I got a huge kick out of Johann Hari's article in the Independent in which he takes a cruise with the Neoconservative crowd of blissfully unaware and evil National Review readers.
Seriously, these "Bushies" are such a twisted lot, that I do honestly fear for the life of America's next president --whomever that may be. They are genuinely insane with petty hatred and the irrational vilification of any and all who don't share their twisted ideology. In short, they are absolutely no different from the terrorists. Seriously.
From the article (worth reading in its entirety, by the way):
I lie on the beach with Hillary-Ann, a chatty, scatty 35-year-old Californian designer. As she explains the perils of Republican dating, my mind drifts, watching the gentle tide. When I hear her say, " Of course, we need to execute some of these people," I wake up. Who do we need to execute? She runs her fingers through the sand lazily. "A few of these prominent liberals who are trying to demoralise the country," she says. "Just take a couple of these anti-war people off to the gas chamber for treason to show, if you try to bring down America at a time of war, that's what you'll get." She squints at the sun and smiles. " Then things'll change."
I don't get it. Is it the daily dose of fear which our leaders are spoon-feeding us that twists a normally functional adult into a hate-filled, social disaster such as this? The only thing demoralizing America these days are these people and their blind endorsement of the wholesale slaughter of the citizens of a sovereign nation that did not attack us, nor did it have any ability whatsoever of doing so.
But wait! There's more:
To my left, I find a middle-aged Floridian with a neat beard. To my right are two elderly New Yorkers who look and sound like late-era Dorothy Parkers, minus the alcohol poisoning. They live on Park Avenue, they explain in precise Northern tones. "You must live near the UN building," the Floridian says to one of the New York ladies after the entree is served. Yes, she responds, shaking her head wearily. "They should suicide-bomb that place," he says. They all chuckle gently. How did that happen? How do you go from sweet to suicide-bomb in six seconds?Insane? You betcha.
I have no problem with the creation of Neocon suicide bombers. In fact, if they could somehow choose more salient targets (i.e. those who attacked us, and those who support those who attacked us), I'd be all for it.
Sometimes I wonder about these pillars of morality. They espouse pure evil, they claim America, as a result of those on the Left, is tumbling into an immoral, godless and weak nation, and yet they believe ideology such as the following is a hallmark of a truly moral nation and its people:
I spot the old lady from the sea looking for her suitcase, and stop to tell her I may have found a solution to her political worries about both Muslims and stem-cells."Couldn't they just do experiments on Muslim stem-cells?" I ask. " Hey - that's a great idea!" she laughs, and vanishes.Weird, huh? They just don't see their hypocrisy. However, I suppose if you're going to fork over at least $1,200 for a Hate Cruise, I suppose you could have the luxury of leaving your humanity and common sense back in port.
Of course, no pathetic Neocon cruise would be complete without AOL's own witless, chattering, leg-humping lapdog Dinesh D'Souza.
"It's customary to say we lost the Vietnam war, but who's 'we'?" the writer Dinesh D'Souza asks angrily. "The left won by demanding America's humiliation." On this ship, there are no Viet Cong, no three million dead. There is only liberal treachery. Yes, D'Souza says, in a swift shift to domestic politics, "of course" Republican politics is "about class. Republicans are the party of winners, Democrats are the party of losers."Actually, if anything, I believe History will demonstrate that Democrats are the political custodians stepping in with their mops and brooms to clean up the mess made by the irrational, poorly thought-out decisions of the Right.
Of course, if any of you are readers of D'Souza, I certainly don't need to tell you how consistently off the mark his biased theories truly are. D'Souza is an intellectual fraud and nothing more than a pot-stirring, pissant cheerleader for a collection of pseudo-patriotic hate-filled bigoted idiots. He strives to be an Ann Coulter-esque right-wing spokesperson, but merely comes up short being the mewling, instigating whelp hiding behind your garden variety bully.
Dinesh D'Souza announced as we entered Mexican seas what he calls "D'Souza's law of immigration": " The quality of an immigrant is inversely proportional to the distance travelled to get to the United States."Obviously, D'Souza's racism is on parade here (rarely is it not). And, he's spewing this drivel to any and all who will listen. And, apparently, he's found a floating Klan meeting out there on the briny blue willing to embrace his hatred and prevarications. Case in point: I'm wondering how much Dinesh's so-called "law" only applies to Latinos and not, say, Canadians.
Now, I've disliked Dinesh D'Souza for quite some time. And, I can say without any political bias whatsoever that the only thing Dinesh D'Souza is, is consistently wrong and misinformed. However, when I learned of AOL's open promotion of his brand of racism by giving D'Souza a NewsBloggers' forum through which he is encouraged to espouse this irrational neoconservative hogwash, I changed my plan to Free AOL. I simply won't help to pay the salaries of such prattling, bigoted assholes (and yes. This blog will most likely be deleted as a result of the sour taste AOL has placed in my mouth).
Nonetheless, this article is a true gem, and very fascinating look into the culture of hate that exists in the approximate 28% of those who support our president. And, it's an insight into why such support exists. The rhetoric of this twisted administration certainly encourages the irrational. And when those who embrace the irrational hate are clogged into one place, it's easy to see how quickly we can become that which we fight.