Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I should never have read Pandragon

She is still at it. Now, lumping the God Hates Fags morons with ALL Christians and uses that hate group as a representative sampling of Christianity.

Sorry. You do not get it. This is a marginal group, basically one family, that no church condones or supports and is condemned by most Christians. But, she paints ALL Christians with this brush.

You don’t get special snowflake status when you hide behind religion as an excuse to deny women contraception, deride and mock religious minorities, spread hatred and vitriol about the LBGT community, and try to codify law to fit with Christianity’s view of the world.

Talk that kind of trash, and don’t expect flowers and candy in return. That’s all I’m saying. Dish it out. learn to take it, and stop your bleating. It’s pathetic. You don’t get to call people in the LBGT community “evil” and “perverted” and not be called out for being hateful. You don’t get to call women who use contraception or who get abortions murderers and selfish and not be called out for being hateful. You don’t get to use fake pregnancy crisis centers to browbeat women into having babies they don’t want and not get regarded as bullies. You don’t get to sniff about the brown-skinned terrorists and not get called to account. You don’t get to blather on about how unbelievers are going to hell, and how Jews control Hollywood, and not get criticized for it. You don’t get to push for discriminatory legislation and be free from criticism.
And then there is this lovely post:

The answer to all the people commenting and emailing me and asking why I’m so angry and what’s wrong with me
. She thinks she is a victim and identifies with the poor. Groovy.

So what is wrong with this woman? Let's ask the doctor: Dr Sanity [emphasis mine]
Most Americans who are not indoctrinated into the Marxist worldview and obsessed with victimhood can clearly see the real progress of Blacks and women--indeed all minority groups-- in all aspects of society. They can appreciate individuals from those groups who forged into previously restricted areas and broke barrier after barrier, even if they are not Democrats or subscribers to leftist theories.

Not only did the liberal left exhibit almost complete blindness and fail to celebrate its greatest success , but they became more and more strident in their demands and denunciations of American society as a whole. This entire process coincided with their increasing irrelevance and loss of political power. In response, the left is trying to change the playing field to insure that they remain relevant by switching from demands for "equal opportunity" to an insistance on "equal outcome". Since it is impossible to achieve the latter--except in a totalitarian society, where everyone is made equally miserable; or in death itself--the left hopes to achieve new power and influence over a neverending victim class that they will have created through their policies. The paranoid style conveniently defends those policies and effortlessly maintains their defective worldview.

Of course, calling someone "paranoid", or insinuating that they have a "paranoid style" is definitely pejorative. Being paranoid has, as Hofstadter notes, "a greater affinity for bad causes than good ones." This is primaril because the paranoid--even when their cause has some merit--is actually trying to delude himself about some inner reality at the expense of, or detriment to, the cause. Their motivation is no longer about the cause anymore; it is about protecting themselves from an unpleasant reality that is making them question their foundations.

Any who oppose the "equality of outcome" logic are descibed as "racist". Those who disagree with them are "trying to shut down free speech" (watch and see whose behavior actually physically attempts to silence others). Those who point out the errors in their thinking are "evil". American society--arguably the freest and most tolerant in the world--becomes the source of all oppression and evil. This growing attitude condensed itself into an insane and irrational hatred for one man who came to symbolize their worst fear -- that their image of themselves was no longer true, but had become a well-loved and cultivated delusion. I mean, if GW Bush could be elected President (not once, but TWICE); and be considered the liberator of literally millions of people--what were they? Chopped liver?

Read it all.

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