Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pearl of Angry Wisdom of the day: Political Opportunism kills talents. Watch out. I have lately been saying, based on my observation of a certain former leftist in Lebanon who now writes for the Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, that political opportunism provides its own form of self-punishment. Political opportunism kills any talents or creativity that a person may have. For those of you who are considering careers of political opportunism remember that. Fouad Ajami was not that talented intellectually speaking, but he at least used to write nice prose--25 years ago, and most of it cliche-ridden and very repetitious and tedious at times. But look at him now: does he not sound like Israeli propagandists? He can't come up with one original thought or even expression anymore.