Monday, June 25, 2007

Cameron Diaz, Serving the People

So Cameron Diaz made a bad choice of accessories and showed up in Peru with a bag that had a red star and said "To Serve the People" (為人民服務) in Chinese. You know, Peru--land of the Shining Path guerrilla group that was supposedly responsible for the deaths of 70,000 people. The international press went into an uproar and started writing stories about how she'd offended the nation. Dinesh D'Souza, who is apparently now blogging for AOL (who knew?) chimed in with a post called "Sorry Cameron Diaz, but Mass Murder Isn't Cool." Do actual Peruvians care? Not so much, apparently.

I remember D'Souza from the mid-90s PC culture wars and his book Illiberal Education. It seems since then he's moved on to writing about how the "Cultural Left" is responsible for 9/11 and the "liberal Fascism" of Mussolini and, um, Hillary Clinton. Better not wear that Ho Chi Minh shirt around him. (Hey, it was a gift.)

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