One of the most evil figures of the 20th century was murdered on August 20, 1940 on orders from one of the other most evil figures, the one who beat him to the punch. Now we may have a look at the likely weapon.
The icepick has long been associated with Trotsky. I well recall working in opposition to conscription with a coalition of groups that included churches, left-liberals, libertarians, conservatives, leftists, and so on. The one group that all of the sophisticated members of the other groups feared and hated was the Trotskyists, who were masters at taking over coalitions, diverting them to their sectarian purposes, sucking them dry of resources, and then moving on. At the big CARD (Committee Against Registration and the Draft, of which I was national secretary) convention in Detroit 25 years ago, those who knew how the Trots worked wore little lapel pins with no wording, but an obvious meaning: a drawing of an icepick. The slogan: “A chicken in every pot, An icepick in every Trot.” Leon Trotsky himself surely got better than he had handed out to his enemies back in the USSR. His followers were simply swept up in a cult, but they followed the party line with monomaniacal intensity.
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Trotsky was an avid student of Lenin.
Quiz: Name a famous “libertarian” who was an avid student of Lenin?
Another quiz: Name a moron who signs himself YKW.
Name a cultist who calls himself Jeff Riggenbach?
Yet another quiz:
Name two infantile nit-pickers who fancy themselves commenters.
Still another quiz: Why is an ice ax being called an ice “pick.?”
And why did someone in Mexico City have an icepick or an ice ax? Wouldn’t that be sort of
Actually, Charles, you’re right and wrong. There are two different tools to manage large amounts of ice. Yes there’s an ice ax that can be used for, well, obvious things. But an ice pick is different. And much less coms-pick-you-us. Ice picks are more like awls or chisels and less like splitters.
Brian: Wait a minute! — you’ve shown an ice pick, used for chipping pieces of ice off a big block for use in martinis.
The item Senora Salas is holding is an ice ax, used for self-arrest sliding off snowy mountainsides, building belay anchors, and assassinating communists.
Oh mea culpa. I was thinking of the ice ax I’ve seen in marinas reminiscent of a pick ax.
trotsky killed so many people. sad face.
*cough* native american genocide, veitnam war, the only country to use nuclear bombs *cough*
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