Open Thread - Friday, September 21, 2018
"In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. Secrecy and silence are the perpetrator’s first line of defense. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure that no one listens. To this end, he marshals an impressive array of arguments, from the most blatant denial to the most sophisticated and elegant rationalization. After every atrocity one can expect to hear the same predictable apologies: it never happened; the victim lies; the victim exaggerates; the victim brought it upon herself; and in any case it is time to forget the past and move on. The more powerful the perpetrator, the greater is his prerogative to name and define reality, and the more completely his arguments prevail.”
- Judith Lewis Herman -
The reality control project continues unabated. It is hard to decide who the funk is most despicable. I am leaning toward funkin' Grassley.
Putting Kavanaugh on The Supreme Court is a sure sign the democracy is dead.
Let's appoint an apparatchik to lifetime appointment!
Have a great weekend!
The thread is OPEN.