Не помню, рекомендовал ли я уже всем пользователя imomus, так что делаю это сейчас. Музыку его я не очень ценю, а вот как вольный п2добол
- imomus on being post-American a.k.a. “citizens of nothing in particular”: “I'm not worried by these
[post-American]people at all; they seem sane and wise, well-prepared to deal with a post-Americanworld. It's the ones who stay at home, the 93% of Americans who don't have a passport but who do vote for governments with a foreign policy, who worry me, and especially the kinds of policies they may start voting for when they begin to notice that the 21st century is beginning to look distinctly… post-American.” Насколько это всё применимо к России, я даже стесняюсь говорить.
- imomus on NYC Chinatown and Manhattan Chinese as the new Americans: “On my very first blog post of this trip I described the Manhattan Chinese as "the Americans of the future". The phrase had a double meaning: these people are quite literally the New Yorkers of the future, as whites decline and Asians help spearhead new demographic trends. But I also meant to imply that China is in a sense the "America" of the 21st century. And, without wanting to imply that there's anything wrong with this, I get the strong impression that it's to that "America" rather than the one they're (somewhat elliptically) living in that the Manhattan Chinese feel loyalty. Maybe that un-American or post-American quality is what makes me feel so at home amongst them. And yet they're also, in some way, a memory of something ultra-American. Their energy and enterprise fills lower Manhattan with a sense of purpose it hasn't really had since the Jews of the Lower East Side pushed the borough's population, temporarily in the early 20th century, to over 2 million. Then, too, Grand Street teemed.” Дядька Момус начал с того, что нью-йоркские китайцы — это американцы будущего, а пришёл к старой как валенки метафоре "евреев востока". Впрочем, многие профессионалы в области этнической самобытности и так ставят между стереотипами американца и еврея жирный знак равенства — вот им до кучи ещё и китайцы.
- imomus on de-Americanization through deliberate adoption of foreign spiritual practices: “Ginsberg's embrace of Buddhism might have been, amongst other things, a way for Ginsberg to be post-American, a way out of all sorts of conversations with people at universities, rallies, in cars and cafes, wherever; a way out of small talk which would ultimately just confirm certain American fixed ideas, and also confirm him as an American Jew. <…> Ginsberg's dead, of course, and now we have Devendra Banhart, a sort of "fashion Hindu", in something approximating the same cultural space.”