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Is there any current or past World leader that you have or will celebrate when they die?



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,152 ✭✭✭✭fullstop

    Spoken like a true trump cultist 🤣😂

    Most of the stuff on that list you could be leveling at the fat orange fella 🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,337 ✭✭✭Sgt Hartman

    My old neighbor was the same when I was renting. He was feeding a family of seagulls for weeks. The things used to perch on his windowsill and screech into the window for him to come out and give them food. My housemate used to go crazy because the seagulls would poop all over his car.

    Anyway back on topic I hope someone takes Putin or that Lukachenko dickhead in Belarus out. Same with that self serving psychopath Bolsonaro in Brazil. Although usually there's another cnut waiting in the wings to take over from them when they do finally die.

  • I'll genuinely have a big smile on my face when GW Bush dies. People love to harp on about Trump here, but Bush truly F'd up the world way more than any other western leader.

    And I'll have a similar smile when Bertie Ahern dies. Some of us still remember the Banking crash and FF's role in it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,472 ✭✭✭growleaves

    Lazar Kaganovich only died in 1991 at age 98.

    Probably the most recent political figure who bares responsibility for tens of millions of deaths to die within our lifetimes.

    I am not the type to faint

    When things are odd or things are quaint

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,130 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha

    I'd like to re-emphasise that taking pleasure in anyone's death is quite horrible. The only exception I'd make are for people who might go on to do more terrible things like Trump and Putin. Thatcher, Bush, Reagan, Blair and so on did everything they were going to do or had done when they die/died.

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,540 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm

    I was wondering would many of the posters on here actually follow this fella's lead and dance on the grave of the dead?


    For the boards posters it would obviously be phone in hand obviously mid post, while dancing at the same time.

    But I ask what does it achieve? Who does it benefit ? And what does it say of the mindset of someone who thinks like this? Regardless of what people think of an individual, it is more of statement into the mindset of 'death celebrator's' in my opinion.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,130 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha

    A petty stunt for likes on social media. Nothing more.

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith

  • I've just been reminded that Slobodan Milosevic died in 2006.

    Would folk here be telling the Croats and Bosnians, who celebrated this development, to be the bigger person?

    Yes, stuff like the Haughey thing are just petty, but there are and have been some of the worst monsters imaginable, and saying no death should be celebrated - when you're in a safe democracy - displays lack of empathy. The devil doesn't need an advocate. I'm gonna reserve my concern for the many dead they were responsible for.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,789 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3

    Lot of people suffered under Haughey.

    The paedos had their gulags for Irish women, all aided and abetted by FFFG and Labour.

    Ordinary people suffered on huge waiting lists in the health service while Haughey robbed the country blind.

    The big question is why didn’t more people dance on his grave?

    I guess at least Haughey was the end of the criminals in FF, right?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,540 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm

    That is not my point . I will repeat it again Is it right to not only celebrate that a person is dead, but to dance on their graves as well?

    Furthermore what does it achieve? And finally what does it say about such people’s mindsets that they feel they have to ‘celebrate’ a death. Or hope someone dies?

    Personally I think people with such mindsets need to take a step back mentally. And have a period of self reflection regardless of political viewpoint.

    The question should not simply be would you celebrate the death of a world leader past or hope for the death of a present leader etc

    The real question to me is a deeper one. Is it right to celebrate the loss of another life? And WHY some people feel justified in that mindset.

    Because personally it does not sit right with me. And on a human level it seems reprehensible to me.

    But I think some posters manage to ge to couch their thoughts in the political instead so they can then dehumanise an individual past or present. With a self justifying agenda. It creates a psychological distance, to allow dehumanising of an individual. A different compartment mentally so that they can view xyz as other.

    To the extent that they celebrate a death or hope a person dies. To me that is a very dangerous line of thought. As dehumanising and the creation of ‘other’ only leads one way.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.

  • I didn't celebrate Haughey or Thatcher or Paisley dying - that's not my cup of tea, but surely you wouldn't apply the above to people who were affected being overjoyed when Hitler died, or Stalin, or Pinochet, Pol Pot, Milosevic, Amin...?

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,540 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm

    If it was a war situation and you were on the opposing side of xyz leader who died. Then I could understand it to an extent as it would mean end of war which could be celebrated. Ironically Stailin was instrumental in the defeat of Hitler. So who do you ‘celebrate’?

    But all those individuals you mention were put into power by the creation of the political circumstances which enabled such leaders to get there. A culture was created and enabled.

    And a myriad of people are to blame for the creation of those circumstances and climates.

    The leader is just an easy scapegoat and lightening rod to blame. But there has be culpability across the board so those leaders get in the first place. And more often than not a leader is a reflection of a time and place. And the people they represent IMO.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.

  • I think the above is so lacking empathy. What about those who lost loved ones to the mass murders ordered by those very leaders? I don't see a need to over complicate it. Being glad a murderous tyrant is dead because they can no longer murder, or because of the trauma they caused... is perfectly legitimate.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,442 ✭✭✭bad2thebone

    I'd say Jimmy Saville and all paedophilies, child killer's etc

    There's an agenda going on somewhere supposedly of people promoting minor attraction as normality. I'm sure there's some women and men who were harmed who'd like to see the cuts suggesting that minor attraction is acceptable locked up or tormented.

    Any cnut who accepts minor attraction is appropriate, " is a nonse ".

