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Attack of the Info-tainment Circus

 

Note: This is an excerpt from WAJAHAT ALI’s play, Unwholly Warriors.

Scene II

“Attack of the Info-tainment Circus”

NARRATOR

The scene begins in a gaudy, over lit news studio with several Hi definition cameras and lights (Made in Japan) focused on a mahogany news desk and an overpriced red, white and blue, firm, patriotic and potent, ergonomic chair (Made in Singapore). There is a mug, a manly mug, (Made in Bangladesh) with “NO BULL” written in Ivory white letters on a blue and red cup. The fertile American flag (Made in Mexico) is shimmering behind the news desk either via a digital screen or an actual hanging flag. There is 1 ergonomic, main anchor’s chair, which is sturdy chair made by and for MANLY men and not girly-sissy boys. To the left of this main, manly anchor chair, there are 5 girly-sissy boy, non-ergonomic chairs made by and for unmanly, girly-sissy boy men.

The highly melodramatic and pompous theme song to “No BULL Zone with Bull ‘Bob’ Riley” blares as the lights slowly illuminate the stage. A mighty bull roar is heard. ROAR. The Announcer gloats – “And now its time for the NO BULL ZONE. Only the most pressing, urgent matters of national news are discussed in a fair, respectful, professional and balanced manner!” A Mighty bull Roar is heard again.

ROAR
And now, here’s your hostBULL RILEY!

(Suddenly “Zombie Nation” the sports anthem played at every sporting event is heard blasting through the speakers. Bull explodes from behind the curtains like a theatrical, egotistical superstar with his hands in the air waving to the crowd. He gives audience members high fives. He pumps his chest, chin up, and struts and dances about the floor and then on the stage. He poses a couple of times like GQ magazine cover stars and blows kisses to the air.)

BULL
The Shiite has hit the fan in I-rack! Not so, according to The White House which openly rejected the notion that I-rack is near a total civil war between the Sunny’s (Deliberately mispronounced) and Shee-ites! But according to your beloved Bull Riley (Points to himself) the No Bull Zone says “The Shiite has hit the fan in America” and we are mad as hell, and we’re not gonna’ take it anymore!

NARRATOR
The studio screen cues the “applause and whooping” sign for the live audience. (NARRATOR look at audience) This where you, the audience, yes you, applaud and whoop. (Wait for some applauding and whooping). There is also a ‘Yeehaw’ heard in the background. (Yee-haw!)

BULL
First–if you’re like the Bull –

NARRATOR
There is the sound of the Mighty Bull Roar. ROAR!

BULL
– you’ve noticed some disturbing behaviors in this free, glorious, tolerant country of ours that can no longer be tolerated. Illegal immigrants and terrorists. Border hopping Frida Kahlos, Amphibian Dr. Zhivagos, Stow Away Charlie Chans, Underwater Ann Trans, Aerodynamic Osama Bin Ladens, Magic Carpet Aladdins and other ethnic undesirables. Aliens, ladies and gentlemen. Illegal aliens using illegal immigration to cover deadly illegal immigrant terrorists. To discuss these E.T., extra-terrestrial terrorists soiling our very own pure, pristine, fertile unsoiled American backyard, we welcome 5 distinguished darki- excuse me minoriti–I meant­ members of the Moslem, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and “The White is Right” communities.

NARRATOR
Stage left is now illuminated and 5 members of the infotainment circus are trotted out one by one

BULL
We have Izod Mangee, a feminist liberal lesbian Muslim South Asian refusenik pop culture scholar–author of the best selling bold and original “Failure of Islam” and also author of the incendiary “Die Darkman Die” Trilogy, with its scorching sequel, “Die Darkman Die II: Darkman Die Harder,” and the recent best seller “Die Darkman Die III: Why won’t you die, Darkman? Please Die. For the love of God, just die. Seriously. Please. Just Die.” (Looks to IZOD and sincerely says -) Very subtle.

(Izod comes in to the song “Raining Men” and makes an entrance.)

