August 20th, 2012

Ryan Derangement Syndrome: MoDo’s got it bad

Paul Ryan has flummoxed the left. They know he’s evil, and yet he seems like such a nice guy. Therefore he’s doubly evil, because his smiling facade houses a soul so dark.

Witness Maureen Dowd’s latest column on the man, which is a good example of the growing genre that one might call the Picture of Dorian Gray mode of Ryan critique.

Did you know that Ryan’s a hater? Yes indeed, as described by no less an authority than (as Dowd admiringly writes):

…Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist for the metal rap band Rage Against the Machine, [who] punctured Paul Ryan’s pretensions to cool in a Rolling Stone essay rejecting R&R (Romney ’n’ Ryan) as R&R (rock ’n’ roll).

Morello’s statements in his role as (Harvard-educated!) political commentator were apparently important enough not only for Rolling Stone to publish, but for Dowd to highlight at the beginning of her NY Times column:

[Ryan] is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades,” Morello writes, adding: “I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta ‘rage’ in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically, the only thing he’s not raging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions.”

Dowd goes on to evoke the many ghosts of hated GOP VP-nominees past. Ryan’s like Sarah Palin because he uses the word “awesome.” He’s like Dan Quayle because he’s young enough to be Romney’s son, as Quayle was to Bush senior. And he’s like Dick Cheney because he sounds reasonable but that’s merely an example of “la belle indifférence, or “the beautiful calm” of hysterical people” (and note that Dowd uses the term in a manner that demonstrates an almost total ignorance of what it actually means; see this].

And then there’s the usual reverse-racist crap du jour about “white guys,” so popular in these enlightened days:

Republicans find the tableau of two rich white guys — same shirts, different generations — comforting.

Actually, it’s Democrats like Maureen who find it comforting to think so.

It’s often said that conservatives believe liberals are stupid but liberals believe conservatives are evil. If Paul Ryan is one of the most conservative members of Congress, ergo he must be one of the most evil, even if his demeanor and words and personality and history project nothing of the sort. But that’s the beauty of it, according to Dowd, whose last paragraph begins this way:

Beyond the even-keeled Ryan mien lurks full-tilt virulence.

Full-tilt virulence, thy name is Dowd.

40 Responses to “Ryan Derangement Syndrome: MoDo’s got it bad

  1. Richard Aubrey Says:

    Be interesting to know if people like Morello and Dowd actually believe this stuff or if they know better but are trying to fool others.

  2. texexec Says:

    I dunno what to say except that Maureen Dowd is an unhappy bitch.

  3. Mrs Whatsit Says:

    Richard Aubrey, they do actually believe this stuff. The liberals of my acquaintance — and they are legion — are honestly unable to imagine that a person could possibly think differently from liberals as to the right solutions for the problems our country faces, and not be motivated by greed, racism, selfishness or all-purpose evil. It does not even occur to them that such a possibility could exist; the reflex “us=good, them=bad” is their fundamental world view. Nor does it occur to them that to think the way they do about other people – to define whole groups of human beings as evil simply because liberals disagree with them — is the essence of the small-minded bigotry they profess to despise.

    I know we’ve been over and over and over this ground, but I don’t understand how so many people who did not set out to be haters, who thought that by subscribing to liberal ideas they were being good people and promoting tolerance and compassion, allowed this destruction of their reasoning capacity — and heck, their souls.

  4. Wolla Dalbo Says:

    The comments from the lefties are getting more and more unhinged from reality, and present us with, I believe–much more than any actual reality–a projection of their dark and fevered world view, motives, actions, and thinking processes.

    Thus, Dowd’s mind reading about Ryan’s supposed sinister objectives, motives and thoughts is really a projection of what is in her own head.

  5. Occam's Beard Says:

    “the beautiful calm” of hysterical people” (and note that Dowd uses the term in a manner that demonstrates an almost total ignorance of what it actually means

    I dunno, neo, I think we’d better defer to MoDo’s firsthand knowledge of hysterical people.

