Lynch Mobs and Weiners

June 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

You’d think that someone with his last name would be cautious or did all the teasing as a child make him a reckless thrillseeker? So much public chatter. So much “excitement” while Libya; Iraq; Afghanistan; Yemen; Palestine etc. burn; Japan glows; the planet warms; and the rich in the U.S. eat the middle class.

I am “constitutionally” opposed to both lynch mobs [and pardons for the as yet unconvicted. Ford pulled the trigger too soon with permanent lasting damage to the republic in terms of power-elite class impunity. Obama is doing the same damage by immunizing torturers and their enablers but that is a pensee for another day] whether they carry a rope, a pen, or a keyboard and a nom d’net. So the clamor for Congressjerk Anthony Weiner to resign has been just so much background noise.

Now that it has been bubbling for a month or so it has become unavoidable. But, sometimes the lynch mob has the right person for the right reason and is using the right “rope”. The next time Weiner is  out “shaking” hands during a campaign one would have to ask “Where has that hand been?” or “Have I seen that hand on the net?”

As an aside, and I have no evidence, merely speculation, his behavior is so juvenile, so teenager, that one must wonder does he suffer from testosterone poisoning? Or, in light of his addiction to the gym, steroid use? Or, is his fratboy behavior explained by multiple causes? One of which is, if the news accounts are correct, unpleasant personality disorder. His staffers must be quite angry as their careers are now swirling the drain along with his. That’s enough for this nickel scandal.

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