Tuesday 15 April 2008

Praising the Devil

I was a bit horrified when I read this:
TEN years after the death of the brutal Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, his grave has become a symbol of spiritual comfort to some in the village where he died.
Shocking news, I thought. But perhaps not too shocking. Here in the sophisticated West there are millions of idiots who praise the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Mao. Some of the communist leaders have inspired rich fashion designers. Reading people like Hayek - who explained how society could be organised peacefully from the bottom up - is considered a bit difficult but wearing a "Che" t-shirt is somehow cool. What a strange world.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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Sammy Morse
You are easily shocked, D. Stalin is still a hero in Georgia.

17 April 2008, 17:20:05 GMT+01:00