Saturday, September 3, 2011

"I Had a Dream..."


In his recent memoir, Murdering and Torturing Brown People For Fun and Profit, Dick Cheney recounted a dream that he'd had in a weeks-long coma following open heart surgery. Said Cheney in the epilogue,
I had a prolonged dream more vivid than any I’ve ever had, about a beautiful place in Italy.

The NY Times went on to say "that he was living in an Italian villa, pacing the stone paths to get coffee and newspapers."

Obviously, it hasn't occurred to Big Dick that his dreams are eerily similar to mobster Tony Soprano's dreams. Tony Soprano's dreams often looked as if they were penned by David Lynch. In one, he was briefly an Italian laborer showing up at a villa looking for a stonemason's job.

Cardiologists will sometimes say that during heart surgery and after, patients will have vivid dreams that often place them in situations quite removed from their real lives and they tend to be peaceful. In this respect, Cheney's dream was pretty typical. Furthering the mobster angle is the fact that, in real life, after murdering or ordering to have murdered countless people, this is exactly how many mobsters retire: Walking their little dogs, buying fruit from greengrocers, living the peaceful life, sometimes even going back to the Old Country.

Cheney's dream, if it's to be taken at face value, also shows what an incurable monster he truly is.

Cheney, while Chairman and CEO of Halliburton, overcharged the American taxpayer by capriciously doubling fuel distribution costs and was forced to pay back the government. He repeatedly went to Langley and twisted the dicks of junior intelligence analysts until he heard only what he wanted to hear about Iraq's weapons infrastructure program to legitimize going to war with them.

We wound up killing or having killed through the Flypaper Effect over one million Iraqis.

As "Vice President", he ordered whatever limited electricity to be had in Katrina's wake to be rerouted to the refineries in the Gulf Coast instead of hospitals. He advocated and still does the torture of hundreds if not thousands of innocents.

He got drunk and shot his best friend in the face then covered it up.

Any normal human being, toward the close of their life, would be bothered by their conscience in unguarded moments, especially during a post-operative coma. But not Cheney. Oh no. Cheney wasn't tortured by the six people at Gitmo who'd committed suicide or the countless others who'd been murdered or left to die through neglect while in American custody.

Cheney wasn't haunted by dreams of the million or more charred and dismembered Iraqis who'd died largely through his initiatives, he didn't have nightmares of hooded prisoners floating toward him in midair ready to electrocute him in a shocking embrace. He wasn't harangued by the five men who had to take his place in the draft because of his pathological dread of actually experiencing war.

No, what did he dream about?

Pacing on a stone path warmed by the sun while birds chirped and low-hanging fruit perfumed the air so he could get a coffee and a newspaper just like any normal human being. Cheney not only is untroubled by his conscience, he'd probably shotgunned it in the face, waterboarded it and put it out of its misery.

2 Comments:

At September 3, 2011 at 11:12 PM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

What I find most revealing is that it is obvious and proven that Bush was the Acting President and Cheney was the actual president. Only very rarely did Bush seem to over-ride Cheney's decrees, and Scooter is the most obvious.

We all know that GW Bush's father GHW Bush was the real President while Reagan was the Acting President, which put Bush the Elder in power for 12 years.

What I find even more revealing is that Obama has no actual power in the Executive Branch. It appears that after 12 years of Bush the Elder, 8 years of moderate Republican Clinton, and then 8 years of Bush the Younger, that the Power-Behind-the-Throne has solidified their power so that it makes no difference who is elected to the Office of the Presidency. Whoever is elected has no authority to change anything.

I saw that happen in NYC, BTW. It's much the same there. There is a Power-Behind-the-Throne that remains constant no matter who gets elected.

I remember voting for David Dinkins, and after he was sworn in he simply disappeared for a whole week. When he finally re-appeared he looked like he had been physically beaten, he hadn't gotten any sleep and behaved as a tortured animal. All of the spark of life had been removed, all of his great ideas were not allowed to happen, he had to actual power as mayor.

I figure it's much the same with Obama. Once in office the newly elected are taken aside and the True Nature of things are explained. This is why, I think, that politicians change radically once they attain the office they aspire to.

 
At September 5, 2011 at 7:34 AM, Anonymous Someone with 2 much 2 say said...

Powerful words there Comrade, words that I have spoken many times too. Such as the ones about Bush I being the real president. I often wondered if it tore him up inside to see his idiot son being used as a pawn, the way Bush I used the senile actor. But Alien Lizard Overlords like Bush I are probably so cynical that they don't give a shit about any human, no more than the snake that's swallowing a still-living mouse cares about the little mammal's struggling.

As for Cheney, when I read about that "dream," I regarded it as just another lie. Did you watch the movie "Gladiator"? When the lead character is finally dying, after offing the Emperor in the gladiatorial battle, his Valhalla vision is of himself on a sunlit Italian farm. I think that's where Cheney stole the idea from. Perhaps he threw it in to make himself seem more human. I have no intention of reading a single word the scumbag has written, but one of the commentaries I read about the book was that it was Cheney's attempt to make himself seem like a human being instead of a monster.

Off-topic here, but since it's Labor Day when I'm writing this, and you're an unemployed working man JP, I was wondering if you had ever seen the brilliant Photoshop work of a guy who calls himself "William Banzai." The link is to his Labor Day opus on the ZeroHedge website. Banzai savages Obama, but not for reasons of racism -- just because Hopey is a tool of Big Business. (Although his caricature of Obama with a huge Superfly Afro in other posts is definitely racially tinged.) He also rips into Boehner, McConnell, Lloyd Blankfein, you name it. Because you use a lot of alternative images in your blog, I thought you'd find Banzai's stuff interesting.

ZeroHedge is an economics blog, with a right-wing/Libertarian bent. Only the anonymous person(s) behind it are so anti-everything that they bash the shit out of Wall Street and the entire corrupt political establishment, R's as well as D's. I don't agree with a lot of the slant they take as they present events. However, ZeroHedge is all over a lot of evil shit such as how High Frequency Trading (HFT) algorithms on supercomputers that make millions of trades in microseconds have made the stock market into a total sham. (Not that it was ever a model of rectitude.)

I see things there first that I don't read in the mainstream press until days or weeks later. I don't like to read right-wing websites because I don't learn anything from them. I get enough of a view into the sick mind of that set by reading commentaries on its cancerous lunacy written by you and other bloggers I respect. However, reading ZeroHedge gives me a look into the right-wing mind AND some info that's ahead of the mainstream curve. Good to know what the other side is thinking, at least the part of it that thinks a bit, instead of drooling out of a toothless, mouth-breathing gob.

 

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