Earlier today I glanced at Andrew Bolt's daily column. I won't link to it.
The headline read something about the 'dark side' of Nelson Mandela.
Bolt wrote about this 'dark side' and recourse to violence, and blah, blah, blah.
No nuance, no understanding of history, of apartheid, of Mandela, of anything.
Mandela never killed anyone (which is good!), yet spent 27 years in jail. Do I have to point out that most of our local murderers spend a fraction of that time in jail?
Anyway, Bolt had nothing good to say about a man, newly dead, whose life served more good on any single day than most of us manage throughout our full lifespan. Along with me, Bolt fits firmly into the second group.
If ever I had wondered about the sincerity of Bolt's opinions, as opposed to deliberate provocation for the sake of attention, or wondered about whether there's a tiny black and bitter heart driving his daily rants ... today was a revalation.
Shallow and despicable, for no other reason than that he can, and he's paid to be.