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On Hubris Derangement Syndrome

Abby Zimet

 by Common Dreams

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Because God knows there's still plentiful weirdness lurking in the conspirational water, Jared Kushner - Waxen Wonder Boy, Possessed Ken Doll, merciless slumlord and former "senior adviser" to his twice-impeached father-in-law - was just nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Trump/Epstein fanboy Alan Dershowitz, a sort of bad joke of the day likened to Hannibal Lecter nominating Jeffrey Dahmer for a Michelin Star. Jared and his deputy Avi Berkowitz received the admittedly low-bar, send-a-postcard-to-Norway honor - Hitler got it back in the day - for negotiating the “Abraham Accords,” a normalization pact between Israel and several Arab countries enabling the Saudis to continue fueling a deadly arms race in the region. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had long been courting Kushner, thus ultimately, likely deliberately rendering him complicit in both the grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the wounding and killing of countless Yemeni and Palestinian children. Though it seems unlikely the uber- racist, apartheid-friendly Kushner lost much sleep over the carnage. Of his nominal so-called "peace plan" for the Middle East, one of his 782 "jobs" in the White House, he said it was "a great deal," adding, in a historically tone-dead bit of victim-blaming, that if Palestinians rejected it, "They're going to screw up another opportunity like they've screwed up every other opportunity they've ever had."

The role here of Dershowitz - a longtime Zionist, defender of the indefensible likes of Trump and OJ, and groupie to Epstein (though he insists he kept his underpants on) who argued at age 80 for lowering the age of consent to 14 - was so perfectly, ickily appropriate to spur the revival of the #CreepyDershowitz hashtag. Among hundreds of other nominations the Nobel Committee received, the front-runners are reportedly Black Lives Matter, Greta Thunberg, WHO, Stacey Abrams and Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. May they please do the right thing. Meanwhile, the nomination of the inept, corrupt Kushner, with his robotic smirk best captured in the famous Buckingham Palace grift, was met with such horrified laughter on Twitter people could barely stagger to their keyboards to make clear they didn't have Jared's Nobel on their 2012 Bingo Card because he's the scum of the earth; they didn't realize you could buy a Nobel; they didn't know criming for four years in the White House qualified you for same; they're not sure the guy who sent the Jewish Space Laser to earth even deserves noble cheese fries, at least as much as their own mint juleps or garden gnomes; they'll never forgive the longtime damage done by "Jared Fucktard Kushner's pale, ghastly fingers" on the lives of countless poor people living in his crappy New York buildings as seen in the documentary "Dirty Money"; and if he actually gets it and the Sorest Biggest Loser doesn't again, this year's seder could prove really awkward.

Many aimed their fury at the ignorant, arrogant shmuck who, tasked with slowing COVID, yet another job he was breathtakingly unqualified for - hence the Times' headline, later changed, "Jared Kushner Is Going to Get Us All Killed" - haughtily referenced "our stockpiles" of PPE, "because nothing says peace like, 'Fuck the blue states - let them die.'" Others asked if we know yet on which black market Jared allegedly sold our missing piles of PPE and 8,722 ventilators and 20 million vaccine doses after he got done selling the ragged remains of his soul to the devil. Jared's so despised one guy wondered if he'd be the first person nominated for both a Nobel and life in prison the same month - though "shouldn't both honors be withheld until he reaches puberty?" - and one prompted a lively debate pondering if Jared would steal a life jacket from a toddler. The query got a million yeses, also suggestions he'd object to the kid having it in the first place, he'd mark it up to sell back to his parents if he hadn't already separated them, he'd ride the kid for buoyancy and sell the jacket to the Saudis. In a final unsurprising assault on decency, news came that in 2020 Jivanka, the tawdry two of 'em, made between $23,791,645 and $120,676,949 in outside income last year despite their busy schedules as "advisers" and sellers of vaccines and state secrets. That's millions, from super-villains of a party that think $1,400 is too much to give struggling Americans. Bottom-line, lest we forget: #TrumpCrimeFamily. 

Abby Zimet

Abby Zimet

Abby has written CD's Further column since 2008. A longtime, award-winning journalist, she moved to the Maine woods in the early 70s, where she spent a dozen years building a house, hauling water and writing before moving to Portland. Having come of political age during the Vietnam War, she has long been involved in women's, labor, anti-war, social justice and refugee rights issues. 

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