I Don't Like Thomas Friedman
Why? Well, he's the wealthiest journalist in America, and I am hopelessly biased against the rich. I also think his "happy globalizer" shtick is insulting and harmful. (Example: he argues that globalization creates joy-joy economic diplomacy, that trade is a language. But he neglects to mention that "fuck you!" is also a kind of language, and that globalization swears like a sailor.)
So it is absolutely amazing that I am recommending his column today. Which starts by quoting a piece from The Onion, and then parlays that into:
Times columnists are not allowed to endorse candidates, but there’s no rule against saying who will not get my vote: I will not vote for any candidate running on 9/11. We don’t need another president of 9/11. We need a president for 9/12. I will only vote for the 9/12 candidate.From there it gets even better.
What does that mean? This: 9/11 has made us stupid. I honor, and weep for, all those murdered on that day. But our reaction to 9/11 — mine included — has knocked America completely out of balance, and it is time to get things right again.
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