Sticks in his Craw:
Bob Dylan, the Nobel Prize and Arab displeasure
Even if the Jews have not all been geniuses,their general average of intelligence and intellectuality is far above our general average--and that is one of our reasons for wishing to drive them out of the higher forms of business and the professions.
It is the swollen envy of pygmy minds--meanness, injustice.
Asad Abukhalil, "Angry Arab News Letter", professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus, has a different theory as to why Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature this year:
"Did Bob Dylan win the Nobel Prize in literature for this poem [The Neighborhood Bully]?
He wrote this after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, when Dylan--who admired Meir Kahane--supported Israeli war crimes and massacres."
I'd also have liked to believe this song played a pivotal role in the decision of the Nobel committee but it's unlikely. However, I do derive a certain perverse pleasure from imagining that this selection sticks in Angry Arab's craw to the point of incontinent vomiting.
This walking incarnation of ugliness, Arabofascism, and implacable irredentism, teaches young students on how to read texts and historical events. And then you wonder about the condition of American society these days.