Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Reflections on Ignatieff and Harper

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life:
The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.
One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes,
leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood,
unable to deal with the real world.
The other, of course, involves orcs."
- Kung Fu Monkey
The country would doubtless be a better place had these two yahoos been introduced to Tolkein.
I'm just sayin'.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of Ignatieff, have you seen this attack ad against him that popped up the other week?

Malcolm+ said...

Thanks Susannah.

I have seen the ad - and I like the fact that it calls him on his appalling ethics.

Torture is wrong.

It's also stupid, since information obtained by torture is unreliable.

But mostly it's just wrong.