Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Telltale Nickname by Louis Evan Palmer

Will Out

How telling is thy nickname!

It was reported in many of the alternate news outlets, that away from the press, in the confines of the Oval Office and environs, Karl Rove is referred to as "Turd Blossom". Presumably, this is used in a jocular fashion but either word on its own would definitely constitute an insult to most men although "Blossom" might be acceptable to some women (or a gay man).

In Afganistan, four Canadians were sent on their way out of this mortal coil by an American airman nicknamed "Pyscho". Among other things, this reflected his ability to call up a maniacal killing frenzy - unfortunately, not always when under a deadly threat. This nickname told us all we needed to know about the friendly fire incident - "Psycho" flipped out again. Can someone please take away his toys now and forever?! (and others like him)

In the same way, calling Dubya's top advisor "Turd Blossom" (and it must come from "the top" himself) tells us all we need to know about the perverse, scatological mindset in the blood-soaked White House. It sends us a coded message that reveals dangerous, repressed, violent, immature crypto-felons who will lash out at almost anyone in fear and rage and greed.

Mentally chanting: "Me, me, me. Mine, mine, mine."

How has this come to be? And, not just in America, it's present, perhaps less evident, in other so-called advanced countries - although, there is no doubt that America is the tool-de-jour.

One word.


This is the motive force. This is the sinister obscuring fog & fear that is keeping the crimes & folly from being challenged.

We must use both the carrot and the stick to root out this massive affront to common sense and common decency. And, since it's gone so far, it will have to be the biggest carrot and the biggest stick, the world has ever seen.

To use one of the American wannabee-dictator's favourite phrases, we must stay the course, the cost of keeping a secret is always much greater than the cost of exposing it.

Copyright Louis Evan Palmer 2006
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