Hey, you know what’s fun for the holiday weekend?
Making fun of idiots on the right. Right?
So get a load of this chick, sent to me originally by astute reader Marshall. More than one cyberfriend has indicated to me that they have received this from a Republican with the implication that it IS possible to recover from liberalism, ha ha ha.
To which I say physician, heal thyself. It’s not liberalism that’s been proven to be a mental defect, ho ho ho.
Also, the magazine itself is pretty lame. I mean, check out the satire in which some douchebag theorizes that the key to economic recovery is – get this! - to let everyone print their own money! Hilarious!
But so anyway, as usual, here's this jagoff who purports to have been recently “deprogrammed” from her liberal upbringing:
When I was in high school in the early 70's in
Wow. Anti-pornography feminism is hard core feminism. I’ll give her that. When I gave up on Andrea Dworkin and anti-pornography feminism, however, I did so because I believed that her central thesis was flawed, and I came to that conclusion because I used my eyes to see things and my brain to think about them. Something tells me that that is not the method this chick embraced.
Plus, if this chick is half a decade older than me, then I can tell you exactly why she’s “seeing the light” and becoming a conservative. She’s got classic old fucker syndrome. You know, those people that spend their whole lives being Democrats, until they reach a certain age, and then they decide that they’d rather spend the rest of their short time left on earth cowering in fear of Mexicans and hiding their money inside hollowed-out copies of all those Ayn Rand books they’re always talking about but have never read?
Anyway, let’s check back in with Grandma No Fun:
When I was 26, I parked myself in the People's Republic of
There’s no Republican party in
So maybe you get now how hard it was, how disorienting and destabilizing and crazy making it was, when I realized about 1 1/2 years ago that I no longer believed in liberalism. I walked around in a confused state for weeks. Being a Democrat, a liberal, a far left radical from
Holy cow, I give up. Who were you? A pirate? A ballerina? A fireman?
And what in the world would I do, given that my husband, all my friends, and all my psychotherapist clients…
Whoa. Hold on. This chick is a psychotherapist?? Are you fucking kidding me?
…and all my psychotherapist clients were liberal and I would be public enemy #1 if I told anyone? Converting from Islam to Judaism, yet still hanging out in front of the old mosque in
You know, readers, a portrait of the author of this piece is slowly assembling itself before our eyes. Notice the tendency she has to regard herself as a victim of the forces of her life, instead of an actor. Notice that despite having a husband, and friends, and a standing in the community, she feels that her new political beliefs will completely alienate her from others. Ask yourself now why would that be?
After weeks of shuffling around like a zombie, it was time to do something about it. The first step, I decided, was deprogramming myself from decades of liberal propaganda. Out went books by Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, and various 9/11 conspiracy books.
Bingo. Got it.
“Various 9/11 conspiracy books.”
Readers, come on, can I smell a pathology, or can’t I?
In came Mark Levin, Ben Stein, Ron Paul, and Ayn Rand.
Plus, geez, could she at least pick an intelligent conservative, like…um…
I heard something vaguely about Talk Radio, so I scanned my AM dial, and found Michael Savage. I was shocked and offended by his diatribes -- but also oddly intrigued. I found many others: Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Boortz, Medved, all of whom became my "sponsors" in recovery this last year. I found wonderfully insightful websites like American Thinker.
Hey, it never hurts to kiss the publisher’s ass. And that website’s just moronic enough to be thrilled to be in that kind of company.
To my disbelief, the more I listened and read, the more these folks made sense. For instance, at first I couldn't understand why so many conservatives expressed concern about morality issues, like gay marriage.
Does anyone smell a big but coming?
But the more I learned, the more I started getting the larger picture; that conservatives were not necessarily impugning the character of gay people, but they were alarmed at the breakdown of traditional values.
Nice! Classic conservative double-speak! We’re not talking smack about gays…but they are immoral, you know.
If the basic structure of society goes, e.g., traditional marriage, religion, patriotism, common language, what remains? If everything becomes fluid, what is there to hold onto? Without any moral structure and traditions, a society descends into anarchy and mob rule, as it is clearly doing today.
So, not only are there kids on her lawn, but they’re speaking Spanish!
As I educated myself, I started thinking and rethinking. I'd wake up in the middle of the night with the sudden realization that deeply held beliefs made no sense.
Jesus Christ, this woman is frightening.
Take the anti war stance of the left. Noble and sanctimonious and all that.
Yes, yes, I think it was Jesus who said “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sanctimonious pricks.”
But how easy it is to sit back and preach peace when you have an army defending you;…
Right, and how easy is it to preach “thou shalt not kill,” when you have a police force to arrest people when they do it?
…to rail against the
Which….I believe you are doing right this minute, granny.
How hypocritical to lambast Big Business while you are making money from their stocks in your mutual fund portfolio (that is, until Obama took over).
Someone buy this woman a calendar.
And this love affair with Radical Islam -- what's up with that?
Yes, by all means, be sure to paint liberals as “in love” with radical Islam. Because liberals are known worshipers of oppressive patriarchal conservative religions.
I had previously thought of Islam as a quaint, folksy religion.
Wha – seriously? This woman is killing me. Killing!
I had been oblivious of the horrendous treatment of women: the honor killings, beheadings, genital mutilation.
So…this should be a treatise not against being liberal, but against being willfully fucking ignorant.
It now seemed like the height of naivety, if not masochism, to embrace with open arms people who want to kill you.
You know, Grandma Scaredypants, I’d say that is the most sensible thing you’ve written in this whole long tedious-ass essay. The only problem is, no one is saying otherwise, you stupid twat.
God, you bore me.
While as a liberal I was socialized to believe everyone was good, all cultures were the same, and We Are The World, We Are The Children, I began to understand that evil exists…
Alright, I’m cutting this chick off. She’s had more than enough column space here. Suffice it to say that while attempting to hammer her point about liberalism being an immature point of view, she only succeeds in further convincing the reader that she is herself an appallingly immature person, motivated primarily – big fucking surprise - by fear of the unknown.
Plus, can I just say how super wrong it is that anyone who is a practicing psychotherapist is also a 9/11 conspiracy theorist? That horrifies me. I’m not expecting every therapist to be Sigmund Freud in a skirt (although that would be fun), but holy smokes, when you let your own infantile compulsions overcome your critical thinking…should you really be in charge of opening up anyone else’s brain and rooting around?
So, whee, it’s been fun in that tiresome can-you-believe-how-fucking-stupid-someone-can-be kind of way. Have a good weekend, my precious readers. I’ll be back next week.