Monday, December 23, 2013

Mikhail Kalashnikov died yesterday, CBC smears him today.

The Conservative habit to not speak ill of the dead is not shared by Canada's national broadcaster. Here's the first two lines of the story.

Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world's most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94.
Kalashnikov once aspired to design farm equipment. But even though his most famous invention — the AK-47 assault rifle — sowed havoc instead of crops, he often said he felt personally untroubled by his contribution to bloodshed.

Now that's classy. I can hardly wait to see what they've got in store for Eugene Stoner.

From the very bottom of the article we come to something positive, perhaps as a reward for the top.

He said he was proud of his bronze bust installed in his native village of Kurya in the Siberian region of Altai. He said newlyweds bring flowers to the bust.
"They whisper 'Uncle Misha, wish us happiness and healthy kids,"' he said. "What other gun designer can boast of that?"

What other indeed?

"God made Man. Sam Colt made Men equal." Sam Colt and Mikhail Kalashnikov.

Mikhail Kalashnikov, with his famous invention. RIP.

The Phantom

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