Friday, October 19, 2007

For His Amusement

President Bush not a normal guy.

When he was a kid he blew up frogs. As a young adult he faked his way through college and struggled with various chemical dependencies, declaring himself sober (but untreated) at age forty. He left behind a string of business failures but he always managed to come out smelling rosy thanks to bail-outs provided by his family connections.

Antisocial Personality Disorder:

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (American Psychiatric Association, 1994, pp. 649-650) describes Antisocial Personality Disorder as a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following:

*failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest;

*deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure;

*impulsivity or failure to plan ahead;

*irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults;

*reckless disregard for safety of self or others; .

*consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations;

*lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another.

When asked what he thought were the biggest mistakes he's made since 9/11 he couldn't think of any.

It makes me ill so I'm not going to spell it all out. Others have devoted entire books to the subject of Bush's lack of conscience. He's basically a sociopath who has managed to drift along easily on the coattails of his famous, wealthy, powerful, and corrupt family.

This is what Representative Pete Stark recently had to say:

"You don't have money to fund the war or children, but you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement."

There seems to be some concern expressed by some Very Serious People about Stark's choice of words, especially "amusement." Personally, I cannot think of a more apt term. Knowing about Bush's centerless personality, and the proclivity of such people to busy themselves with the harmful manipulation, degradation, and heartless disregard of others, I have to assume that Bush indeed is entertained by what he has wrought upon us. It serves his sickness. It stimulates him.

Why do we allow such people to gain such political power? It's crazy. Please... let's do better next time.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Admitting such truths as, that the cretin in chief shows pleasure at his continuing inflicting pain on the country, is impossible for the psychopath. We have a party increasingly dedicated to harming its fellow men/women. Not surprisingly, it's disappearing. Not bad, either.

oh, and spelling isn't important when you get the tho'ts right...:-)