Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Scion of a futurist

It is of no consquence whatsoever, but somehow fitting.

There is one Italian among the 67 pagliacci assembled by their exemplar, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to inflate the zeppelin of Holocaust denial. His name is Tommaso "Allaedin" Clerici and he is a grandson of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, the firebrand of Futurism and idealogue of Mussolini's party and government. Marinetti's signature quote:

Art can be nothing but violence, cruelty, and injustice.
He liked trains, too.

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