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Prelude to Movie Reviews of Political Animals: Why Hillary Rod-Iron Clinton Should Be Reti

Hillary Clinton seems much a mess. Possessed actually, as her appearance, attitude and demeanor, at times, suggests she is in some movie and her character is veering to evil antagonist or machination machine—militantly bureaucratic and all gang mobsters of huge government might imply. Enough with feminist, protectionism claims she is being judged because she is a woman to different standards. Yes there was a terrible and concerted propaganda war to incite hatred against Bill in any way possible as well as everything Democrats ever stood for (or purported). Yet now she is equally manipulated by forces beyond her ken as psychologically blind invalid—because she has need to lash out at something—something society and powerful special interests will allow her unconscious anger to focus. One doesn't have to understand the likes of Thomas Scheff's Emotions and Violence: Shame and Rage in Destructive Conflicts to realize where she is coming from and likely to go. Deliberate and accidental humiliation does indeed motivate people to engage violence, which seems the very modus operandi of both Israel and the United States in relation to several Muslim groups.
Prelude to Movie Reviews of Political Animals: Why Hillary Rod-Iron Clinton Should Be Retired

By Denise Davy

Even as she looks groomed and in possession of herself, Hillary Clinton seems much a mess. Possessed actually, as her appearance, attitude and demeanor, at times suggests she's in some movie and her character veers to evil antagonist or machination machine—militantly bureaucratic and all gang mobsters of that huge governments might imply. It seems grim. But then that's the State Department's buildup of harboring years of conceit.

Enough with feminist, protectionism that claims she is being critically judged because she is a woman held to different standards. Granted John Bolton was epitome of a rigid jerk and hard to match in his hardcore bully bulldog style. Yet in all likelihood Hill is woman in perpetual rage—that is rage against from past humiliation of her life, via her husband's sex transgressions, fanatically persecuted and prosecuted, by media blitz that embarrassed her and her marriage deeply.

Yes there was a terrible and concerted propaganda war to incite hatred against Bill in any way possible as well as everything Democrats ever stood. But now she is equally manipulated by forces beyond her ken as psychological blind and invalid—because she has need to lash out at something—something society and powerful special interests will allow her unconscious anger to focus—in this case pretty much Israel's enemies one and all. Too much of American foreign policy over the years has really been about Middle Eastern developments in relation to Israel and much of it not even good oil policy.

U.S. tax revenues continue to bleed out for what are Zionist-centric goals at U.S. expense (not to mention our military resource and human personnel). State Department foreign policy has been reduced to advancing a right wing agenda for Israel's benefit, as well for a corporate bankster war machine for profit while inducing death—regardless of values to American taxpayers.

If Israel were truly a democratic country it would be one thing. One could then understand some extra bias and protection, but rather like many Muslim countries it is laced with a psychology of authoritarian religion—in which God becomes a God of war propaganda—such as the notion a supreme deity called on Hebrews to kill off the occupants of Canaan during the supposed time of Moses. This occupation is still justified as something a just God would have commanded. Yet all three Abrahamic religions are grounded in authoritarianism—which is one reason why there has been so much history conquest, killing and destruction by these peoples.

President Obama should never have offered Clinton the Secretary of State positions to start with—but as he entered the White House, via the Democratic Party top down team, they as advisors decided limits on appointments (even while he appealed to a base of citizens from bottom up). Hillary's appointment was to appease AIPAC just like other appointments were for Wall Street coup. This kept Clinton contacts in power—and other old boy networks. And now she seems determined to continue to change one mess for another—the usual incompetence that amounts to beltway bandits siphoning from human labor.

One doesn't have to understand the likes of Thomas Scheff's Emotions and Violence: Shame and Rage in Destructive Conflicts to realize where she is coming from and likely to go. Deliberate and accidental humiliation does indeed motivate people to engage violence, which seems the very modus operandi of both Israel and the United States in relation to several Muslim groups. Consider all the torture since 9/11. Therefore there can always be backdrop on which to claim motive and money for a war on terror, that is to tax even more money for the State. Read also Bloody Revenge: Emotions, Nationalism and War also by Thomas J. Scheff to understand how well American policy does in quelling terrorism.

Ms. Clinton's likely inability to deal with the past humiliation, she quickly jumped from being a wife to being consumed as own politician, hid behind layers of denial, leads her too towards a different kind of vengeance—bloodthirsty as it may yet come to be. If it could not be directed at Bill's accusers, or Monica Lewinsky, or the media, then it can be channeled somewhere. It is not beyond reasonable doubt to suspect she needs therapy (as do many key people who live and work in Washington D.C.).

If we examine media trends over the last decades we could ask if American culture has been pushing to treat practically any form of sexual transgression as modern witch trial? Sexual offenders have become the new witch class to burn in the public square. No sin is as badly ostracized as transgressions related to sex, be it Tiger Woods getting too much, or accusations against Scott Ritter trying to shed light on fabrications about Iran's nuclear buildup (after he has previously ignored by most in power on his disclosure of American deceit regarding Saddam Hussein weapons), or allegations against Julian Assange's supposed attempted rape—which just happened to be alleged after Wikileaks disclosed State Secrets (very convenient).

