"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Monday, August 22, 2005
Thanks to Jesse at Pandagon for being the first to make this point, and he should also be credited for his important follow-ups here, here, here, here, an especially insightful analysis here, and, of course, here.
The fact is, although you will not read it in the radical MSM - or hear it from the politically correct crypto-fascists that dominate academia - the silent majority of real Americans "get it:" The right wing lunatic fringe is out of step with the pulse of the nation and, indeed, out of step with reality itself.
Fortunately, there are other voices (and no, I don't mean the ones in my head). For instance, Loaded Mouth conclusively demonstrates here (and here) that the liberal message is ascendant, a theme upon which Preemptive Karma expands in this trenchant post. The lesson is clear: Where the conservative noise machine is content to act collectively as a vacuous mutual admiration society, progressives have a different agenda - specifically, to avoid sucking. Or, put another way, conservatives are objectively pro-suckage.
(Politblogo has more, as if more is needed.)
But it is not enough to point out the insipid nature of conservative "thought." When confronted with what may well constitute a threat to our very way of life, it would be irresponsible not to speculate - do conservatives hate children? Do they sacrifice goats and other small ungulates to appease the blackened soul of Oliver Cromwell? Do they actually wish for our defeat at the hands (or tentacles, as the case may be) of evil space aliens? Disturbing, if true.
For now, the last word goes to John M. Burt, who (as always) puts a bow around the whole, sordid affair. To which one can only add: Heh. Indeed.