News That Ex-Drunk
It is common for ex-drunks to boast of newfound clarity and focus of mind. Evidently such benefits have not been awarded to Robert L. Jamieson, who, as everybody must by now know, has been dry for over a year. His sobriety has instead produced a muddled column about The Stranger’s denouncement of a popular dancehall star, Buju Banton, who advocates the extermination of homosexuals. Jamieson not only calls our response “a witch hunt,” he also believes that Buju “has undergone a musical transformation” and now “produces songs about spirituality and non-violence…”
But if the ex-drunk had bothered to read our posts and paper carefully then he would have come across this:
In Miami this past Memorial Day, the Miami New Times reported that Banton said onstage, “People ask me: ‘Buju, don’t DJ “Boom Bye Bye” anymore..’ There is no end to the war between me and faggot.”
What the hell is Jamieson on? Just coffee? Perhaps if he fell off the wagon for a day or two, he might be able to discern the difference between an anti-gay slur and a murder threat.