Friday, March 06, 2015

Modern Conservatism's Greatest Strength

has always been its capacity to continuously manufacture -- on an industrial scale -- a wholly fake history in which Conservatives are never to blame for anything and never held accountable for being the cult of liars, imbeciles, racists, lunatics and hypocrites which they so demonstrably are.

They now live entirely within this "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" fantasyland which they have invented for themselves.  And sooner or later we on the Left are going to have to face the grim fact that all attempts to coax or reason or pry them out of their Fox-upholstered spider hole are completely futile.


Neo Tuxedo said...

The goose gets out of the bottle the same way Dillinger got out of Crown Point, hopefully without the bad ending at the Biograph. If John Cole and Little Green Charles can escape from the cult, anyone might surprise us by having the right combination of intelligence and integrity to heed the wailing of their bullshit meter.

(Mind you, I freely admit I'd be very surprised if some of my local papers' letterhacks had any sort of mental awakening. Check out Darrel Brechbill in Public Opinion, Richard Giovanoni in The Herald-Mail, or Terry Weddle and Shawn Moore in both papers, if you want to see what it looks like in the parts of the country where the 27% are the local majority.)

Cliff said...

I came to this same conclusion arguing with the wingnut trolls over on Swampland, back when I was idealistic and new to the whole political blog thing.

It took me a while, but I realized that for every news article or study I could come up with, they had their own that proved the opposite point.

At best, I could argue them into admitting that they simply didn't care about people who've been tortured, or the effects of global warming, or what have you. And next week, they'd be right back to the same arguments.

The only thing I noticed that slowed them down for even an instant, was accusations of racism.

At last, I realized that if you can sit through the meltdown of 2008 and come out blaming the poors and the blacks, then there's no argument I've got that will convince you.