Thursday, October 31, 2002


I must be thick. The following question seems to have stumped both Steve Sailer and Jason Soon. The quote is from Steve Sailer:

�I'm reviewing the new biopic "Frida," about the glamorous pair of Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera. They were wealthy, self-indulgent sensualists and dedicated Communists. Exactly what was it about Lenin and Stalin, who don't seem like fun people to party with, that so attracted hedonistic artists like Kahlo, Rivera, Picasso, and the like?�

To me the answer seems obvious. The artists concerned and Stalin were all big egos who hated conventional Western �bourgeois� society and thought they knew better. Where is the puzzle in that?


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