NARRATOR
Izod rips the flag of a poster that says “Man” on it.

BULL
Next up, a man capable of producing Satanic Verses– the Ayatollah Khomeini’s favorite, most bestest author (chuckles to himself), the fatwah-tastic fantastic author-in-hiding Saleem Rush-to-die making a rare public appearance– “shhh don’t tell Iran” – to promote his new books “I is for Infidel,” P is for Pagan” and “H is for Heathen.”

(He walks into “Magic Carpet Ride.” )

NARRATOR
Rushtodie becomes enraged and rips Iran’s flag.

 

BULL
The noted civil libertarian and human rights lawyer, Alan Doochawitz, promoting his new brilliant book – “Torture: It’s what’s for dinner, biiiitches,” which is a compassionate, humane plea for the “legal” torture of terrorism suspects –

(Dooch walks into “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley.)

 

NARRATOR
Dooch becomes enraged and rips the Universal Declarations of Human Rights.

BULL
and we’re lucky to have Ward Chavez author of “Assimilate NOW! Abstaining from Mexifornicating” (Chavez comes in to “Oye como va”)

NARRATOR
Chavez rips a picture of a burrito in halfAnd then he eats it.

BULL
.and the superstar of the evening, John Yu Kazuo, whose last name “Kazuo” means a “Man of Peace”! Here to promote his new book “Defending Internment!” (Kazu comes in like a rockstar, down the aisles, posing and giving high fives. He struts to “Kung Fu.”)

NARRATOR
He rips the photo of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Then he composes himself and looks in the camera and says–

 

KAZUO
I am Kazuo.a Man of Peace.

 

BULL
And finally – (rolls eyes and annoyed) from the whiners known as the Civil Liberties Coalition , we have Saddam Hussein Osama Bin Ladin Noriega Syria­

(He comes in to “Loser” by Beck.)

EMANON
That’s NOT my name. My name is Sala-Ema –
BULL
Right, Obama.

EMANON
Sala-

BULL
Gotcha Ayatollah . Who will whine, whine, whine usual like a flaming pansy pussy boy about civil liberties and amendmen-shmamendments and all that retarded commie pinko nonsense. You are all now in the NO BULL ZONE.

NARRATOR
A Mighty Bull Roar is heard. ROAR!

BULL
First up–Islam. (Pause) What went wrong? Now I know not all Muslims are terrorists, no, no, no but all terrorists are Muslims! Don’t you agree, Izod?

IZOD
Absolutely 100% I totally agree–

 

RUSHTODIE
(Eagerly butts in)
In complete agreement, Bull. What you said is spot on, in my book–

IZOD
(Cutting him off)
In my book– “The Failure of Islam” –

BULL
Brilliant, by the way –

CHAVEZ
In my book– Assimilate NOW!

BULL
Double brilliant!

DOOCHAWITZ

“Torture, it’s what’s for dinner, biiiitches!”
BULL
Touché!

KAZUO
Defending Internment! Yeah!

BULL
Double Touche!

EMANON
IRA, Tamil Tigers, Stern gang– all examples of non – Muslim terrori —

BULL
Strike one, Moussaoui . 3 strikes you’re out . Wait your turn!

(Rushtodie seethes at Izod. Izod returns it with smug smile plastered on her face.)

 

IZOD
I achingly searched my soul as a lesbian, feminist, liberal, born again refusenik, non threatening, non practicing, aesthetically pleasing, Muslim South Asian, modernist, pro-woman woman to inquire why all the terrorists are Muslims–

BULL
And are all Muslims terrorists?

EMANON
Whoa, easy there, how can you broadly generalize 1.4 billion Muslims in —

CHAVEZ
Assimilate now!

