Monday, May 19, 2008

Honor for Heroes of the Past

Today, May 19th, is the birthday of two long-gone heroes.

Malcolm X, of course, was the heroic African-American muslim leader who made a long journey from being a petty street criminal to devout muslim to "black nationalist" to a leader with a complex and nuanced view of American capitalism. An amazing orator, he was gunned down in his prime by assassins rejecting his political evolution, including, allegedly, the later minister Louis Farrakhan.

Ho Chi Minh, on the other hand, did not die young. A complex figure, he lead his small nation to stand up against the mightiest powers of colonialism and imperialism in 20th-century history. Successfully resisting French, Japanese, and American domination of his country, he died before the reunification of Vietnam and the route of America's military adventure. While his adherence to Stalin-style communism considerably narrowed the focus of his country's political opposition, his humble nature and heroic leadership showed that destiny was not in the hands of European-American aggressors and their gangster-like local lackeys.


  1. I hope you enjoy the music over at my place. All the links should still be active all they way back to the beginning.

    I don't care about the uptick in traffic as I never cared who did/who didn't visit. Popularity is highly overrated.

    I have gone through 3 incarnations in my blog.....The Funkoovy Shack, Mongoloid, and now Dingo Loom, changing names each time to stay away from the crowds, actually. I have been able to keep it on the DL for quite some time but recently decided to finally let it go.

    I decided to bring my blog to an end so was/am looking to give the jig up, if you will, so I started posting comments on others blogs (leaving my profile visible) to see what would happen....even on blogs of folks who have been looking for me since the Funkoovy days (a pyrex scholar and thyx comes to mind.)

    I was just going to see how long it took for others to catch on, but, the experiment took an interesting, and very entertaining I might add, turn instead. I don't know about you but I have had great fun with paros, but, I usually do with people who take themselves too seriously. ;-)

    You have 3 great blogs here and I wish you well.


    Oh, and P.S.

    You BETTER leave a comment DAMN IT!!!!



  2. Thanks for the comment Hank. Nothing like a little blogosphere excitement!