Over the weekend leading actress Robyn Malcolm burst into tweet to wish, apparently without irony, a happy birthday to Lenin.
Lenin, for those who don’t know, was the Bolshevik who snatched a good revolution away from the Russian people before going on to murder, starve and impoverish several million of the poor bastards, and set up the state apparatus which killed millions more.
I’m sure Robyn knows that.
I’m sure she knows what it was like living under communist rule.
Mind you, she could be just another dumb Barbie unaware of what their favourite mass murders got up to. Or she could just be trying to drum up controversy to help publicise the new play in which she stars, on a somewhat related subject.
Here’s a cartoon by Nick Kim to jog your memory about Berlin-Wall era communism: