Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What Will Raul Say?

In the August 5, 2006, obituary section of the Economist, Ung Choeun (better known by his moniker Ta Mok, meaning "respected grandfather"), the last remaining leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge (KR) leaders was covered. (Under the communist Cambodian regime, 1.7 million of a population of 7 million were killed through executions or other aggravated circumstances.) After the 1979 fall of the KR government, Pol Pot's more philistine and hardline comrade-in-arms took control of the Marxist movement yet continued to keep the philosopher-first citizen in his protective custody until his death. When Pol Pot died, Ta Mok eulogized him, saying that he had dropped "like a ripe papaya" and was now no more than "cow sh*t." He added that Pol Pot was less than that because manure is useful. How will Raul praise Fidel?

4 comments:

jharkansas said...

"All the world leaders (marxist and communist) adored him.  The papers (government-owned) marveled at his intellectual prowess.  And the Cuban people (at gunpoint) will forever sing his praises."

jakeho said...

Perhaps, Raul will panegyrize his brother in blood and in the cause as "true to his name, like Pol Pot, a faithful fruit to the cause until the end."

obfuscator22 said...

Leave it to Ta Mok to turn a eulogy into a malediction!  As for Fidel's funeral, I predict that Raoul will ask Jimmy Carter to give the official eulogy, and Carter will probably give the same basic format of the eulogy that he gave at Arafat's funeral.  I think that Amy Carter wrote most of that one.  

The eulogy will also most likely end on an anti-Bush, anti-U.S. note.   Am I being unfair to Mr. Carter at this point?

jakeho said...

Perhaps, if you hammered him for Habitat for Humanity.