Saturday, April 23, 2005

British Elections: Pilger's Dance of Death

Here's a view on what you will be doing if, as a British voter, you opt to return Tony Blair to power on May 5th:

"By voting for Blair, you will walk over the corpses of at least 100,000 people, most of them innocent women and children and the elderly, slaughtered by rapacious forces sent by Blair and Bush, unprovoked and in defiance of international law, to a defenceless country. "

Fair enough, eh? It's by John Pilger, a man who loves to mix portentousness with sanctimony in a fashion reminiscent of Terry Eagleton, another blog favourite in this regard.

It was for verbal gems of this sort that Auberon Waugh, many years ago, invented the verb to pilger and its concomitant noun pilgerism. Good to see them thriving still.

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