"It is because you have maggots for a soul, you fucking barbarian."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. December 28, 1953)


Date
April 30, 2014
Metaphor
"It is because you have maggots for a soul, you fucking barbarian."
Metaphor in Context
But the fucking barbarians were not done yet. Representative Mike Christian--a man whom we now know has been plagued from birth by irony--followed up on Fallin's dictum by proposing to impeach the five justices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court who voted to issue the stay. (Remember, the state Supreme Court wasn't opposed to the executions per se. It just wanted clarification on the means to that end.) Unfortunately, the state Supreme Court caved, reversing itself on the execution secrecy law, and allowing the things to proceed, and that's how Fallin, the fucking barbarian, and her enablers in the Oklahoma state legislature, the fucking barbarians, were able to commit the act of fucking barbarism that Bailey Elise McBride had to witness last night. And now Fallin, the fucking barbarian, wants an investigation into how, exactly, she committed an act of fucking barbarism. It is because you have maggots for a soul, you fucking barbarian.
Provenance
Reading
Citation
"Barbarians in Oklahoma," Esquire (April 30, 2014). <Link to esquire.com>
Date of Entry
05/01/2014

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.