Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Family Honor.

In practically any family there are members that no one likes to talk about. They have done things that bring shame and disgrace to the family so the easiest thing to do is to ignore them. Like the old adage, if you can't say something nice about someone don't say anything at all. What do you do if others say something about them, for instance if they say your grandfather was responsible for the death of many people? If your grandfather was Joseph Stalin, you sue. The only thing in doubt is exactly how many deaths Stalin was responsible for. That has not stopped his grandson from suing Russian news organizations for their comments. A couple of months ago one suit was dismissed, but he is trying again. It looks like the United States is not the only place where crazy lawsuits are filed.

Of course, maybe historians are wrong about him. When I read this story a song immediately came to mind, Springtime For Hitler.


Travis said...

I've also read about how Stalin is becoming more popular in Russia again. With some Russians extolling about how great and respected Russia was when he ruled, and that they are laughing stock now. It was kind of creepy.

dsmcaron said...

People get funny ideas, that's for certain.