Gust Blogger: Doriangrey
The German’s invented a very special word, it’s Schadenfreude, it is defined as follows.
noun, often capitalized \ˈshä-dən-ˌfrȯi-də\
: a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people
It’s not a pretty word, in fact, it’s a word that describes one of mankind’s lowest and most undesirable characteristic. The problem is, that the human race is an incredible contradiction. It is filled with Angels and Demons living side by side as it were. Some human beings are kind, compassionate, generous, wonderful beings, others are selfish, narcissistic, abusive, psychopaths, most people fall somewhere in-between.
The Christian bible tells us that eventually the meek will inherit the earth, empirical evidence tells us that the meek will end up under the jack boot of the soulless oppressive psychopaths amongst us. It is this dichotomy of realities that produces Schadenfreude. We know that we should not feel pleasure or joy at the misfortunes of others, and then we watch as people like those employed by the New York Times lie their collective asses off, and not only get away with it, but profit from doing so.
Thus testifies James Risen, the New York Times reporter reviled by the Bush administration for his probes and exposés of highly-classified government efforts to curtail terrorism. Risen may have had his issues with the Bush White House over his scoops and his sources, but they apparently pale in comparison to what he’s experiencing under Bush’s successor. Speaking to a symposium on press freedom, Risen minced no words in describing the threat to journalists from the Barack Obama administration:
New York Times reporter James Risen, who is fighting an order that he testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking information to him, opened the conference earlier by saying the Obama administration is “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.” The administration wants to “narrow the field of national security reporting,” Risen said, to “create a path for accepted reporting.” Anyone journalist who exceeds those parameters, Risen said, “will be punished.”
The administration’s aggressive prosecutions have created “a de facto Official Secrets Act,” Risen said, and the media has been “too timid” in responding.
Toobin appeared on a panel that followed, moderated by Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak, who announced that if he weren’t a paragon of journalistic detachment, he’d say “the persecution of James Risen is a scandal.” The attorney Laura Handman noted that the U.S. Department of Justice’s new guidelines for accessing journalists’ records carve out a big space for the government to decide what constitutes “ordinary newsgathering.”
The panel mentioned Risen and Fox journalist James Rosen, who an FBI agent suggested was a “co-conspirator” in another leak investigation.
It wasn’t just that an FBI agent “suggested” that Rosen was a co-conspirator in espionage. It’s that the allegation was presented as part of a probable-cause warrant to conduct surveillance on Rosen — a move that required the approval of Attorney General Eric Holder, who has dodged questions about how that warrant request got approved.
Jeffrey Toobin and Obama administration lawyer Robert Litt tried to justify the war on reporters:
Robert Litt, the administration’s top lawyer for the national intelligence community, agreed with that statement. At the same conference, he likened reporting on national security leaks to drunk driving, arguing that we ban the practice despite the fact that there isn’t always a victim.
“Not every drunk driver causes a fatal accident,” he explained, “but we ban drunk driving because it increases the risk of accidents. In the same way, we classify information because of the risk of harm, even if no harm actually can be shown in the end from any particular disclosure.”
James Risen and the New York Times are utterly and completely mistaken, it is not the Obama Administration that are the greatest enemies of press freedom, it is the mainstream media themselves who are not only the greatest threat to press freedom, but freedom and liberty period. The mainstream media in America were once defined as being the watchdogs of freedom and liberty, as such their very institution was specifically included in the First amendment to the United States Constitutions Bill of Rights.
The problem is, that the Founding Fathers of the United States never even in their worst nightmare ever dreamed that the Fourth Estate would be subverted by individuals dedicated to a political ideology that was diametrical opposed to everything they believed and held sacred. Now, having done everything in their power to pervert the American political system in order to advance their Marxist/Socialist political agenda, and discovering that the monster they unleashed fully intended to eat them as well, the New York Slimes decides to complain about it.
This is where the Schadenfreude come in.
Like 95% of the rest of the Mainstream Media, the New York Times were co-conspirators in bringing the Obama Administration to power. They knowingly and willfully with a full forethought of Malice lied to and deceived American’s with regard to exactly who and what Barack Obama was. They believed that because Barack Obama, like themselves, was a Marxist/Socialist that helping to arrange his ascension to power would result in their desired Marxist Utopia becoming a reality.
Marxists are unique individuals, perhaps King Solomon when writing the Book of Proverbs was having a rare flash of the future, and wrote this as a result. “Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.” It certainly is one of the best descriptions of Marxist/Socialists that have ever been written. Marxism is not a new political ideology, it’s been around since the mid 1800′s. It is not a untried political ideology, it has been tried nearly a hundred times, and every single time, it has produced nearly identical results.
Yet, like the fool referred to in Proverbs 27:22, those Marxists who have never actually lived under a Marxist controlled government, no matter what you show them, teach them, bring to them as incontrovertible evidence, you cannot remove their insanity from them. Invariably, they resort to the same illogical irrational line of defense. “It would have worked, if only the right people had been in charge”. Even Bob Hope, way back in 1940, had these fools pegs for what they are.
Marxism is a political ideology designed by, and exclusively to create a ruling class for psychopaths. In normal human society, the only thing that keeps the average kitchen variety of psychopath from becoming a serial killer, is a healthy dose of self preservation. While the list of serial killers documents those generally accepted to have been serial killers, it leaves out the most prolific serial killers of all time, Joesph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Che Guevara, yea, that’s right, most prolific serial killers in human history, serial killers who clocked and concealed their psychopathic serial killer nature by dressing it up in the garments of Marxist political ideology.
The Devil, Satan, that Old Dragon, Lucifer, the Father of all lies, has no friends, no servants, no relatives, no lovers, no accomplices, no allies. He has only one moral, ethical, religious principal, “The End Justifies the Means”. He is the avatar, the icon, the mold from which every psychopath or sociopath was cast. To him, and every psychopath, sociopath or true Marxist believer, every human being on the face of the planet represent only possible means to an end.
As the New York times now turns in anger, pain and surprise, bleating out the entirely expected and inevitable cry… “Not us, we are your servants, we helped you”. While it might be wrong of us, those of us who are watching, who know the role that the New York Times and 95% of the rest of the Mainstream Media played in “Fundamentally Transforming” America into a Marxist Utopia cannot but help feeling the Schadenfreude…
(Cross Posted @ The Wilderness of Mirrors)