Friday, December 13, 2013

we're not a tribe anymore


they're apparently celebrating on the streets of kosovo. it seems after much lobbying of facebook "officials," they are now officially a country. on facebook. ironically, this makes me wonder if we are witnessing the beginning of the end of countries and nations as we know them. what's next, will countries send ambassadors to facebook and google? and perhaps apple and microsoft while they're at it? maybe coca-cola (just so they're not all tech companies) and disney? just because some wing nut who probably couldn't find kosovo on a map changed a bit of code in the backend of facebook, kosovo now feels legitimized. who cares if the united nations and the european union don't agree? facebook likes us! we're not a tribe anymore.

the next thing you know, they'll be opening starbucks in denmark...


5 comments:

Spilling Ink said...

We're in the changing times, that's for sure. There seems to be much redefining and change of beliefs going on and where we will end up I don't think anyone knows.

Neighbors of Wellington Hills said...

I don't think people actually read the extremely fine print for the definition of "Globalization" when it was first trumpeted by various pols.

As far as I'm concerned ...$tarbucks is no different than Wal-Mart, Home Depot and all the other Big Box corporations that have powered their way into becoming predatory, institutionalized monopolies.

julochka said...

Bill, that's precisely what I was getting at...tho' I would willingly be Ambassador to Starbucks. :-)

Neighbors of Wellington Hills said...

a bit about $tarbucks.

Howard Schultz, the honcho at $tarbucks is persona non grata with sports fans in Seattle ... he bought the Super Sonics NBA (basketball team), meddled with the team then sold the team to a sharpie in Oklahoma (the team is now known as The Thunder).

Schultz made almost no effort to keep the team here by selling to local money ... while I'm not a basketball fan, what he did to the city and the long time fans was inexcusable. Tho he personally made a fortune.

julochka said...

capitalists are notoriously soulless...