I just "love" this.
The far right in this country typically loves to demonize gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered as perverted or abnormal, claiming we are unnatural or otherwise harmful to society, but when you think about it these are the same twisted individuals who seem to get a sexual thrill out of torture.
Frankly I don't get it. Or maybe I DO get it and I just hate to admit that we have fallen under the sick, twisted, domination of authoritarian (some might say totalitarian or even fascist) leaders for whom the inflicting of pain, suffering, bleeding, and dying are little more than a part of an average day's work. Or maybe I don't want to admit an even frightening truth: that our leaders in the Bush Administration and their theocratic supporters have actually WELCOMED the terror of 911 because it has offered then an excuse to reveal their demented ideas pertaining to patriotism and nationalism.
Under normal circumstances patriotism, the ability to love your country and to right it when it is wrong, is a good thing. But the current batch of reactionary totalitarians have used patriotism as an excuse to indulge their dark sides. Not only do they see torture and sadism as tools of the Bush foreign/intelligence policy. They seem to enjoy the pain and suffering that they impose on others. In other words, I would suggest very strongly that Praetorone (Brandon) has it right. We have fallen under the repressive yoke of sexual sadists, of demented sociopaths and psychopaths who to revel in the pain and suffering of others and for whom laws and social norms have no meaning what so ever.. They seem to operate on their twisted, inner instincts, showing nothing that even resembles a human conscience, except on those occasions when they decide to play the part of caring, compassionate individuals. Of course it's all a front, because when it is all said and done these people have no feelings for anyone except themselves and, to make matters worse, they show a strong proclivity for destroying everything they touch. Worse yet, they refuse to learn from their mistakes. Or rather, they are incapable of learning from their mistakes.
And now the bad news. Whenever these creatures are bailed out of their self-created dilemnas it only reinforces their dysfunctional personalities, encouraging them to behave even more outrageously than they had before. And God knows Bush has lived an entire lifetime, sixty miserable years in which he has been bailed out of trouble by friends, family members, and business partners who unknowingly encouraged and nurtured his sociopathic/psychopathic nature.
So now the Administration has unleashed the CIA and given it permission to resume torture as a part of our national defense policy. Translated into modern English, the Psychopaths in the Executive Branch of the federal government felt the need, the overpowering urge, to torture and murder again.
Which makes me wonder. How are they different from classic serial killers suck as Jack The Ripper, Ted Bundy, and the Boston Strangler? I would suggest that the only real difference is one of power. The Bush Administration, the cold blooded murderers and sadists who we so foolishly elected to power are merely upper class versions of the above-mentioned serial killers. The only difference is that while jack the Ripper used a knife, the Bush Administration uses the power of the federal government that it usurped in both, 2000 and 2004 to commit cold blooded murder and torture.
Monday, July 23, 2007
I just "love" this.