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The Crazies Just Aren't Crazy Enough - Elf M. Sternberg
The Crazies Just Aren't Crazy Enough
I can't help but wonder if I'm experiencing the phenomenon known as accomodation, when it comes to reading far-right websites. Nothing we say or do is ever going to change the craziest of the crazy, and there are very few brain cells left over there. The news load was very light this morning, so I decided for fun to head over to the Free Republic, the epicenter of right-wing madness, and see what was what with the crowd there.

It's the same. Obama's declaration that America is "not a Christian Nation" surely drove them into a tizzy, even though that is the law of the land and has been for over two hundred years, including at leaslt one sane voice pointing out that it was re-ratified in 1796 with the Treaty of Tripoli, and the moonbats countering that the translation is "wrong" and the treaty "invalid." There are declarations of violence against our President, and wishes that God would strike him dead, and so forth and so on. There's a lot of that: article after article about the illegitimacy of the Obama administration, rife with bizarre conspiracy theories. Comparing the Free Republic to Daily Kos is a bit unfair: the Daily Kos's editors don't let insane conspiracy theorists control the headlines.

The "Homosexual Agenda" folder is as vast as always, mostly ranting about how Iowa is about to become a breeding ground for perverts and pedophiles. There's the usual whining about companies recognizing domestic partnerships and civil unions.

But it's all so boring. Maybe I've just grown inured to it. And maybe I'm out of outrage as readily as I'm out of a job this week.

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sirfox From: sirfox Date: April 7th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Breeding ground... boy are they using the wrong terms.

anyway. Have some much happier newsbits instead.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 7th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
For me, part of my lack of outrage is the voyeuristic thrill of seeing the caged beast, knowing that they are largely marginalized, that their party is falling apart (hopefully to be resurrected as something much more reasonable), and that they have to huddle together in enclaves like Free Republic and Redstate.

Number 127
phillipalden From: phillipalden Date: April 7th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I went to that site. What a bunch of numb-nuts!

I'm sorry to hear about your job. That makes you number 8 of people (that I know of) who have lost a job since this stuff started. I hope you find something soon.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 7th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Catch is that their general craziness and lack of brain cells means they tend to run round in circles. There are only so many flavours of crazy they try spouting, and after a while you tend to see them as part of the generic category rather than a specific individual incident.
stickmaker From: stickmaker Date: April 7th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

You just have to boggle at the extremity of sour grapes attitude which leads someone to blame "activist voters" for losing.
tagryn From: tagryn Date: April 7th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
the Daily Kos's editors don't let insane conspiracy theorists control the headlines.

Eh, you might not want to hold up DKos as a standard right now for that...
rhonan From: rhonan Date: April 8th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Um, have you seen the video of the shooter's best friend speaking very matter of factly about how the shooter was afraid that the Zionist controlled Obama administration was coming for his guns?
tagryn From: tagryn Date: April 8th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)
If Kos' assertion that that case proves that conservatives are out to "kill cops" is OK, then may as well start rounding up all teenagers, too, since there's one case where a teen killed himself to express support for al-Qaeda and 9-11.

It was a tinfoil-hat thing for Kos and his diarist to say, what's worse is their continued defense of it as "not (meant as) a joke," etc. Despicable stuff.
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elfs From: elfs Date: April 8th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no! That's terrible! Good luck!
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