The faded NBA Star with faded old man tattoos visited North Korea to hang out with his new BFF, the fat kid who inherited nuclear missiles and bad hair.
Pundits on CNN, MSNBC and FOX couldn’t wait to pounce, since pouncing is the new national pastime.
You’d think The Right would applaud Dennis Rodman, with their endless whining about taking personal responsibility. Dennis Rodman took personal responsibility all the way to Pyongyang.
When asked, Donald Trump said he thought the diplomatic mission was “smart.” Then he turned around, calling for Dennis Rodman to release his long form birth certificate. Not so much to prove he’s from America as to prove he’s from Planet Earth.
Yes, North Korea likes to flex its military muscle on the world stage, endlessly deploying missiles. Yes, North Korea is draconian when it comes to non-violent drug offenders. Yes, North Korea has a tendency to terrorize its citizens.
Hmmm, sound familiar?
Yes, America likes to flex its military muscle on the world stage, endlessly deploying drones. Yes, America is draconian when it comes to non-violent drug offenders. Yes, America has a tendency to terrorize its citizens, most recently Aaron Swartz, who chose the swift justice of a noose over the prolonged agony of a gavel.
It’s easy to see what’s wrong with someone else. It’s hard to see what’s wrong with yourself. It took a clown and a dictator to show us how easy it is to put differences aside to take-in a game of basketball.
Pundits couldn’t wait to pounce, “I feel sorry for Dennis Rodman.” When the truth is, the rest of us out here in TV Land feel sorry for the pundits, who spend their lives commenting on the actions of other people, faded or fresh, instead of actually doing something with their lives, meaningful or ridiculous.
It takes more guts to be ridiculous.