Sunday, February 09, 2014

Poor Conrad Black

Poor Conrad Black!

Let us all weep for this disgraced Canadian hero, who has received "many good wishes" and claims "for the first time, at any stage of this long and relentless persecution, I have not received a single negative message."

(Should you wish to disabuse Mr. Black of the notion that everyone stands behind him, negative messages can be sent to

Mr. Black says that "Honours do not make a man, any more than the withdrawal of honours unmakes one." But being convicted of mail fraud and obstruction of justice certainly unmake a man. Then again, that same man has a history of dishonest behavior, starting with selling stolen exam papers when he was a student at Upper Canada College.

Mr. Black boasts of supporting letters written by Henry Kissinger. If one wants to rehabilitate one's reputation, I can think of no one better than Kissinger, whose sterling reputation has never been besmirched. Just like Mr. Black's.

1 comment:

IThinkWithMy Liver said...

Who is this Conrad Black?
What has he worked his life at?
(I say it that way so as not to limit my question to asking what "paid job" a person has)

Is he a creationist?
An AGW-denier?
A math crank?

He is 100% right about one thing: judicial systems imply absolutely NOTHING about truth. Being labeled or convicted of anything doesn't make it true that one did that thing, nor that that thing was bad, whether or not one did that thing. Hence, labels such as convicted criminal or rapist or murderer or terrorist never ever define anyone.