Monday, May 20, 2013

Macho Posturing Without Empathy

I'm just not sure it's different than sadism. Sure, supporting the Iraq war was serious, but going door to door with giant guns telling Iraqis to suck on this, or supporting the war because you thought "the prudent use of violence could be therapeutic"(Richard Cohen) sure seems like sadism to me. After several years of a recession, mass foreclosures and long term unemployment, if you're still demanding pints of the blood of other people it's a bit more than just posturing.