Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

Today is Tuesday, 28 December 2010.

“Marley was dead: to begin with.”

Sorry: wrong novel.


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

To begin with: the People’s Republic of China has never been a socialist experiment, but always a state capitalist dictatorship – that’s the essence of “Maoism”, which latter was merely the state capitalist extrusion of Mao’s pathetic dictatorial ego. (No wonder Mao and Nixon and Kissinger got along so swimmingly: birds of a feather! Withdrawn: birds are never fascists.)

Thus, no surprise that Liu Xiaobo, distinguished artist, intellectual, and non-violent human rights defender, born on this day in 1955, is a prisoner of conscience in China. (Oh: also recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which the Chinese state capitalist fascists allow no relative of his to accept, for the first time since Hitler did the same to the pacifist Carl von Ossietzky, in 1935.)

Along with all who have surviving a shred of decency, the Museum of the Bourgeois demands of the state capitalist dictatorship in China: free Liu Xiaobo, and all prisoners of conscience.

Such is the worst of times, repeated everywhere, every minute, on this globe on which we live.

The best of times.

It is the greatest pleasure of the Museum of the Bourgeois, and its Executive Director, to wish, to my Friend and her husband, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of their wedding, the best of times, forever.


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