BULL
THIS IS the no BULL zone, Khaddafi . Strike 2­

EMANON
It’s Sala–

BULL
Enough, Sally. Let the lady speak. In our culture, we let women have a voice-
IZOD
Thank you Bull I apprec–

BULL
(Puts hand quickly in front of her face and muffles her voice)
And let me tell you, the No Bull Zone is a No broadly generalize zone, either. I’ve been to Africa, Ching Chong China, Wacky Paki Pakistan, Meck-ee-ko and heathen continents 3 times, all right, Siegfried and Roy? You just can’t bring Western reasoning into all “their” cultures. The same way you can’t bring it into fundamental Islam.”

CHAVEZ
Assimilate NOW!

IZOD
(Sharp rebuke) Wait your goddamn turn, Chavez!

BULL
The No Bull Zone is also a NO blas-pher-mer-size zone!

IZOD
(Meekly and slavishly) Apologies for blas-pher-mer-sizing.

BULL
Goddamn right!

RUSHTODIE
(Whiny, girly voice making fun of his opponent) “Apologies for blasphermersizing.” (Points at her and cackles) Hahahaha.

IZOD
(Slaps his finger down) Not all of us are lucky to ride a fatwah for the rest of our career?

BULL
Saucy!

RUSHTODIE
You’re just jealous you haven’t got one yet

BULL
Counter-Saucy!

NARRATOR
“Wa-toosh” makes a whip cracking noise and gesture with his hand cracking an Indy Jones whip. In the meantime, Rushtodie and IZOD have begun fighting with each other like little children.

BULL
Ah, Divide and Conquer. Exxxcellent. “Fortunately, there will never be Islamic unity” . I think it might be a good idea to convert all these heathens (Points to Izod and Rushtodie and Chavez and Emanon) to Christianity; it’s a better hobby for them than slaughtering infidels, and cheering and dancing like homicidal maniacs. (Now directly facing the camera/audience.) Speaking of maniacs, this brings me to this week’s so-called “scandals” and the pansy media “mania” complaining about warrantless spying and anti immigration and terrorism measures. Listen, I think the government should be spying on all A-rabs, Moslems, immigrants, Mexicans, Underage College Sorority girls, Game show hosts, big breasted women, Chinese restaurant waiters, Chia Pets, circus clowns, liberal college professors, (All actors slowly and suspiciously turn heads right and give a slow stare to the Professor narrators sitting stage right) black sports players, Black Stallions, Black Russians, White Russians– heck– All Russians (Looks directly in the camera now) ’cause you can never be too sure, and finally- big breasted women– if you ask me. We should be engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport– and dropping daisy cutters, Playboys, extra strength deodorants, shampoo and American flags wantonly through out the Middle East, and git-git-git Pinkos, winos, and protestors to the Gitmo G- Unit.” But let me guess “boo hoo woo woo.” (Looking at Emanon.)

EMANON
First, a state of war is not a blank check for the President and his administration to trample on a citizen’s constitutional rights.

DOOCHAWITZ
I’ll write a blank check to trample on you, citizen boy!

EMANON
(Looks utterly confused by the previous comment and composes himself) Second, 14 of the nation’s top constitutional scholars agree that the NSA spying program appears on its face to violate existing law . It bypasses the fundamental requirement of needing probable cause for a search and seizure, and obtaining a warrant from the FISA court —

CHAVEZ
Bullshit court! (Then quietly under his breath -) Assimilate now!

BULL
Ring Ring. Ring Ring. (Holds up a fake telephone to his ear.)

(Emanon is perplexed. Just stares at Bull. Then left and right at confused guests. Looks forward at audience/camera.)

EMANON
Uh– Idon’t understand. What? I–

NARRATOR
Flustered and impatient, Bull mimes the existence of a “phone” in front of Emanon and picks up the “imaginary” receiver. Emanon “gets it,” and he hesitantly picks up the phone.

BULL
Ring Ring. Ring Ring.

EMANON
Oh, Ok, I get it. Strange. Um, Uh, Hello?

BULL
Salaams. Knock Knock.

EMANON
Salaams. Uh, (Concerned Pause) who’s there?

BULL
Osama.

EMANON
Osama, (Takes a second or two) Who?