  6. T Says:

    Mrs. Whatsit wrote:

    “I don’t understand how so many people who did not set out to be haters, who thought that by subscribing to liberal ideas they were being good people and promoting tolerance and compassion, allowed this destruction of their reasoning capacity — and heck, their souls.”

    I suggest that liberalism/Progressivism is not primarily about being good people, but about the appearance of being good. It strikes me as a delusion by people who have a poor self-image to begin with. You know, kind of like someone who buys an expensive car they can’t afford to appear to be wealthy. In the Progressive world one can be a practical ignoramus and yet be validated by a Harvard credential because it’s all about the appearance.

    Wolla Dalbo, “projection” you took the word right out of my mouth. The progressives do it so well, don’t they?

  7. anonChicagoan Says:

    Mrs Whatsit said:

    “…I don’t understand how so many people who did not set out to be haters, who thought that by subscribing to liberal ideas they were being good people and promoting tolerance and compassion, allowed this destruction of their reasoning capacity…”

    It would be appropriate here, I think, to quote the aphorism:

    “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

  8. Mac Says:

    “Full-tilt virulence, thy name is Dowd.”

    Not to mention a high level of just plain dumb, on the basis of almost everything I’ve ever read by her. Which I grant is not much. I don’t know much about her and have occasionally wondered how she got to be a Times columnist. She must have done something at some point that impressed somebody. I wouldn’t have thought mere snark would be enough.

  9. n.n Says:

    A boy pulls a girl’s ponytail and a girl calls a boy by sweet little names. Dowd has an unrequited crush on Ryan. How cute.

  10. George Pal Says:

    Let’s see, conservative criticism of the Liberal/Left is ‘hate speech’; traditional beliefs (Family Research Center) get the SPLC brand ‘hate group’; ponder whether a quarter of Mexico’s population living illegally in this country is a good idea and you’re a ‘hater’; call for lower taxes and something even approaching a balanced budget and you’re a proponent of Shaoh II; disagree with a mulatto and you’ve committed a compounded felony – political lynching aggravated by niggerization; make known a preference of any kind and you’re some kind of -phobe; hold to all or most of the aforementioned and you’re ‘white’ (even if you’re not).

    Predispositions resulting in opinions should be recognized as a disease resulting in symptoms. If so, that is one sick bunch and MoDo is a carrier.

  11. gcotharn Says:

    from Dan McLaughlin:
    “But the GOP picked two white guys,” complain people who voted for Clinton-Gore, Gore-Lieberman & Kerry-Edwards.

  12. DNW Says:

    n.n Says:
    August 20th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    A boy pulls a girl’s ponytail and a girl calls a boy by sweet little names. Dowd has an unrequited crush on Ryan. How cute.”

    I think that you are probably right: Sour grapes from a very soured grape.

    Her frustrated sense of entitlement to a “mating of eagles”, with someone who would find her vitriol and sarcasm arousing, while failing to note her Olive Oyl-ish physical gawk and slightly demented looking eyes, oozes out in her slandering that which she apparently covets … clearly unsuccessfully.

    Is every liberal a neurotic?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/30/magazine/30feminism.html?ei=5090&en=8d50b0ccea5b798a&ex=1288328400&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

  13. CV Says:

    I liked Dana Loesch’s take on Morello over on Big Hollywood:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/08/18/Rage-Against-The-Machines-Tom-Morello-Attacks-Paul-Ryan

    Excerpt:

    “I’ve only been disillusioned once with Paul Ryan since his VP announcement and that was when he mentioned Rage Against the Machine as one of his favorite bands. I was in high school when RATM was at the apex of their career and many of my friends liked them. Guitarist Tom Morello’s overuse of effects pedals and the predictable structure of their songs bored the hell out of me. They are no Metallica, no Misfits. Ryan’s admission was a negative, but not as much to me as Morello….”