Sex is the great form of sensational evil—that is if it goes against marriage, procreation and monogamy. Although gays have won some battles, erotic motive, per se, is still suspect—especially if one is male (since feminist have, more or less, won important battles for woman while many still maintaining huge prejudice and suspicions in respect to male sexuality). To claim harassment by a woman was right enough to assert demand for millions of dollars in lawsuit. (How many men have ever got such justice?)

Yet once stigmatized with allegation or prosecution few others are willing to fight for such a defendant fallen from grace. It has become the ultimate weapon to wield against political opponents—as in this modern world there can never be too much espionage at sexual proclivities.

But so what if Billy Boy was getting some on the side—as long as it did not affect his capacity to run the country? Sure it directly affected family members and marriage, but was mostly a private issue. And it has always been the case powerful men attract women—even if violating civil expectation. But often it is the male who suffers most frontally in such cases. No one was accusing Tiger Woods suitors of a double standard and yet they all could have easily learned he was married. Where was there public outcry against their behavior and decisions? We can presume they initiated at least some of the affairs with him to include sex. But no blaming these women, who supposedly came out of the woodwork. Instead mass media engaged a reverse-sexist, feminist, double standard of only about throwing him, the male, under the bus.

Or did we really need to be media-entertained in respect to John Edward's indiscretions? Oh yes it sells news and newspapers so then such motive is perfectly American (no blame the pusher mentality here). And of course there was higher rational standard—that is lying to the public and how that might play out in other scenarios—sure—no doubt. Our mass media never has its own agenda? The mainstream media never lies to people about anything important. Politicians too never lie to Americans on important and truly public matters? So it was the public's right to know everything that took place behind Bill Clinton's doors, especially since the public wasn't going to a damm thing about it one way or another, other than watch the Hunger Games persecution. Dirty laundry attracts its nosey sniffers and there are a lot of bored and boring people out there.

Many American are too unafraid to confront or acknowledge the paradoxes of their own bewildering libido. Well hell let's just at least know what others are doing—that is since too afraid to let one's own hair down.

So it was pretty much a given President Clinton, given his Christian upbringing within entirety of U.S. Bible Belt, would deny any and all allegations of foreplay or foul play. Shame and embarrassment factors were too strong to do otherwise. It became his and Hillary's political nightmare. Because how does one deal with ghastly emotional rape of being klieg-lighted by media and political assassins with their allegations as judgmental hate?

But sexual disgrace falls on related connections—especially one's wife. How does one recover from the ignominy, when married to him caught with pants down? How does one deal with the embarrassment of not having a happy and wholesome marriage—as befits presumptions of stultifying and sexually frustrated, as well as misinformed society? Where does one's anger get directed? Well apparently at enemies one's own group approve?

Men are often promiscuous. It is nothing new. But now we can be media manipulated by endless accusations whether or not there is covert motive. Catholic priests are all suspect. What male would want to be a teacher or coach? With a population of 350 million people there will always be some outrageous offence somewhere, or enough TV investigation series focusing on making everyone an armchair criminologist, that is to keep people worried and distrustful of others (especially men). In fact you should have a background check on every male you might even shake hands—you can never be too sure. It's terrorism all over again.

Still how many Americans would really want the public to know about every weird act they might have contemplated in fantasy, or even engaged as experiment within their own private-hood? Very few would be inclined if truth reigned in this highly corrupt and puritanical society. Guilt is a great club to beat down the public because almost everyone has some kind of dark or dubious sexual secret somewhere in the fibers of their heart lurking as if one must have crossed some line somewhere. To be innocent is to be lily-white virgin (even in the mind). It is all good.

Rape means to be arrested (seized) and what is more arresting than to be media blitzed with highly embarrassing and sensitive or private material that any schmuck might gander? Apparently it is porn actors and actresses who are assumed worshipped as exhibitionist stars in this country of megabuck porn film and profit. Apparently it is only sex industry prostitutes that charge the likes of Elliot Spitzer hundreds of dollars for extra-martial delights and he ostracized in a bigger kettle of Wall Street.

So how does one gal from Arkansas, as ambitious, Walmart lawyer, deal with media frenzy feed trying to destroy her husband's political reputation with embarrassing devastation? Well one way is to go to war against others in other cultures few here give a damm about. Yes kill those Bosnians and Algerians! But why stop there? Heck lets threaten a whole World War III just to save some mediocre Democratic performance. You go girl.

What is particularly disturbing to Zionist nationalism is the idea of a left wing Jewish Rabbi rebelled against the idea of seclusion and discrimination to the inclusion of "all" peoples into the Kingdom of God (read this philosophically to say allow all kinds of people to be part of one's community and temporal State). Zionism is still about purity of ethnicity, culture, and religion. Whereas progressive human rights movements about all humans recognized as such, and equally to have rights. It also meant to forgive those who have messed up in the past and not permanent ostracism and torture in hell.

What we have here in the United States is still the puritanical anchorite fanaticism of rejection of all things bodily, going to an equal Platonic rejection of human flesh against most Hellenism that indulged human sexuality and pleasure. Meanwhile a Kissinger protégé by the name of Obama plays Caesar Augustus with an Imperium while still getting over the naïve.

But maybe Ms. Hillraiser might just retire and focus on whipping Bill's derriere.