“Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about!”
(Troy McClure from The Simpsons)
In this age of terror, it seems there’s a new school shooting every week in the USA. Can’t anything be done to protect the children? Thanks to new exciting technology seen below, the answer is YES!
Remember, a classroom with a loaded gun is a safe and happy classroom!
After 71 years in this place, social critic and chronicler George Carlin has moved on to the next thing. One small example of his fury and vision can be seen is his take on American education and opportunity in this excerpt from his Who Really Controls America.
Protect the Kids When Driving to the Mall.
“A new world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
(Arundhati Roy, Indian writer and activist)
Meanwhile remain absolutely passive.
In a most fruitful research expedition, cultural scientist Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the identity of Kazakhstani journalist Borat Sagdiyev and visits a honkey-tonk bar in Tucson, Arizona.
This research continues to produce a treasure trove of excellent data. Note the splendid array of anti-semitic comments on YouTube, the commenters drawn to the footage like lab rats to swiss cheese.
Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaugherhouse Five considers Tralfamadorians, time travel and the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, Germany, which killed tens of thousands of civilians. Vonnegut was there as a POW. He saw the aftermath of the bombing, an episode that might be said to have altered his comic perspective. Hear him read an excerpt from the book below.
“I would call our diplomacy quiet and effective diplomacy — diplomacy all aimed at helping people, aimed at elevating the human condition, aimed at expressing the great compassion of the American people.”
(President George W. Bush, Uruguay, March 11, 2007)
So often artists don’t care about the world. But once in a great while, someone special arises that transfixes us with their art, their heart and their soaring vision.
That someone is Kid Rock. Brilliant writer, singer, patriot, poet, his latest masterwork is for the American National Guard. It may quite possible be the most powerful work of art in all history.
Just watch the video. When he sings, “If you ain’t gonna fight, get out of the way. Cause freedom ain’t so free, when you breathe red, white and blue,” it’s impossible not to get chills.