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Happy, super-positive, most cheerful thought of the day: he WILL die, soon.

 Yeah, and so will his rat of a brother...

For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings;
How some have been deposed; some slain in war,
Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;
Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd;
All murder'd: for within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits,
Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,
Allowing him a breath, a little scene,
To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks,
Infusing him with self and vain conceit,
As if this flesh which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus
Comes at the last and with a little pin
Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!
(Shakespeare, Richard II, 3.2.1565-1580)


9 comments to Happy, super-positive, most cheerful thought of the day: he WILL die, soon.

  • antonio2009

    For the last seven years, this former omnipotent micro-manager has been suffering from incoherent speech, lack of control of vowel movements, eating baby food, having been stripped of his military rank and perpetual uniform and the ridicule and lack of respect of many in his close circle. What more fitting punishment as he continues to deteriorate? A few more years of the same pain and frustration.

  • asombra

    It doesn't matter what happens or what's done to him. There is NO way to make him pay, not in this world.

  • asombra

    All sorts of feelings arise upon seeing the decrepit old bastard, but in the end, one predominates: shame.

  • Asombra, shame, anger, and disgust. I will never come to terms with the fact that we humans, over and over so willingly allow the suffering of our fellow men. It is to all our shame that not only has the suffering of the Cuban people been ignored for 54 years, but the tyrant celebrated. We have learned nothing.

  • asombra

    Yes, Ziva, there are other things mixed in with the shame, including tremendous disappointment. Cubans, relatively speaking, did amazingly well between gaining independence in 1902 and the debacle that started in 1959. Much bigger and richer countries couldn't match our progress and success. We weren't some backward chronic failure stagnating in hopeless misery. We were going places and had a real shot at going much further and higher, and then we just blew it, BIG time. We aborted the whole thing and threw the baby out with the dirty bath water. One can explain it all sorts of ways, but the fact remains that we simply fucked up disastrously, and yes, there is enormous shame in that. Enormous.

  • ranavy33

    How soon is "soon"? And how long before Cuba recovers, if it ever can?

  • Lovely? Gack!!! He almost makes the sons look somewhat less than the putrid slimy psychopathic perverts they are, almost worthy of cleaning public toilets or something.

  • asombra

    Ziva, by all accounts, his looks reflected his character. And btw, he may well not have been the father of Castro II, who may not even be a real Castro (in addition to not being a real general or a real president).