Tuesday, May 17, 2011

IMF,DSK and I Like to Come in America avec Tocqueville

drawing by marguerita I don't know anyone who takes a shower with his clothes on, do you? Where it goes from there is dicey, and the details get murky.

I like to be in america
ok by me in america
everything free in america
for a small fee in america
i like the city of san juan

i know a boat you can get
hundreds of flowers
in full bloom
of people in each room

automobile in america

chromium steel in america
wire spoke wheel in america
very big deal in america
i'll drive a buick in san juan
if there's a road
you can drive on
i'll give my cousins a
free ride
how you fit all
of them inside

immigrant goes to america

many helloes in america

nobody knows in america
puerto rico's in america
when i will go back
to san juan
when will you shut up
and get gone

i'll give them
new washing machine
what have they got there
to keep clean

i like the shores of america

comfort is yours in america
knobs on the doors in america
wall to wall floors in america
i'll bring a tv to san juan
if there's a current to turn on
everyone there will give big cheer
everyone there
will have moved here

lyrics by Trini Lopez

Tocqueville's impressions of American religion and its relationship to the broader national culture are likewise notable: "Moreover, almost all the sects of the United States are comprised within the great unity of Christianity, and Christian morality is everywhere the same
. In the United States the sovereign authority is religious, and consequently hypocrisy must be common; but there is no country in the whole world in which the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility, and of its conformity to human nature, than that its influence is most powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.

Pour le journal britannique de centre gauche The Guardian, cette nouvelle affaire de mœurs soulève "la question gênante dans les médias français et la politique de deux monde parallèles : ce qui est imprimé, et ce qu'il y a derrière ; les commérages, et ce qui doit rester officiellement les non-dits."

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