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  •  by Fox News I meant something different (5+ / 0-)

    Willing to do what it takes is a feature of every character in this book.  That's not what bothers me.  What I mean is that Cersei is paranoid, delusional, self-centered, self-serving, and sadistically manipulative in a blunt and obvious way that fools no one (i.e., not the way Littlefinger or Varys are).  But since she has so much power, via her father and her son, people have to acquiesce, which she wrongly interprets as having pulled one over on people.  As Tyrion is wont to point out every time reality bites her in the ass.

    Her decisions are driven by impulses of petty revenge rather than to serve an actual strategy, and she prefers the cheap thrill of humiliating people (Sansa, Tyrion, Margaery, etc) over doing anything particularly useful or wise.  Despite this, she's always ready with a rationalization or excuse in case anyone calls her out on her bullshit.  If she put half as much effort into doing what's right (even relative to this universe) instead of making excuses for her impulses, she'd have far more success.  She's just like nearly every conservative jackass out there, especially those in the media, especially those on Fox News--- right down to the blonde hair.

    And in the books, it's painful to read her chapters because we have her perspective, so we SEE the way that she just sees the world differently, we live her narcissistic paranoia, and we have to follow her "thought processes".  It's masterfully written, but I hate her so.  

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 11:30:11 PM PDT

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    •  Completely Agree. (0+ / 0-)

      As stated below, Tywin is right in that she's not nearly as smart as she thinks she is. To some extent she IS doing what only a woman in this society can do, but the difference is exactly as you've pointed out. Majaery is a better example thus far in the show of what it takes to be a woman in a position to take political power in the only way they can and you can see that she probably has learned this not just because she's smart, but because her grandmother (love Diana Rigg!) appears to be a professional at it. I was very pleased to see Tywin kind of put Cersi in her place in this past episode. He pretty much summed up what a lot of the viewers were thinking. And Joffrey is a direct result of Cersi's actions in terms of being a mother, I think. The kid probably already had sociopathic proclivities, but her teachings combined with his misogynistic attitude mutated into something terrible.

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