Thursday, June 14, 2007

What happens to an editor at "Rolling Stone"?

Does he sag
Like a heavy load
while editing 600 inches of copy that insists
a new Paul McCartney album
in 2007
is a musical milestone
for the youth of today?

Does he dry up
under the pressure of not noticing
that a '60s god can't get tunes released
except on the "Starbucks" corporate label?

Or does he explode?

[T]here’s probably no political movement in history that’s been sillier than the modern American left.

We all know where this stuff comes from. Anyone who’s ever been to a lefty political meeting knows the deal – the problem is the “spirit of inclusiveness” stretched to the limits of absurdity. The post-sixties dogma that everyone’s viewpoint is legitimate, everyone‘s choice about anything (lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, even class) is valid, that’s now so totally ingrained that at every single meeting, every time some yutz gets up and starts rambling about anything, no matter how ridiculous, no one ever tells him to shut the fuck up. Next thing you know, you’ve got guys on stilts wearing mime makeup and Cat-in-the-Hat striped top-hats leading a half-million people at an anti-war rally. Why is that guy there? Because no one told him that war is a matter of life and death and that he should leave his fucking stilts at home.

All in all a pretty good rant.

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