Sunday, October 25, 2009

Quote of the Week

Nothing is so easy as to deceive oneself; for what we wish, we readily believe.

And what an excellent example of just that we can see unfolding even as we speak - world class idiot Jan Guillou trying to explain away what is in fact high treason. I am deeply disgusted by these events. I don't believe in capital punishment, but I do feel that in certain situations, high treason can and must be punished that severely. No, I'm not at all advocating that for Guillou. Certainly not. But what he has done, be it however many years ago, is what it is, and I find it absolutely repulsive that he can even think of trying to make light of it as he is doing. He is a traitor to his country. I already knew that he's an idiot on a number of levels, and that he's a complete & total attention whore who will do & say pretty much anything to get in the papers. But this is unbelievably low. To do what he's done is bad enough. But to pretend that it's no big deal ... ??

Jan Guillou has committed high treason and is not even man enough to admit to it. Disgraceful in every way.


Paz said...

ITA, I have seen similar here people that have been involved in the conflict in Northern Ireland on all sides and IMO that they delude themselves what they have done wrong is in the past is amazing, lock them up and throw away the key.
great post

Leisha Camden said...

Yeah, it's amazing what people can make themselves believe. But it's so disgusting to see this guy - he's in the media a lot, even in this country (I have to say unfortunately) - and he's not shy about blasting others for their wrongdoings. But what he's done himself - acts for which he would have been executed in wartime!! - he's trying to brush under the carpet as just some youthful folly. Well, he was 27 when he stopped working with the KGB - I don't consider 27 young and foolish, personally.