We can’t have nice things because people keep electing leaders who are warmongers that focus on whatever they need to to obtain & hold power instead of trying to find ways to solve the differences of the planet and move us towards nice things.
These realities don’t go away just because one dies. Worse, you get a ton of whitewashed, nice things said about those leaders out of an IMHO misplaced notion of decorum, and now many folks who know little else about these leaders, or have forgotten, or whatever, remember this whitewashed version of that person because it was the last, most recent thing they read about them.
People were murdered and lives irrevocably altered at the hands of world leaders. In many cases, attitudes and opinions about entire groups of people may well have been altered for generations by policies enacted by the soldiers or people of countries affected by world leaders. If for no other reason, it is precisely at those moments when these leaders are being most remembered that it is important to get the full and complete history out there for everyone to see, so that those that suffered are not forgotten.
The media has done a wonderful job of portraying the “fucking class” version of events. I applaud Cory for making sure the full story is heard, and that the harm caused to those affected isn’t forgotten as a result.