Monday, April 18, 2016

Conservatives Have Gone Meshuga

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories. ~ Sun Tsu
People who know me know I read a lot of rightwing sites, I have for decades. The best way to know what the people I'm fighting are thinking is to actually listen to them. So, I'm here to tell you that conservatives, right now, have flown way past batshit insane into a black hole of blithering idiocy.
Entrance to RNC headquarters.
Take Redstate.  For years it has been the go to spot for batshit opinions but lately it is all Donald Trump all the time. This obsession is even more bizarre because they hate Trump. Day after day is a continual upchuck of pettifoggery nitpicking over some tiny piece of Trumpology. They are forced into this silliness because the voluminous legitimate reasons to hate Trump (racism, sexism, xenophobia, islamophobia) are all things that Redstate readers agree with. So they are reduced to searching desperately for microscopic things to hang they Trump-hate on.

Then there is National Review. I used to read National Review when William F. Buckley was alive because, regardless of his politics, he was a witty and gifted writer. Now it is painfully idiotic. The linked article is a long essay defending Ted Cruz's opposition to dildos including Cruz's legal contention that Americans have no constitutional right to masturbate. Really?

Buckley would have dismissed the whole subject with a single wry joke. But National Review as well as many other conservative sites are trying to prove that anti-dildoism is the mark of profound legal scholarship. These many defenses are much more ludicrous than Cruz's originally wasting taxpayers money taking the Texas law outlawing the sale of dildos to the US Supreme Court.
Trying to understand conservative thought is like seeking rational discussions on current affairs at a turn of the 20th century insane asylum. There maybe someone there who'll briefly make a little sense but mostly all you'll get is babbling lunacy.

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