Tuesday, January 22, 2013

One of our many Yossarian moments.

In Joseph Heller's Catch 22 Yossarian witnesses a fellow GI's murder. The man is thrown out of a window in Italy. The MPs race up the stairs and arrest . . . Yossarian. For being AWOL.

On that point, see this great comment by Bob Sykes:

Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Newark, Stockton ..., the great experiment in civil rights failed. The streets of many major cities are controlled by extremely violent black and hispanic street gangs, who have a virtually monopoly on gun violence and murder. Yet our politicians are obsessed by elderly white men at gun shows.
"MLWho Day?: Brain Fade, Denial, or 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.'" By Gerard van der Leun, American Digest, 1/21/13.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I recall correctly, Yossarian's AAC officer friend Arfy (not technically a G.I.) tossed a prostitute out the window, not another man.