To make things worse, I get this week's copy of MicroNews (internal
Microsoft paper), and on the back section where they usually quote
Thoreau or Ellen Key or whatever, this week they quote... Mao Zedong???
And in particular, the "let a hundred flowers bloom" bullshit? I mean,
what the fuck? Dante imagined Satan frozen in the center of hell,
eternally chewing (with his three heads) on Judas, Brutus, and Cassius.
But forget Judas et. al.; the three I'd pick would be Hitler, Stalin,
"We've got a bunch of crippled loonies in power
Who want to treat us to a nuclear shower
I'd give my life for just a gun and an hour
You know I'd murder them out in the street"
* Robin Hitchcock (during the Reagan-Thatcher years), Dancing on
"Well what is there nice to say about Leonid Brezhnev?
He was the jailer of his own people,
The slavemaster of Eastern Europe,
The butcher of Afghanistan,
I'm glad he's gone."
* James Baker (I think), quoted on Bongwater's Double Bummer
From: Rohit Khare [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 1997 3:30 PM
Subject: I'm still pissed