Monday, 21 March 2016

It really is impossible to underestimate Piers Morgan

I saw a tweet from Piers Morgan today, which I initially assumed must be ironic. When I realised he actually meant it, I almost threw up over my computer screen. First, here are two of the many responses to it:

And here's what we were all reacting to:

There might be an excuse for some moronic teenager to revere Che Guevara: teenagers don't know anything. There might be an excuse for a goofy student to revere Barack Obama: students don't know much. Bur for 50 year-old Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, the erstwhile editor of a national daily newspaper, not to know that Che Guevara was a psychopathic monster and that President Obama has been a disaster for his country is utterly inexcusable.

I hate to introduce a note of reality into Piers's cosy, fuzzy, left-liberal fantasy world, but I cant help wondering if he's aware of Che Guevara's views on black people:
"The Negro is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent." 
"We're going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the revolution. By which I mean: nothing." 
And he wasn't much keener on Mexicans: "Mexicans are a band of illiterate Indians."

But, hey - we're talking about Che here, and he looks really cool and sort of dreamy on posters, so let's cut the racist mass-murderer some slack, right?

Oh hang on - maybe Morgan was being ironic, and he meant that Che and Obama fought against freedom? Nah - he's not that clever.

One occasionally despairs.

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