Evidently Dick Cheney is not long for this world. Then:
Now, via Yahoo news:
A word of advice:
The right will try to shame us into whitewashing Cheney's crimes, like every other Republican criminal and moral failure after their deaths. We can whimper and beg their pardon or we can demand that the right acknowledge each and every crime he committed.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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That middle photo should be two guys in prison jumpsuits.
Poor guy, suffering like that.
Yeah, it must be torture.
All that pain and death and misery. It makes me wish I were still Catholic so I could picture him roasting in Hell.
Oh, you can still picture it. I'm hard pressed to think of any American who's done more damage to the country and the world than Dick Cheney. There are some other historical contenders for Most Evil American, but Cheney's right up there. He doesn't see himself that way, but his entire family has utterly no compunctions whatsoever with outright lying - to the public, the press, and Congress of course, but in Dick's case, that also goes for members of his own team (Rice), his supposed friends (Armey) and his boss (Bush). If you haven't read Angler yet, pick up a copy.
Here, I'll get you started. When George W. Bush wakes up in Hell, he'll be absolutely indignant about it. It will have to be explained to him, patiently, by some demon who draws the short straw, and finally he'll stop trying.
Meanwhile, Cheney will apply for a job in management.
I don't know. I just can't find it in me to wish painful death on anyone, or that kind of suffering on their (horrible) family. During the depths of bush/cheney when I was grappling with how to think about it all, and talk about it, to my very young children I decided I preferred to believe in karma--the full monty karma--where both Bush and Cheney have to be reborn thousands of times until they fully realize what they have done and suffer for it. Because mere physical suffering isn't really significant in this world and because I doubt either of them will really suffer physically at all. Their families will suffer because their families love them but that's cold comfort to me. Their families will definitely never learn anything like "Hey! I wonder how that little Iraqi girl whose parents we shot has enjoyed seeing her blood spattered picture in the papers!" or "did that little boy whose family we killed and whose arms we blew off come to understand the value of the surge (tm)?" They were too selfish to care about those victims and they will be too selfish to find any kind of understanding or grace through suffering when it is visited on them. Indeed, no doubt, they will be hardened in their basic evil.
If he REALLY is not long for this world....
Hope he has asbestos underwear. He's gonna need it, considering where he's likely going...
The kid without arms is not actually that grateful somehow.
OMG Substance. You beat me to it. If I had my way, every Iraq war booster would have to meet him and explain to him in person why the losses he suffered were necessary.
Anger is an incredibly powerful motivator. It gives us the strength to fight, and liberals don't fight enough. We see the anger on the right and are rightfully appalled, but it's possible to feel anger at injustice without feeling personal hatred. I don't hate McArdle--I fear her power to influence policy that will harm me, and the ease at which she gets away with trying to harm others. The fear makes me angry and the anger makes me fight.
The right fears other things.
I'd make the same distinction. Anger can be a positive emotion when justified and properly channeled. Hatred is different. (And some folks don't need anger - or at least, not much - to stay motivated.)
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