Just bulldoze it

CCTV installed at Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate cemetery – deterrent after it was twice defaced this year.

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34 Responses to Just bulldoze it

  1. Cui Bono

    No don’t bulldoze. Don’t disappear him from history. Let the young learn.

  2. JohnA

    Seems to be better quality addition to the monument than the more common graffiti, with accurate spelling and coherent expression.
    It should score well in English and History exams at VCE.

  3. Bunyip Bill

    Nice solid block on top to keep the bas.ard in

  4. cui boner:

    No don’t bulldoze. Don’t disappear him from history. Let the young learn.

    I have a nephew who is absolutely mad keen on Socialism. Him and his missus.
    They are doing very well for themselves – him a sparky and her in the teaching game, both in their early 40’s.
    They literally believe that Socialism, which has done little more than produce piles of dead people, has never been done right.
    They refuse to learn and they refuse to think. They will be the ones who, languishing in an Arctic Gulag, will say “Oh! If only Stalin knew!”

  5. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Any positive depiction of that vile hypocritical parasitic dunderhead is an obscenity.

  6. There’s a ‘Marx Grave Trust’?

  7. Roger

    I have a nephew who is absolutely mad keen on Socialism. Him and his missus.
    They are doing very well for themselves – him a sparky and her in the teaching game, both in their early 40’s.

    Do they own their house?

    Mmm…isn’t that a bit hypocritical?

    If Socialism were ever implemented as they wish and “done right”, it would be taken from them by the government as all private property would be socialised. That also includes the nephew’s business.

    Of course, their taxes would also go up to feed the leviathan of central bureaucracy which undertakes all the economic and social planning in a Socialist society. Not to mention the funding of the huge secret police apparatus that would be required to surveille dissenters and subversives. Not that thered be much in the way of consumer goods to spend their hard earned on in any case. A noble sacrifice for the Cause?

    Do they enjoy overseas holidays?
    That wouldn’t be allowed, or at least only the higher ups in the Party would be permitted it.

    And how do they feel about the rationing of food and clothing?
    That seems to be a feature of Socialist economies too.

    Methinks perhaps they haven’t thought this through.

  8. tombell

    turn it into a pissoir…

  9. calli

    Tombell, I suspect it already is. A squirt of luminol and an als will confirm. The only mystery will be whether they reached his head.

  10. Up The Workers!

    Looks like another fine Hosier Lane Socialist “artwork”.

    (Personally, I always much preferred his brothers, Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo and Zeppo, to Karl the Commo).

  11. Roger

    Ponder then how a doctrine founded upon envy and hatred has made such progress in the West…

    The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened.

    — Norman Thomas (6 x Socialist Party of America presidential candidate), sometime in the 1940s.

  12. The BigBlueCat

    tombell
    #3273094, posted on December 27, 2019 at 11:08 am
    turn it into a pissoir…

    Or a full-on latrine!

  13. thefrollickingmole

    When it was just a grave it would have been wrong or distasteful to have attacked it.

    Now its a monument attacking and desecrating it is exactly the right thing to do.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have a nephew who is absolutely mad keen on Socialism. Him and his missus.
    They are doing very well for themselves – him a sparky and her in the teaching game, both in their early 40’s.

    There’s a sector of my family – a couple, who are university educated professionals – who believe the same. “The gap between the rich and poor in this country shouldn’t be as wide as it is. If the wealthy paid their fair share of tax, everything would be fine.”

    I pointed out that they owned their own home, courtesy of a sizable inheritance from her grandparents, and I’ve been off the guest list ever since.

  15. Up The Workers!

    Disgraceful vandalism.

    As an appropriate mark of respect for the deceased, I’d be more inclined to bore a large hole under the headstone, and flush all the contents of a Septic Tank pumper-truck down there.

    After all, “Dust to dust and ashes to ashes…”

  16. John A

    Naturally, the Grauniad reports it.

    An expression of the conflicted eccentricity of the British – source of many of our great freedoms yet the repository of one of the greatest attackers of human freedom. Location of such a long and varied history and yet, interring one whose grasp of history is so flawed. Sigh!

