I feel the love of my readers plopping into my prophetic hands from time to time. "You're the common man's prophet," they tell me, "Actual Raud, do not forsake us with your absence!!! Will you heal my boil?"
So it would be interesting, I thought, that the first post in my triumphant return to the blogospheric Rodosphere be on a blog to which I haven't even linked yet--(apologies, Nost., I haven't even laid eyes on that Temple of Righteousness for nearly a month)--and so, here I am. Much thanks to Nostrobama for giving me this bloginternship.
In keeping with one of the themes of Death/Media, therefore, I'd like to introduce a concept to the readers.
Nostradamus has courageously brought to light the true nature of the Culture of Ciphe, or, as I prefer to call it, flaccid worship. What the fuck do I mean? --The constant media obsession with Schiavo Game and the recent misery of the Runaway Womb-man amidst an age of war, terror, lies, rape, torture, and misinformation ought to reveal to us that our beloved media no longer even cares about profits (gasp!!!!). Lies (on which I will comment later, probably back at the Temple, but suffice to cough, um...er... Downing Street Memo?), torture (ditto), lies about torture (I will never comment on this you fucking pigs, think for yourselves), etc. are all extremely thirst-quenching. The media has largely chosen to ignore these refreshments, instead opting with the aforementioned bullshit. Their profits are indeed taking a nosedive, and that may be connected to the fact that they have no souls, or the fact that the Bush Administration has been systematically eliminating large groups of news-loving minorities, but I'd wager it has more to do with the fact that the 'news' is no longer news.
Who would've thought that tabloidization could ever cause widespread disinterest in the news? Eh.
Saddamn, you look good in them white briefs, but let's be clear, the U.S. is holding him as a POW to be tried by an 'Iraqi court'. There are no fucking Iraqi courts. There is NO Iraqi law! Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General, made the excellent point that these Iraqi 'judges' are appointed by the AMERICAN (and, at the time of Saddam's capture, unelected) Bush Administration, the case against Saddam has been prepared by the Bush Administration, and there is simply no legitimate legal structure in which to try Saddam yet. And the neocons can't hand him over to the International Criminal Court, as they should, because Bolton would shit on them.
Saddam was indeed helpless to stop the publication of those photos, but I'd say he was helpless even before the capture. The moment he became an icon, Schiavosis set in. This is just an advanced stage.
(By the way, I'm going to resume posting at I am justice either tonight or tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled, or I will be obliged peel them myself.)