"It is not fucking acceptable to use your daughters’ bodies to make political points. It is a betrayal of your role as their parent to use your child’s body in this way. It will fuck them up. It’ll fuck them up even more if it’s going to be syndicated on every news feed in every part of the world, until someone in New Zealand is offering their opinion on it."
Yeah, I know. Living in the middle of the Empire lends one a much closer observational point than someone living on the fringes. But...fuck me! Didn't any of Maia's pwoggie bloggie hopey-changey friends shoot her an e-mail to sort of clue her in to what our political masters and betters are like?
The Empress is using her kids for political gain? Teh Outrage!!1!one!!!eleventy!1!! Millionaire power-besotted corporate lackeys like the Bushs, the Clintons and, yes, even Our Savior the God-Emperor Obama, would sacrifice their children on the alter of fucking Ba'al for a guaranteed 5% bump in the polls. Hell, they order the deaths of other peoples children on a daily fucking basis.
The scope and breadth of disconnection from the reality of life in the Empire it takes to be outraged about something this puny, well, that kind of disconnection can usually only be found in mental wards, space aliens and record company executives. Does Maia really think the upper class mandarins we elect in a flurry of ballot box stuffing ever couple of years would have the slightest, most infinitesimal compunction towards exploiting their own kids for gain? I read pwoggie blogs on a daily basis and even Extreeeeem Obot isn't that naive. (Okay, well, maybe he is.) But really, who in-the-seven-hells do people like Maia think is running this Popsicle stand? Mother Fucking Theresa?