Anti-Nonsense Alerts

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Anti-Nonsense Alerts

My Car Radio Always Gives Me Material


I was travelling recently, when I heard on public radio an interview with the author of a biography of Kofi Annan. The outgoing U.N. Snake-rat-tary General could do no wrong in the eyes of either the author or the interviewer; his problems were the fault of the mean old Americans picking on him. It was America's fault that Annan dropped the ball when ethnic cleansing was occurring in Rwanda; it was America's fault that rights-violating nations like Sudan got to have seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council; and of COURSE it was America's fault that U.N. observers in Lebanon did nothing to prevent Hezbollah terrorists from preparing for the attacks which provoked the latest retaliatory campaign by Israel.


With an air of invoking divine authority, one of the two men "proved" Annan's moral superiority by reminding the listeners that Annan had won a Nobel Peace Prize. You remember the Nobel Prize, don't you? That's what they gave to professional mass-murderer Yasser Arafat.


After listening to this drivel, I felt my ears needed to be cleansed; so I listened to my CD of the soundtrack from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." If the White Witch were an actual person, public radio would find some pretext to justify her actions, too.

1 Comments:

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Joseph R. Ravitts said...

I don't know why the blog system duplicated this entry. But since it did, I'll use THIS version to mention that I look forward to watching the EXTENDED version of the Narnia movie. The stories of Mr. Lewis are a precious counterweight against the bulk of popular culture that calls evil good and calls good evil.

 

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