26 August 2009

Something that should be remembered

The theologian Tertullian said that one of the pleasures afforded to the saved in Heaven is being able to watch the torments of the damned in Hell.

I don't believe in such things, but if I did, I'd be imagining that, right about now, Mary Jo Kopechne is getting her popcorn ready.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Well...if there was such a place...there is also an old saying that it is better to reign in Hell,than to serve in Heaven. My choice either way would have to be Hell.

26 August, 2009 06:27  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You can be wicked, Infidel! My my... ;)

26 August, 2009 10:03  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I try.....:-)

26 August, 2009 11:33  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's been disappointing, to say the least, to see how many bloggers and other writers have tried to downplay Chappaquiddick in their assessments of Kennedy. It's a compromising of principles in order to whitewash a beloved personality -- in a word, hypocrisy, not unlike what the rightists do when they downplay their leaders' endless sex scandals.

Except that sex scandals are really rather trivial in most cases; no one would care about them much if those same Republican leaders hadn't based their ideological identity on preaching sexual purity at others.

Chappaquiddick was not some trivial sex scandal. A person died because of Kennedy's actions and inactions. Did he go on to do a lot of good later in his life? Of course. Can all of that outweigh what he did, and failed to do, at Chappaquiddick? Never.

Fortunately, Google search trends suggest that the public has a more balanced view of things (I ignore Rosin's snark about "tabloid selves").

27 August, 2009 07:48  

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