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Mr. Cheney had announced a new book "The Heart" about his physical travails with the heart problems. As a human being and a civilized person I do not believe in bad wishes, so I wish Mr. Cheney well with his new heart. Through the years my view of Cheney had evolved from raging hatred to the calm disgust. Apparently, the world had adopted that latter one too because the more he tries to build an image as a statesman, the less the world pays attention. He had become a specimen, an epitome of the moronic evil; people use him as a reference point and now anyone who does evil without cause, just for fun, like killing animals or destroying countries, people say, "Oh, that's like Cheney." He had become a boogieman, an urban legend of American evil and that image fits him like .. a heart. Ben Franklin was right when he quoted once an old saying, "Gods are just and they turn our joyful sin into the tool of punishment." Whoever enjoys evil gets a payback of contempt. Funny thing, we do not need even to clarify that we mean Dick Cheney; just Cheney suffices; everyone understands the reference.
But it just came to me that there could be a unique idea. What if a person donating his/her organs would put a clause into the form, "To anyone but those like Dick Cheney?" I suggest the following template for clarity:
- I donate my heart to anyone with the exception of those who like Dick Cheney killed animals for sport.
Such clause if introduced could divert some people from the evil ways and thus it could become Cheney's good legacy of sorts.