Friday, May 28, 2010

Love of the Most Hated


This woman had a huge influence on me as a child, just because she did what she did not that I agreed with her. I think I saw her on Mike Douglas when I was around eight.

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9 Comments:

At 2:15 AM, Blogger Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Good clip. Her scoffing at the idea of life after death reminds me of Ralph Waldo Emerson's clever, diplomatic and insightful reply when he was asked for his opinion on the afterlife. He said, "I don't think anyone will be disappointed".

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger California Girl said...

she was the devil in our house when I was growing up. I was too young to be mindful of her in any meaningful way. I don't know what I think now because her relevance doesn't fit with today's reality. Inotherwords, I would relate to her from the standpoint of where everything is today rather than then, even tho' I remember the sensibilities of the Fifties & Sixties.

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Lorenzo and California Girl - I think she would still outrage people in some part of the country, but not in the way she did back then when even suggesting such a thing was unthinkable. Even though she was a trailblazer, she was apparently a rather unpleasant person to be around.

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger PattiKen said...

Thanks for this clip. It was really interesting. I remember hearing about her back in the day, but never saw her on TV. Whatever she believed, you have to give her credit for having the courage of her convictions. It couldn't have been easy back then.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

PattiKen - There is an hour long documentary on YouTube about her. She met a tragic, violent end. She has quite an amazing life story.

 
At 2:49 AM, Blogger Martin H. said...

Very interesting. Can you believe, I had never heard of this woman until I read your post.

 
At 7:00 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Martin - She was probably less known in the U.K., but she is also fairly much forgotten in the U.S. today.

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Gary said...

wow, she is quite the little firecracker! I can't say I agree with her either but she is certainly someone who I could see talking with for hours in a civil way and really enjoying her perspective. So, what happened to her?

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gary - I agree. A friend and I were just talking about her and feel that Roseanne would be perfect to play her. Her final days were quite tragic. One of her employees kidnapped her, one of her sons and her granddaughter. They were held captive for over a month while their tormentors stole $500,000 of their money and then brutally murdered all of them.

 

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