United Nations: A Case of Dodocide

UNITED NATIONS In a set speech straight from the Communist handbook, Soviet Delegate Pavel Shakhov declared in the U.N. that "brutal" British colonizers have methodically oppressed and exploited the "indigenous inhabitants" of Mauritius, the Seychelles and St. Helena. Actually, replied Britain's Cecil Edward King last week, the situation "is even worse than the Soviet delegate realizes."

On Mauritius, said Delegate King, "I am afraid the original inhabitants were all liquidated within a few years of the arrival of the first explorers. They were birds of the species Dodo,* which is extinct and thus unable to press its claim to be granted independence...

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