Why Does DC Love ‘House of Cards’?

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Politico wonders, and comes up with a non-offensive answer. But here’s the real reason. While virtually no one in the imperial capital is as good-looking or talented as the show’s cast, thievery, lying, and killing rule the roost in DC, too. Not everyone personally murders or steals, as they personally lie, of course, but they all countenance murder and theft. That is, they support the USG.

UPDATE from Tim Moriarty:

In your blog today you wrote, “Not everyone personally murders or steals, as they personally lie, of course, but they all countenance murder and theft. That is, they support the USG.”

Today I came across this article,¬†Report: US Drone May Have Killed Dozen Civilians,¬†which certainly doesn’t come as news to any LRC readers. Yes, of course the US has been killing large numbers of civilians for many years. What might come as a surprise is how enthusiastically people in themilitary endorse such slaughter. Take a look at the comments below the article and you’ll be struck by how rabidly military people favor industrial scale bloodletting. One person wrote, “Another slow news day itwould appear . . . And if the Government say no civilians were killed, untilthere is hard evidence to the contrary, then I believe the Government.” Most people who read articles at this website don’t like Obama, but one thing everyone can wholeheartedly agree on is killing civilians, and lotsof them. Apparently nothing has changed since the atrocities committed inVietnam, covered so well by Nick Turse in his book, “Kill Anything ThatMoves.” I’m reminded of a line from the 1988 film “The Seventh Sign,” in which Juergen Prochnow’s character (who turns out to be Jesus Christ, but no one knows it at this point) says the following to Demi Moore. The last two sentences ring true: “So much misery, man against man. They kill each other. They have no faith. I used to think the world would change. But it hasn’t.”

You can see a clip from the film here.

12:03 pm on February 20, 2014