"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Apr 12, 2011

Today in Unmitigated Douchebaggery

There's a lot to be said about this, and there are better qualified people than I. For mine own part, though, you've got to be a real douche to think it's okay to cane a woman to the evil soundtrack of a jeering crowd of violence-salacious dirtbags.

And you've got to be the biggest douche on the planet to wear a mask* while doing so:

* - But, seriously: if you've already arrived at the place in your world where you can whip a woman unconscious with bamboo or whatever that is, especially because she's having unsanctioned pleasures, why the shame mask? The mask says everything. Literally. It's what speaks, here...


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's horrid, and the story spawned some pretty creepy comments as well.

Why can't our fundies and their fundies find some neutral ground in which they can privately fight out their eschatological fantasies?

Jack Crow said...


Antarctica. But, that's unfair to the penguins.

Randal Graves said...

You forget that Antarctica is the home of The Thing. Problem solved.

DPirate said...

The mask is modernly worn to avoid reprisals for his carrying out his mandated duties. I'd guess that long ago it was worn as some sort of non-identity thing where people held that it wasn't really the executioner himself that was meting out punishment, but some embodiment of justice.

Do you hold that alienation of affection is a shameful thing as well? What is the line where you feel it is wrong to break your contract (your vows and the social contract) and betray your spouse?

Is it just because it was a woman?