People with a culture of poverty suffer
much less from repression than we of the middle class suffer
and indeed, if I may make the suggestion with due qualification,
they often have a hell of a lot more fun than we have.
~ Brien Friel.
It's impossible for a creative artist to be
either a Puritan or a Fascist, because both
are a negation of the creative urge. The only
things a creative artist can be opposed to
are ugliness and injustice.
~ Liam O'Flaherty
In "Yeah, leftists really do care about justice. Just like pedophiles care about children" Siggy hits a grand slam! I don't get to Sigmund, Carl and Alfred as often as I should, nor as often as I used to. He writes some long posts, and so many of them, that I began to get lost. But I still check in every once in a while. And this time I was very glad I did!
This post begins:
When asked to define pornography, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart relied, 'I know it when I see it.'
In reading and listening to the leftists shouting on the blogosphere like Glenn Greenwald, the brilliantly below average minds at Firedog Puddle and the assorted leftist apparatchiks at the Huffington Post and elsewhere, one would imagine that the possible pardon of Lewis Libby were tantamount to the legalization of porn and subsequent introduction into the nations kindergartens.
For the left, Libby is the tip of an (imaginary) iceberg of crimes and corruption so great that only prosecutions and convictions at the highest levels of government will rid the nation of evil.
From there it's a feast of Siggy's wonderful blend of facts and opinion which skewers the Left and their self-preening smugness as Moral Paragons. By the time he reaches the end, Siggy has reminded us of the Clintons' amazing aptitude for turpitude and malevolence. This is near the end of his post as he riminds us of Hillary's questionable, though "Legendary" to the Left, past:
Jerry Zeifman was the Democrats' general counsel chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation. In a WSJ piece, reviewed and summarized Hilary Clinton's performance as a staff member:
Hillary Clinton violated House and committee rules by disclosing confidential information to unauthorized persons.
More than a few of the legal procedures she recommended were ethically flawed.
In one written legal memorandum, she advocated denying President Nixon representation by counsel.
Ms Clinton proposed that the committee should neither 1) hold any hearings with or take the depositions of any live witnesses, nor 2) conduct any original investigation of Watergate, bribery, tax evasion, or any other possible impeachable offense of President Nixon. Instead, the committee should rely on prior investigations conducted by other committees and agencies.
Ms Clinton also advocated that the official rules of the House be amended to deny members of the committee the right to question witnesses.
Jerry Zeifman decided that he could not recommend her for any position of public or private trust.
This post is a must read. Please go read it, and then comment. Siggy should be made aware of just how fine a blogger he is. And that fine blogger has hit a grand slam, again!
By the way, Siggy also linked to this YouTube video. About two minutes into it you will find yourself giggling uncontrollably!