    Minor picking of nit: what is with the back-formation of “surveil” from surveillance?

    What would be wrong with using the expression “cameras will monitor the gravesite”?

  17. Crossie

    Socialists are outraged at this outrage but are perfectly fine with the desecration and removal of monuments and statues of American founding fathers.

    The expression that communism (or socialism) is perfect, it just hasn’t yet been implemented right, has so many regimes around the world that prove it wrong. Reagan had it right, any government that is big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything away from you.

    You expect misguided idealism from university students but when 40-somethings still think that way makes you think our society is immature. The Me Generation has morphed into The Great Compassionate Generation but with other people’s money – to prop up their enormous self-regard.

  18. Ubique

    Marx’s grave is a communist plot.

  19. Eyrie

    Gravestone should be replaced with a permanent monument.
    Here lies Karl Marx, whose lunatic economic theories led to the murder of more than 100 million people and the blighting of the lives of hundreds of millions more. If there is a Hell, may he burn in it and suffer torment for all eternity.

  20. Geriatric Mayfly

    Didn’t we have one of our most profound academic intellectuals (Hirst was it?) broadcasting far and wide his selfie in front of this iniquitous site?

  21. Old Lefty

    Seems to be better quality addition to the monument than the more common graffiti, with accurate spelling and coherent expression.
    It should score well in English and History exams at VCE.

    Literacy and numeracy are tools of genocidal ecocidal bourgeois fascist racist capitalist oppression, I’ll have you know – as this act of sacrilege attests! You’d be marked down for them in Yarragrad, and have Fatty after you with trumped-up abuse charges for the views expressed.

  22. Old Lefty

    Reminds me of a priceless Patrick Cook cartoon at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. A group of soldiers are removing Lenin’s embalmed corpse from the Great Hall of the Kremlin. An officer standing by asks another officer where they are taking him. The second officer shuffles through his papers and says ‘He’s been offered the chair in sociology at a um, ah, Monash University somewhere in Australia.’

  23. Mother Lode

    The gap between the rich and poor in this country shouldn’t be as wide as it is.

    What a trite platitude. What does it mean? Unless they mean that everybody should be the same (in which case you would not say the gap should be smaller but that it should not exist) or they have some idea of what it ought to be. What criterion? What measurement? What ideal value? What other contributing or extenuating factors impact?

    Or, more likely, they only mean people wealthier than the bracket in which they see themselves should be fleeced to fund projects that make them feel virtuous. They do not mean to have their incomes dented.

    No socialist sees themselves as part of their own socialist theory.

  24. Professor Fred Lenin

    Get weatherill to blow it up, ,he is good at blowing things up ,being a lefty you would have to pay him ,lefties do nothing for nothing .

  25. Herodotus

    Marx’s grave is a communist plot.

    At the moment a blood-stained sepulchre.
    Perhaps always, red paint or no red paint.

  26. J.H.

    LoL…. Engles must be spewing. He paid for the sponging cadger his entire life….. No monument to him.

  27. Squirrel

    Paint a Confederate flag on it.

  28. Ubique
    #3273194, posted on December 27, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Marx’s grave is a communist plot.

    Damnatio memoriae.

  29. Arky

    Why would an atheist want a grave anyway?
    Surely the land would be better put to use as an injecting room?

  30. Andre Lewis

    Of course Marx, despite his theories of equal treatment for all and wealth belonging only to the state, was a parasite. He and his family were kept not by his meagre earnings from editing journals hardly anyone read, but rather gifts and loans that were never repaid from fellow believers including Lenin. They enjoyed a large house, servants etc so he could sponge off others and draft his communist fantasies where no one would have private property or servants!

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘No socialist sees themselves as part of their own socialist theory.’

    Preach it, brother.

  32. Up The Workers!

    Marx’s Grave (aka the “Communist Plot”)

    Centrelink Central.

    All Global queues for O.P.M. start from this specific location.

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