Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Goebbel Piece Prize

Morning Joe and Pat Buchanan on MSNBC are trying to earn the Goebbel Piece Prize.

That prize is given out for the MSM pundit who repeats the sayings of Joseph Goebbels or displays the Goebbel philosophy the most in one day.

Today they are advocating and justifying torture in a way that would make Goebbel proud of them, and therefore they win the prize.

First, they find a detainee guilty without due process in violation of the US Constitution. Goody Goebbels, one point.

Then after presuming that guilt they compare killing 3,000 people (which they say he did because he confessed during torture) with sleep deprivation.

From there they go to "since we have the right to hang him we can do other things too, especially torture". Goody Goebbels, two points.

They forget that their shameful performance will be around to view on video just like the Nixon tapes are.

Pat Buchanan is incapable of learning any lesson he should have learned while working for Richard Milhouse Nixon.

His legacy in American life is to turn us into NAZI fascist pigs it seems, so he wins the Goebbel piece of crap prize today.

1 comment:

  1. Wideband repetition for you, from William Gibson's Spook Country, because it needs to be reiterated, for our government representatives and the torture apologists who frequent the media as talking heads.

    "A nation, consists of its laws. A nation does not consist of its situation at a given time. If an individual's morals are situational, that individual is without morals. If a nation's laws are situational, that nation has no laws, and soon isn't a nation. Are you really so scared of terrorists that you'll dismantle the structures that made America what it is? If you are, you let the terrorist win. Because that is exactly, specifically, his goal, his only goal: to frighten you into surrendering the rule of law. That's why they call him 'terrorist.' He uses terrifying threats to induce you to degrade your own society."
    "If the man who keeps returning to question you avoids behaving as if he were your enemy, you begin to lose your sense of who you are. Gradually, in the crisis of self that your captivity becomes, he guides you in your discovery of who you are becoming. An ordinary cigarette lighter will cause a man to tell you anything, whatever he thinks you want to hear. And will prevent him ever trusting you again, even slightly. And will confirm him, in his sense of self, as few things will."