Saturday, September 20, 2008

Come Together

Events large and small have gotten some thoughts about globalization and its consequences, good and bad, rattling around in my head. From the crisis in the financial markets and the amount of debt and liabilities our corporations and government owe to foreign governments, to the bombing in Pakistan that headlines today's news, to some humorous but melancholy interactions with young, recent immigrant workers in stores in downtown Manhattan, to the changing demographics of New York's outer boroughs, even to this video ostensibly about violence among ghetto youth in France. Since nothing particularly coherent or insightful has yet formulated, I'll only share some photos from a Flickr search, tagged with 'globalization.'

Gates + Seinfeld

On the one hand, America can't handle 'elites.' On the other hand, this:

I tried to let the first one go, and I do like me some absurdity, but so far, this makes no sense as an advertising strategy. I have to assume that something is going to come together... Otherwise, someone's got some 'splainin to do...

BTW, in case you missed it, the first one: