April 15, 2008

Innocents abroad

Every so often you hear about a member of the moonbat brigade slamming head-first into that most foreign and unfamiliar of concepts: reality.

An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey.

The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the northern city of Gebze on Friday.

She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people.


Ms di Marineo was hitch-hiking from Milan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories with a fellow artist on their "Brides on Tour" project.


"Her travels were for an artistic performance and to give a message of peace and of trust, but not everyone deserves trust," [Ms di Marineo's] sister, Maria, told the Italian news agency, Ansa.

Yeah, hitchhiking to the Middle East is "an artistic performance." Too bad the critics you find in Third World backwaters are prone to rather brutal reviews of the most personal kind.

I wonder if her murder constitutes a more primitive brand of performance art.

Forgive me if I'm less than sympathetic, but this woman was a pretentious muttonhead, with a rather ... unrealistic understanding of human nature.

File this under "Thinning the herd."

Posted by Mike Lief at April 15, 2008 05:24 PM | TrackBack


While I personally believe that she deserved to die, based solely on her decision to engage in performance art, I assume, based on your next posting, that her killers nevertheless are, in your mind, deserving of the death penalty or at least LWOP, given their decision to kill her.

Posted by: BullButz at April 21, 2008 09:54 PM

I'd like to see them suffer whatever the penalty is for murder in their neck of the woods.

I suspect it's rather less pleasant than the fate her killer(s) would suffer in California.

But I am a bit conflicted, seeing as how I agree with you that performance "art" justifies at least a savage beating.

Posted by: Mike Lief at April 21, 2008 10:02 PM

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