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,051 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland

    That’s it. Leaders can, certainly, be evil and, in some cases, get personally involved in evil deeds but wouldn’t get anywhere without the support of their advisors, generals and, ultimately, their people.

    When I think of evil I think of people who engage in tortuous, and murderous, activities. Like the ones who murdered Suzanne Capper, Shanda Sharer or that awful case of Junko Furuta. People like Beven Spencer von Einem, pure evil scum.

    I wouldn’t begrudge anyone celebrating when anyone involved in crimes like that die.

    The tide is turning…

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,789 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3

    Maybe those who who suffered at the hands of Haughey’s criminality feel better for it.

    If they did, then who would I be to judge them for it?

    Maybe climb down off your high horse…

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭chrissb8

    All this holier-than-thou attitude that to celebrate the death of a person is wrong. If said person has left nothing put a path of destruction, misery, pain and suffering in their wake their death spells the end of all that. So yes, it is absolutely fine to celebrate the death of a horrible odious individual who has been detrimental to the human race.

    I'm all for punishment via prison or the law, but let's live in reality, some of the worst of us will never see a day behind bars and death is a fine substitute.

    I have no active interest in wishing death to some like the queen etc. just because of what they represent. But people like Trump or Kim Jong-Un? Yeah, good riddance and break out the champagne.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,540 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm

    Sorry if I hit a nerve but you are basically wishing death upon someone regardless of who it is, albeit from behind a computer screen and hypothetically.

    And how is that a healthy manner for an individual to feel better about themselves? I would argue it is warped thinking and misdirected energy.

    Just my opinion, it does speak of a certain mindset for some to revel in the misfortune of other’s and then some take it to another level and wish or be glad they are dead.

    It shows something lacking if not agenda lead it could be allied with deep rooted insecurities.

    It probably has something to with a deflection psychological tactic, that someone can blame xyz leader, rejoice in their death, which avoids a person looking at themselves. So they can absolve themselves from fault/blame in general.

    Plus in this topic couching such a wish in ‘political terms’ gives such people some pseudo justification in their minds, to be glad such and such is dead, or wishes such and such dies.

    Fascinating from a psychological standpoint.

    I doubt many on here would say to anyone I wish you would die and mean it?

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.

  • Absolutely. It is very much holier than thou.

    Being glad of the death of a genocidal tyrant = revelling in the misfortune of others? Pure shyte. And so insensitive.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,900 ✭✭✭✭Donald Trump

    The man from Del Monte? He always said yes.

    As opposed to the other Orange man Paisley before he died. He always said no.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,624 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock

    If this post contains the phrase "we're done here" it means I've proven what I set out to prove and I don't want to keep going round in circles.

    It's not about "winning" it's about illustrating a point.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,456 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    If someone danced on my family members grave like that loser did, I would make sure they paid for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,472 ✭✭✭growleaves

    But then some posters have listed famous politicians who weren't genocidal tyrants, showcasing their derangement imo.

    Its not a good road to go down in general. Also you can see a partisan filter creeping in. Are the posters who were happy that Pinochet died also happy when socialist revoltuonaries reponsible for thousands or even millions of deaths (Castro, Kaganovich etc.) die? If not, why not? You see in this instance partisanism is even more corrupting than usual, as now left-right biases become a matter of gleefully exulting over dead bodies.

    I am not the type to faint

    When things are odd or things are quaint

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,202 ✭✭✭✭Hello 2D Person Below

    If there's Thatcher-esque street parties at the death of Anthony Blair, I will be on the first plane/ferry across the Irish Sea.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,789 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3

    What nerve do you think you hit upon?

    And stop lying about me like you did in the first sentence.

  • I acknowledged that it wouldn't be for me when it comes to the likes of Thatcher, Paisley, Bush, Haughey, but I'm talking about people who have suffered/lived in terror under a murderous tyrant (doesn't matter what ideology), lost loved ones to them - and when that tyrant dies, they celebrate. There is nothing wrong with this - it's completely fair. It doesn't make them in any way bad people. The person whose death they're celebrating is the bad person, responsible for many deaths.

    Yet there are all these mealy mouthed, weaselish responses to my point. Whatabouting and contrarianism and devil's advocate dishonesty, taking responsibility away from the murderous tyrant. By people living in a safe democracy. No empathy at all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,472 ✭✭✭growleaves

    I don't think anyone said that they wouldn't understand if someone who's family had been murdered were celebrating. Though that level of bitterness is outside (our) ordinary experience. It is what it is.

    The question in the OP was whether boardsies themselves have or will celebrate and the right answer should be 'no'. Really we're just talking about a kind of numbskull TV/internet addiction - political junkies who don't have anything going on in their lives partying by themselves because Ronald Reagan passed away in old age from Alzheimers. Ghoulish.

    I am not the type to faint

    When things are odd or things are quaint

  • Yeah the opening post just addresses people here, but then the smug "nO dEaTh ShOuLd Be CeLeBrAtEd" drivel started.

    And while I wouldn't be holding parties or having a dance, or showing my glee on social media (I do agree that that's childish), I'll be glad when Trump and Putin die. Why wouldn't I be when two dangerous people like them are no longer here?

    Also, your use of "bitter" discredits and undermines those I've described. It's gas-lighting them. They are completely rational.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,540 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm

    See your previous post in which you stated 'climb down off your high horse' which implied to me that I hit a nerve. Hopefully we won't fall out over it. But I certainly wouldn't wish death upon you whether you are a leader of the Zebra nation or simply a horse painted stripey.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.