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[08 May 2004|03:09pm]
im making a new journal. reggae_for_days

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[08 May 2004|11:39am]
i suck
2 Sold Their Souls|Go To The Crossroads

[06 Jan 2004|02:23pm]
2 Sold Their Souls|Go To The Crossroads

heres a joke for you all [04 Jan 2004|11:46am]
whats black and blue and hates sex?

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HELL YEAH! [30 Dec 2003|12:38pm]
Editorial: Serbian Elections
30 December 2003

It is not hard to see why a quarter of the votes in Sunday’s Serbian elections went to the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS), whose leader is a man wanted by the UN Tribunal in The Hague on war crimes charges.

In essence, the Serbs have had enough of being cast as the bad boys of the Balkans. They feel that, since the October 2000 ouster of dictator Slobodan Milosevic, the democratic politicians who succeeded him let them down. They have discovered for themselves the harsh lesson learnt by other former Communist dictatorships — that the end of tyranny does not mean the automatic arrival of prosperity. Indeed the economic uncertainties in a free-market pluralist democracy contrast badly with the certainties that were part of the old regime. It was not simply that the secret police were always there — so too were the basic essentials of life. They may not have been inspiring, but they were reliable.

Any nationalist message comes with in-built values such as ethnic pride and a belief in a noble past which can somehow be resuscitated. This allows nationalist politicians to draw voters disaffected with existing parties, people who seek certainty and a political message that is clear and unambiguous. The fact that SRS leader Vojislav Seselj is facing war crimes charges may even have made it easier for Serbs to vote for the party. This was their way of protesting at their defeat and humiliation by the international community.

But why have so many Serbs moved from moderation toward potentially dangerous nationalistic absolutes in just three years? There seem to be two causes: the failure of Milosevic’s democratic successors to produce coherent and effective policies; and the inability of the outside world to deliver on its promised financial and technical assistance.

After so long under dictatorship, the failure of Serbia’s politicians to form strong alliances was to be expected. Their problems were made no easier by the existence of ugly Mafia forces left over from the corrupt Milosevic years, who may well have been responsible for the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic last March.

Some diplomats have cited this lack of political stability for the slow response of Europe and the rest of the international community to Serbia’s economic needs. The truth, however, is rather that the world has had so much else to think about in the last three years that it has taken its eye off the Serbian ball. That was a dangerous oversight.

All is not lost. At nearly sixty percent, this was Serbia’s highest-ever poll turnout and seems to reflect the fear among the moderate majority that the nationalist bigots might win power. There is still time to turn Serbia away from extremism. But that will mean active international support for the coalition of moderate parties that will hopefully emerge from these elections.

whoever wrote this doesnt know shit. SRS is gonna turn shit around and reclaim our lands. Long live Vojslav Seselj
5 Sold Their Souls|Go To The Crossroads

hmmm [14 Sep 2003|05:36pm]
[ mood | confused ]

a few people told me in the last couple of days that i have taken them off my friends list. it happened with blair a long time ago too. i dont know what thats about. i think that livejournal is having some problems with this cuz i havent added anyone or taken anyone off in some time. and two of the people said that later they could see themselves back on the list. so yeah. i dont know if this is happening to anyone else but i havent taken anyone off. so dont bitch at me about it.

5 Sold Their Souls|Go To The Crossroads

GO TO THIS YOU SLUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [12 Sep 2003|07:15pm]
Go To The Crossroads

i think im going to cry [23 Aug 2003|10:50am]
our beloved wesley willis has passed away. RIP


A letter from one of his biggest fans, Jello Biafra:

We lost Wesley Willis some time before 9PM Chicago time August 21, 2003. Word is he died peacefully. The likely cause may be heart failure. Wes had been battling leukemia for less than a year. No services are planned as of yet. There will probably be a memorial concert, or at least a gathering in his honor in Chicago in the near future. We will let you know.

Wesley will go down as one of the most unique songwriters and entertainment personalities in history. His music, lyrics, drawings, insight and the way he put them together are like no one else. Ever. There will never be another.

As I got to know Wes, what really struck me was his sheer will power, his unrelenting drive to succeed and over come his horrifically poor background, child abuse, racism, chronic schizophrenia and obesity among other things. He was the most courageous person I have ever known. Yet through it all he had such a deep, all-encompassing love of life. Little things, big things. He loved bus rides. He loved watching trains. He loved writing songs about how much he loved his friends. He loved travelling to new towns so he could headbutt new friends. Is there any band he saw that escaped being in their own song about how much he loved their show? He was so warm, so sweet, so giving. He could be a handful when he came to visit; but as soon as he left, we'd miss him immediately.

As his long time friend Dennis Cooper said, "No More Demons." The voices in Wesley's head can't yell at him and put him down any more.

Wes was deeply religious. He was afraid that if he died he would no longer get to go see bands play. If there is a hereafter I hope he's right up front as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, his beloved Otis Redding and his dear friend Bradley from Sublime "storm the stage" as the crowd "roars like a sea monster." All opening for Wesley, of course.

It will be hard now that he's gone, but I'm not going to let myself stop enjoying the funny stuff, or the look on people's faces when they first hear "Rock n Roll McDonalds," or the memories of the good times and Wesley's many adventures. He wouldn't want it any other way. There are many down times when all I have to do is think of one of Wes's songs, something he said or simply marvel at his Wesley-isms, and the clouds part and a smile comes to my face. I think he does that for a lot of people. He always will.

Rock over London Rock on Chicago

Sail on, Wes. I love you.

Jello Biafra 8-22-03
10 Sold Their Souls|Go To The Crossroads

[20 Aug 2003|01:56pm]
[ mood | bitchy ]

friends only bitch

post here if you want me to add you

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