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Iraq-Raping Neocon Upset That People Keep Bringing Up The Iraq Thing

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There's so much going on in US politics right now that it's hard to know what to write about. With all the shouting about the election, impeachment, Trump's bogus Palestine "deal" and so many other important political issues competing for airtime with Kobe Bryant's death and coronavirus fear porn, it feels like we're already at white noise information saturation, and it's not even February yet. Things are going to get a whole lot noisier next month when the Democratic presidential primaries (and all the establishment manipulations that will necessarily accompany them) get underway, and Julian Assange's extradition trial begins.

One of the many interesting developments that I can pluck out of this cacophony to earn my keep here has been the hysterical response to Bernie Sanders' polling bump from the Bush-era neoconservatives who've been rehabilitated by a weird new alliance with the Democratic Party in the age of Trump. In just the last few days we've seen a deluge of smear pieces against Sanders published in mainstream news outlets by virulent "never-Trump" neocons Bret "Bedbug" Stephens, David "Axis of Evil" Frum, Jennifer"John McCain is too dovish" Rubin, and Max "The Case for American Empire" Boot.

Which has turned out to be a good thing so far, for two reasons. Firstly it has ripped off the mask of woke progressivism that these neoconservative war whores slapped on their faces three years ago to promote mass murder within the Democratic establishment's astroturf "Resistance" to Trump. Secondly it has educated an entire new generation of young voters about the evils of the Iraq invasion, and who helped facilitate it.

 

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Great writing, Caitlin! Lovely example of pseudomoralism, a special sort of casuistry peculiar to psychopaths groping for the remote control button over their prey. I know too many people who are taken in by that.

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Actually, "paramoralism" is the term I was seeking. Lobaczewski's description of how the psychopathic direct our outrage against the innocent.

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There was even a panic on the Left, when a rapprochement between Russia and the US might end the military industrial complex's endurance; despite the fact that war is now vestigial, having brought us to the point, with the toys collected to make celestial defense a possibility, that we no longer have to function under the delusion of foreign people threatening peace, and that the only enemy we ever really had is not wandering towards us from the kuyper belt and due to annihilate most life on Earth.

Time to put the guns down, boys, and turn and face the Heavens, from whence comes our demise.

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