I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of the country. -- Thomas Jefferson, 1814
Dig this shit, freaky peoples: virtual sit-in to protest the
Navy bombing in Vieques. Tomorrow! Wed. Jun 13! Join the
protest and meet some protest chicks! (Protest chicks are
notoriously loose, by the way. Just so you know.)
All right, so here's the scoop: there's this little island off of Puerto Rico
called Vieques. It's an awful pretty little place, with lots of people living on
it. However, for about the last 75 years the US Navy has been acquiring land on
Vieques and using that land for bombing practice, dumping, and general Big Evil
People in Vieques are pretty sick of it, I guess. I would be too! Hell! So
anyways this is like a big protest thing, and there's always angry people
protesting about the Navy, like all over the place, and even though the Vieques
people have been able to stop bombing off and on, right now the bombings are
BACK ON. And the Vieques people are pretty P.O.'d. Hell, I can't say I can make
heads or tails of the whole thing, but I guess if you're the type who carefully
weighs your decisions, you can read more about it at the Vieques Libre Web site.
The coolio thing about this whole deal is that they are setting up a VIRTUAL
SIT-IN for people who are down on the whole bombing-and-dumping thing. I'm not
sure of the details of the virtual sit-in, but my guess is that they're going to
do something like what the Electrohippies set up during the
eToy toy.WAR Dieter artist protest thing.
Namely, they set up a few pages with some of that there Javurscript to do a DOS
attack on etoys.com. CONSIDERING the big secrecy going on around the Vieques
sit-in, my guess is that they're doing something similar.
Which is EXCELLENT. Beaujolais for them! Sit-ins are wonderful and coolio, and
virtual sit-ins are even better! Because nobody hits you on the head with a
police baton! And because they're all virtual like in "The Matrix." All good
things! I have to say that I appreciate the fine ideas behind creative mayhem
executed on the Innurnet -- because these things are important. Because
resistance is freaky and strange. Because the Innurnet is a real cool place to
have a war.
Anyways, check out the Virtual Sit-In and maybe do some sitting for a while. Why
not? Hell. You have my word that Vieques is a good enough cause for you to take
the big effort of clicking on the link below. Sure, hell. But if you score any
good drugs at the protest, you have to bring some back for me.