Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Schadenfreude

The German word for "joy at other's misfortune" has been thrown around a lot lately in Left Blogistan as the Republican Party sinks deeper and deeper into its numerous quagmires of corruption, malfeasance, obstruction of justice, money laundering and the slaughter of innocents, but the word doesn't fit what's happening now.

Misfortune is lightning setting fire to your house, or your new car breaking down far from home, or your considered investments taking a turn for the worse due to unforeseen circumstances beyond your control.

We need another word for watching as the organized crime oligarchy ruling this nation comes apart and starts turning state's evidence, and their oh-so-carefully constructed machine gets dialed all the way up to "every chrony for himself."

Is there a word for "joy at Justice"? Because it's not misfortune, it's the operation of justice that's beginning, where evil is rendered impotent, if not outright punished.

Less than a year into Bush's second term, the administration's political fangs are pulled. From the social security debacle to the meatgrinder-without-end in Iraq to the most recent Supreme Court nominee (Harriet Quagmiers), everything this administration touches is turning into garbage.

There's a man who's been appointed to take out that garbage, and his name is Patrick Fitzgerald. Perhaps Bush in his fevered dreams imagined himself as the instrument of the Almighty, as so many have assured him he is. But those dreams are ringing more and more hollow as the quiet work of a man dedicated to the rule of law comes to fruition.

Indictments issued or not, Patrick Fitzgerald has reminded the unjustly mighty that America might still exist. An America of laws, a nation of Justice.

To conclude, a shout out to the Rude Pundit, who saw fit to print a letter from one of our Boring contributors, and link back to this tedious repository of Boredom.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton's "administration" had people fired, took money (millions) from foreign nationals and sold pardons to people who cause others true misfortune, and you call this adiministration mob-ruled?

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"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised." George W. Bush, March 19, 2005.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." William J. Clinton, January 26, 1998.

WHO was/is the criminal??

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