Ian Smith 1919 – 2007

November 21st, 2007 § 0 comments

Ian Smith, the first Prime Minister of Rhodesia is brown bread.

Lenin has seen fit to say some appropriate words:

“Ian Smith has snuffed his lid, about 88 years too late. I suspect that many of the obituaries will seek to obscure his malevolent influence or smother it with platitudes and inane descriptions like “controversial”, “unpopular with many”, “respected by colleagues” and so on. You can’t talk about someone like Ian Smith without talking about the epoch and political circumstances that made him. His father had been a butcher, and arrived in the colony eighteen years after Cecil Rhodes and gang had first set foot there with mining rights. In other words, the family’s fortunes were made by the growing British control of the Cape colonial system.”

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