Thursday, May 18, 2006

Red Ken Talking More Bollocks

Apparently Red Ken Livingstone has been sticking his foot it in his mouth again. I, for one, wish he'd leave it there.

In today's Independent he is in defence of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, obviously a rather misunderstood genocidal dictator. Still Ken does like to hang around with them doesn't he?

"Asked about his attitude to regimes alleged to abuse human rights (the Tory questioner cited China and Venezuela) Ken claimed Mao's cultural revolution was "justified", because it improved chiropody. "One thing that Chairman Mao did was to end the appalling foot binding of women," he announced. "That alone justifies the Mao Tse-tung era.""

That alone justifies the Mao era? For those unfamiliar with Mao, he was the brains behind Communist invasions in the 50s and 60s more commonly known as the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was responsible for the deaths of 70 million people. I imagine a great many of those were women.

This is like saying Nazi rule was justified because it gave Germany motorways and the Volkswagen Beetle, Mussolini was fine because he got the trains running on time, or Stalin getting truck production up. What the hell is this man thinking?

Note that his stance on women's rights doesn't extend to the Middle East where he is happy for them to be stoned to death for being raped. Twat!

There used to be a time when it was the Royal Family offending the world on our behalf. Now it's the mayor of London. Dick Whittington must be spinning in his grave.

1 comment:

Umbongo said...

"Dick Whittington must be spinning in his grave."

Call me a pedant but Dick was Lord Mayor. Mind you, your common or garden prat who actually votes for Livingstone wouldn't have the faintest idea what we're talking about.