The following post contains a rant. Proceed accordingly.
Years ago PBS was running Deepak Chopra infomercials during their begathons, which is one of the reasons why I stopped watching PBS – anyone who fires Louis Rukeyser and hires Deepak must be out of their minds.
Now Deepak the New Age guru has come out with the oldest blame theory: blaming – who else! – the US for the Mumbai attack:
In his CNN interview, he was no less clear. What happened in Mumbai, he told the interviewer, was a product of the U.S. war on terrorism, that “our policies, our foreign policies” had alienated the Muslim population, that we had “gone after the wrong people” and inflamed moderates. And “that inflammation then gets organized and appears as this disaster in Bombay.”
Dorothy Rabinowitz does a great job of ripping Deepak up one side and down the other, but for the record allow me to say that anyone who lives in our country, the best country in the world, and who benefits and profits from the myriad opportunities we offer and enjoys all our liberties, including abusing freedom of expression to insult the US, is a thankless jerk with no credibility, and should probably go back to the underside of the rock he crawled out of.
Now that I got that off my chest, I feel much better.
And now Rick’s turn.
Now he’s blaming the US for creating the Taliban.
Is there anyone who can possibly support this charlatan?