Monday, April 22, 2013

An Odious Ode to a Lowly Foe

Andy Levy retweeted @mcmoynihan, who suggested a "Bad Poetry About Terrorism Award" for this piece by Amanda Palmer about Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, "A Poem for Dzhokhar."

I suggest nobody read this pitying piece of tripe, this infected boil on the behind of human culture that exemplifies all that is wrong with the sanctimonious, selectively-tolerant narrative of the left — but if you insist, don't say I didn't warn you.

The last person we need to humanize is one who deliberately, and without remorse, maims and kills innocent people. 

A sample of three lines:

     you don’t know how to adjust the rearview mirror.

     you don’t know how to mourn your dead brother.

     you don’t know how to drive this car.

Regardless of allegations that he participated in killing three and wounding more than 140 people, Tsarnaev apparently knew how to kill an MIT patrol officer, steal at gunpoint a car adorned with a "COEXIST" bumper sticker, then run over his handcuffed brother while trying to ram the cops. Allegedly.

"You don't know how to mourn your dead brother"?

I'm sorry, but I don't feel bad about the fact that I really can't relate to anyone who would do such things, or to any religion or culture that would rationalize them.

However, there are a few families who do know how to mourn, for whom I have a little more sympathy.

If anything good comes of this, it's that it may inspire a few to scrape off their old, inane bumper stickers and slap on one of these.

1 comment:

  1. His brother didn't even make a good speed bump, and that's about as useless as one can get. But only if you are not Amanda Palmer.