HUMOUR: "We've All Felt This Way..." (2 November 2007)
Maybe I should change my name from Maksim to Carlos Marighela? For those of you who have never heard of Carlos Marighela, and most people haven't and wouldn't ever care, old Carlos was a Communist revolutionary AKA terrorist in Brazil back in the 1960's. He advocated a program of kidnappings, arson, theft, and murders that shook the nation of Brazil back then... he really aspired to the levels that Che Guevara reached, but he never made it because during one of his murder attempts, he was caught and killed in the process... after having been turned in by one of his Communist comrades. And that was that.
He's best known today for writing a terrorism manual that some "revolutionaries" AKA terrorists still idolize... sort of like all those Che t-shirts that capitalists use today to make a quick buck off of that old Communist icon, Che. I first read about him when I started studying terrorism in the 1980s.
And, for the record, I've lived in a Communist country before (...actually more than one) and I have zero sympathy for Communism and its adherents. I've simply known too many people who've lost family members to purges, party loyalty sessions, party indoctrination sessions, or who've simply disappeared among the other really bad aspects of the Communism idea. In practice, Communism has been pretty darn bad for people. I have a whole lot of Russian, Ukrainian, and Cuban friends among others who can attest to that.
And that's one of the many reasons I prefer office jokes.
Pretty depressing stuff, huh?
TOP: Office Joke #2
I always get flashback to this cartoon at office meetings...
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