Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sea of madness

By Libby

Must read of the day is Johann Hari's piece in the Independent.
I am travelling on a bright white cruise ship with two restaurants, five bars, a casino – and 500 readers of the National Review. Here, the Iraq war has been "an amazing success". Global warming is not happening. The solitary black person claims, "If the Ku Klux Klan supports equal rights, then God bless them." And I have nowhere to run.

It's been done before, but Hari recounts his harrowing journey with riveting descriptions of the true believers that astound and appall even as they amuse. And he reminds me why I've resisted the impluse to take a cruise myself.

Having never been on the open sea, the idea appeals to me but the thought of being held hostage on a ship of such fools makes me wary. Hari is better man than me I think. I probably would have thrown myself overboard after the opening reception rather than face a whole week of making small talk with deluded souls who honestly think dissent is a hanging offence.

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