This last Sunday, I watched the hyped movie "12 years a slave". It very much helped me in reinforcing my already quite firm conviction, that all American southerners are swine and that Brad Pitt is actually the embodiment of humaneness, so much so that he could actually pass for a Canadian. Although if you caught any of these recent blockbusters; "Django Unchained", "Lincoln" and "the Butler" you probably already knew that (the southerner part, not the note on Brad Pitt). I find it amusing how Hollywood must really perceive us, it's audience, as an incredibly dumb bunch of people. So dumb that we need the world to be displayed to us completely in black and white (in this case it was - both metaphorically and directly speaking) and utterly lacking of nuance. I mean, slave owners (i.e conservatives), are not only evil, they are also sexual weirdos and drunks because, well, one goes with the other I suppose.
Not necessarily a bad movie from an entertainment standpoint. I sat through it. But way more interesting than the movie itself is the current political farce that it represents. I am a native swede, Sweden being pretty much the world's conscience and the stronghold of the "humane" ideal. It took me moving half way across the globe, but I have achieved to distance myself from the Swedish political norm to a point where I can now observe the social debate with amusement. That goes for the debate over the sexes, ethnicity and sexual preferences. No ground is holy for ulbator, we scoff at absurdity no matter it's realm.
But how does this kind of rambling tie in to our brand, then? I have already stated that ulbator is first and foremost about macho. When you wear our mark, you are displaying your adherence to that ideal. Contemporary social norms dictate that we fall in line, that we don't deviate, that we behave, don't question. But let it be heard that ulbator does not bend over for any one.
With much love!
Not for Pussies!