Sunday, October 24, 2010

Right Wing Intellectual Life

Rightwing scholarship consists of trolling through libraries looking for quotes or facts (it doesn't matter which) to support a preconception.
This is the Real American alternative to the gay liberal socialist method of testing an idea against evidence and argument to see if it is true.

Rightwing scholars dredge up the writings of long dead and forgotten paranoid obsessives with massive conspiracy theories involving everyone from the Jews to the Freemasons to the Illuminati to the Scots to the Melanesians, and then go on Fox News to declare them to be the greatest historians since Thucydides.

Rightwing argument consists of waving bloody shirts, waving red flags, pressing emotional buttons, and calling people witches. It has nothing to do with what anything really means or if it's true. Throw a name at somebody like "Socialist!" "Nazi!" "Communist!" "Terrorist!" "Totalitarian!" and see if the crowd goes for the red meat.

The Rightwing approach to anyone who differs is to beat the bloody shit out of them, and if the little whiny punks complain, beat some more bloody shit out of them. If that faggot has the nerve to hit back and bloody your nose, run crying to the Assistant Principal and then go on Fox News to cry copious public tears about how much you are bullied and victimized by your too powerful enemies.

You got a problem with this?

Why do you hate America?

Why do you support the terrorists?

Cranky this morning.


susan s. said...

Oh, Honey, I'm glad I read the Tillich quote first! (((Doug))).

JCF said...

"Rightwing scholarship" is an oxymoron.

[There are a few conservative scholars w/ interesting viewpoints, but I draw a distinction between actual Conservatism, and Wingnuttery like Beck & (FUX-touted) Ilk.]

Counterlight said...

I'm not talking about conservatives here. I'm talking about right wingers who aren't the least bit conservative.