June 23, 2003


Look who’s become the Mission District's latest mural martyr, alongside Mumia Abu Jamal and Che Guevera.

UPDATE. Lotsa comments at Little Green Footballs.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 23, 2003 11:31 PM

ummm .... excuse me for being a fool but have lost links to other blog sites like troppo armadillo and john quiggan etc .... yes yes i know they are lefty but i just like tracking a broad range of opinion ........ google despite being the god of all things seems extremely deficient in tracking changes even from a few months ago ...... ummm on the subject topic ..... what an extraordinary biased rant on tonights 4 corners .... and so good that we are all subject to imported culture and opinions on the national broadcaster .....

Posted by: thersites at June 23, 2003 at 11:54 PM

Say what you will, this is an honor she richly deserves.

Posted by: Ken Begg at June 24, 2003 at 01:09 AM


Are you seriosuly saying that Corrie deserves to be immortalised as a "hero"?

Or are you saying that she deserves to be regarded as comparable to the the henchman of a tyrant (and would be subjugator of the masses) and a convicted murderer?

Posted by: ZsaZsa at June 24, 2003 at 01:44 AM

that's exactly where she belongs, next to a cop-killer & a communist insurgent.

Posted by: harm d. at June 24, 2003 at 01:57 AM

Wow. I didn't know whe had long blond hair. For some reason I thought she shaved her head. Ok, an aryan woman as a hero of the barrio it is then.

Posted by: Charles at June 24, 2003 at 02:00 AM

More the latter. I think she could be reasonably described as an accomplice both to murder and subjugation of some masses, and readily would have done more in those directions if she could have.

If anything's appalling, although it's essential to having a fix on who she was, it's knowing how proud she'd be to be up on that wall.

Posted by: Ken HPoJ at June 24, 2003 at 02:03 AM

What, no halo?

Posted by: mojo at June 24, 2003 at 02:11 AM

Thersites, if you consider Ken Parish "lefty" you're either American (and so working from a different scale), far-right, or not paying attention. Anyway, he's at:
John Quiggin's at:

Posted by: mark at June 24, 2003 at 03:05 AM

One order of word salad for Table 1.

Posted by: Ernie G at June 24, 2003 at 03:52 AM

Who noticed that the three "heroes" are portrayed as cogs in some larger machine? What does that machine do, and who built it?

Posted by: Dave Himrich at June 24, 2003 at 04:16 AM

As promised:

Among many other terrorist activities, Lehi assassinated UN mediator Count Folke Bernadotte. Bernadotte's insistence on the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes was the cause for his murder. The assassination was directed by Yehoshua Zetler and carried out by a four-man team lead by Meshulam Markover. The fatal shots were fired by Yehoshua Cohen. Lehi leaders Nathan Yellin-Moor and Matitiahu Schmulevitz were arrested two months after the murder. Most of the suspects involved were released immediately and all of them were granted general amnesty on the 14th of February, 1949.

After the state of Israel was created, Lehi was mostly disbanded and integrated into the Israel Defence Forces. Members of the Lehi founded a political party known as 'Fighters," but it had little electoral success and disbanded.


By the way, the LGF comments you link to are sickening.

Posted by: Bon Scott at June 24, 2003 at 10:36 AM

Why not go tell them that, li'l Bonnie?

Posted by: tim at June 24, 2003 at 12:05 PM

No point.

It's an old thread already; they post real fast over there; opposing viewpoints are either deleted or derided rather than read; and they're logic-proof wingnuts in any case.

Posted by: Bon Scott at June 24, 2003 at 03:23 PM