Thursday, February 03, 2005

Leopold II statue re-erected in the Congo

"Listen to the yell of Leopold's ghost
Burning in Hell for his hand-maimed host
Hear how the demons chuckle and yell
Cutting his hands off, down in Hell."

They want to remember their history, and Leopold is part of that. That seems good, though I hope that the statue's positioning doesn't suggest that his contribution was honorable.

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