Cannonpointer » 17 Jan 2014 2:53 pm wrote:
I suspect that the real reason contards are so protective of Christie and so in denial about the severity of this scandal is not just purely partisan.
There is a certain observable panty-wetting effect that abuses of authority has on contards - remember how they shilled and screeched for nanny-state torture chambers?
It's of no consequence. The adults will continue to do the heavy lifting on behalf of America - let the tards squeal.
If I read you right, you seem to be saying that there is a certain excitation they feel by the nature of going against what society seems to have given some indication of, as morally wrong. It sounds like some kind of defense mechanism being set off but i'm not sure, and not sure if it can be traced from that angle.
In the case of torture for example, I think that so many people never even really thought about it for themselves, and had some vague idea that maybe society seems to have given some indication on this subject. Upon reflection when seeing it in their face on TV, they consider and weigh what contrary indications there may be, asking themselves, "are there exceptions" (beyond the Jack Bauer hyperbole of course) but never really settling it for themselves. Never forgetting that this must filter through a strainer of "what's in it for me".
Then they hear limpjaw et.al. declare that it is not a big deal to torture humans even if they are only the brother-in-law of the neighbor, whose son might have heard that there were some terrorist over there in that direction somewhere. DING the bell goes off, that settles it, torture CAN be justified. The meme spreads, and civilization takes a muddy slide back down the hill.