June 20, 2005

I, Ky

I feel like a fool.

Freshman year I was curious about Marxism and worked on the Gore campaign in Pennsylvania. Sophomore year consisted of dabbling briefly in (but never buying the illogical estrogenated nature of) Green politics. Jr. year began to shift right (despite having a rather left-leaning Colombian mentor) and finally, upon graduation, I grew up and came to grips with my conservative upbringing and changed my voter registration card so it would have a nice (R) for Republican.

Granted I went to a semi-public university teeming with liberal parasites draining my parent's money in exchange for a communist curriculum esteemed members of solid academia, but it never even occurred to me that the heroes of the Third World would be absolute total frauds.

I know the likes of Che and Chavez and Evo Morales are hardly the champions of los pobres that history and today's left make them out to be, but I never thought for a moment to think of Rigoberta Menchu as anything but a a human rights "icon", advocate for the indigenous and...yea.

Wiki even reflects this...

"Her defenders claim that any dishonesties are offset by the overarching importance of her tale of Guatemalan military suppression of the Mayan populace."
"offset," eh?

Kinda like, fake but accurate.

Seems to be in the air alot lately.

H/T for the enlightenment: Donnah

Posted by Kyer at June 20, 2005 07:07 PM




sorry again.

I read the Frontpagemag article. Yet another vile deception to lay at the feet of the filthy French.

Posted by: Eric at June 22, 2005 02:36 AM