the id barks again
The Id (Latin, "it" in English, "Es" in the original German) represented primary process thinking — our most primitive need gratification type thoughts. The Id, Freud stated, constitutes part of one's unconscious mind. It is organized around primitive instinctual urges of sexuality, aggression and the desire for instant gratification or release. Freud borrowed the term Id from the "Book of the Id" by Georg Groddeck, a pathfinder of psychosomatic.
Everyone in the world, including my favorite peak bloggers mobjectivist and big gav have picked up on the latest blood soaked spittle from Pat Robertson.
From the August 22 broadcast of The 700 Club:
ROBERTSON: There was a popular coup that overthrew him [Chavez]. And what did the United States State Department do about it? Virtually nothing. And as a result, within about 48 hours that coup was broken; Chavez was back in power, but we had a chance to move in. He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he's going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.PSST! Hey Pat! I know Jesus said -- "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household." (Matthew 10:34-36, NASB) -- but certain facts need to remain occulted from the sheeple!
You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop. But this man is a terrific danger and the United ... This is in our sphere of influence, so we can't let this happen. We have the Monroe Doctrine, we have other doctrines that we have announced. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very badly. We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.
In particular, one shouldn't expect a fruit basket from the neo-cons this year if one persists in dragging oil into the picture; oil has NOTHING to do with bringing democracy to Venezuela, just as it has NOTHING to do with bringing democracy to Iraq. So it is written. Don't slip up again, Pat, or someone might get covert on your ass.
Clearly what has happened here is Pat Robertson is so old and addled that information about the world that should be suppressed from the masses is instead blabbered out to the wide-eyed faithful that compose his audience, perhaps stunning them into writing another check for the ministry.
Now, beyond the fact that covert operations aren't covert when Ol' Scratch shouts them from the mountaintop, "taking out" world leaders is generally known to be a risky proposition. Imagine the blowback if for example Hugo Chavez chokes on a pretzel next week and dies. A disgruntled human not allied to Pat Roberston and his Earth-bound masters may decide to string Pat Roberston up by his balls, and his family too. Global politics can be tricky.
Anyways, I was so interested by this statement from Pat Robertson that I thought I would call up his terrorist compatriot Osama bin Laden and get his comments:
MonkeyGrinder: "Hi O.B. -- What do you think of this call to assassinate a foriegn leader, by the God-fearing Pat Roberston?"
Osama Bin Laden: "In today's wars, there are no morals, and it is clear that mankind has descended to the lowest degrees of decadence and oppression. What did Hugo ever do to the U.S. but call names and kick out bankers?"
MG: "So -- Pat is a terrorist, but he is fighting for the other side? "
OBL: "Don't misrepresent me, you snaggle-toothed goat! Pat is allied with the America, in word if not deed. I act for Muslims, and I would agree with Pat Robertson when he says `America is polluting the whole world.'"
MG: "Is oil a good reason for a man of faith to assassinate another man?"
OBL: "Not really. Rare to hear it so openly - have you noticed how the media strives to keep the people occupied with minor matters, and to stir their emotions and desires until corruption becomes widespread among believers?"
MG: "I had noticed that. Which American news outlets do you follow?"
OBL: "Fox News is most helpful to my cause. The American people have put themselves at the mercy of a disloyal government (...) The American government is leading the country towards hell, and Fox News is an instrument of that leadership, and Pat Robertson a poodle of that leadership."
MG: "Do the ends justify the means?"
OBL: "Are we talking about infidels?"