BULL
O-sama. IM GONNA BLOW UP YO’ MOMMA! (Shouts into imaginary phone. Spit shower covers most of the guests. Bull is red in the face and he’s steamed.) “What are we supposed to do if Osama bin Frikkin’ laden calls the United States? If Osama calls America, should we listen in or worry about his civil liberties?” Can you nutheads please “stop stripping the Presidency of its Constitutional authority to defend America?”

EMANON
Defending America does not allow powerful men and women to make a mockery of the Constitution and existing laws. We have the FISA court­

CHAVEZ
(Pretends to cough to muffle what he’s about to say, very similar to what elementary school kids do) Bullshit court! Ahem. Cough. Cough. Assimilate now!

BULL
(Puts hand in front of Emanon’s face and looks away disgusted. The other hand’s index finger rapidly points to Doochawitz.) Dooch, drop knowledge like a hot SCUD missile on Saddam over here.

DOOCHAWITZ
As a respected civil libertarian, human rights advocate and esteemed law professor, I agree with recently appointed Assistant Attorney General John Yu Kazuo, a sterling Chinaman Jap of the highest order –

BULL
Out of order, Doochawitz!!

EMANON
You’re out of order!

IZOD
I hold you in contempt!

DOOCHAWITZ
Objection, your Honor!

RUSHTODIE
Overruled!

BULL
Sustained! Chinaman Jap is NOT a socially acceptable legal term of art!

KAZUO
(Sheepishly offers his own opine) I, honestly, don’t mind. I am, after all, a “Man of Peace.”

BULL
The jury will disregard Dooch and Kazuo’s previous comments. Strike that politically incorrect rhetoric from the record. (Looking at the camera) Dear Jury, follow these instructions instead. They (Points to Kazuo) prefer being called Jap or Jackie Chan (Kazuo acquiesces and nods his head)­ it’s more economic and easier on the ears. God bless that John Yu Kazuo. What a brilliant and bold Jackie Chan!

MANGEE
A brilliant, bold, and brave Jackie Chan.

RUSHTODIE
A brilliant, bold, brave, intellectually erect Jackie Chan!

DOOCHAWITZ
A brilliant, bold, brave, intellectually erect and potent Jackie Chan!

CHAVEZ
Assimilat – ed.

KAZUO
Suc-cess-fully!

EMANON
How can you (Looks with disbelief to Kazuo) and you (Looks with anger at Bull) condone such blatant, shameless racism and prejudice on your show, BULL?

BULL
I am NOT racist and prejudiced, you traitorous Benedict Arnold! I love Japs!

KAZUO
(From the monitor)
I feel your pain, brother. I feel your pain.

BULL
Thank you, Jackie Chan, thank you. Like I said I am NO racist! I love the Oriental Tulips, the Middle Eastern Sunflowers, The Darkie Daisies, The Jasmines from Disney’s Aladdin, The Ebony Queens, Apu’s wife from the Simpsons, and The Spicy Chiquita Bananas!! (There is an awkward silence and sheepish glances exchanged by all the members). Hell, my last girlfriend, before I was married of course, was an ASIAN CHICK! (High Fives Dooch and Rushtodieand even Izod) I am no oppressor! In fact, I’m the victim! I have been clinically diagnosed as suffering from– (takes a pause and gasps) Yellow fever!

KAZUO
(Consolingly) Have no shame, brother. Have no shame. I, too, like you, once suffered from this same disease–this fever–this yellow fever. After my recent Amazon.com best selling book, my promotion to Assistant Attorney General, and newfound fame I, too, have finally nabbed me a Unicorn– excuse me–I meant my SeaBiscuit, my Pegasus, I mean The Greatest Prize on Earth–ahem (Fake coughs and clears throat)–ahem- excuse me- (Clears throat) I meant my new Caucasian bride– don’t worry, don’t worry, she’s more Cauc than Asian. (Smiles).

BULL
Kim Jong, you’re a life saver

DOOCHAWITZ
Motion to continue, your honor?