  14. Ryan Says:

    Tom Morello’s hero is Che Guevara. Ironic considering ol’ Che would have had Morello imprisoned and probably killed.

  15. Occam's Beard Says:

    Her frustrated sense of entitlement to a “mating of eagles”

    Turkeys mate too. Or in her case, not.

  16. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Dowd, et al are just warming up for the vitriol that they shall spew should Romney/Ryan be elected.

    Once denial of reality is embraced, what limits can there be?

    Contradiction in their arguments, hypocrisy, unsubstantiated accusations, intellectual dishonesty, distortions and outright lying…the rejection of all these rests upon objective criticism.

    But post-modernism, the philosophical foundation of the modern left, rejects the very concept of objective reality.

    The concept of insanity rests upon the ability to distinguish between right and wrong but if the very concept of right and wrong (objective reality) is rejected, then no one can be insane because the very concept of sanity itself has been rejected.

    Consequentially, the whim of the mob becomes the sole determinant of political correctness.

    You can’t engage in logical debate with an inmate of an insane asylum.

    Insanity is a profound mental condition and liberals do subconsciously know right from wrong. They have however, consciously rejected the basis for sanity. They are ‘un’sane.

    Debate with them is an exercise in frustration because they embrace the view that they can have their own subjective ‘set of facts’. Which is how Morello and Dowd can attach the false set of motivations to Ryan that they do.

    No objective argument can change their minds…because consideration of a counter argument challenges the very psychological foundations of their existence.

    All we can do is attempt to limit the damage as best we can and wait for the ‘social infection’ to run its course. Keep the ‘patient’ (society) alive until the antibodies of reason and logic can prevail over the disease of ‘unsaneness’ that has much of Western civilization in its grip.

  17. Occam's Beard Says:

    Is every liberal a neurotic?

    Seems that way sometimes, doesn’t it?

  18. T Says:

    Geoffrey Brittan wrote: “Dowd, et al are just warming up for the vitriol that they shall spew should Romney/Ryan be elected.”

    I agree, and this illustrates precisely why Obama & Co. were a necessary forerunner to a serious conservative administration. The media bubble has burst. Only the most cloistered can still regard the media as unbiased. So when the media begin to trash an R & R administration their post-Obama lack of credibility will outweigh their pre-Obama facade of credibility.

    The danger here is that American electoral memories are short and it will be important for a Romney adminisrtation to remind them that the credibility facade was precisely that: A facade.

    Force the Media To Do Its Job—Vote Republican!

  19. Artfldgr Says:

    Full-tilt virulence, thy name is Dowd.

    ergo no man wants to mate with that harridan, and if you think what she says about Ryan is delusional projecting, you should read her when she is horny and even her vibrator is scared… (while neighbors dogs howl and whine in pain)

    basically they know that their followers don’t read anything else. a man in a box with a slot in which he learns bout the outside world comes to mind. and she is the person who will put slips of paper into the slot to keep them informed

    it has nothing nor has it ever had anything to do with actual validity… its fifth column divisory political speech with the intent to divide for others to conquer

    of course, this makes her a doyen of the communist fifth column… in fact, she is dominant in two fronts…

    Richard Aubrey, they do actually believe this stuff. The liberals of my acquaintance — and they are legion — are honestly unable to imagine that a person could possibly think differently from liberals

    no. they dont…
    ie… you all try to treat that group as homogeneous. from the president down to the ows bum taking a crap on a police car.

    so the idea that she doesnt believe but feeds a population so conditioned to such things that they believe it. i have tried to explain this about a half dozen ways…. well here is nyumber 7…

    the world consists of you, and other mostly normal people, but over 40 percent think differently than you ever will. from color blind, to face blind. from paranoia, to shizophrenia to subclinial sociopathy.

    so unless your a left liberal moron on the bottom the whole ide aof any form of equality and the conditioning to think monolithically bout everyone is from them

    the sociopath will say anything, and do things you never wil… and will enjoy it, while things you enjoy make them sick

    so… right there, you ahve a class of people whose mental state is to hurt others and who would perfectly act as that biatch everyone calls a biatch

    so while the legions of liberal bottom feeders you know believe stuff… the people higher up dont believe, to them its a method to apply to the idiots that believe!!!!!!!!!!!

    so, she is a nasty sociopath who has figured she can earn a great living promoting state slavery in a population that refused to reward the other things… just as we the people did ont stick up with the banks, we the people don stick up for anyone, and so leave them to either tow the line of the liberals, or be chewed up and spit out while otehrs watch.

    did people turn around and support banks so that banks could send the racist community organizers out of their lobbies? no… so the community organizers won

    did people turn around and support the anti feminist guys revealing the bs and history and uch and give them readership and oppose someone like this harriden? of course not, you read the harriden… so SHE earns the money and sociopaths see no reason to take the other side too.

    so, forget not getting the point of how it all works and what they self proclaim they stand for that everyone refuses to believe to their own doom (And others)… the fact that after all that talk, there is no one supporting those things that try to oppose the changes and remove sociopathic sowers of misery like dowd.

    for instance.. dowd is a feminist…
    of course putting two and three together and adding up, feminist, communist, agit prop, agent of influence… is ignored..

    you cant not support the communist harriden dowd, she is a feminist, and so you cant oppose her… right?

    shall i list all the others that you cant oppose for simialr reasons, while at the same time, refusing to dismantle the sheild that keeps the people from ejecting them?

    its like a chess game. she can open her mouth cause she is the queen… you have no voice because your a pawn, and youc ant remove her as everyone supports the power behind her… and wont oppose her as that is equal to oppsing it…

    so, ergo ipso facto… the change will continue to happen till we have despotism and totalitarianism. precisely because we are acclimitized to the cancers that were given in small bites and we feel safe with that are the sociopathic adopted brother putting mercury in our meals.

  20. Artfldgr Says:

    Consequentially, the whim of the mob becomes the sole determinant of political correctness.

    the mob has no will, so it looks to these doyens of feminism and the keepers of the politically correct

    in the soviet military such had a name…
    Zampolit

    she and others like her are the Zampolit for the soldiers made out of social conscripts who are conditioned to support them, and not allow support of any opposition.

    ie… a one sided one party socialist thing

    just like nazi germany.
    anyone care to tell everyone what percentage of our state is now Nationalized?

    oh.. and anyone want to point out that the liabilities for the people of the US thanks to communism is 4 times what the US Can earn to pay it?

    ie… the US is worth only about 60 trillion, and we have liabilities exceeding 2 to 4 times that number.

    care to keep listening to them tell you things and not get rid of them? care to trace back for whom most of it went to for votes?

    guys.. the game is already over…

    and all we are waitring for is the actions to happen that will occur now in a way that no finger can be pointed… you going to blame feminism for making welfare normal? of course not, your not wiling to blame feminism for making dowd dowd..

    meanwhile. western liberal feminists and gays are very confused… just take a look at what is happening with pu ssy riot, and madonna…

    they are finding out that soviets whom feminism worships and follows HATE feminists and hate gays…

    but, just like gun registries… getting them out of the closet and into the open, is how you find them all at once and get rid of them!!!!!

    not like it is the first time… liberalism in different forms was used i the soviet union to make it easier to crush the roaches… the idea is that by making it look like the world will accept them, they come out, and declare thsmeelves.

    they NEVER Think that their state will change, and so unlike ex soviets they never think that what they did before, will be what convicts them later…

    but notice that once the state changes, these people are no longer useful… what use is there for feminism in a communist state?

    what use does what they are and these organs have outside of tearing down a free state by normalizing sovietisms?

    when things change, the doyens who are part of it will drop feminism like a rock… it would no longer faciliate their positions above all others… being a part of the ruling class will do that then…

    then the man who was married niot the westphalen line of aristocracy, would have through his ideas, tricked the population to create kings and lords over them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    once they have that, racism has no purpose, feminism has no purpose… etc

    now… if we just got rid of that craop when they started spouting communism and self proclaiming they are making a totalitarian state…

    would we even be here in this position now?

  21. Artfldgr Says:

    All we can do is attempt to limit the damage as best we can and wait for the ‘social infection’ to run its course. Keep the ‘patient’ (society) alive until the antibodies of reason and logic can prevail over the disease of ‘unsaneness’ that has much of Western civilization in its grip.

    after over 100 years the russian people are still waiting… and they will never have it again. (i wrote about that… “when will it be like it was”)

    you dont get that this is a one way ticket, and that it will take hundreds of years for what your mentioning to happen.. if it happens.

    the Chinese have had ruling dynasties of families (like we are creating for the ruling class… and i pointed out), for over 1000 years during stagnant periods. these dynasties were even able to inject their DNA across the population seeding them forever

    the catholic church is over 1000 years…

    bottom line
    you didint prevent it in your lifetime, you wont see its end in your grandchildrens lifetime

    ie. you will be long dead before these end up losing power… where will the industrial revolution come that will empower the people against them?

    given that this is global and modern…

    this is the last change of man…
    and mankind lost…

    mostly because everyone was too busy talking rather than acting, and passing on, and destroying the organs of the ideology.

    heck… do you think that making excuses for bernie madoff, and keeping him around and trusting him when others are telling you not to… is a good idea when it comes to con artists in your midst?

    well, bernie is nothing compared to the collectivists who together have taken possession and ownership of the planet.

    where would we be without the feminist and race con artists who had help from unions and soviets?

    ie… we are in the position where we are losing everything to the con artist, and when someone points the finger at the con artist, everyone makes excuses for them rather than get rid of them!!! heck, they cant even look around at the state of society and give credit to those who made it this way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (after all, where would victimology be if they were not victims, but their followers are?)

  22. foxmarks Says:

    The left end of my radio today was ranting about Ryan’s Austrian economic policies. Actual Austrian economists were snorting coffee out their noses upon hearing such a claim.

  23. foxmarks Says:

    And later in the show, they were thumping the stereotype of how the GOP is the WASP party. Sometimes I think there is simply a set of words they need to hear, a mantra of leftism.

  24. George Says:

    [Ryan] is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades,” Morello writes, adding: “I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta ‘rage’ in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically, the only thing he’s not raging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions.” -

    The irony is that Mr. Morello has no idea how deranged he sounds to a normal person and that rolling off the socialist litanies (I don’t know how he managed to forget the Muslims), which he and Miss Dowd sincerely believe, gives us a glimpse as to how unhappy and insecure they are. Oh well, the priviledged Ryan did save a couple of sheckels by missing all the educational benefits and skills in original thinking which can be gotten at Harvard.

  25. rickl Says:

    foxmarks:

    Yikes.

  26. foxmarks Says:

    rickl: Earlier in the day, from the right end of my radio, the fill-in host for Limbaugh was lauding Romney’s ability to take us away from Keynesian policy.

    Yikes, indeed.

  27. rickl Says:

    [facepalm]

  28. effess Says:

    Geoffrey Britain’s “Dowd, et al are just warming up for the vitriol that they shall spew should Romney/Ryan be elected.” suggests a change in the NYT’s motto to: All the spews fit to print.

  29. pst314 Says:

    IIRC, Rage Against the Machine is not just far-left, it’s full-Mao-and-Stalin communist.

  30. rickl Says:

    There was a very funny Ace of Spades thread the other day about Morello’s comments.

    Mentally Confused Man Submits Incoherent Manifesto To Rolling Stone

    Many commenters remarked on his financial success in the music industry, and that his records were manufactured and marketed by a corporation whose executives wouldn’t have done it unless they were expecting to make a profit. Someone linked a photo of his rather luxurious house.

    The thing that bugs me is why does Ryan like the band?

