October 1, 2006, - 3:52 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
You’ll rarely see the V-word here. Because it reminds us too much of that awful feminist play, “The Vagina Monologues,” by bizarro feminist (redundant) Eve Ensler.
But we just couldn’t resist this: Ensler is now a self-style Vagina Homeland Security expert, and she’s written an absurd new book about her own unique take on Homeland Security and terrorism–ie., that we shouldn’t pursue security against terrorists because “we are dividing the world into ‘us’ and ‘them'”–like Bin Laden and 19 hijackers didn’t do that. She feels sorry for the Muslim extremist women and compares “their” terror with the “terrorism” of her childhood and violent father.
Puh-leeze. Somebody make a law that if your passport has too many stamps from Psychobabble-onia, you can’t come back to the States.
Predictably, HOprah’s October 2006 issue of “O” Magazine has Ensler’s ludicrous “book,” “Insecure at Last: Losing it in Our Secuirty Obsessed World,” on it’s reading list, the “O Reading Room.” Here’s an excerpt from Oprah’s dumb mag:
Playwright Eve Ensler worries that our current obsession with security is undermining our humanity. In our fear, we abandon empathy and destroy community, dividing the world into “us” and them”; in spuruit of security, we become more insecure. Ensler has been traveling the glove, listening to the stories of women for whom the illusion of safety has been shattered forever: the displaced mothers of Kosovo [DS: extremist Muslims now infested by Al-Qaeda, who drove out most Christians; hardly displaced; what about the displaced Serbian mothers who used to live in what is now "Kosovo"?] . . . . She also travels inward to the terror of her own childhood and the deals she made with her violent father–a fasle sense of security in exchange for her soul. In [the book], Ensler convinces us that the serenity we week has always resided in our stories and in our bodies and we find joy by giving what we need the most. This brave, articulate, chilling, and inspiring howl for change might be the most important book you read all year.
Somehow, we doubt that. Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from the inner-child of the Vagina Monologues–odds are against that working to keep anyone safe, not even the mind-addled Oprah cult members. As for dividing “us” and “them,” why doesn’t she try to show “The Vagina Monologues” to one of her beloved Islamist countries? Then she’ll really see the division of “us” and “them,” and we’ll see a semi-legit reason for “why they hate us.”
Tags: al-Qaeda, bin Laden, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Kosovo, O, Salma Hayek Predictably