The other evening I came across
this quotation from Auberon Waugh; although dreadful to contemplate, it's hard not to draw the conclusion that he might be an Assange supporter, if still alive today:
"I begin to have the feeling that the time has come for another war. We have done the Germans and Japanese, but Swedes are particularly annoying people. They have no body hair and never stop grumbling about all the acid rain and atmospheric pollution we send them. Their behaviour in the last war was not distinguished, and now they have started a fashion for arresting any of their citizens guilty of sexual impropriety abroad. There are obvious attractions in the idea of a short sharp war with Sweden. After it, the Swedes will be required to apologise, pay compensation and put abstract sculptures on the theme of Reconciliation in all their public places."
On the other hand, great as Waugh's loathing for Swedes undoubtedly was, given a chance to consider Assange in all his glory, he probably would have recognised an even more awful phenomenon than the Swedish populace (awful in his opinion, I hasten to add - some of my best friends are Swedes et cetera) when he saw one. Also, of course, he was joking.
Someone had to say it...
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