Sunday 22 June 2008

Give me Liberty

Who said 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death'’?

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandranath, who had his hand
up: 'Patrick Henry, 1775' he said.

'Very good! Who said 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?'

Again, no response, except from Chandranath.

'Abraham Lincoln, 1863' said Chandranath.

The teacher snapped at the class, 'Class, you should be ashamed.
Chandranath, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do.'

She heard a loud whisper: 'Fuck the Indians,'

'Who said that?' she demanded. Chandranath put his hand up. 'General Custer, 1862.'

At that point, a student in the back said, 'I'm gonna puke.'

The teacher glares around and asks 'All right! Now, who said that?'

Again, Chandranath says, 'George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.'

Now furious, another student yells, 'Oh yeah? Suck this!'

Chandranath jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, 'Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!'

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said 'You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you.'
Chandranath frantically yells at the top of his voice, 'Michael Jackson to the child witnesses - 2004.'

The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, 'Oh shit, we're fucked!'

..and Chandranath said quietly, 'I think it was George Bush, Iraq, 2007.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hehehe. Reminded me of a street survey once "The Cairns Post" did, when only an elderly gent and a migrant knew what Australia Day celebrated.