New World Notes - Love and Death
This week on New World Notes: radio program #268, April 23, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst takes a cockeyed look at Love and Death--from 10 Downing Street to the mean streets of Steubenville, Ohio.
For Death, we look at the late UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (d. April 8), her awful legacy--and how millions of Brits celebrated her passing by driving "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" nearly to the top of the pop charts. And we play parts of a memorial musical bashing of Thatcher by Chumbawamba--recorded in 2005 and released just now.
For Love, we read a great essay on the Steubenville rape case--and why gays should think twice before adopting the heterosexuals' institutions of sex, courtship, and marriage.
Listener Advisory: Adult themes and some graphic language in the show's second half.
I've edited and condensed Joanne Wypijewski's essay on Steubenville, "Primitive Heterosexuality." The uncut original is here: http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/12/primitive-heterosexuality/.
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