Monday, April 22, 2013

The week that was...


For some unfathomable reason, someone named Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls felt compelled over the weekend to put pen to paper to squeeze out what is apparently an ode to the younger Tsarnaev brother, Dzhokhar, the Boston bombing terrorist who was taken into custody, gravely wounded, on Friday evening.

If you must, the poem can be found here. You'd be pleased to know that a sympathetic piece of poetry (which, strictly on poetic merits is unbearable) to an indiscriminate blood-thirsty slaughterer comes with a warning disclaimer with respect to "hateful commenters".

Any sort of Christ-like offering of redemption and forgiveness are going to need a cooling off period in these parts as we are currently feeling more like the Lion of Judah. No matter. That type of forgiveness and empathy is not what Amanda Palmer has in mind, however. It's the very same progressive juvenile fascination Palmer and her ilk held for Christopher Dorner while he was on his murderous rampage here in Southern California just a few weeks back.

It all comes back to the victim and in Palmer's case the victim isn't the 3 dead people or the dozens of people who had their limbs shorn clean-off by the blasts created by Brothers Tsarnaev last Monday, rather the brothers themselves.

You see, to Palmer's fans, what the Tsarnaevs and Dorner did could not have happened unless they were faced with such an oppressive and overwhelming set of physical, emotional and psychological circumstances, they had no other option than to lash out as a way of emoting and acting-out all their accrued angst and anger.

Of course, this is ultimately de-humanizing. This level of victimization strips away the element of human responsibility and thus humanity itself from the Tsarnaevs. It views them as nothing more than a mass of cells absent a moral compass, incapable of critical thinking and capable of only knee-jerk reactions to the stimuli provided to them (we can't help get this sick image out of our heads of Palmer viewing the Tsarnaevs as rescue puppies).

Of course, they would like to know why they did this but they would be drawing the wrong conclusions and looking in entirely different directions than would be, say, the CIA, FBI and 85% of the rest of us in sane and rational America.

This is the sort of unhinged displays of "sympathy" churned out by our grievance industry in our country that seeks victimization rather than that old, crude and antiquated notion of personal responsibility.

Personal responsibility is probably pretty hard to match to any sort of meter, after all.

Alas, some of our favorite Tweets associated with the subject:

Most specifically, "our" nation.

Yep. We fell for it but it was for a good cause don't ya think?

To cleanse the palate, we offer up some poetry ourselves on what went down last week from the incomparable, Iowahawk:

That Was the Week That Was

At the Boston Marathon, someone set us up the bomb

Backpack tax attacks, at least that's what they say

Talking heads smelling Tea, live on MSNBC

New York Times solving crimes, suspects the NRA

Journalist, media, Google Wikipedia

Experts, head hurts, CNN's a wreck

In their guts, they see nuts, homegrown Boston PatriotsAPB for Tom Brady, hunt for Belichek

This was a one week cycle

It started Monday

And drug on to Sunday

This was a one week cycle

No I didn't need it

But I tried to tweet it

Gosnell trial, victim pile, coverage in a little while

News vans, spray-on tans, updates overnight

Michael Moore connects the dots, Alex Jones detects the plots

Blogger dope holds out hope the perpetrator's white

Hot mess PBS sanity under stress

Mississippi senator gets something in the post

Slicin', dicin', envelope of ricin

Perry White Daily Planet, Great Caesar's Ghost

This was a one week cycle

It started Monday

And drug on to Sunday

This was a one week cycle

No I didn't need it

But I tried to tweet it

What was that? Something loud, in Texas there's a mushroom cloud

Gun check vote wreck, Obama hissy fit

Minnesota snowstorm, kegger at the bomber's dorm

Labor force getting worse, economy is shit

Oh noes, photos, big nose frat bros,

Asia shakes, China quakes, nature on a bender

Ricin perpetrator is an Elvis imitator

He wrote, I quote, Return to Sender

(read the rest at the link)


B-Daddy said...

Dean, you seriously destroyed some of the precious little time God has granted us on this earth over this Amanda poet person.

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