Tuesday 29 October 2019

Baghdadi is dead but Godfrey Elfwick has returned to life

I missed him badly after he was inexplicably removed from Twitter. He was the best Twitter entertainer there was and a very important satirist, but he was conservative and presumably therefore had to go. 

Here he is (or she, for word is his author is a woman) on great form in the Spectator, mourning Baghdadi.
What an inspiration, this man proved to us minorities that you can achieve anything you want if you really believe in yourself. Until his death, he was living his best life.
Trump of course showed him no such respect: ‘He died like a dog, he died like a coward’ the US dictator had declared, completely oblivious to the fact that proudly announcing the death of another human being from the comfort of his own press conference, shielded behind swathes of bodyguards, actually makes HIM the coward.
Thankfully, Trump’s vile hate speech was tempered by kind souls on social media. Jamie Lee Curtis, had this to say in response to the president’s spiteful outpouring:
‘He may have died a coward @realDonaldTrump but ALL living things suffer when they are blown up. Anyone who has experienced warfare, unlike yourself, would know that. War is brutal. Dogs are brave, bold, loyal, loving and healing.’
It's funny because it could so nearly be genuine.

It was also very funny watching Peter Jukes, who was in my year at college, losing his temper with Godfrey on Twitter for only mocking left-wing targets.

It is allowed, Peter.

Talking about achieving your dream, as Baghdadi did, this is true of Enver Hoxha of Albania, the only middle-aged tobacconist, so far as I know, who went on to be a bloodthirsty tyrant.