Oscar Niemeyer, the architect of Braslia, has died at the age of 104. The BBC obit contains a priceless piece of leftist disconnection:
His style was not to everyone's taste, and for a communist some people say his work was not very people-friendly - focusing more on the architecture's form than on its inhabitants or functionality.
Yes, an odd thing, that; being a communist and not thinking about the actual human inhabitants of his schemes. He was, I’m sure, well-compensated for his work, including the UN in New York. But true to his beliefs! Let’s all sing: Oh I wish I was an Oscar Neimeyer / that’s a red I’d truly like to be / for if I was an Oscar Neimeyer / I’d pay no price for ideology
They never do.