Thursday, July 07, 2005

General Busyness

Month 2 in Canada has been amazing, but more on that next week. There are more pressing matters in the rant below and a few announcements.

No more Cheap Oil. When we had our 10 and half anniversary party back in February, we managed to scare the shit out of everybody there with the documentary 'The End of Suburbia'. Unfortunately we didn't have copies for sale, and the requests for DVD's was overwhelming. Now you can get a copy through the subMedia Webmart. We guarantee you will share this one with all your friends.

Molotov Sells out! Our initial run of 500 copies is gone. We managed to mail copies to people all over the world and now we up the ante. We are offering the entire DVD as free Bit Torrent download. If you haven't heard about Bit Torrent, you have been living under a rock. Don't worry, go to our download page and we'll update you.

Shoplifters of the World Unite!! subMedia's last film 'Why I Love Shoplifting from Big Corporations' has been s screened several times during the G8 summit as part of the 'Lost Film Fest' and it has been accepted to the Atlanta Underground Film Festival, so expect to see me around the dirty south in August.

George Bush, still Evil. Back in 2002 we put this little masterpiece by Atlanta experimental arts duo Figure 1.1 on our site. We felt we needed to bring it back as a friendly reminder.

Code Orange

Just what we needed. Another fuckin terror attack. I feel very selfish saying this. After all, people died. Innocent people. But innocent people die all the time, in Iraq, in our inner cities, in car accidents. But British people are definitely more valuable than Iraqis. Well at least that's the way it seems in the media. I mean,
this type of attack happens in Baghdad every day and we don't get the amount of news and analysts we're getting today. I wish I was a terrorism expert, that way I could get paid to talk a bunch of bullshit on TV. Brace yourselves...

But innocent people dying because of terror attacks means something completely different. It means that Dubya and their neo-cons can find validation for their awful actions. To quote Bush's reaction to the London attacks 'The War on TerrorĀ® goes on'. What can we expect from this. Beefed up Patriot Act, more people disappearing, hate crimes on muslims everywhere. Brace yourselves...

Yes, there are people who hate 'The West'. But to narrow it down, these people hate America and the UK by proxy. Ward Churchill got crucified for something I am about to say. When you fuck with people for an extended period of time, shit's bound to blow up in your face. There, I said it. These acts of terror, as unjustified as they are, are merely retaliation for 'The West's' meddling, i.e. US' policy of invading, assassinating and manipulating in order to keep your tank full, your fridge stocked, and your Fruit of the Loom cheap. Well our privileged lifestyle won't last forever. Brace yourselves...

So to recap my mad-rant. 1. Terrorism Sucks. 2. But it's going to keep happening. 3. Because our government keeps fuckin with people 4. So we can be fat ignorant consumer fucks.