Saturday, December 05, 2015

Tantrum Throwing Meatbag Throws Tantrum

Film at 11.

In addition to surrogate-penising all over the NYT, Ewick Son of Ewick also wants his followers to know just how deep the Liberal plot to get us all murdered by terrorists goes:
The New York Times wants you to be sitting ducks for a bunch of arms jihadists who the New York Times thinks no doubt got that way because of the United States.
I have recently been gently chastised again for using pejorative language to describe people like Mr. Erickson because that language is apparently just a hop, skip and jump away calling for their public execution.  So let me just say that I'm sure that Mr. Erickson is a fine fellow and his colleagues on Conservative talk radio and teevee are all real good eggs who are definitely going to stop using their considerable influence to whip their otherwise thoughtful and and clear-headed followers into unhinged frenzies any day now --
It should be striking to every American citizen that the New York Times believes the nation should have unfettered abortion rights, a right not made explicit in the Constitution, but can have the Second Amendment right curtailed at will though it is explicitly in the Constitution.
-- if only we on the Left are a little more patient and try just a little harder to see things from their equally-valid point of view.

Because after decades of the Right becoming progressively more deranged while at the same time has it become progressively more profitable for people like Mr. Erickson to pander to that derangement, yeah, I'm sure everything'll work out supergreat if we on the Left would just stop pointing and laughing.


Paul said...

I'm not laughing.

Erickson threatened to shoot census takers, for God's sake. Not at all funny.

Sandman said...

To emulate your NSFW podcast language: "Fuck that fucking motherfucker." I've had it with pretending that these sick fascists deserve anything other than public ridicule and exile to Somalia or some other libertarian paradise.

John MacCuish said...

Don't burn the books, shoot them. Yessiree Bob, we don't just have any ol' fascists here in 'Murica, we got idiot fascists. Dumb as rocks, they are. Vile and Schtupid. These Bumpkins need to be satirized into oblivion.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

J-Mac, they'll just take the satire as evidence of their virtue in the face of "persecution".

"Waaaah! Mean old atheist lefties are laughing at us! We're being PERSECUTED!". Their bleats cause this unorthodox and definitely imperfect Christian to want to grab The World's Tiniest Violin.

Hey, Pharisees--there are still countries on this planet where Christians face real persecution for their faith.

The martyrs in Heaven must fall down on the golden streets and wet their robes laughing every time a Murkan neo-Pharisee cites mockery of wingnut views--or even polite disagreement with wingnut views--as evidence of persecution.

Jeff Olson said...

The root of fascism has been with us for a very long time. But, our mythology of fascism tells us it has more to do with jackboots, goosestepping and GESTAPO than corporatism and turning politics into art.

I mean, it's not fascism unless they are German, right? Or rounding up the Jews?

Fascist politics is about the image, not the substance - the rhetoric, not the policy, the nation (undefined) not the people you know.

At the same time that it is loud, it rejects fact and evidence. That is a feature, not a bug. It is not immune to politics, and can be defeated at the polls. But to defeat it, it has to be ignored, and the conditions that allow its growth must be drained like a malarial swamp or festering boil. Monopolies and concentrated wealth must be broken, political violence and terrorism prosecuted and punished. Their spokesfolk ridiculed in the public square.

You can't change a fascist's mind. Don't bother. It is a waste of time. Speak to the people who still can make a difference.

For more- see Benjamin, Walter. See also Marcuse, Herbert. Arendt, Hannah. Adorno, Theodore. Trotsky, Leo.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Good point, JO. As Mussolini, the guy who invented fascism, said:

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a merger of state and corporate power."

The only real difference I see is that in traditional fascism, the State is the senior partner, whereas in our "inverted fascism", Corporate Capital is the senior partner and tells the State what to do.

I modified Sheldon Wolin's term "inverted totalitarianism". The link goes to the Wiki article on that subject.

"[Fascism turns] politics into art"--hmm, Der Fuehrer was a frustrated artist.

Perhaps another important difference is that the corporate plutocracy's control over the organs of propaganda is so strong now that they think--correctly--they no longer need to stifle dissent, because they can simply drown it out with sheer volume.

Hence, The Masters shrewdly let us call them every name we want to call them on Da Intertoobz [my personal favorite name to call them is Teddy Roosevelt's classic "Malefactors Of Great Wealth"]. This helps to maintain the illusion of liberty.

Jeff Olson said...

As our brother Driftglass has demonstrated day in and day out for 10 hard years in this salt mine, not being picked up by Chicago's Finest for graffiti under a South Side El is not the same thing as a 3 hour daily slot on My Liberal TV.
Our mistake has been not seeing (not just the usual Fox/Forbes/Bloomberg suspects) as in on the long con, but Disney, White Westinghouse, Turner and MSoft as well.
The mass media are doing, and will continue to do quite well under Trump and Cruz thank you very much.
And don't worry, the State won't have any qualms of conscience or sleepless nights. The Police, the FBI or your local Alderman will all find ways to get along. That's in Step 3.

Kathleen O'Neill said...

@Jeff Olson

This. Plus the need for liberals to maintain intellectual and moral superiority because they really, truly have to "evaluate" and "consider" the merits of "both sides".

Chan Kobun said...

@IBW, Il Douche Mussolini didn't actually say that. Damning to the rightist cause though many of his statements are, that one wasn't his.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Well, shozbot!

I suppose next, you'll tell me Li'l George Washington didn't actually chop down that cherry tree. ;) said...

But of course Erikson will be invited back to the Sunday morning shows.