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Catch 22

Publisert den 13.02.2013 i Blogg

Catch 22, boken av Joseph Heller, er blitt et begrep. I boken beskrives Catch 22 slik:

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he were sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle. (p. 56, ch. 5)

Nå har 8. mars-komiteen i Bergen adoptert sin egen versjon. I følge en sak i dagens BT fremgår det at Unge Venstres representant på allmøtet ble bedt om å «gå hjem å skamme seg» fordi de hadde foreslått en parole som sa nei til både menneskehandel og sexkjøploven. PR-ansvarlig i arbeidsutvalget beklager hendelsen og forklarer:

«Men vi kan ikke vedta paroler som strider mot vårt politiske fundament.

– Hva er det som utgjør deres politiske fundament?

– Det er parolene, svarer Bjørkly.»

Ja, da så.

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