Republican Perversion Watch Continued
And following on the heels of yesterday's tale of the son of a Republican state senator who likes shoving broomsticks up little boys' asses
, we have yet another in the GOP, this one the deputy press secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who has been caught by an undercover officer of the FBI that he thought was a 14-year-old-girl. Said fictional child our sicko Republican was trying to seduce.
Again: why is it when you hear of this happening, whether it's homophobic officials who turn out to be gay
, or Pro-lifers who are proud they fucked farm animals
(and think that's more
moral than homosexuality), or even operatives of the administration who turn out to be male prostitutes
, it's always
All the way back at least to Roy Cohn
, who proposed putting homosexuals with AIDS in camps and then died(and in great suffering, and I will say he's the only person who ever deserved that kind of death) of the disease itself, Republican hypocrisy on moral matters is consistently breathtaking. But it fits. Republicans always project upon their enemies precisely their own nature, and this is no exception. I suppose they might think that if they fight, say, gay rights, that God will look the other way on their own gayness. (by their own lights, mind you, which is to say they
think and declare being gay sends you to Hell; myself, I care neither about Hell, homosexuality nor God) But one wonders how they justify the farm animals and children.
One has to remember that theirs is a minority culture with its own strange mores, without much connection to mainstream humanity. They come from a socially retarded and backward point of view that, for instance, values the life of some dead woman in Florida
over those of thousands upon thousands of live men and women in Iraq, or is willing to stop a vaccine that can save women from cervical cancer
on the grounds that it's better that women should die than to have sex, or thinks getting prayer in school is more important than getting competent teachers first.
We ought to pity them. They're stuck in a dead century that never really existed. They're terrified of everything that most of us treat as normal modern life, and this twists them into shapes those of us who have matured properly simply cannot imagine. All they can think of is the sin they imagine around them, so of course it makes sense that they'd embrace what is often the very worst of it--they know nothing else and impute all good and positive qualities to a god that doesn't exist. (Even if there is
a God, he cannot be the fundamentalist's god) They leave themselves with none and, rather than taking responsibility for their own behavior, they wait lazily for "God's grace" to do their moral heavy lifting for them. It must therefore be a relief to them that it never arrives--well, except once they're caught and need redemption.
Right-wing Republican Christians are, for the most part, moral welfare queens, dependent on an imaginary enabler, that cannot stand on their own two feet. It's sad to see what dependence on church can do to the spine.
But that's their business. The important thing is to recognize their incapability, though, of leading pretty much anything, and to get them away from the reins of government and back to their farms where their world makes sense, and old Bessie is still pining for their touch, and they can smell the reasssuring scent of manure on their galoshes. This November, help do what you can to take the pressure off the poor Republicans and remove them from office for their own good. So much responsibility, so much water over their heads; how could they help but drown?
Intervene this November. If not for the good of the country, at least for the good of the poor, retarded GOP.