Clicked on “comments” icon at upper right, to see if I missed any legitimates fallen into spam folder and was puzzled for a moment: whaaa?…Then saw the date of the epistle: 2010. Oh, then. That was a time I still cared enough to engage. And now someone – Steve? are you for real, man? – was incensed enough to give his well-thought through (for 6yrs…) reply to my challenge. Enjoy. Personally, after “you’re a fool” I stopped reading.
PS. Skipped through the comments there: apparently, Stevie-no-wonder has been commenting on that dead thread intermittently during all these 6 yrs!
Finished thick-as-a-brick biography of William Somerset Maugham. And have to say: I am very, very disappointed in Winston Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, RA. To be a friend of Willie, that incredibly disgusting “malignant crab”!
A hypocrite, a phony, a fake”gentleman” Victorian moralizer who fucked everybody and everyone of both genders crossing his path; who abused and harassed his wife Syrie -seriously, he even beat her (btw, first woman-professional interior decorator in Britain!), was maliciously stingy with his money towards her and their daughter (in one year Syrie and Liza’s yearly allowance was 2,400£ vs his lover Gerald’s – 3000£). A flaming homo who feared publicity for 70 years and led a life of ceremonious pretense; betrayed and mocked his friends and acquaintances in all his novels to such an extent that he was officially not welcome for return visit to British colonies in the East. He behaved at home as an oriental despot in his harem, spoiling flavor-of-the-month until he got tired of him, then threw him out; “lucky” few were made his factotums/secretaries/superintendent instead – and were still used for sex when nothing fresher appeared on the horizon. Both declared “loves of his life” – Gerald and Alan – were pimping younger boys for him, in addition to their own lovemaking. A life of cynical and cowardly misdeeds was culminated at the end when, influenced by his last lover, he scandalously refused inheritance to his daughter, calling her illegitimate, accusing his long-dead wife of extra-marital affairs. Disowning his own grandchildren, whom he swore he loved! She sued in courts of 2 countries, and won both cases. At the Garrik club the members turned away from Maugham, embarrassed to be near him.
And Winston was his friend for many years up to the end! Oh, the Brits.