Thursday, April 23, 2009

Trotsky: Part of a Well Balanced Diet

Poumista gives me the heads up to a story too strange to pass on: Trotsky’s ashes have been stolen, and apparently made into cookies by Anarchists in Mexico City. The supposed culprits wrote:
Eighty eight years of the day Trotsky directed the suppression of the anarchist uprising in Krondstadt, a group of bandits scaled the walls of his former house in Mexico City during the late hours at night. We broke the lock on his mausoleum and we expropriate the content inside it: a silver large vase that bears the inscription of his name, wrapped in the red scarf that he carried around the neck, containing the ashes of the corpse inside. We replace with care the lock in the monument with a reproduction that was similar in the appearance and escaped into the night.

The vase along with its content then was taken far away to a place where the vase was discarded and the content (a combination of ash and bone) were baked in cookies. These cookies then were sent, along with a letter that explains our actions, to newspapers, to organizations of Trotskyists, and to the groups of anarchist around the world.”
I have not had the story verified by any legitimate press outlets. If it is true, these Anarchist vandals put their Santa Cruz counterparts to shame. I wonder how those cookies tasted.

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