Thursday, December 08, 2005

Harold Pinter: Another Nobel Stooge

From the same wonderful body of supine, pretentious trash that gave the prize to Jimmy Carter:

Nobel Laureate Pinter Assails Bush, Blair
Associated Press Writer
Dec 08 10:06 AM US/Eastern

"The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law,"

You mean concepts of international law written in the pages of 17 UN resolutions? Would that be the state terror born over a year of hand wringing, while a secret cadre of international hypocrit snobs shuffled oil vouchers to each other, under the table? I am sure there was no act of banditry there.

"How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand?" he asked in a hoarse voice.

The proper question is, "How many European deaths do you have to ignore, before stepping in and saving the quivering jello that remains? 6 to 10 Million?

"We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it 'bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East,'"

I know Harold. The rotting dog food for oil program, non-random acts of body shredding, mutilation, electrocution and nerve gas experiments are so much more civilized. We all know that the UN was prepared to transform the region into a paradise of freedom, through the earth moving power of paperwork, child pornography and nepotism. At least we could have guaranteed that news networks like CNN would be able to suppress all of that inconvenient information, to maintain access to the regime. We would have spared the cowering sensitive orbs of every Harold Pinter, in this world.
The Nobel committee has not shied from rewarding writers who make a stand against authority, notably in rewarding the literature prize to Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 1970.
The only rewards they shy away from, are the ones producing real peace, instead of impotent rhetoric. You know, like Ronald Reagan, who brought down the Iron curtain and reduced the world's nuclear arms by half;
all in a single stroke.

Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, introduced the lecture by saying Pinter was delivering "his free words such as a writer has a right to say them."

This is how Horace's secretarial position became permanent. He schedules the lecture, then defers the credit to the idiot on the podium. How do you climb the prestigious ranks of the Swedish Academy? On your knees, fool!
Pinter accused the United States of supporting "every right wing military dictatorship in the world" after World War II, from Chile to the Philippines.
While Harold Pinter was supporting every left wing dictatorship after World War II, from the murderous Stalin and Mao to Fidel Castro. If we added up all those deaths Harold was pining about, in the opening to his rant, I wonder who would come out the winner?
"The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them," he said. "It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It's a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis."
Very few people have talked about them?! ...... Lung butter is issuing forth on a long and protracted session of laughter. Four decades of incessant moonbat ranting by the likes of Pinter, translates to 'very few'.

I really like that masquerading remark. Did you see that one, John Kerry?

Remember that remark, the next time a Democrat dangles that soap-on-a-rope, in your face, touting the need to recapture our respect in the world. In Harold Pinter's remark, lies your respect. Not only does it not exist, It never existed. These people think the US is the biggest evil on the planet, in spite of all the charity, technology and wealth we have created for mankind. They are just like those artificial Katrina victims, sitting before the Senate. No gratitude. No love. Leave them to the Islamic barbarians, I say.

Pinter said the U.S. "also has its own bleating little lamb tagging behind it on a lead, the pathetic and supine Great Britain.

If they desired it, Great Britain could walk right into pathetic, supine Sweden and plant the Union Jack. I guess they just do not have a pressing desire for all that pickled herring, ice and gamboling socialists with bipolar disorder.

He said both Bush and Blair deserve to be arraigned by the Hague, Netherlands-based International Criminal Court.
What a great idea Harold. As soon as they tell you to go to hell, then you can call (?) to enforce the guilty verdict.
In 2002, Pinter, whose works include plays such as "The Caretaker," "The Room," and "The Birthday Party," revealed he was undergoing treatment for throat cancer.
Maybe he should have read the Surgeon General's warning, printed on his copy of the communist manifesto.

What is quite remarkable about this whole affair, is how the Swedish Academy is so capable of brilliantly choreographing sheer stupidity. It is like hiring a premium wait staff, renting a large function room at the Ritz, then promptly serving a generous dollop of loose dog feces in polished Waterford crystal. Everybody brings a steaming silver spoonful to their lips. They all chime in unison about its delectable, subtle flavor.


Mickey The Moonbat said...

You hold very strange views, and though you fail to see it you seem to be one of the people Pinter discussed in his speech.

On a lighter note, perhaps you'd be interested in entering The Harold Pinter Poetry Competition?

Insolublog said...

Mickey - I would define strange views as being statistically uncommon. My views are are not uncommon. They just do not agree with yours. I could easily argue that Pinter is one of those that I often discuss in my speeches. Political relativism is a bitch. said...

Eminently satisfying fisking, thanks for that. I feel better now. I had heard that Pinter was planning to slam the US in his speech but I was astounded at its venom nonetheless. Any decent person nominated for the Nobel Peace or Literature prize should turn it down as infra dig.

Uber said...

Excellent read, Insolu.

Clearly one can see why Mr. Pinter is such a good writer of fiction when reading mere fragments of speech. He has quite an active imagination, no?

Something Pinter said (I read on ManchesterOnline's Arts/Lit reporting of this) that I did agree with, though.

"We must remind ourselves that the United States is on a permanent military footing and shows no sign of relaxing it".

I think many more should remind themselves of the United States unrelaxed military footing. :)

Insolublog said...

summer - Thanks for the visit and the comment. The Nobel process has been politically coopted, much like the MSM and rational objective global science.

uber - If our footing were to relax, the first people these terror barbarians would consume, by death or conversion, would be Chamberlain analogs like Mr. Pinter.

Brad said...

Good to see someone's finally speaking the truth.

Oh, and not you, insoluwingnut. I mean Harold Pinter.

A cold shot of the truth is a bitch, too, isn't it?

Insolublog said...

Heh. 'finally', as if I have not heard this sort of ranting lunacy every day for the last ten years. Hmm. A liberal playright and film writer, bashing America and GWB. Now that's something you don't see every day. Another profile in courage.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Pinter is just another dirty-leftist-hippy.
I lend him as much credence as I do Ward Churchill.

Grat fisking, BTW.

Daniel Levesque said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and, I must say, I like what I'm seeing. I will definitely be back.

Insolublog said...

CUG - He resembles that remark.

Dan - Thanks for stopping by. I intend to thoroughly check out ravingconservative. (pause) I must say, I like what I am seeing ;)

Rune said...

Harold Pinter has made a name for himself being a staunch supporter of the view that all is relative and nowhere is there any truth - but apparently he’s willing to make an exception with the USA, which he seems to believe as God's own truth that it is the the incarnation of absolute evil. ahh well, each man to his own. Here's how one British critique described him: "Pinter is a man of few words, most of them silly.". The Nobel judges on the other hand, are men of many words, all of them silly. Here's their reason for giving their little pathetic prize to Pinter the Pint: "[His work] uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression’s closed rooms." - indeed, I'm just hoping they served biscuits with that line of crap.

Insolublog said...

rune - Eloquently expressed, I must say. Thanks for stopping by.