The Attraction of Sadism

Is sadism just a power trip? Is the novelty, like a topical anaesthetic, performing extremely harmful acts and feeling nothing? Or it is just some wires crossed in the brain so that hurting others triggers sexual pleasure? Judge Hellerstein once subpoenaed George Bush’s collection of kiddie torture/rape videos from Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush successfully stonewalled. Apparently some sadists can derive pleasure merely from viewing or commanding torture.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)