Monday, July 05, 2004

Another accidental display of American multicultural awareness

You've surely already read about Colin Powell performing the Village People's "YMCA" in Indonesia. If not, the BBC has the video.

As the BBC's Tim Willcox dryly put it:

In any league table of politican's most embarrassing moments, it must rank pretty high.

And really, is there any better way to help stabilize a nation struggling with fanatic Muslim reactionaries than by performing a tune originally created to celebrate joyful gay sex?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Nicolò Machiavelli alluded to this practice in _The Prince_ - but he cited "Hot Cop" instead of "Y.M.C.A."


Saturday, July 10, 2004 2:53:00 PM  

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