BULL
Motion granted.

DOOCHAWITZ
This brilliant, bold, brave, intellectually erect, potent, titular behemoth of a Jackie Chan said the FISA court does not apply during this war against loony terrorists who don’t use deodorant and eat strange, multi-syllabic foods, because Congress doesn’t have the authority to interfere in the President’s wartime means and methods of engaging the enemy!

KAZUO
Those abo-litionists have abo-so-luteley no o-thority!

EMANON
Inside officials have said the administration knew their secret, illegal, surveillance program “could never meet that standard, that’s why didn’t go through” FISA courts in the first place! Following Kazuo’s perverted logic –

BULL
Sexy Logic!

EMANON
Twisted logic! A wartime President can do anything he wants! This dangerous precedent, if not immediately remedied, can “lie around like a loaded gun, able to be used indefinitely for any future occupant!”

BULL
I wish I had a loaded gun right now!

DOOCHWATIZ
Oh, what a coinci-dink! I’ve got a gun right here. (Doochawitz, getting into the mime game, pulls out a fake gun from his coat.)

KAZUO
Let me load that gun right now. I am, after all a man of peace.

NARRATOR
Smiles and loads the “fake mimed” gun. Hands it over to Bull, who cocks the imaginary gun, points it at Emanon and fires. Emanon pretends he is shot in his chest and Gasps! He then blows “Dirty Harry-style” the smoke from the revolver.

EMANON

Is this secrecy and unilateral exercise of immense power necessary considering that fewer than “10 US citizens or residents a year, according to an authoritative account, have aroused enough suspicion during warrantless eavesdropping to justify interception of their purely domestic calls?” Why can’t the news media, journalists, and politicians muster the backbone to challenge this belligerent profiling–

BULL

Bumper Sticker for whiners. News magazines, journalists, Wireless phone taps, politicians, soldiers, torture, and unilateral wars don’t kill people — Muslims do!

RUSHTODIE

(Very quickly interjects almost if defending his life.) Not this secular, humanist, modernist, non-threatening, light skinned toned, non-practicing, Muslim American citizen, Bull!

NARRATOR

Points to his chest, more specifically he points to an American flag pinned on his left lapel.

RUSHTODIE

This token Muslim is tired, tired, tired of this “paranoid Darkie” that blames outsiders, infidels, heathens, politicians, news media, Hollywood, racial profiling, racism, oppressive foreign policy, Zionism, good hygiene, toothpaste, Girls Gone Wild and Brittany Spears for all their problems!

EVERYONE except EMANON and IZOD

Britney Spears! Grumblegrumblegrumblegrumblegrumblegrumble

RUSTODIE

All of these heathens like to play– (A pause)

EVERYONE

The Blame Game!

RUSHTODIE

“Their only remedy is to close their Dark Age societies to the rival project” of a glorious enlightened modernity that is The West —

EVERYONE

The West!!!!

CHAVEZ

(Highly excited like Austin Powers) The West is the best, baby, yeah, baby, yeah! (Sober, serious face) Assimilate now!

RUSHTODIE

These Muslims– and immigrants and foreigners and Axis of Evil and generally anyone who disagrees with us, The West –

CHAVEZ

Yeah, baby, yeah! (Sobers up) Assimilate Now!

RUSHTODIE

They have a loathing of modern society in general; what with our music, godlessness, sex, big breasted women, and Girls gone wild dvd’s 2 for $9.99! Specifically, they loathe and fear the prospect their Darkie societies could be taken over by the liberal Western style way of life —

CHAVEZ

The only style of life, yeah baby yeah! Assimilate now.

RUSHTODIE

They all fear (Takes a deep dramatic flamboyant shocking breath then exhales). West-oxi-cation!

(The entire guests’ panel, even Emanon, dramatically gasps in unison and raise their eyebrows in shock!)

IZOD

(Very nervous and panicked, quickly interjects a defensive, protective measure by saying -) Not me! Not me! I love the West. I’m currently intoxicated by my Westoxication!

