headlines: monday june 11, 2007

Dear Readers,

Another deep and yet not deep enough day in the news. Keep reading for today’s Hip Hop based commentary on the New York Times headlines by Political Poet Naxal. That’s me. I flips the news like you never seen. Almost on the Daily. Enjoy.

Monday 11, 2007….

Hey readers, I’m encountering some tech issues with my Sunday post on the stymied Immigration Bill, it seems to have disappeared. I’m trying to retrieve it from WordPress folks, and until then:

The picture on the Monday front page of the New York Times is of Albanian hands lovingly pressed tens upon tens towards and upon the head of United States president “elect” George W. Bush. G dub’s head is down, bent under the weight of this crowd of love, inclined into an eerily reverent pose. I found myself thinking for a moment of what he would be like if he did get more love, would he stick a middle finger up at pops and his surrounding Regean era cronies and join the rest of us at the United States Social Forum, sit in the back of a workshop and take copious notes in preparation for taking the info back to his hometown?

But someone tell me if Albanian’s are truly fawning over George Bush on his visit to their country, because I can’t tell from the narrow angle of the coverage or the pictures how big the crowd really is and whether or not there are cordoned off protestors in the near distance.

Also, why is the NYT reporting on this “adoration” with so much righteousness, like “finally, a country is bowing down as it should to the great U.S. president.” What does the paper have to gain by throwing the propoganda image of a well loved Bush in this moment?

Just goes to show, the era we are in gets deeper by the minute. Soon we are going to wake up and look back on ourselves with disbelief, anger, and then–with consistent work and health– compassion.

Stay tuned for more of All the News That’s Fit to Flip by political poet, Naxal.





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