Thursday, July 06, 2006

Liberal depravity in Ken Lay's death

From the Washington comPost's Style columnist Henry Allen on Lay "cheating the world" by taking his dirt nap too early:
But now that he's died of a heart attack in the luxury of his Colorado getaway while awaiting sentencing for his crimes, none of his victims will be able to contemplate that he's locked away in a place that makes the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel look like Hawaii; that he might be spending long nights locked in a cell with a panting tattooed monster named Sumo, a man of strange and constant demands; and long days in the prison laundry or jute mill or license plate factory, gibbering with anguish as fire-eyed psychopaths stare at him for unblinking hours while they sharpen spoons into jailhouse stilettos.

He will not be ground into gray jailhouse paste by listening to the eardrum-scarring symphony of 131-decibel despair that is the Muzak of penitentiaries, by gagging on the dead prison air, by choking on the deader food, by watching the blue sky taunt him with freedom over the exercise yard, and by feeling his nervous system rent by the cruel grenades of memories -- explosions of nostalgia for the days when he knew he'd be swanning forever through the comfy laps and cool lawns of luxury and infinite possibility. Sweet Gulfstreams through sweet skies, the pools, the jewels, the Maybach limousines, a life in which he didn't just pimp his ride, he pimped the entire world as he knew it.
Is it possible that a micron below the surface of our liberal and enlightened beliefs lurks savagery? (A visit to the Daily Kos or Democrap Underground will answer that rhetorical question REAL quickly! - Ed.) Was the French Enlightenment wrong about our essential goodness, and were the medieval churchmen right about our innate depravity?

We should consider these things in days to come, so that Ken Lay may not have died in vain.
Mr. Allen, being the quintessential liberal, fails to grasp the possibility that maybe, just maybe, there's punishment after death. You know, that Hell thingee most of us were taught about?

Also, Allen concludes his bloodlust column by stating that he and his liberal ilk wanted Lay to endure some earthly torture before meeting his Maker. Though I haven't personally verified it, I'm going to wager that Allen and his liberal ilk were patently offended at the Abu Ghraib and Club Gitmo incidents. In other words, inconveniencing or scaring (they said "torturing") Islamofascist terrorists is horrible, while torturing (he said "torturing") Ken Lay would have been a real hoot! Thanks for the clarification.

For the record, before some moonbat thinks I'm defending Ken Lay, rest assured that I most certainly AM NOT! I was indeed looking forward to him rotting in a jail cell. I just think it's sick that liberals, especially when they fancy themselves to be all about "compassion", can admittedly be this depraved.