Monday, June 23, 2008

Finally, a Kool-Aid Smooth Enough for the Apolitical Bob Dylan to Drink

Posted by Julia Gorin

So this is what it takes for Bob Dylan — who never voiced public support or condemnation for a single politician, who refrained from joining the anti-Bush and anti-Iraq War din, and who resisted enormous peer pressure to join the Vietnam anti-war movement in the midst of the upheaval that his songs were iconic for — this is what it takes for him to finally become political and join the club:

He waits until there’s a candidate who is supported by Hamas, Hezbollah and the entire Arab and Muslim world; who has surrounded himself with anti-Semites and Israel-bashers including some who associate with Hamas; who had an anti-Semitic pastor for more than a decade; who belonged to an anti-white, anti-Israel church that honors Louis Farrakhan — this, Dylan decides, is the guy for him!

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