Thursday, March 16, 2006
Here's what happened when it was day in Serbia and night in the Gulag
March 16 2006
Milosevic's Body on Display at the Museum of the Revolution Hundreds Show Respect:
My comments here, Rugova had Nearly a Million people at his funeral! Izetbegovic had THOUSANDS, I know that Tudjman had a decent turnout. Maybe I'm living up to the stereotypes about the end of my family that called the Death and Funeral Notices section of the paper the Sporting News, but seriously, from what I have just heard Sylvia Poggioli report, the funeral sounds badly organized, like the family were still arguing over this and that. The viewing was in the Tito Museum. Granted when Tudjman died, he was still a Head of State, and the one who led Croatia in the final struggle for independance, when Izetbegovic died, he was not a Head of State anylonger, but he was the leader of BiH's struggle. Whatever anyone thinks of either of those men, they did have strong support of their people, and Rugova must have been revered, to judge by turnout.
One of the Irish rebel cousins of my family Countess Constance Georgina Gore-Boothe Markievicz had most of Dublin at her funeral and she was not a Head of State. She was beloved not only for fighting for a people not her's by blood but her's by ties of soul,
When a leader is really beloved, huge numbers of ordinary people of all ages turn out.
Another thing, the people who turned out were mostly older people, they can't have been in wonderful health. So what happens? Those poor old people had to stand in line for hours in the cold! I never had a high opinion of Milosevic, never,but that does not mean I think he should have a funeral so badly organized that old people are left standing out in the cold outside the Tito Museum. The party might have had some consideration for the old people!
Milosevic is not being buried next to his ancestors, he is not being given a State Funeral, and hardly anyone shows up.
Viewing was in the Tito Museum
There are some decent videos here.
No Official Mourning....
What Milosevic Meant to Them: editorial
Well, very far off topic, Rush Limbaugh is now trashing my favorite Croatian American, Denis Kucinich. I am so tired of people trashing him,alright I realize he grew up in a car and is a vegetarian and hasn't been married in a long time, but damn is there something so wrong about wanting to get the U.S. out of the constant war mode? Well consider the source.
Yes Kucinich's father was often out of work, he was one of 17 kids and sometime inddeed they lived in the family car. So yeah.
That's why Denis the Menace Kucinich GETS IT about povetty though! He's been there, got the T-shirt, the commuter coffee mug, the hoodie, the poster, the buttons...