Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Only Good Communist...

... is a dead one.

Everyone's heard about Melita Norwood, the notorious old commie bag who just died. Kim du Toit linked to an article about her, filled with infuriating details about the treacherous snake. But this was the standout:
Far more outrageous [than MI5's screw-ups], in the view of the press, was the fact that Norwood treated public indignation about her treachery as a huge joke. She steadfastly refused to accept that she had anything to be ashamed of: Soviet Communism was "a good experiment, and I agreed with it… I would do it again," she told reporters.
Communism is a religion with these people. How else to explain why someone would support an experiment whose results were the death and oppression of hundreds of millions of people.
She hated all reforms of the Soviet Union's genocidal dictatorship. Norwood remained convinced that Communism could work and that capitalism was ultimately doomed to collapse under the weight of its own contradictions.
The irony is unbearable. This is what happens when you love an idea more than you do human life. Sickening.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Rusticus said...

"Norwood remained convinced that Communism could work and that capitalism was ultimately doomed to collapse under the weight of its own contradictions."

Which explains why the Soviet Union collapsed. Or, not.

Or why China has adpoted an open market philosophy instead of sticking with the top-down planning of yore. Wait, not that either.

Well, off she goes for her eternal reward with all her mortal heroes in ashes and dust.

7/01/2005 8:20 AM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

And good riddance.

7/01/2005 1:51 PM  

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