Proof We're Winning
I am very proud that Colin Powell is our Secretary of State and that, according to ASEAN summit tradition, he performed
the song, "YMCA." Recall that the Village People's image was built entirely on gay stereotypes and that this happened in the world's most populous Muslim nation. That he performed with a reasonable amount of soul is in fact extraneous to what this represents. It should be noted that the Russian delegation, representing Great Britain's 19th century rival in central Asia, opted to perform the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine." What better demonstration of what freedom and pop culture can do for the people of the world?