I stayed out of the debate over Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s speech at Columbia last week since, as anyone who reads this blog knows, I don’t like to mix it up with folks. I like to state my humble beliefs, meditate on the feedback I’m given, and use it to grow as a human being.
Politics? I find it a wasted, shallow effort–debate class for adults. I’d rather try and change the world on a very small scale than talk about changing it on a big scale. However, that’s just me… I’m from the “every grain of sand” school.
Anyway, back to Mahmoud. When you give a person a lot of room to express themselves they typically do. In Mahmoud’s case his disdain for homosexuals came out in statements that were so incongruous with basic human thinking–let along that of a world leader–that everyone was aware of the creature’s true nature.
There was nothing to debate.
Saturday Night Live brilliantly pointed out what was clear in an instant: Mahmoud is really a closeted homosexual suffering under the tyranny of the regime he serves (not unlike our own Senator Larry Craig). [ Both men I’m sure claim their innocent. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt honey. ]
In the Saturday Night Live skit “Iran So Far“–a skit that will be shown in history class 50 or 100 years from now–they show Mahmoud how happy his life could be if he just accepted who he was. The final lines of the song read:
- I know you say there’s no gays in Iran
but you’re in New York now baby
it’s time to stop hiding,
and start living
Say what you will about the state of democracy in our country, what with wiretaps and secret prisons, but at least we have the ability to deftly take apart despots while dressing them in S&M gear and sultry evening wear. Now if only an SNL skit could get us off fossil fuel.