Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mushrooming opposition

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, has there been a more poorly governed former Soviet client state than Poland?  The Poles are falling all over themselves to help the American neocons restart the nuclear arms race (which, btw, directly connects to the Israeli right’s desire for increased American militarism, something else we can – and must – blame on the American Jewish establishment), while the Czechs – at least the Czech people – are a lot more circumspect.  People in Europe are going to have to realize that their main source of energy for the foreseeable future will be Russia, so unless they want to freeze in the dark . . .

A Czech hacker group called Initiative Ztohoven has somehow managed to manipulate a live weather television feed from a Czech resort area to include an atomic mushroom cloud explosion.  Besides admiring their technical skill, you also have to admire their Guerrilla Theater politics.