Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2002 11:19:12 -0400
US Department of Art & Technology
The changing nature of the threats facing America
requires a new government, a new administration, a new way of looking
at the world that protects the environment, that celebrates diversity,
takes care of the poor, and prioritizes the development of new forms of
art using advanced digital technologies that will help us find a cure
to the "death-denial" of our present leaders.
Whereas it's true that a great tragedy has struck America, and innocent people of all walks of life have unnecessarily lost their lives, our domestic agenda has been hijacked by far right wing ideologues and military-religious zealots who are trying to whittle away at the basic rights of all US citizens as guaranteed by our Constitution. As a result of these ruthless, unpatriotic acts against freedom of speech and the right to dissent, we have no choice but to become politically active ourselves and to demand change in the current administration's personnel make-up.
As part of our next major political action, we should form an exploratory committee to see if it is feasible to declare a candidacy for the Presidency of the United States of America. Under the banner of the Experimental Party whose motto is "Representation Through Virtualization" - we will recruit a candidate whose virtual identity is guaranteed to stir up controversy in the global computer networks, that "non-place" place where the true battle for democracy in America will be fought and won. As part of this exploration, we will attempt to locate The Real Moral Majority, those whose ethics and aesthetics will, without compromise, tell the truth so help them God or whatever other word they use to describe The Supreme Fiction.
We will not appease soccer moms or corporate dads, we will not pretend we have endless amounts of taxpayer money to give back to everyone so that we can essentially buy their votes while making sure their rights as a U.S. citizen die on the vine, and we will not let the super-rich steal continue to steal their hard earned retirement money so that they can buy another Lear jet to fly them out to Monaco where they can secretly buy old paintings previously stolen and hidden by the Nazis and their moneyed co-conspirators.
We WILL ask for sacrifice. We will ask for sacrifice from SUV trust-fund babies and get-rich-quick wannabes whose vaporware dreams of dot.com glory have turned to dust. We will demand the immediate impeachment of Vice-President Richard "Tricky Dick" Cheney. We are naming names, and the first to go has got to be the ex-CEO of Halliburton whose shady business dealings allowed him to pocket tens of millions of dollars while corrupting an already corrupt energy company that is leaving its ex-workers in the dust the same way the oil-garchy fund-raisers at Enron did during the hey-day of cooking books and stealing national elections. Remember, "Tricky Dick" is just one artificial heartbeat away from the Presidency. Once he goes, the rest are sure to follow.
As we know, the one thing Americans, perhaps
more than any other nation on the planet, fear - is death itself. Under
the protective guise of "Homeland Security", we find ourselves
primarily a nation of insecure workers scared to death of our future,
of our ability to consume corporate food at any cost, of our right to
buy gas guzzling vehicles that double as tanks in case we encounter the
next fucked-up mass murderer at the upcoming stop light. What's worse
is that that fucked-up mass murderer may be your high school son, your
pedophilic priest, your favorite football star, or your local Congressman.