No, wait, THAT'S Joseph Stalin, collectivist butcher of millions. THIS is Thomas Friedman, modern-day apologist for collectivist butchers.
Friedman, like Stalin before him, is very proud of his moustache. This has caused a number of people to make him and his "I know better than thou" attitude the subject of cartoons.
Sorry, folks, I picked up another bug on Friday and I've been knocked for a loop -- temp, alternate freezing and burning up, sensitive skin (?), nausea, etc. Didn't even look at the computer all day yesterday. Awoke today feeling better, but with 400 plus e-mails in the in box. One of the first I saw was this from David Codrea about a Thomas Friedman column in the New York Times.
"One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century."
Attached to the quote was David's reaction:
Shameful and treasonous. Typical unmasked New York Times apologia for tyranny. This almost makes me want the commies to take over just so they can enact their predictable purge of the "intelligentsia."
Anybody still think we can reason with cancer?
Friedman strikes a dictatorial pose.
Well, scratch a liberal, get a communist, I always said. And, no I don't think you can reason with cancer or any other type of collectivism.
This is where Thomas Friedman, advocate of the common collectivist dictator, lives.
"What does he eat for breakfast?" asks Michael Collins.
"Why does he want to know what I eat for breakfast?"
PS: Best "get well" call from yesterday. At the height of my misery, Bob Wright called me. His question: "Nobody came up behind you and stuck you with an umbrella, did they?"
Very funny, Bob. Very funny.