tomsdisch (tomsdisch) wrote,

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The Ethics of Subservience

Alberto Gonzales's performance at yesterday's Senate hearing is a high-water mark for total subservience by any of Bush's henchman. He had to hold his hand to his heart so many times while he declared that he didn't remember whom he'd killed, it was a wonder to behold--even as he had to wipe their blood off his trousercuffs. And the moment the curtain went down Bush declared how well he'd done. The DVD of his performance should be played again each year as the first lesson in high school civics classes.

In the same day's Drudge Report a rapper with the alias of Cam-ron explained that he and all the other stand-up guys in his hood would never testify against another bro, or even report a serial killer to the police, who are the enemy. Statistics bear him out, and in placing loyalty above the truth he is only following the example of Bush and Gonzales themselves. Gangland ethics have now officially replaced morality as we once knew it. Honesty is not the best policy; it's not even a needful imposture. Deceit is now just an abbreviation for The Seat of Power. Does this seem anti-Hispanic or perhaps anti-Catholic? Not for those who aspire to power, wealth, and social recognition. What we all can learn from Alberto Gonzales is how to lick a boot squeaky-clean.

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