Harold Pinter was, yesterday, awarded the Nobel Peace prize for literature.
He took the opportunity to address the world about why both Bush and Blair should be arraigned for war crimes. He enjoyed himself!Too ill to travel to Stockholm, the new UK TV channel "More4" recorded his acceptance lecture last Sunday, played it to the Nobel audience yesterday afternoon and broadcast it in the UK yesterday evening. I strongly recommend that you check it out, whether you're pro or anti the COW establishment. Here's the link to the Nobel site where you can view the lecture online with high or low bandwidth options. I was unable to view it but I don't yet know if that's because they haven't got enough bandwidth to meet demand or my browser's knackered.
The transcript hasn't appeared yet but is promised on his official web site.
Here is a 100 second sampler (mp3 706k) of what you can expect:
"I put to you that without doubt, that the United States is, without doubt, the greatest show on the road.If you want to hear more and can't find it anywhere, I've recorded the whole thing in audio only (you don't miss much other than the visual cues which tellyou he hasn't finished!) so email me and I'll send you a copy.
Brutal, indifferent, scornful and ruthless, it may be. But it's also veryAnd its most saleable commodity is self love. Its a winner.
clever. As a salesman, it is out on its own.
Listen to all American Presidents on Television say the words:
The American PeopleAs in the Sentence:
"I say, to the American People, it is time to pray and to defendIt's a scintillating stratagem.
the rights of the American People and I ask the American People to trust their President in the action he is about to take, on behalf of the American People"
Language is actually employed to keep thought at bay.The words American People provide a truly voluptous cushion of reassurance.
You don't need to think. Just lie back on the cushion.
The cushion may be suffocating your intelligence and your critical faculties.
But it's very comfortable.
This does not apply, of course, to the 40 million people living below the poverty line and the 2 million men and women imprisoned in the vast gulag of prisons which extends across the United States."