A little quiz that has been floating around the internet for the past few years serves up a series of quotations on the subject on industrialization, consumerism, and the despoliation of nature. The reader is then invited to guess which document each passage is taken from, Al Gore’s book Earth in the Balance, or the Unabomber Manifesto. All in fun.
But today CNN is reporting that al-Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri has posted to the internet a short message attacking Barack Obama, saying “in you and in Colin Powell, (Condoleezza) Rice and your likes, the words of Malcolm X (may Allah have mercy on him) concerning ‘House Negroes’ are confirmed.”
Wherever would he have learned such language? Perhaps he’s hired everyone’s favourite Green Independent, Ralph Nader, as a speechwriter. Time for a new quiz maybe:
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