Monday, November 26, 2007

Reality hits another Limosine Lefty

29 year old Dutch woman from a well to do family feels guilty for having money and opportunities, goes to Columbia to help poor people, ends up joining FARC, one of the most brutal groups of Communist guerrilla's in the world. The last thing her family's heard from her? A diary found in a Gov't raid on a FARC camp:

"I'm tired, tired of the FARC, tired of the people, tired of communal living. Tired of never having anything for myself," wrote the author, a 29-year-old Dutch woman.

And just like in the US, Europe has stupid rich kids:

"In certain circles in Europe, there still exists the romantic image of the guerrillas as Robin Hood, or Che Guevara, fighting the bad guys for the benefit of the poor," he said. "Nijmeijer fell into this trap."

I really don't have to much sympathy for whatever is happening to her. She intentionally joined a psychotically violent organization involved in torture, murder, and terror then became disenchanted w/ them when she realized it wasn't all fun and games. "Tired of never having anything for myself"? What does she think communism entails?

Obviously she didn't do a thorough thesis.

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