Ruined My Life

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Weaver Street Market

So a while back Bruce (aka Dancing Guy) was told he could no longer dance at the Weaver St. Market in Carrboro, NC. If you haven't been there, its like the epicenter of the hippie universe. A natural co-op grocery store with a "public" lawn. A place where the community hangs out, eat, etc. It really feels like a public space.

If you look on the front page, you'll notice an artistic representation of the lawn and the front of the market. You'll see what I mean by public space...

So, about two weeks ago the word began to spread that they've told Dancing Guy to stop dancing...

(sorry if the links are a little ugly/long, I'm not great at anything beyond typing into this thing)

The town has been up in arms. Yesterday the property management said that there will be no dancing, singing, guitar playing, etc., etc. No performing of any type. This came about in a super secret PR session.

Residents are upset, but there is all this wishy washy talk of love and no conflict or spite.

I repeat my motto, Spite is not only a good motivation to do something, its the BEST motivation to do anything! I think people should just boycott the entire Carr Mill Mall and Weaver St. Market until they reverse the policy. If you open it up as public space, you shouldn't get to change that years later...

Chapel Hill/Carrboro is as bad as Cary. Too many restrictions. This is nothing but corporate facism. The best way to fight it is to stop consuming...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Big Brother

What in the world is wrong with people? EVERYONE thinks the answer to the world's problems are to give the US Federal Government more information and have them track it to fend of terrorists, bigamists, child molesters, bad grades, tax cheats, poor algebra students, etc. When will people just leave us alone? We have become such a nanny society. In North Carolina the state legislature passed an asinine law to track when I buy cold medicine. Why? To catch meth heads. I just found this Web site calling for a national database of marriages...

Why on Earth would we want that? Its such a dumb fucking idea!! Let's track the movements of people who have not broken the law to catch a few people who might be breaking the law.

How about this, let's fund the police and make them do (gasp) detective work to catch criminals. No more roadside checks for drunks (i.e. warrantless searches), no databases, no more of this bullshit. The beauty of being an American is that we're supposed to be left the fuck alone by EVERYONE else. Our neighbors, our governments, our police... Sigh

People should read about Stalinist Russia and the paranoia that grew from being able to report your neighbor for un-revolutionary activities... The US is slowly turning into that.

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