Sunday, July 1, 2012

@JonahNRO vs John Waters

Last weekend provided odd synergy & synchronicity when CSPAN re-aired their booktv interview with Jonah Goldberg concerning his new book, The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. Simultaneously, CET re-aired their Drexel interview with John Waters concerning his new book, Role Models. Somewhat ironically, contrary to the title of Mr. Goldberg's previous book, John Waters, whilst a liberal, did not appears to be a liberal fascist. Rather than spouting the official party line that Tea Partiers are evil racist monsters, Waters seemed bemused by what he viewed as public political theater & welcomed the diversity in dialogue. Hence, Waters seems to be one of the few libs who believes that the 1st Amendment applies to everyone, not just with consenting opinions.

Also, oddly enough, both authors made Howard Hughes Kleenex box shoe jokes in their respective interviews. Perhaps Waters & Goldberg were twins separated at birth from parallel universes...

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