A guy with out a country,by Kurt Vonnegut
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So long as there's a felony aspect, i'm of it. so long as there's a soul in criminal, it's not that i am unfastened. ” How approximately Jesus’ Sermon at the Mount, the Beatitudes? Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they might be known as the youngsters of God. and so forth. no longer precisely planks in a Republican platform. now not precisely George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, or Donald Rumsfeld stuff. For a few cause, the main vocal Christians between us by no means point out the Beatitudes. yet, usually with tears of their eyes, they call for that the 10 Commandments be published in public constructions. and naturally that’s Moses, no longer Jesus. I haven’t heard one in every of them call for that the Sermon at the Mount, the Beatitudes, be published at any place. “Blessed are the merciful” in a court docket? “Blessed are the peacemakers” within the Pentagon? provide me a holiday! It so occurs that idealism sufficient for an individual isn't made from perfumed purple clouds. it's the legislations! it's the U. S. structure. yet i personally consider that our kingdom, for whose structure I fought in a simply battle, may perhaps besides were invaded by means of Martians and physique snatchers. occasionally I want it were. What has occurred as a substitute is that it was once taken over through the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d’état conceivable. i used to be as soon as requested if I had any principles for a truly frightening fact television express. i've got one truth express that might rather make your hair stand on finish: “C-Students from Yale. ” George W. Bush has accrued round him upper-crust C-students who comprehend no background or geography, plus not-so-closeted white supremacists, aka Christians, and plus, so much frighteningly, psychopathic personalities, or PPs, the clinical time period for shrewdpermanent, personable those that haven't any consciences. to assert anyone is a PP is to make a wonderfully good prognosis, like asserting she or he has appendicitis or athlete’s foot. The vintage clinical textual content on PPs is The masks of Sanity by means of Dr. Hervey Cleckley, a scientific professor of psychiatry on the scientific collage of Georgia, and released in 1941. learn it! a few individuals are born deaf, a few are born blind or no matter what, and this booklet is set congenitally faulty humans of a kind that's making this entire nation and lots of different components of the planet cross thoroughly haywire these days. those have been humans born with no consciences, and abruptly they're taking cost of every thing. PPs are presentable, they comprehend complete good the affliction their activities can cause others, yet they don't care. they can not care simply because they're nuts. they've got a screw unfastened! And what syndrome larger describes such a lot of executives at Enron and WorldCom and on and on, who've enriched themselves whereas ruining their staff and traders and nation and who nonetheless suppose as natural because the pushed snow, it doesn't matter what anyone may possibly say to or approximately them? and they're waging a conflict that's making billionaires out of millionaires, and trillionaires out of billionaires, they usually personal tv, they usually bankroll George Bush, and never simply because he’s opposed to homosexual marriage.
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