I still say he asked her for a date and she turned him down. Brutally. You know, like screaming laughter and saying something like, “Dude, I wouldn’t let my dog date you!”
Well, it could have happened. Why else would he be so rabid?
Amiri Baraka proved to be his lovable blasphemous, inflammatory self at the Town Hall New Federal Theater celebration. "We cannot be tricked by the recurrent minstrel show," the former LeRoi Jones told adoring listeners. "What kind of sleaza is Condoleezza?" Marxist Baraka called President Bush a "fascist" and urged the audience, "Put back on your militant clothes."*****
And this sounds fun. Not.
And he reminisced about old protest days, like the time he watched Maya Angelou try to climb up a fire escape to get into the U.N.
Ms. Angelou wasn't young enough, apparently, for those wacky UN guys.
LAST MONTH A CLASSIFIED UNITED Nations report prompted Secretary General Kofi Annan to admit that U.N. peacekeepers and staff have sexually abused or exploited war refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The worst of the 150 or so allegations of misconduct--some of them captured on videotape--include pedophilia, rape, and prostitution. While a U.N. investigation into the scandal continues, the organization has just suspended two more peacekeepers in neighboring Burundi over similar charges. The revelations come three years after another U.N. report found "widespread" evidence of sexual abuse of West African refugees.
"The issue with the U.N. is that peacekeeping operations unfortunately seem to be doing the same thing that other militaries do," Gita Sahgal of Amnesty International told the Christian Science Monitor. "Even the guardians have to be guarded." That's not far off the mark. Various U.N. reports and interviews with humanitarian groups suggest that international peacekeeping missions are creating a predatory sexual culture among vulnerable refugees--from relief workers who demand sexual favors in exchange for food to U.N. troops who rape women at gunpoint.
Why aren't the likes of Mr. Baraka screaming invective about this?
(Thanks to Michelle Malkin)