Sunday, January 15, 2006

Union Jack

No, There are no Murders in Africa
Only Regrettable Deaths
And from those Deaths
We Derive the Benefits of Civilization
Benefits we can afford so easily
Because those Lives were bought so cheaply

-The Constant Gardener

3 Comments:

At 4:30 PM, Blogger bombasticbeats said...

That almost sounds like a Derrick Jenen quote. I saw Syriana last night, which has a similar premise when it comes to getting cheap commodities at the costly expense of human lives in poorer countries. I thought it was a wonderfully intelligent film.

I haven't seen The Constant Gardener yet but it is next on the netflix queue and should be here anyday. I also found the Amandla film on netflix too. I can't wait to see it.

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger That one guy said...

Sounds like the Iranians denying the holocaust... except that it actually admits something happened.

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger Bryan said...

Silly Iranians. Also yeah Brandon, Syriana was excellent. I love how it dealt with the complexity of the situation and purposefully made it confusing in order to show how much grey area lay's within International Politics.

 

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