Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Criminally Insane Epoch Arises - 3

It wasn't too long ago that the penalty for torture could result in the death penalty, in the case where the person being tortured died as a result of that torture.

Even though the ink on the paper that well known law is written on still reads that way, Attorney General Holder @ DOJ removes accountability from the legal dictionary when those who are too big to jail are being "considered".

Regular readers know that the Dredd Blog System has been pondering the notion of the advent of a new age, "The Criminally Insane Epoch", which includes a new way of reading and writing.

The new age of reading and writing comes right out of Karl Christian Rove Imaginary University, where the current Department of Just Us fellows evidently graduated:
''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''
(Dumb & Dumber Bleak & Bleeker). Excuse me, but that is the classic definition of deluded dementia: "making up a fantasy world then believing it to be reality".

It also blends quite well with any government use of propaganda, which is a form of societal dementia in the sense that "things are made up" to deceive innocent people.

Sometimes only the poets and songwriters can say "deluded" in a way that makes it so very plain to us:
People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed
(The Penalty For Torture Could Be Death, quoting Dylan). You know things have changed when Daniel Ellsberg talks about the nature of that change:
In this interview, Ellsberg says, "Richard Nixon, if he were alive today, would feel vindicated that all the crimes he committed against me – which forced his resignation facing impeachment – are now legal. " (Thanks to the Patriot Act and other laws passed in recent years.) And he says all presidents since Nixon have violated the constitution, most recently President Obama, with the bombing of Libya.
(Nixon Is Baaaack). We are at a stage in our national history when it is not only ok to be criminally insane, but ok to then to brag about it, such as bragging about waterboarding, as Dick Cheney has done in open public.

Our political discourse during a campaign (which seems to be defined as "24/7 365 days a year") is making up stories which the campaigning politicians think we want to hear.

We call these incessant events The Elections Of Pontius Pilots for a reason.

Karl's World, it's not just for Karl anymore.

Evidently General Petraeus went to Karl Christian Rove Imaginary University too.

General Petraeus' figures were released to show an increase in captured Taliban under his new surgey leadership.

The problem is that his figures approached 90% error, and he knew it:
Petraeus continued to exploit media ignorance of the discrepancy between the number of Taliban rank and file said to have been "captured" and the number actually sent to the FDIP.
(Press TV, accord IPS News & Huffpo). That explains why he qualified for and is therefore transferring to CIA?

He made figures up or misrepresented them ("we create our own reality") and the news reported it ("all of you, will be left to just study what we do").

In the post On The Memorial Daze - 2 it was pointed out that we are well into The Sixth Mass Extinction event as the Gulf of Mexico suffers its largest dead zone ever, due to deadly, massive flood waters with deadly toxins in that water.

We are at a "location" that is an unknown except that it is a relatively short distance between our "location" and ecocide.

So how is that Karl's World reality working out for you Circle W cowboys?

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.


  1. The US asylum has been taken over by the inmates. What is scary is the size of the nuclear arsenal at their disposal, otherwise no problem, they lose all their conventional wars, including the war on poverty, the war on drugs and the war on terror.

  2. Sorry anonymous, we have won the war on reason.

  3. Erich,

    Yes, reason surrendered to you some time ago. You are harmful and dangerous to yourselves and others.