Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ooo I love these

Goody: another "If you're _____, then you're a racist" list.

If you note that women and men are different, you’re misogynistic.
If you denounce the destruction of marriage in black communities, you’re racist or moralistic.
If you call for the defense of America against the world-wide Islamist menace, you’re a bigoted warmonger.

here's another one.

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I thought the comment thread at "Kathy Shaidle is a Racist" blog was very interesting and instructive. Early on some of the commenters started a theme: "Kathy set this up so she could get Section 13 complaints made so she could sell more books and get more Paypal donations, so don't send in a complaint because it's just what she wants...the evil devious racist!"

Yeah...Kathy's in it all for the money. That must be it.

The seriousness with which this thesis was presented and received gave me a small insight into the liberal "mind". I have noted before how rare among liberals is a grasp of the concept of irony. Sarcasm they can do, in spades, but actual irony ...not so much.

is a literary or rhetorical device, in which there is an incongruity or discordance between what one says or does and what one means or what is generally understood. Irony is a mode of expression that calls attention to the character's knowledge and that of the audience.

So, when Kathy yells "Come and get me you fairies!" they think it is to get more famous and make money. And then they fail to see why all the conservatives in the room fall off their chairs laughing at them. They don't get the joke because it is at their own expense.

Not having any themselves, they can't grasp the idea that someone might be fighting for a principle. Might be willing to allow herself to look bad, to risk having a bad reputation (albeit amongst those whose opinion matters not at all), to put herself in the way of danger, calumny, threats, insults and opprobrium ...oh yeah, and lawsuits... for a principle - for something that is more important than one's own immediate, or even long-term discomfort - to be willing to suffer for a cause.

This little suggestion in the comment thread, along with the profanity and ad hominem insults, certainly gives us a clear window into their withered minds and impoverished imaginations.

What is the only thing they are able to imagine anyone willingly suffering for?

Certainly not to bring out into the open and into the searing light of day a wriggling mass of putrefying injustice that has been going on for decades at taxpayer expense.


Just money.

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