Saturday, April 28, 2012
Where's Raman: Guess #6
I know Maggie wouldn't be caught dead doing this kind of thing, but maybe at least in spirit Raman was in Oslo, joining all the tens of thousands of Norwegians who had to do something to remind themselves that whatever it was that poisoned poor, mad Anders Breivik was evil nonsense. They sang, in their rainy squares and parks, across the whole country, a song he hates, by Pete Seeger. Unlike Raman, great Americans pop up in the damnedest places.
Really, I don't blame Raman for hiding. Imagine being associated in the public mind with the same sort of spirit - of hatred, intolerance, and bigotry - that in its way is what led to someone thinking it was noble to kill dozens of teenagers in cold blood. It's a question of degrees, but there's no question NOM and Mrs. Srivastav are on the wrong side.
MAGGIE GALLAGHER SRIVASTAV: WHERE'S YOUR HUSBAND!