Democratic Party Suffering From Kitty Genovese Syndrome
Washington, D.C. - The American Psychiatric Association today formally presented a report stating that the Democratic Party has been incapacitated for the last seven years because they are afflicted with the Kitty Genovese Syndrome.
As a public service, Assimilated Press is publishing the full statement from today's briefing by Professor Elwood T. Morse of the Harvard Medical School who authored the report for the American Psychiatric Association:
"The Democratic Party through its elected senators and representatives has been individually and collectively suffering from a profoundly serious ailment that is often fatal to one's sense of ethics and principles. This horribly debilitating disease is known as the Kitty Genovese Syndrome. People who have this disease are chronically afraid to do the right thing or to even to get involved. They prefer to hide and look for excuses rather than take a principled stand.
Though bubbling under the surface for years amongst Democrats, the Kitty Genovese Syndrome first became pandemic in the presidential election of 2000 when Democrats nationwide allowed the Republican Party and five extremely partisan Supreme Court Justices to subvert the most sacred of rights guaranteed under the Constitution, the right to have one's vote counted. In the process, these five justices and the Republican Party committed the most massive and corrosive act of racism to occur in this county within the last fifty years by crushing the freedom and liberty of Black voters to exercise their rights as Americans. In response, the Democrats did nothing to stop this crime from happening and, in fact, turned their backs on these minority voters who had been denied their rights when they sought redress.
This self-destructive behavior was repeated with the invasion of Iraq when political cowardice ruled the day and the Democrats in Congress allowed themselves to be railroaded by Rove, Cheney, Bush and their numerous allies in the media. Unfortunately, the sickness then continued when the Democrats in Congress failed to prevent the confirmation of Roberts and Alito to the Supreme Court which has had the drastic effect of dramatically reducing what remains of our constitutional freedoms.
It is very sad to see people suffering from the Kitty Genovese Syndrome. They lose their moral compass and any sense of purpose. All that remains is a hollow shell, a pathetic remnant of what they once were."