Thursday, April 28, 2005


... and Arthur Silber describe what probably can be only defined as the total collapse of all elementary decency and moral sense among the U.S. pro-war right. The result is quite hideous.

Thus Arthur Silber describes radio host and right-wing piece of human flotsam Rush Limbaugh's celebration of Abu Ghraib day:

CALLER: How you doing Rush?

RUSH: Pretty good, Kevin.

CALLER: Love to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I just want you to know that we are going to have our Abu Ghraib barbecue party tonight and we are going to be playing nude Twister.

RUSH: (Laughing.) How many people you got coming?

CALLER: Well, I figure we only need 8 or 10 to make it a rip roaring time. I thought that would be kind of fitting.

RUSH: Yeah. Nude Twister? Big Abu Ghraib barbecue. (Laughter.) Okay. And that’s from Oregon. Progress here.

And Justin Raimondo over at savagely takes down Debbie Schlussel's gloating over the death of Marla Ruzicka, an aid worker, at Frontpage magazine. Marla Ruzicka, whose organization aids civilian casualties of the ongoing war, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq. Apparently, drawing attention to the fact that, when you bomb a country back to the mesolithic, innocent people will get maimed and killed, provoked the proto-Fascist American right to reveal all of its utterly ghoulish tendencies, such as here at

The big price for its heroic endeavour to descend to the moral level of the army ant must probably go to the ultra-right Little Green Footballs, gloating about the death of Rachel Corrie, an American pro-Palestinian activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in March, 2003. Here is the LGF post in all its hideousness - more on the naked bloodthirstiness of the American right confronted with Rachel Corrie's death here by, here and here by Arthur Silber, and here by Harry's Place.

The two-faced nature of the U.S. pro-war right - going on about fighting terrorism, liberating Iraq, and so on, while revealing themselves as bloodthirsty monsters when they think nobody's watching them, was captured brilliantly by this cartoon of the Idleworm. But perhaps the cartoon does little justice to reality, which seems much more bleak.

- Merlijn de Smit

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