Saturday, January 07, 2006


This guitar kills fascists

Wandering around the Ho Chi Minh museum in Hanoi, I was reminded of the above slogan on Woody Guthrie's guitar. Reason: all the arty exhibits had notes explaining their significance and forestalling any erroneous interpretation.

Example (roughly paraphrased): "this exhibit celebrates the benefits of technology, whilst condemning those who use technological advances for harmful or destructive purposes." Quite fortunate that they were prepared to tell us this, as it wasn't immediately apparent to me. The same goes for the fascist-slaying guitar.

So, just in case the true significance of this page passed you by...

This blog celebrates freedom and diversity of opinion, but it also knows shit when it sees it.

If only we had that guitar in 1939.

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