Here we can see how some of these people create their own legends, often with pretty scant material.
According to Ginsberg Karouac showed up on Buckley’s show a little tipsy and, despite the bias against him from the host and other’s on the panel, totally stole the show with his amazing and poignant observations and cleverly entertaining quips, successfully putting all his detractors and adversaries in their place. However, all I see here is that he showed up way too drunk and managed to mumble a few amusing little jokes that were barely articulate through his inebriated stupor, so I suppose it’s acceptable for “creative” people to outright lie and effectively alter the details of history in the public’s mind if it helps create the proper atmosphere for their mythology.
What else I find interesting about this is that Ginsberg actually says Karouac had a right to be somewhat anti-Semitic because, according to him, a certain group of jews had been making trouble for him.
Wow, things sure have changed.
Nowadays no one is allowed to disagree with any jew for any reason under any circumstances. They’ve really gotten very strict on that one!