Friday, 3 August 2012

Ollie North - American Poster Boy

I'm half repulsed and half fascinated that Ollie North actually works on TV for FOX as if some sort of pseudo-hero which of course in American culture means you can drop the pseudo. I was a little less interested (and still fairly young) in these matters at the time they were headline news. Nicaragua's connection to Iran was also too difficult to figure out but these days I'm finding that the Iran-Contra scandal is both the epicentre and the ground zero of American decay. Like Ollie North it's disgusting and fascinating at the same time. The video explaining it above is very funny so don't be coy because there are so many threads from this business that I'll be referring to it many times.