Monday, October 31, 2011

Is this an OWS rally...

Is this an OWS rally, or just a street corner in downtown Jalalabad, Afghanistan?
Truly, it's hard to tell.
Piles of Garbage? 
Unemployed dudes hanging out?
Bad Odor from Garbage/Unemployed Dudes?
Oh, wait, no drum circles.  Must be Afghanistan.  I think the national passtimes here are (in no particuar order)
Making IEDs
Standing around doing nothing, all day long
Piling up garbage, for garbage trucks that never come
Driving like maniacs (yes, WORSE than Iraq) to get to new places to stand around and do nothing.
This place has an odor--you can see it hanging in the air.  It is the combined smell of human and animal waste, standing sewage, exhaust fumes from ill-tuned (or never tuned) engines, and hopelessness. 
Dammit, now I'm back to square one on the OWS/Afghanistan rubric.

Oderint dum metuant
Let them hate us, so long as they fear us
Μολὼν λάβε--come and get it
عدنا الى الوطن لبلدنا ، الماعز يمكنك برغي

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