Tuesday, May 27, 2003
T-shirts and dictators: Ahh, but look at how they view Stalin today. There is a decided misty-eyedness concerning the benevolent "Uncle Joe" that exists in the older Russian generation. I can see the same with Saddam as Iraq spirals down to anarchy. "At least the trains ran on time," they might say. "Sure, my cousin might disappear for weeks at a time, but my trash got picked up with him." Through the filter of time, and as the anti-Western feelings are allowed to bubble, I think you'll find more of this sentiment. Now, will college students start wearing his image? Probably not, unless they're like super ironic and all, but one cannot discount the possibility.
Posted by Razor at 11:49:00 AM