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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Wednesday October 02, 2002
06:20 PM

Bobo al-Akbar

[ #8145 ]
Dear Log,

«Capelton is regarded by many critics as a major musical figure, the heir to the legacy of Bob Marley. He is also one of the leaders of a new wave of fundamentalist burn-again Rastafarianism, Bobo Dread - known as "the Jamaican Taliban" to their detractors - that is sweeping the island. While Marley's militancy was softened by a mellow ganja vibe, Capelton's concerts are more like religious revivalist meetings with fans holding hundreds of burning aerosol cans in the air.

Capelton insists the fires he sings about throwing gay men into are metaphorical allusions to cleansing and purity. "Is not really a physical fire. Is really a spiritual fire, and a wordical fire, and a musical fire," he said. "But people get it on the wrong term. People get confused ... We come to burn for injustice and inequality and kill indignity and exploitation."»

--"Gay rights protest at Mobo awards"

Yes, the old "jihad al-akbar" ploy, as I call it. That is, when someone says "Hey, don't you think it's a bit much saying you should run around with a machine gun killing everyone in sight, as you said?", you say "little grasshopper, when I said to run around with a machine gun killing everyone in sight, shooting everyone in the face, as you scream like like a banshee, it was a metaphor, and really means that you should sit serenely and peacefully in a corner and meditate on how you can make yourself a better person. I am quite taken aback that you misconstrued what I said!"

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