It’s so confusing figuring out the contradictory pronouncements from the latest Bieber Encyclical. As my colleague Scott Feschuk has noted, he’s against abortion in all cases including rape. That makes him a hero of the people, fighting the liberal elites. But wait! In the same interview, Bieber comes down squarely on the side of Canada’s CastroCare system:
The Canadian-born Bieber never plans on becoming an American citizen. “You guys are evil,” he says with a laugh. “Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”
I don’t understand. It is impossible that a Canadian teenager can hold views that don’t line up neatly along a political spectrum as defined by Washington Post columnists and The Charlie Rose Show. I am not programmed to respond in that area.
The above clip, incidentally, is also a preview of what’s going to happen on an episode of Jeopardy! when they finally bring William Shatner on to talk Watson to death. It may not need manual dexterity to buzz in, but it does not understand human illogic… or the power of love.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011