Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Ttocyob Ecuador

Ttocyob Ecuador!

A Ttocyob - in case you haven't noticed - being the reverse of a boycott. In my view the government and the people of Ecuador both deserve our enthusiastic support for providing political asylum to Julian Assange. There is always a price to pay for pointing out that the Emperor is naked, and the particular Emperor that Ecuador have chosen is not noted for his restraint when it comes to those who embarrass the powerful. It is my thinking that those of us who value our right to know what our governments are doing in our name should provide more than mere rhetorical support to Ecuador.

Thus my use of the term Ttocyob, and of the newly-minted slogan 'Ttocyob Ecuador!'

(A friend suggested that, logically, the opposite of a boycott ought to be a girlcott. While I sympathise, it just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?)

The nation of Ecuador is a major exporter of bananas (first place worldwide in production and export), flowers, and the eighth largest producer of cocoa. It is also significant in shrimp production, sugar cane, rice, cotton, corn, palm and coffee.

Look for the products of Ecuador in your local shops - and buy them!

There is also no copyright on digitus impudicus, so feel free to copy 'Ttocyob Ecuador!' as widely and as often as you like.

Oh, and as there's no real need for SalonFugly any longer, as far as tilting at the obscene windmill that Salon.com has become, because Mr Glenn Greenwald - the only reason I and a host of other people ever visited the place - has now moved to The Grauniad, I will be using SalonFugly to comment on various topics that arise and which strike me as being of interest. But for the management of Salon.com, just as a parting gift, here's a hit with you in mind:

Be lookin good ... real gooood.