This guy used to be pretty brilliant. Seriously. At 15 years old, he was the U.S. champion Chess player and grandmaster. He was the World Champ in 1972 and then disappeared for nearly 20 years. Now he’s just kinda insane. And anti-Semitic. And crazy. Did I mention crazy?
Here’s some choice quotes from Fischer now that he’s been released from Japan (where he’d been awaiting US extradition to face charges for breaking economic sanctions), and headed to Iceland:
“The United States is an illegitimate country…just like the bandit state of Israel – the Jews have no right to be there, it belongs to the Palestinians,”
Did I mention that Fischer’s mom was Jewish? No? Anyway…
“That country, the United States, belongs to the red man, the American Indian…It’s actually a shame to be a so-called American because everybody living there is…an invader.”
You tell ‘em, Big Chief Chess King!
Wow… How the mighty fall.