Posts Tagged ‘mankind’
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 by Sean
Chile catches a lot of flak and gets little love. When people think pisco, they think Peru. When people think Patagonia, it’s often Argentina. Chile is ignominiously affiliated with Pinochet and the Chicago boys, but hardly anyone ever mentions that it was the first nation to democratically elect a Marxist (Goodosphere openly endorses only one form of Marxism).
Here’s hoping this mining debacle changes all that. Apart from all the jokes and mistresses, this improbable rescue has united the nation, the continent, and — thanks to the 24-hour news cycle — the world. This is the dyslexic moon landing of our time, people.
Bonus Update: Black Francis announces that the Pixies will be playing 33 songs in honor of the rescued miners during their first-ever headlining set last night in Santiago de Chile:
(Thanks to the Forks!)