The sequel

November.2. 2014

Dirty tricks in politics are not new, in fact, you can say the two go hand in hand, like toast and butter. If you have politics, you will inevitably get dirty tricks.

The reason is because of money. We all know that politics is not about power but about money.

Politicians don’t become politicians to serve the people; they become politicians to line their pockets.

This is true everywhere in the world. The easiest way to become a millionaire or even billionaire is to become a politician. You can say that politics is the universal golden goose.

And power?

Well, that’s only the means to an end, which is of course money. Power always brings with it money.

So it’s no surprise that politicians will do anything to do away with those who would threaten them their golden goose.

In America, there’s a whole arsenal of dirty tricks available, from redistricting to vote suppression to trying to dig up dirt on your opponent.

Yes, pretty dirty, but all these pale into insignificance when you compare them to a courtroom drama that’s currently unfolding in another country.

What do you do when someone, let’s say, a very charismatic leader of the opposition begin to actually kill (or steal) your golden goose by winning big in a previous election?

Well, you play the same old dirty trick that an earlier politician had played on this very same politician. (Is this plagiarism or theft of intellectual property?)

You do a sequel, and you call it Sodomy II!

Yes, gripping title, almost as exciting as Rambo II.

And the details are equally thrilling. The headlines themselves are enough to take your breath away.

“Lube, prior encounters made injury-free penetration possible” screams the latest headline.

For someone who’s not in on the sequel, this sounds like some mysterious oil change gone wrong. Some kind of lube job!

Imagine to yourself, the best legal minds of the country, in the nation’s highest court, arguing about whether the lube job was good enough to avoid tears in some unmentionable orifice of some imaginary encounter that allegedly took place between two consenting adults.

The point of all this?

It comes down to money. So much of it at stake.

Since redistricting is not an option, and vote suppressing didn’t work the last time, hey, let’s resurrect a quaint and ancient law and put this trouble maker behind bars for the foreseeable future.

One thing you can say is at least they’re going through the proper legal channels to do it, unlike what the authorities did to Mandela.


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