Drlee wrote: And yes. I am inconsolable over the fall of that fine upstanding paragon of ME virtue Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi. For me he is the absolute apotheosis of Arab manhood and the model for Islamic government everywhere. The world is a poorer place for the deposing and subsequent death of so illuminating a figure. How the world will survive without his firm hand on the tiller I cannot tell.
Gaddafi was one of the world's best modern leaders. And that he was killed by a chick (Killary, cackle-cackle) means that the Me-Too movement probably helped justify it.
For media viewers in the Me-Too era, all men are rapists unless they go on TV and let female talk-show hosts belittle and demean them. Gaddafi never did this, though he did find 500 years of fresh water to share with the rest of Africa, turned the poorest country in Africa into the richest, and kept incomes and opportunities very equal for the vast majority of the people in his country.
But he didn't let Oprah or Ellen or the bitches on The View... mock his manhood, treat him like a villain, or accuse him of patriarchy. In our brain-dead culture, these are the kinds of things that we 'value' in men.
(Now, the USA has taken all Gaddafi's power and money away from him and from the country he was president of)
Magical thinking helps people to accept poor governance.
That's why religion and entertainment media are so popular.