The man who bombed neutral Cambodia ‘back to the Stone Age’ and then got the Nobel Peace Prize, prompting songwriter Tom Lehrer to declare ‘satire is obsolete’, has finally died at 100, an age never reached by his tens of thousands of helpless victims. He backed Chile’s murderous Pinochet regime and was implicated in Operation Condor, a South American mass-assassination programme. His world view was ‘shaped by pessimism and a dim view of humanity’ where ‘power is the best aphrodisiac.’
Our only regret is that we can’t collectively dance on his grave. Instead we make the case for post-capitalist common ownership, where war will not exist, and power-crazed psychopaths like Kissinger will never be created.