I mean they’re obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant.
If you’re as old as I am, and didn’t fry your brain on drugs as I didn’t, you may remember Steve Martin’s “Grandmother’s Song”:
Be courteous, kind, and forgiving
Be gentle and peaceful each day
Be warm and human and grateful
And have a good thing to say
Be thoughtful and trustful and childlike
Be witty and happy and wise
Be honest and love all your neighbors
Be obsequious, purple and clairvoyant
Be sure to stop at stop signs
And drive fifty-five miles an hour
Pick up hitchhikers foaming at the mouth
And when you get home get a master’s degree in geology
Be pompous, obese, and eat cactus
Be dull and boring and omnipresent
Criticize things you don’t know about
Be oblong and have your knees removed
(Ladies only) Never make love to Bigfoot
(Men only) Hello, my name is Bigfoot
(Everyone) Put a live chicken in your underwear
Go into a closet and suck eggs
Vintage Steve Martin. Not King Tut, but not bad.
PA TV teaches kids: Christians and Jews are inferior, cowardly and despised
Christians and Jews said to be “enemies of destiny”
Violence also glorified
A young Palestinian girl was asked to recite a poem during a PA TV children’s program.
PA TV host: “You are going to recite a poem, which also teaches us responsibility and belonging.”
Girl: “… The occupier stole my land and my grandfathers’ land…
Where is your sword, Khaled (Arab warrior)?
Where is your courage, Saladin (Muslim conqueror)?
But no one answered me.
Where is my weapon? I found it – a stone. I took it and threw it at the enemies of destiny. I taught the world that the Muslim in the name of Allah cannot be defeated…
They challenge us with the White House, and we challenge them with the [Islamic] awakening and the Kaaba [in Mecca]. They aren’t stronger than Khosrau and Caesar (rulers of Persian and Byzantine Empires).
They [Christians and Jews] are inferior and smaller, more cowardly and despised. They are remnants of the [Christian] crusaders and Khaibar (i.e., Jewish village destroyed by Muslims in 629)…
Oh Muslims of the world: Awaken, you have slept too long.
Your fathers and your sons are being massacred, your Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is defiled and destroyed.”
Host: “Bravo! Applause for our friend Lara.”
Yes, brava Lara. May you live long enough to avoid an honor killing for dishonoring your parents by wearing lipstick or whatever. You’ve served your purpose.