Tuesday, February 22, 2005

"Get familiar with Cannibalism" - Hunter S. Thompson dead at 67.

Unlike the rude pundit I never met Hunter S. Thompson.
But I read him.
I shared his rage and through his words felt connected to a saner analysis of the world. Particularly the world of men, power and politics.

In October 2004, writing for Rolling Stone magazine he had this to say:
"Your neighbor's grandchildren will be fighting this stupid, greed-crazed Bush-family "war" against the whole Islamic world for the rest of their lives, if John Kerry is not elected to be the new President of the United States in November.
The question this year is not whether President Bush is acting more and more like the head of a fascist government but if the American people want it that way. That is what this election is all about. We are down to nut-cutting time, and millions of people are angry. They want a Regime Change."
I miss him already.

3 Comments:

Blogger Gerry said...

Thanks, Suki, for acquainting me with Hunter S Thompson and The Rude Pundit.
Having come very late to embracing leftish politics, I find there is a mountain of stuff I should have read but haven't. Trying to catch up is almost futile, but I will now read Thompson's stuff. It's sad that he topped himself. And I shall now also be reading The Rude Pundit regularly.
Again, thanks.

8:49 am  
Blogger Gerry said...

Sorry to bombard you with a second comment, but it occurs to me that Thompson despised "losers". And reading his "Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004", he badly misread how the election would run. That would make him a "loser" in his own mind. Perhaps he could not live with that and four more years of Bush.

9:13 am  
Blogger suki said...

Gerry,
You are welcome.
BTW Agent FareEvader made that exact observation over at weezil's blog http://weezil0.blogspot.com/

Mmmmmmm The Rude Pundit- he is something else for sure!

6:06 pm  

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