Thursday, July 27, 2006

We Know Have Hezbullah Groupies

Well, at least one:-

One Cecilia Lucas, a graduate student at UC Berkeley, has penned a "love poem for Hizbullah." We kid you not. Here's a sample:

*** QUOTE ***

You were born out of death to a life in a cage

Where bombs are not the only reason people die
Fed by the violence of hunger and homelessness

Raised by colonialism

Your heart and your will still grew strong

You scare me

Not just because they tell me to be scared

Not just because they repeat, repeat, repeat

The story of 1983
Begging me to understand

Americans are worth more than Lebanese

*** END QUOTE ***

We suppose a certain romanticization of nihilistic political violence is a common enough form of adolescent rebellion, though one suspects young Miss Lucas is getting egged on by her professors, many of whom no doubt are liberal baby boomers who never outgrew their own adolescence.

Ah well, the best way to respond to this sort of thing is with mockery, as
blogger "Iowahawk," writing under the nom de plume " Omar Walid Muhammed, Chairman, Hezbollah Poetry Club," devastatingly does, in a poem called "I Love You Too, Cecilia Lucas":

*** QUOTE ***

You were born in the Valley to a life in a suburban cage
Encino, where mean girls and cheerleaders
Drop bombs of hate on the unpopular girls

Shy poetry club chicks like you

With 1480 SATs and early admission to Berkeley

Fed by the violence and lookism of the dance squad

Raised in a four bedroom colonial

They wouldn't let you wear your Che T-shirt to prom

But your heart and your armpit hair still grew proud and strong

You scare me too

Not just because you have that Code Pink Manson girl freak-vibe

Not just because you repeat, repeat, repeat

All those quotes from your dog-eared volumes of


and Zinn

and Edward Said

Begging me to understand

Can't we just hold each other

Instead of talking, talking, talking
About your Masters thesis?

(Kippah tip: Taranto)

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