The Agony of Defeatism
Author and radio host Amy Goodman (no, we don’t know her, either) was driving to Canada on Wednesday to promote her book in Vancouver and Victoria. At the B.C. border crossing, she was asked to get out of her car. Ninety minutes later, car, notes and computer thoroughly searched, she was allowed to resume her journey — provided she got the hell out of Canada within 48 hours.
Good lord, what does it take to get Canadians pissed at you?
Apparently the border agents were intensely curious about the subject of her talks. So she told them: healthcare, Iraq, Afghanistan — you know, the shit we’ve been talking about all year.
Not good enough. No, the border agents insisted, what are you really going to talk about?
Healthcare, Iraq, Afghanistan. Hey, her show is called “Democracy Now” — what else is there for a lefty to talk about?
Finally, her interrogator showed his hand:
“You’re saying you’re not talking about the Olympics?”