Thursday, March 02, 2006

Teacher's rhetorical question lands NC in sights of enemy attackers

At the beginning of Jay Bennish's lecture, (link posted below), you hear him criticizing the US's involvement in the Colombian drug wars, including chemical eradication of crops. He asks his students to name the most-abused drug in the world. The answer is cigarettes. He goes on to test his student's geographical knowledge about where this scourge is produced. He tells the class the answer is in a place "mostly known as North Carolina," and identifies Durham as the capital of this evil weed empire. He then goes on to ask if coutries such as Peru, Iran and China don't have a right to "drop chemical weapons over North Carolina to destroy the tobacco plants that are killing millions?" As a resident of what is mostly known as North Carolina, I find his rhetorical flourish a riot. Inadvertent or not, thanks for the laugh Mr. Bennish.

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