Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dork of the Year

An early front-runner for the coveted title Dork of the Year 2014 is Naomi Klein. Always a contender of course, but her recent performance shows she has both staying power and a sprint finish.

Naomi recently contrived to herd her meagre collection of neurons around the idea that failure to take climate ranters seriously is racist.

If we refuse to speak frankly about the intersection of race and climate change, we can be sure that racism will continue to inform how the governments of industrialized countries respond to this existential crisis.

This has to be a classic even within advanced dorking circles. Hardened professional dorks are left spluttering and gasping in her wake.

If a more adventurous dork makes it past Naomi before 2014 comes to an end I’ll be amazed, but there is still time. Russell Brand may give it a go, although I have the feeling that Brand’s stamina isn’t quite up to Naomi's relentlessly professional dorking.

h/t to Jo Nova

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