Perpophobia: The Disorder Runs Amok

Everybody please open your liberal dictionaries to page 548 and scroll down to “perpophobia”:

Perp·o·pho·bi·a (perp-o-foh-bee-uh)
An abnormal and irrational fear of blaming the criminal for the crime

Perpophobia has struck once again — this time the disorder is rearing its ugly head in many commentators and the mainstream media surrounding the mass murders at Virginia Tech.

Keith Olbermann is blaming Bush and the Republican Congress. Gee I didn’t even know they were taking classes at Virginia Tech.

What the hell happened to Olbermann? I remember watching him as a sports broadcaster one day, and the next thing I knew, he was rattling off political diatribes worthy of running on a tape-loop at a re-education camp after a successful coup by the Chomsky army.

Perpophobia is running rampant overseas as well. Some in Europe are blaming Charlton Heston:

In the strongest editorialized image of the day, German cable news broadcaster NTV flashed an image of the former head of the National Rifle Association, the US gun lobby: In other words, blame rifle-wielding Charlton Heston for the 33 dead.

Historically speaking, a German preaching about gun control is like Michael Moore calling you fat.

By the way, Europe might want to re-think complaining about American guns for the same reason the skydiver should not curse his parachute, but I digress.

Perpophobia also struck California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who blamed the gun and didn’t mention the biological mechanism required to pull the trigger. The person who pulled the trigger is to blame for shootings, and California voters are to blame for Dianne Feinstein. Maybe Dianne’s right though. Who am I to argue weapons with a war-profiteer?

Dr. Phil is even in on the act, blaming video games & such. How exploring the effects of the confusion that’s caused by an overweight guy writing a diet book?

There are many more examples, but time, not to mention patience, is short.

What’s the treatment for perpophobia? I’ve found that laughing and changing the channel works fairly well, at least on a temporary basis.

Author: Doug Powers

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