The Steve Carell-starring political comedy plays like a well-placed warning
BY BLAKE GOBLE
You know, we’re in a bizarre time of quarantine. White people lasted six weeks and then stormed a state building with rifles, shouting: ‘‘Give me liberty! This is causing economic distress! I’m not going to wear a mask, because that’s tyranny!’’ That’s six weeks versus 400 years of quarantining a race of people. The policing is an issue, but it’s the least of it. We use the police as surrogates to quarantine these racial and economic inequalities so that we don’t have to deal with them.
No one cuts through the subterfuge and the bullshit like Jon Stewart.
Jon’s back. So is Steve. And, so is Wisconsin.
Remember Colbert and Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? It was October 30, 2010. Somehow, they got Yusuf Cat Stevens to make a rare appearance. Halfway through “Peace Train,” Stewart and Colbert stop Yusuf and introduce Ozzbo. It was a strange and beautiful thing …
He’s a dick with ears and two chins …
I love it when someone of notariety puts it to use for the good. Jon Stewart isn’t letting this go. And it’s beautiful.
“It’s an embarrassment to the country and it’s a stain on this institution.”
October 30, 2010 ~ Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) makes a rare public appearance, performing “Peace Train” at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, which is organized and hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Midway through the song, Colbert interrupts him and introduces OzzBo, who starts performing “Crazy Train.” It’s strange, weird and beautiful.