When you see people as objects to be coddled or squashed on your own whims, this smacks of sadism since friends and enemies are completely interchangeable. Alternately, the friends are whipped and enemies coddled. So the obliteration of the Jersey Shore is celebrated as good and the Saudi female enslavers are lauded. Vladimir Putin is schmoozed and Aun Sung Su Ky flipped off. If it’s just about the exercise of power over someone; then it matters little who is being crushed, good or bad.
There is a soullessness about Barack Obama. Sometimes, he seems like a sadistic little boy squeezing the paw of a kitten named America until it yells. You can’t tell me someone who sows such bitter division really cares for this country. After all, what is the grand goal of Obama in a second term? There is none. What were all these vicious attacks for? Everybody I know, Democrat and Republican, are heartily sick of the negative attacks. I can’t see them being that effective going forward, but if Obama and his allies are political sadists, how could they change? Of course, Obama and the Liberal Media Complex are supremely confident they can use these sadistic tools and come away unscathed. I’m not so sure. Can a man swim in a sea of sadism and step out of it good?
On a larger scale, if all you want to do is punish your enemies on a national level, what does that produce in the nation as a whole? Stripping away the soul of a country and inserting a sadistic core can only lead to disaster. Remember that De Sade was a product of the French Revolution which led to a national bloodbath and then to Napoleon who set the the entire continent on fire for the next two decades. A soulless nation can collapse on itself, consume itself or it can fling itself like a plague on the rest of the world. Or, it could do both, like France. Time will tell which way this nation goes.