BULL

Prove you’re America-holic, Missy-Mister-whatever.

IZOD

(Eagerly like a rookie coming off the bench.) I can prove it, master! I mean, Bull! You see, Bull, “only within Islam today is literalism the mainstream. And this is dangerous” because most of us, even well educated professionals, and even sadly me sometimes due to the Islamo-fascist, patriarchal, eastern, ethnic, oppressive misogynist, die darkie, darkie darkman die virus genetically infecting my ovaries and womanhood from birth “have no clue how to debate, dissent, revise, or reform” because we 1.2 billion have not been introduced to virtues of critical thinking.”

BULL

(Very sarcastically and mocking tone) Islam– it even infects your ovaries. A Middle Eastern kryptonite! Explains why the Muslim womb is a warehouse of future suicide bombers!

EMANON

Rumi the best selling poet in America today– Muslimlived 700 years ago! Ibn Sina wrote the celebrated Canon of Medicine, the medical bible of “the West” for over 500 years– Muslim –

IZOD

(Completely ignoring the valid points Emanon just made.) Terrorist martyrs. Suicide bombers! They are the rock stars of the Muslim world!” The Madonna’s of Palestine, the Elvis’s of Baghdad, the Liberace’s of Libya! The only thing they’re all missing is a Nike contract and Wheaties commercial!

RUSHTODIE

More like a Hummus commercial. Ahahahahahha.

BULL

Nice one, fruit cake. (Looks to Izod) Congratulations, sir, you’ve passed the test

CHAVEZ

Assimilationcompleted! Yeah!

BULL

Darkie, tell me about your people. Yo quero Citizenship?

CHAVEZ

Like the Moslemites, the Mexican threat is a grave peril to our “porous borders” that provide sanctuary and safe haven to illegal aliens and terrorists. Granted, “the overwhelming majority of illegal alienshave no connection to terrorism,” regardless, “our continued high tolerance for massive illegal immigration gives terrorists deadly cover.” Like the incessant hyper fornicating turban headed Moslem terrorist immigrants with their incessant magic carpet Islamecegination, the Mexican illegals are “strengthened demographically both by natural reproduction”, as evidenced by their incessant, Telemundo Mexifornicating, “and by immigration, which reinforces their stubborn ethnic, burrito segregation – their domineering enchilada nature” if you will. This is their taco world in all its guacamole “aberrations.” I agree with Alfredo Gonzalvez, the good Italian Mexican American son of Italian Mexican immigrants that he is, and John Yu Kazuo, a sterling Chinaman-Jap

BULL

Jackie Chan Jap!

CHAVEZ

Sorry! A Jackie Chan Jap of the highest order, that a “virtual barrier” needs to be erected to cover “every mile of our 2,000 mile long border with Mexico.” Assimilate now and forever!

IZOD

I don’t want to live in Mexifornia! (Starts sobbing)

DOOCH

Then Stop Mexifornicating and Islamiceginating!

RUSHTODIE

Say Noto Mexifornication! If you must, use protection! Choose Caucasionor-

KAZUO

Asian! The only protection against Mexifornication!

CHAVEZ

Damnation!

BULL

Invasion! Soldiers to Battle Station!

DOOCH

Salvation!

IZOD

Emancipation!!

RUSHTODIE

Intoxication!!

CHAVEZ

Assimilation!

EMANON

Frustration! You are misleading the public. “Terrorism was not an issue in this.” This was and is an “immigration issue.”

BULL

Strike 3, you’re outta the ball game, Noriega! 3 up and 3 down. End of an inning.

KAZUO

I think he’s “ticking.”

BULL

“Ticking?”

DOOCH

“Ticking like a Time Bomb!!!”

