Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CRUELTY

"We cheer for cruelty and say that we are asking for personal responsibility among those people who are not us, because the people who are not us do not deserve the same benefits of the political commonwealth that we have. In our politics, we have become masters of camouflage. We practice fiscal cruelty and call it an economy. We practice legal cruelty and call it justice. We practice environmental cruelty and call it opportunity. We practice vicarious cruelty and call it entertainment. We practice rhetorical cruelty and call it debate."

- Charles Pierce 

3 Comments:

Blogger jim marquis said...

Wow, that's a powerful statement. Thanks for sharing.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

The right wing is mostly about punishment. Challenge them? Well golly then, you deserve to be punished in some way.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Very accurate quote.

6:38 PM  

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