Thursday, December 20, 2007


This Day in the History of Evil Beginnings

On this day in 1917, the All-Russia Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counter-revolution and Sabotage was formed under Felix Dzerzhinsky. After the Bolshevik Revolution, which he helped succeed, Dzerzhinsky used this outfit of secret police, called the Cheka, (part of the NKVD) to terrorize those who opposed the excesses of the people's revolution. Later the secret police became known as the KGB, one of whose members is now the leader of Russia and appears headed towards the bad old days of totalitarian rule.

"Throughout the country, without investigation or trial, the Checkists raged. They tortured old men and raped shoolgirls and killed parents before the eyes of their children. They impaled people, beat them with an iron glove, put wet leather "crowns" on their heads, buried them alive, locked them in cells where the floor was covered with corpses. Amazing, isn't it that today's agents do not blanch to call themselves Chekists, and proudly claim Dzerzhinsky's legacy?"


Looks like a younger version of Diomedes.
Someone should start a pool on who Hillary will appoint as her personal Felix Dzherzhinsky.

I'm thinking James Carville.
If Carville grew the evil goatee, he'd certainly look like Felix too.
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