Saturday, December 10, 2005

Nobel - literature: Harold Pinter

Below: "I possess moral authority. You see this fist? This is my moral authority. And don't you forget it."
I just got to watch Harold Pinter doing his Nobel speech, and even though he might have gotten a bit zealous, he said some things that really needed to be said. In the lecture he also recited a speech that he would write for Bush had he been his speech-writer...
God is good. God is great. God is good. My God is good. Bin Laden's God is bad. His is a bad God. Saddam's God was bad, except he didn't have one. He was a barbarian. We are not barbarians. We don't chop people's heads off. We believe in freedom. So does God. I am not a barbarian. I am the democratically elected leader of a freedom-loving democracy. We are a compassionate society. We give compassionate electrocution and compassionate lethal injection. We are a great nation. I am not a dictator. He is. I am not a barbarian. He is. And he is. They all are. I possess moral authority. You see this fist? This is my moral authority. And don't you forget it.
In any case, if you haven't seen/heard/read it already, you can do so at the Nobel Prize website, where it's available both in text and video.

4 comments:

Ainu said...

He talked about 45 minutes. Without a sip of water?? Didn't see him drink anything.

Well. That's not my point in writing this. My point is: his voice is creepy wonderful!!!

And serious. So, so serious.

Jacke said...

He has throat cancer :(

Ainu said...

Oh.

Too bad.

Ainu said...

I quess it makes sense..