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.


At 3:49 PM, Blogger Joseph R. Ravitts said...

I don't know why the blog system duplicated this entry; but since it did, let me say one good word for public broadcasting--the TV component, actually. It was public TV that first introduced me to the musical of "Les Miserables," which I have come to love greatly. I am a little unsatisfied with its ending, though. Jean Valjean being welcomed into Heaven by Fantine, the woman who loves him, is wonderful--but the script seems to be in a hurry to get that part over with and bring on the chorus for a finale whose lyrics imply a focus on a secular social gospel.

At 3:27 AM, Blogger Askinstoo said...

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At 2:54 PM, Blogger Joseph Ravitts said...

Askinstoo: Forgive me if I should remember you and somehow forgot you. Do we know each other? I get so few participants here, I welcome anyone joining. That is, if they mean to discuss things genuinely. If you're here to make a sales pitch, I quote Westley's words to Inigo: "Get used to disappointment."

At 7:44 PM, Blogger Joe B. Whitchurch said...

Joseph, as usual I appreciate your balance on the Peace Prize winning Kofi and the silly and unwarranted gushings of NPR and a need for ear cleansing after the 'go with the PC flow' fawnings. You are spot on as usual.


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