Monday, March 05, 2007

Bizarre supersitions influence a variety of political figures the world over, it appears, not just lunatic leaders of small African nations. How refreshing. Serbia, it seems, isn't immune to a little magic ritual at all.

The grave of former Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic, was attacked and desecrated by one of his long time opponents this week when Miroslav Milosevic - a former student activist and no relation - jumped the fence of the gravesite and thrust a wooden pole into Milosevic's grave - performing what was meant, in Medieval times - to drive out vampires.

And the thing is, it's good that people are thinking this way. It really is. Because how else would Serbia rid itself of vampires? Especially vampires that appear to live in the ground, alongside former genocidal leaders. They're not easy to kill and they're such a menace.

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