Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Well, No One Weeps For The Generalissimo

Um, no.  Kim Jong Dead.

So, the world is down one odious toad.  Kim Jong Il who starved his own people in the pursuit of military weaponry and Japanese prostitutes is dead.

Given the psychopathy present in that gene pool, I doubt even his own family truly mourns him.  Still, always exciting when someone new gets the keys to the nuclear minivan.

Poor gentle Vaclev Havel will now be linked to a man who perhaps stood more clearly for everything he opposed.  So different in life, they share a date in death.

I'm not sure if Christopher Hitchens was the Rule of Three guy or whether Fidel will die tomorrow, but the world does not have to mourn every death.  Certainly not Kim Jong Il's.

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