“It’s such a bourgeois monument,” said Andrew Carroll, a former cemetery worker, as he looked up at a severe-looking bust of Marx’s giant head.
“I turned around [and saw it] and I was like ‘Oh, come on.’ ”
And all fees go to the Libertarian Free Market Society of the United Kingdom. (OK that’s not true.)
But how fantastic is it that one must pay a fee to see Marx’s grave? Kind of sad though that people will pay to see the grave of a man whose ideas were the driving force behind genocide and terror on a scale never before seen by man. look at number 1 and 2 on the below graphic.
But hey, Bernie Sanders!
(From The Wall Street Journal)
“Personally, I think it is disgusting,” the 24-year-old political activist said. “There are no depths of irony, or bad taste, to which capitalists won’t sink if they think they can make money out of it.”
The charity that looks after this cemetery has long taken swipe at a different irony: Karl Marx’s decision to buy a burial plot in a private London graveyard over the then state-provided alternatives. They say their cover fee subsidizes the upkeep of a cemetery where 170,000 other people rest.