Monday 26 June 2017

The 'Idiot Wind' is still blowing hard out there

‘Morning Ireland sounds as if someone has left the intercom on in the teachers’ staffroom’. Illustration by Jim Cogan
‘Morning Ireland sounds as if someone has left the intercom on in the teachers’ staffroom’. Illustration by Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

Someone's got it in for me..." Bob Dylan seethed in Idiot Wind, starting with some offence which had been committed against his good self and expanding it to encompass much of the delinquency of the age.

Then, as now, the great guiding principle is that anything that is any good in this world is in constant danger. That Idiot Wind is blowing "from the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capitol".

But recently it seems that it has been getting up to storm force.

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