from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I had no intention to write any more about that mandela. But the medial circus! Though in all that hypocritical hype, we should be grateful for small mercies. Had he married the “people’s princess” Diana and somehow managed to produce an offspring, a world dynasty would have been born and the simple people everywhere would rejoice.
The terrorists die, unfortunately not as often and as young as their victims. I have no objection to the terrorists’ funerals as such – the more the better. Live and let die. There are many who ought to have been shuffled off their mortal coil by one way or other a long time ago. That they live so long is obscene (Castro brothers) and some could conceivably use it as the argument against the existence of a just God. Similarly of course, the attendance of so many so called world leaders at that wake could be used as an argument against the existence of human reason.
There is no need to press the trigger, turn on the gas or lit the necklace when people do your bidding. Had Hitler lived long enough he would have had an equally glorious funeral, albeit, I guess, conducted with more decorum. At that African shindig everybody had a good time except perhaps Michelle Obama, who now undoubtedly plans banning all Danish pastry. The interpreter with the politically correct colour of skin made more sense than Obama usually does, who finally managed to bow to Castro, a murderer of tenths of thousands. The Obama’s “dictators-to-kow-tow-to”scorecard must be almost complete. Simple folks and expert journalists alike engaged in the fascinating game of pointing out in the festive crowd the faces of famous progressive thinkers such as Robert Mugabe, Miley Cyrus, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and Billionaire Bono.
For the international socialists the burial represented a crowning achievement. The lengthy glorification of that terrorist has been yet another successful deception – the maskirovka, as it is known amongst the comrades. They are getting better at it. The so called Prague spring was supposed to create the “socialism with human face” and so to fool even more naïve Westerners. It did not fail entirely – just observe the composition of the European Parliament. The notion of terrorism with human face is even better and more enduring. Fog of Chaos – Mandela lied; Fog of Chaos – Truth about Mandela; Fog of Chaos – Out of South Africa.
All that gushing about Nelson’s humanity reminded me of a story, possibly apocryphal, about Lenin. – The Propaganda Commissar talks to foreign journalists about the great, infallible and oh so humanitarian comrade Lenin. They all duly write it down for regurgitation later on, but one is so bold as to ask: “Well, could you please give us an example of his humanity and his love of fellow men?” “Certainly. Why, just the other day at the tractor factory a man shouted at him – Down with Communism! And comrade Lenin ordered him shot.” “And this is supposed to be an example of his humanism?” “Of course. Comrade Lenin could have him tortured to death.”
You may laugh, but it is our funeral, after all: