Friday, August 06, 2010

Dark Age Redux♠

With the unusually large number of troglodytes seeking political office, one would have to set a new standard in absurdity to stand out from this crowd. It appears that Ms. Sharon Angle, GOP senate candidate for Nevada and Tea-Party hack, has established her bona fides as one of America’s leading advocates for a return to the Dark Ages; a time where religious extremism and anti-humanism cooperated in one of the world’s longest reign of raw brutality. Only a deep-seated sadomasochistic leaning among Nevada’s electorate could put a social deviant like Ms. Angle in the US Senate.

The sentiments expressed in Ms. Angle’s comments, reflective of those held by 17th Century Puritans, reject centuries of advancement of human rights for a return to a time when religious faith condemned hundreds of innocent women to death.

Interview with Bill Manders (Jan, 2010)

BM: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?

SA: Not in my book.

BM: So, in other words, rape and incest would not be something?

SA: You know, I’m a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.

Interview with Alan Stock (Jun, 2010)

AS: What do you say then to a young girl, I am going to place it as he said it, when a young girl is raped by her father, let’s say, and she is pregnant. How do you explain this to her in terms of wanting her to go through the process of having the baby?

SA: I think that two wrongs don't make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade (italics mine). Sharon Angle interview (June 2010)

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche


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