Bread and Circuses: Benghazi Becomes Sex Farce

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Elizabeth Scalia @ The Anchoress:

Somewhat apropos of what I have written here about rejecting the pop culture which drives much of conventional wisdom and traps us into mob thinking, I find myself repulsed by the number of comments I see in social media that run along the lines of “can’t wait to see what SNL does with the Petraeus story” and of course, the nonstop sniggerings perpetual adolescents bring to any salacious story.

A long time ago, when anticipating the sort of coup that has just taken place, I wrote:

We have lost our bearings and our boundaries so profoundly that we are no longer guarded, interiorly, against scam-artists and tricksters. […] And on the world stage there stride some masters of the sleight-of-hand and the misdirection – you can recognize them because they are all of a mind, and of a piece, and they are all working different parts of the same trick.

What we’re seeing with the Petraeus sexcapades is a classic magician’s misdirection. Two months past the attack on Benghazi, which resulted in the death of an American Ambassador and three others — an attack we are told the White House watched while ordering no response; an attack the mainstream media helpfully blacked-out, at first, then allowed to be spun — we are now being served The Prestige, where all of reality is being turned on its head, and the audience isn’t even sure what it’s seeing, so it simply becomes giddy, and content to be led.

If the nation is content to forget the image of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ naked body being hauled away by a crowd “taking him to the hospital where he later died”; if the nation is completely fine with a truly heinous story of government malfeasance, depraved indifference to human life, political calculation and incompetence being turned into bread and circuses for the mobs, well, then shame on the nation, for choosing to be entertained, once again, by the people who know that all the mob really wants is a show, and is quite pleased to give it to them.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

4 Responses to “Bread and Circuses: Benghazi Becomes Sex Farce”

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    Now, Americans will learn about Benghazi, if that part of the story is mentioned. I will do my best to keep the atrocities and incompetence in the news. The average guy on the street doesn’t know how to spell Benghazi or anything about the place, but a little sex between gray haired old men and hot women gets the libidos in high gear. To Hell with them all, I am going to call everyone on the deal. It makes no difference whether they have an R or D after their name, if they roll around in the pig pen they get what they deserve, no quarter.

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    Lib you don’t need to participate in a circus; you just sit there and watch the acts. This is Obama’s administration and his military. Hoe owns everything, lock stock and barrel. We are just enjoying the show. What’s the matter, did he inherit a bigger mess the second time. ROFL This time the whole world is laughing.

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    The dude

    @Liberal1 (Objectivity):
    It is not a circus when americans are murdered. It is a tragedy. It could have prevented easily if Obama and his goons made the slightest effort. They didn’t. Now they are covering it up. They least culpable is probably the General who is being used as a Scapegoat. Who authorized the FBI to spy on the Cia and vice versa? Well there is only one person with that power and authority. BHO is guilty. Morons like you are just an end to BHO’s means.
    You can’t fix stupid!

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