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Who are the bad guys?
Thursday, January 25, 2024 @ 10:50 PM

We are living in troubled times. The Curmudgeon takes a look.


The weather and wars

Not only is the world experiencing extreme weather events, eg snow, ice, freezing temperatures, violent storms and floods in North America and northern Europe, yet, in stark contrast, drought in southern Europe…..

….. there are wars in Ukraine and Gaza Strip. Conflict in the Red Sea/Yemen region. Iran flexing its muscles and taunting the West. Unrest in Ecuador. Conflicts in Africa that are no longer reported in the West. The rise of extreme right-wing parties like the AfD in Germany, VOX in Spain and the PVV in The Netherlands. Donald Trump likely to be the next president of the United States.

And behind all this, there are increasing tensions in the Far East. China, Taiwan, North Korea spring to mind.



Has the Coronavirus really been contained? Is the resurgence of measles a worry? Should we be concerned about ‘flu?









Who or what is to blame?

Are all these down to human beings, politics, religious beliefs, global warming or a mixture of them all?

Human beings are culpable in all this chaos. That prompts the question: WHO ARE THE BAD GUYS?

Here is The Curmudgeon’s list in alphabetical order.

He says: “I’ll leave you to put them in order from worst to least bad. I do not dare!”



The Bad Guys

Prince ANDREW, Duke of York – disgraced royal






Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN – tricky Turkish president







Boris JOHNSON – disgraced former UK prime minister







JUAN CARLOS I – disgraced ex-king of Spain







KIM JONG UN – autocratic leader of North Korea







Javier MILEI – newly elected president of Argentina. A right-wing populist







Benjamin NETANYAHU – the prime minister of Israel; possibly a war criminal





Victor ORBAN - Hungary's longest serving prime minister, Orbán has curtailed press freedom, weakened judicial independence, and undermined multiparty democracy







Vladimir PUTIN – murderous and corrupt Russian president; undoubtedly a war criminal






Ayatolá JOMEINÍ – leader of Iran; up to all kinds of skulduggery in the Middle East







Nicola STURGEON – disgraced Scottish ex-first minister







Donald TRUMP – disastrous former president facing 91 criminal charges; should be in gaol




XI Jinping -  Chinese leader. Can he be trusted? Why is he backing Putin?








So, there you have it? These guys are all still alive. What about these dozen dead ones?


Winston CHURCHILL - former UK prime minister. War criminal and alcoholic

Jeffrey EPSTEIN - Prince Andrew's pal; a sex traffiker

General FRANCO - Spanish dictator and mass murderer.

Myra HINDLEY - Peter Sutcliffe's assistant

Adolf HITLER - need I say more?

Pol POT - Cambodian mass murderer.

Jack the RIPPER - a royal, by all accounts.

The Yorkshire RIPPER - The Moors Murderer, Peter Sutcliffe. Incompetent police allowed him to carry on longer than he should have.

Jimmy SAVILLE - deceased DJ, sex pest, paedophile, tolerated for far too long by the BBC.

Josef STALIN - worse than Hitler? Discuss.

Margaret THATCHER - the grocer's daughter that ruined Britain.

Fred and Rosemary WEST - serial killers. Fred killed himself but Rose remains in prison.


© The Curmudgeon


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PablodeRonda said:
Sunday, January 28, 2024 @ 10:22 AM

I wouldn't quibble with any names on this list, dead or alive. Interesting that of the 25 people listed, only four are/were women.

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