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Monday, April 18, 2005

"While I'm At It, Why Don't I Just Change My Name Back To Hitler?"

Ok, Ok, maybe Bobby Fischer was never named Hitler, but it might be a little hard to tell them apart these days. Apparently, "those dirty Jews" are out to get him, especially, the "Jew-controlled United States", an idea which is patently rediculous, because you can't get much less Jewish than Dubya.

The sad thing is, no matter how vile his remarks are, you have to feel sorry for the guy. He's yet another example of what can happen when the pressure that goes along with fame overwhelms a young person with no ability to put it in perspective. He was incapable of dealing with the reality of the pressure and stress, that he created his own personal reality...really just a place to shelter himself from all the chaos going on around him. Same deal with Michael Jackson. Even if he did molest those little kids (which he probably did), he seems to live in a world so divorced from reality, that a trip to the mental hospital is more in order than a jail sentence.

Both these guys, Bobby and Michael, are just whacked. Would society really be best served by locking them away in jail? They'll still be just as crazy (or even more so) when they get out. I guess this kind of gets us to my main question: What is the purpose of justice; to punish or to reform? Which serves us better as a society? Maybe we all need to ask ourselvs, WWHD...What Would Hitler Do? Then maybe try to steer away from that answer. Don't blame all your problems on the Jews, allow free speech and dissent, even at political events, don't have our armed forces goose-step, as that looks stupid, etc.

Speaking of divorcing oneself from reality, I have a point of contention with the President. I swear I try to give him the benefit of the doubt, but the shennanigans have gone on long enough. I'm referring to these staged political events he has, where people are pre-screened and pre-approved to attend, and they are coached as to what "spontaneous questions" to ask. I swear this guy might honestly have no idea that about half of the country hates him. It seems it's impossible to get an audience with the man unless you agree with everything he does. Ok, we get it, you like attention and want to be the hero. Oh well...that's our Bush.

Divorce is always an ugly thing, full of pain and bitter recriminations. Let's hope Bobby, Michael and George can find away to repair the damage that was done in the past, and if they can't live happily ever after with reality, at least they can be on speaking terms. What would Hitler say to this suggestion? Hell if I know, but most likely, Nine!

P.S. Before anyone gets on me about it, I'm not comparing Bush to Hitler, at least not any more than I'm comparing Michael Jackson to Hitler. I even got the link in the post title from a conservative paper (If the link shows up as a blank page, just scroll down...it's there. Promise.). Say it with me (with your arms stuck straight out in front of you, all Zombie-like)..."Fair and Balanced, Fair and Balanced, Fair and Balanced..."

6 Comments:

  • You don't need to compare Bush to Hitler- he is Hitler. Think about it, both short men who butcher the language of the masses they are brainwashing. Both had doting mothers who led them to believe that they were the shit and would vehemently protect them from any and all harm. Both preached severe loyalty to country and leader. Both have been able to gain a large, almost rabid base of support for ideas that normally people would recoil from. Hitler died one year before GW was born- HE IS THE REINCARNATION OF HITLER!

    By Blogger Sylvana, at Mon Apr 18, 07:58:00 PM 2005  

  • Hmmm...Hitler was a big believer in reincarnation...

    By Blogger sideshow bob, at Mon Apr 18, 08:09:00 PM 2005  

  • "Your ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter."

    Sylvana is right; Bush is the evil incarnate. I cannot believe that a functional illiterate was elected into our nation's highest office. Twice! It's astounding.

    As for Michael Jackson, I do think that he is mentally ill. Jail will do nothing for him. We should be trying to reform criminals, but that will never happen. Can you imagine growing up the way Jacko did? I don't blame him for being such a weirdo. I am not excusing him from molesting little kids, though. What to do, what to do? I am surprised he hasn't commited suicide. It would be best for all involved at this point.

    By Blogger Maria, at Tue Apr 19, 02:19:00 PM 2005  

  • I'm so dense and I just realized you got my blog's back! Thanks!

    By Blogger Maria, at Tue Apr 19, 02:21:00 PM 2005  

  • Yep, I too agree with Sylvana! Just hope the world still exists at the end of the next 4 years! (DAMN! the blasted election was a SHOCKER!)

    By Blogger Irfan, at Wed Apr 20, 01:25:00 PM 2005  

  • I learned in my Criminal Law class that the purpose of the criminal justice system is more retributive than rehabilitative. Perhaps we would see lower rates of recidivism if there was more of a focus on rehabilitation?

    By Blogger The Attractive Nuisance, at Sat Apr 23, 09:03:00 PM 2005  

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