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Karl Marx was nearly right

The quick version of something the old plague-carrier said is that history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.

Second time as tragedy and farce would have been more accurate.

Top comment: “I did not set a red line, Bush did it and you are a racist”

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12 comments to Karl Marx was nearly right

  • Regional

    Kevin Rudd the soon to be ousted Prime Minister inadvertently came up with the perfect Spoonerism to describe academics: Fart smoke from smart folk.

  • I think I saw his lips moving…

  • PersonFromPorlock

    What a dreary man Mr. Obama is!

  • Dom

    Is the “second time” link working? I can’t get it.

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    If politics is a merry-go-round, then going around far left means you’ll return on the right. Otherwise, KM will always be far left.

  • Natalie Solent (Essex)

    Dom, although the link did work for me eventually it seemed to be very slow. It was to a straightforward TIME magazine report of Obama’s recent speech where he said that he didn’t set the red line, the world did. I’ve replaced it with a similar McClatchy report.

  • David

    According to Obama, it isn’t His red line, it’s the World’s red line. When do the rest of us get to vote on attacking Syria?

  • Kevin B

    Insty quotes twitchy: Obama on the ‘red line’: I didn’t draw that. Somebody else made that happen.

  • CaptDMO

    There seems to be a disparate impact in plausible deniability.

  • isosceles

    Before the 2008 elections in the U.S. my circle believed that this charlatan was actually a scarecrow having a dusky pumpkin for a head, animated by a witch’s spell (as in the short story “Feathertop” by Nathaniel Hawthorne).

    After the election we determined that the witch was Obama, and that he had cast a spell on 53% of the electorate.

  • Paul Marks

    I love that “top comment”.

    It sums up the culture – Hollywood, the media, the universities (the whole thing).

    They truly are pathetic – but its seems to work.

    The students (and other such) lap it up.

  • Julie near Chicago

    Regional: Well done! :>)))!!!