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Gaddafi Deserved His Very Public End

In less than 48 hours since it happened, we are starting to hear murmurs about how Gaddafi should not have been lynched to death. The concerns range from the religious chanting amongst his lynchers to talk about due process and justice.

Here is my counter-question to those who think he deserved a better deal:

Did Gaddafi, during his 42-year long rule of Libya, exhibit any worthwhile degree of fairness, abide by due process or give a rat’s ass about the basic human dignity of his subjects- let alone those who voiced their opposition to his rule?

Why should he expect good treatment if he did not do so to others? Conversely, since he treated others poorly should he not expect the same treatment when he is on the receiving end of those he mistreated?

Most older white scumbags seem to harbor sympathy for such tyrants since at some subconscious level they realize that they are more like him than the people who lynched him to death. By sympathizing with his him, they are unintentionally showing their true colors- pun intended.

Ask yourself- are people hiding being “laws”, position, power, social norms, ill-gotten wealth who then screw over, hurt and kill others really that different from Gaddafi?

If the actions of a bankster causes the ruin, deprivation or suicide of a vulnerable person- isn’t that bankster essentially a miniature despot? What about businessmen, MBAs, lawyers and other assorted corporate scum whose actions causes the destruction of livelihoods, unemployment, misery and default on pension obligations? What about physicians who perform procedures of dubious therapeutic value to make more money while causing unnecessary suffering and death? What about universities who lure students to join them with the promise of well-paying jobs, only to then leave them with tens of thousands of dollars in undischargable debt and no job prospects? What about professors and teachers who get paid for their services regardless of the outcome of their students? What about aging whites who sit on their ass in an office and complain about the ‘poor work ethic’ of younger generation? What about cops who arrest, kill innocent people or abuse their power? What about public prosecutors and judges who are more interested in appearing “tough on crime” rather than trying to reduce the need for criminal behavior?

They do so only, because they firmly believe that they will not suffer any negative consequences for their actions. They hope to hide behind “laws”, due process and other bullshit. They depend on your sense of fairness, pity and compassion to exist while simultaneously denying those to you in your hour of need.

Here is my advice- Don’t fall for their bullshit, appeals to authority, humanity, laws, compassion, culture, civilization etc and treat them just like they treated you (or people like you). You have no obligation, reason or duty to a better person than them as they broke their end of the bargain first- and kept on doing so for profit.

Comments?

  1. Mr Stricter
    October 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Qaddafi got was was coming to him.

    However for a laugh the five habits of successful totalitarians

    #1 If you take care of the majority of your population and play off a minority against them if necessary you’ll be safe.

    #2 The US will screw you every time. Don’t trust them.

    #3 If you can utterly oppress and wish to do so, do so. Utterly totalitarian states like North Korea thrive, other fail. If you can’t or don’t want to follow rule #3 follow rule #1 and remember you are a dictator, you need dick and tater both.

    #4 You really need nukes, not chemical weapons, not maybe germ warfare (unless you really clever about delivery) but nukes, the more longer ranged the better. Get these and keep control of them and you will not be invaded.

    #5 Don’t waste time with pissant terrorism, invading neighbors or threatening US allies, A few assassinations, murdering by conventional means you internal enemies all you can eat espionage few issues. Do the top 3, and make yourself a threat. Trying to get the nukes above is trouble enough and you don’t need more.

  2. October 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    “religious chanting”

    So now allahu akbar is some sort of a religious chanting?

    I guess that repeatedly saying “god is great” in a foreign language does qualify as religious chanting.

    • October 22, 2011 at 6:08 am

      it does in the mind of the average hill billy out there.

  3. John
    October 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Read this first – Real Zionist News and Brother Nathaniel’s take on this matter, replete with many links.

  4. Kaz
    October 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Didn’t life for the average Libyan improve under Gaddafi’s rule?

    Regardless, I’m just pissed that the west intervened, we shouldn’t have ever gotten involved and I feel that we just created another long term problem by doing this. I think that is why old white men are ‘sympathetic’ (i.e. disagree). We’re finally learning from Iraq I’d say..

  5. Commander Shepard
    October 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Gaddafi was the best Libya could hope for. Under his rule Libya had the highest GDP and literacy rates for an African country. Yes Libya’s oil wealth enabled this but look at equally resource rich countries in Africa which are dysfunctional. Libya unlike other oil rich monarchies in the gulf also fairly distributed oil revenues across tribal lines. Gaddafi also wanted to launch an African based bank which would provide interest free loans for infrastructure projects which would compete with the World Bank. What really did Gaddafi in tho was that he wanted to launch an African based currency to compete with the Euro.

    Gaddafi was also one of the most stylish leaders on the world stage. The man was will be missed for that alone.

  6. Commander Shepard
    October 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I also agree with Mr Stricter. Atomic weaponry is what has prevented a third world war. Gaddafi was naive and stupid to trust the west. I applaud Iran for seeing through the west’s lies and going for nukes anyway.

    While I support the extermination of the American upper classes for the reasons AD has outlined Gaddafi’s demise really did bother me. The guy did everything to reform like the west wanted and this is what he gets?

  7. October 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    haha,

    Diablo, did you just say do unto other or do to others as they’ve done to you….

    I have always said that.. read some of my earlier articles.

  8. Always Frosty
    October 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    He kinda did 😀

  9. October 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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