Saturday, 1 May 2010

Bill Turns To Stone

Last winter thousands of ethnic Albanians braved low temperatures and a cold wind in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, to welcome former US president Bill Clinton as he attended the unveiling of an 11-foot statue of himself on a key boulevard that also bears his name.

Clinton is celebrated as a hero by Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority for launching NATO’s bombing campaign against Yugoslavia in 1999 that stopped the brutal Serb forces’ crackdown on independence-seeking ethnic Albanians. This is Clinton’s first visit to Kosovo since it declared independence from Serbia last year.

Many waved American, Albanian and Kosovo flags and chanted “USA!” as the former president climbed on top of a podium with his poster in the background that read ‘Kosovo honours a hero’. The statue stood on top of a white-tiled base in the tiny square surrounded by communist-era buildings.

Nations raise statues of great men who are sometimes later blamed for the destruction and plunder of the same lands; the disgusted people then happily spit or beat with shoes the images of the heroes of their past. In recent history, we have witnessed such delightful spectacles in Russia and Iraq.

To name boulevards after sinful Bill is one thing but to erect statues in his tarnished name is paying undeserved homage to Oval Office erections. There was one flaw with the piece of public art: White House intern Monica Lewinsky’s marble lips were not shown attached to a readily excitable part of old Bill’s anatomy.

Even if the sculptures were to be condemned as un-Islamic in Pakistan, we need statues of our semi literate semi great men in public squares because the public needs to vent out its anger on powerless stone demigods.

10 comments:

  1. Careful.... judge him not harshly for what he did in private.....greater men have fallen to the charms of softer, biting lips..............

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  2. Bill was the president of the most drunk (with power) nation on the face of the Earth, whereas I'm just a man outside this cage looking in.
    As long as there exist soft biting lips in the world, great men will continue to imitate ordinary men like me.
    :)

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  3. if you can turn your radar on the inside, our current pres sb. was in jail for a better half of this decade, yet he had many lost thier jobs on the accusations of providing him with the daily supply of Gin & 'flesh'.

    we also know that all amreeka bashers just "(\/) to be in NY", like qazi sb. and, one fazalu, they hate amreeka, but thier aulads have earned thier degrees from there. like i say always, damn the hyprocite mullas,atleast bill was with a woman and not a pedofile like most of the mullas & recently, priests.

    amen !!!

    Bilal~

    p.s: when is the gallery going online?

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  4. spell correction - pedophile.

    Bilal~

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  5. Umreeka needs to be bashed for the wrongs it commits. You already know my views about the mullahs, the agencies and the politicians. I only side with the truth.
    Don't you find Bill's case interesting? See the whole picture and enjoy!

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  6. you still ignoring something :) camon ... where is the answer.

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  7. Bilal, I'm not ignoring the issue, there are a million things I could put here but I need more energy and time to do certain things. There is hope; thanks for waiting.

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  8. Like the last paragraph the best...

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  9. Thanks, my shoes are waiting for these fools.

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  10. 量力而為,別勉強了,Cut your coat according to your cloth. ....................................................

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