NARRATOR

The entire guest panel erupts in pandemonium for about 25 seconds of rehearsed chaotic choreography of mass hysterical, hyperbolic panic. Chavez is standing while Kazuo slaps his head like a rhythmic, island, Congo drum and humming “Man of Peace a’ Man of Peace a’ Man of Peace”–

KAZUO

Man of Peace a’ Man of Peace a’ Man of Peace a’ Man of Peace–

NARRATOR

Rushtodie is HIDING in the corner whimpering like a frightened schoolgirl – “I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die.”

RUSHTODIE

“I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die.

NARRATOR

Izod becomes enraged like a South Asian feminist Hulk and can’t help but compulsively shout “Die Darkman Die,” “Die Darkman Die”!!! Doochawitz keeps obsessively repeating Ticking Timebomb Ticking Timebomb Ticking Timebomb like Dustin Hoffman from Rainman.

 

DOOCH

TickingTimebombTickingTimebombTicking TimebombTickingTimebomb TickingTimebombTickingTimebomb –

NARRATOR

– and out of nowhere, Bull pulls a double barrel sawed off shotgun from under his desk and points it at Emanon.

 

BULL

All right, Al-Qaeda. It’s the showdown at the OK Corral and you’re definitely NOT O.K., so it’s time for you to show and go down. Hand over the bomb, McVeigh.

DOOCHAWIZ

TickingTimebombTickingTimebombTickingTimebomb.

EMANON

(Very slowly as if being surrounded by LAPD cops.) It’s only a Timex watch.

BULL

I bet it tells Terror Time.

EMANON

Pacific Standard.

NARRATOR

Everyone automatically regains their composure and goes back to their seats as if nothing had happened. The change in tone and direction is swift and jarring. Very nonchalant and “oh, well, we were wrong, let’s get back to work immediately” type mentality.

BULL

Oh, well, we were wrong, let’s get back to work immediately.

DOOCHAWITZ

And this perfectly illustrates my thesis detailed in my book– “Torture, it’s what’s for Dinner, Biiiitches!” on why we need to immediately legalize and implement torture with “torture warrants” ! As to protect ourselves from a potential ticking terrorist immigrant who puts us in a position where we have to defend our civilians.

KAZUO

And that is the highest calling of democracy – to defend its civilians against guilty murderers that are out trying to kill ourchildren.” (Points to Emanon as he says all of this.) As long as we can torture in a way “in which we can be proud and hold our heads up and say, yes, we did this,” then it’s acceptable.

DOOCH

Mind you, “torture is bad”–bad, bad! However “some things are worse” worse, worse! “And under certain circumstances,” such as illegal alien terrorists invading our land, impregnating our women, not using deodorant, eating our grandchildren with hummus and falafels, and canceling Girls gone wild, “it may be the lesser of two evils. Because some evils are pretty evil.” And torture is evil. But aliens are super evil. So we must de-evil the lesser evil of torture by leveraging its evil against the superior super evil of aliens who use ultra evil methods to engage in ludicrous amounts of ridiculous terrorist evil!!!!

EMANON

(Sarcastically) Even though torture is a federal crime under the U.S. War Crimes Act of 1996 and a grave breach of the Geneva Conventions?

NARRATOR

Bull gives a nod. Izod and Rushtodie put Emanon into a sleeper and he quietly faints and slithers away in his chair.

BULL

Doochawitz, I’d kiss you on that beautiful mouth of yours that is able to produce such pretty, eloquent words, but unfortunately that would be very, very gay, so I won’t. We’ll return with the NO BULL exclusive– an Al Qaeda Sleeper cell in a sunny California townheaded by a 16 yr old, female mastermind no less? Osama’s new baby momma to be driving a SUV in your valley? The truth after this commercial break. And remember America–

EVERYONE
Torture, it’s whats for dinner. BITCHES!

 

WAJAHAT ALI is Pakistani Muslim American who is neither a terrorist nor a saint. He is a playwright, essayist, humorist, and recent J.D. whose work, “The Domestic Crusaders,” is the first major play about Muslim Pakistani Americans living in a post 9-11 America. His blog is at http://goatmilk.wordpress.com/. He can be reached at wajahatmali@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords
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