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We want to do right, but we're also inclined to think that our righteousness is not based on our actions, but rather the despicableness of our opponents.
''Let the Pakistan army know that the killing of Abdul Rashid Ghazi and his male and female students has soaked the history of the Pakistan army in shame and despicableness which can only be washed away by retaliation,'' al-Zawahri said in the video.
This film's saucy despicableness, however, is part of what makes it so irresistible to enjoy, now, as camp.
The "Star of David" is mobilized here essentially as an invective weapon against Oil Ibn Ka'ba and his cohorts, who are likened to what is taken for granted as being the worst insult imaginable, the very embodiment of despicableness and evil.