2008 olympic stadium (designed by herzog and de meuron.)

fuck that shit, the other side of china's architecture boom: peasants and workers are displaced by the millions as their homes are plowed down for hordes of developers thirsty to "beautify" and "clean up" the country. the displaced are now turning to suicide. (sfgate tells the story.)

news like this always reminds me of that scene from chasing amy...

Hooper: Now Vader, he's a spiritual brother, with the force and all that shit. Then this cracker Skywalker gets his hands on a light- saber, and the boy decides he's gonna run the fucking universe - gets a whole Klan of whites together, and they're gonna bust up Vader's hood the Death Star. Now what the fuck do you call that!

Banky: Intergalactic Civil War?

Hooper: GENTRIFICATION! They're gonna drive our the black element, to make the galaxy quote, unquote safe for white folks.

Holden: But Vader turns, out to be Luke's father. And in Jedi, they become friends.

Hooper: Don't make me bust a cap in your ass! Jedi's the most insulting installment, because Vader's beautiful, black visage is sullied when he pulls off his mask to reveal a feeble, crusty white man! They're trying to tell us that deep inside, we all want to be white!