Bobby Fischer: Another Way of Seeing (America)

The U.S. is based on lies, is based on theft…You have to look at the history of the country: Get something for nothing. Take and kill. That’s the history of the U.S. A despicable country, you know…

Democracy is just a load of bullshit. It is just a cover for the criminal nature of the U.S. But I’m hoping for the Seven Days in May scenario, where sane people will take over the U.S., military people…

And ultimately the white man should leave the U.S., the black man should go back to Africa, the whites back to Europe, and the country should be returned to the American Indians who lived there for who knows how many tens of thousands of years. They kept the land crystal clean. It was a beautiful country when the white man came. This is the future I would like to see for the so-called U.S.

Death to the U.S. They are the worst liars and bastards. This is a wonderful day.

Thus spoke one Bobby Fischer some ten years ago. He of course was and remains America’s greatest chess grandmaster ever and their only world chess champion and one of the very few genuine Americans who came to be known for intellectual achievements.

Undoubtedly he had his reasons for speaking out like that against the country of his birth (which he later renounced).

At one point, already the World Chess Champion, he was detained by American police officers in Pasadena for no good reason, then beaten and otherwise mistreated for two days in a police station cell. At another time, the long grabby arm of the American government tried to rob him of his championship winner’s purse.

Things like that — they do make people bitter…. and honest — make them tell the truth and speak their mind. Bobby Fischer did.


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2 Responses to “Bobby Fischer: Another Way of Seeing (America)”

  1. kindredspiritks Says:

    George Bush Sr. was I think the US President when they told Fischer he could not play in Yugoslavia due to the ban on travel to that country. That is what pissed off Bobby most. The American Indian tribes fought among themselves, suffered weather conditions much the way it exists today. The white man harnessed the raging rivers that caused great damage and threat to human life. The world of the times that only the Indians lived here were not so wonderful.In some ways the Indians recognized the white people coming to their shores as being friendly and the Indians responded in kind. Evil comes in many guises and the Indians were cheated at the expense of American expansion of its growing population. Many Indians got sick and died from contact with whites who brought disease with them from Europe.


  2. multiconstruct Says:

    there was a horrible legacy of genocide on top of the transmission of disease. I am an American and have a friend from Spain who was teasing me about our butchery and I was like what about Spain’s colonization and she said “where are your indigenous people?” they’re still there in South America and i would add Canada and Mexico. In the US not so much. The exploitation of our indigenous was not a historical fact but continues. The channelization of the great rivers is a tragedy. the Missouri is meant to spill over its banks, meander slowly down to the Gulf. Instead we have all this nitrogen and there is a giant and growing dead zone. Bobby Fisher had it right. there is something brutal and grasping about the american character that we obfuscate with our talk of democracy.


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