Thursday, October 14, 2004

william gibson rides again

William Gibson has begun blogging again. Why?

Because the United States currently has, as Jack Womack so succintly puts it, a president who makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln.

And because, as the Spanish philospher Unamuno said, "At times, to be silent is to lie."

Just over a year ago he posted his last entry, citing a need to return to writing books. (Hopefully this means he's got a new book finished.)

Commenting on The Situation in the US today, Gibson writes that a few years ago he had spoken to a friend from the DoD who believed that America had learned its lesson from Vietnam and wouldn't get fooled again. Then came the planes, then came Bush, then came fascism wrapped in a flag.

One actually has to be something of a specialist, today, to even begin to grasp quite how fantastically, how baroquely and at once brutally fucked the situation of the United States has since been made to be.

Welcome back, Bill. Sorry the place is such a mess.