  31. Baklava Says:

    killing in the name of !

    bada bada bump bow…

  32. Baklava Says:

    Funny thing is I’ve listened to the one song for 15 years with pleasure also.

    I don’t think they have anything of substance to say that makes any sense.

  33. Don Carlos Says:

    We need to hearken unto Arfldgr’s words and rage to the best of our abilities against coming Black Night. We may fight a losing cause, but fight we must, This is no time to chicken out. We are dealing with evil, which normally we pray to God to deliver us from, though we rarely encounter it, America has had its bad presidents, but never an evil one. It will take much more than prayer to deliver us, but doing so will get us to grasp the enormity of the forces arrayed, and thus give us impetus and courage.

  34. beverly Says:

    Ah, the Vicious Party. Living down to its name, I see.

    Let’s remember that Socialism, in all its forms, is a self-devouring, unsustainable system: life-span in decades, not centuries. Rough for those who have to live through it, but conquering it is far from hopeless.

    Remember the USSR? yep. Gonesville.

  35. beverly Says:

    Hhhmmm, I just read MoDo’s jeremiad. She has gone barking mad, like the lot of them.

    And don’t you just looooove hearing the Christian-loathing, Catholic-bashing Democrats claim the mantle of “Good Catholics”? The gall, it is unmitigated. Also, there’s a sizable faction in the US catholic clergy who are as red as a cardinal’s robe: Pope Benedict had to issue a reprimand warning them that the “social gospel” is not THE Gospel, and shouldn’t be preached as such.

    [There's a long history of the marxist infiltration of the seminaries and their supplanting Christianity with their own version of paradise -- on earth.]

    And Dick Cheney, despite the bosom-heaving, tongue-lolling descriptions of him as the Prince of Darkness [pant, pant!] is actually a pretty reasonable guy, who really Has worked with people of both parties. Dan Quayle was unjustly pilloried as well. Sarah Palin had a 75% approval rating in Alaska from the Democrats, before the Leftists fed her into their Patented Leftist Industrial Shredder feet-first.

    Their leaders and their shock troops only know one setting: Total Freakin’ War.

  36. SteveH Says:

    “”but I don’t understand how so many people who did not set out to be haters, who thought that by subscribing to liberal ideas they were being good people and promoting tolerance and compassion, allowed this destruction of their reasoning capacity — and heck, their souls.”"
    Mrs Whatsit

    All it takes to become a hater of the modern liberal variety is to be convinced that love as defined in the judeo/christian tradition has always been the problem. This is how such a huge swath of liberals progressed into people of the most obnoxious sort. What they were for got defined by what they chose to be against.

  37. Mrs Whatsit Says:

    Thanks to T, anonChicagoan, SteveH and others for trying to answer my question about the mysteries of the liberal soul. I agree with all of what you said and in particular with SteveH’s thoughts regarding the judeo-Christian tradition. This time around, I even find myself agreeing with much of what Art had to say on the subject (more flying pigs!) As shown by the astonishingly unselfaware essay that DNW linked, Maureen Dowd is certainly a poster child for Art’s non-stop warnings about the corrosive effect of a certain brand of feminism.

    Where I differ from Art, though, is in painting everyone with the same brush. As he and others pointed out, it’s obvious that many leftists, especially those in positions of power, are not motivated by any wish to be good but instead by cynically using the appearance of goodness to acquire and maintain power. But that’s not true of all of them. The people I know – who aren’t politicians, don’t read or think about thiese things too widely, and carefully protect themselves from encountering opposing views – aren’t doing this, or at least not consciously. They do in fact truly believe that all they have to do is believe the right things in order to be on the side of the angels, and that anyone who disagrees with them is, well, on the other side. They’re being used, but they don’t know it, and they flatly refuse to allow themselves to know it. I think Maureen Dowd’s in that category.

    An example: over the weekend, several of my acquaintances indignantly passed around an article in which Ann Romney purportedly made outrageous remarks about how women don’t deserve equal pay for equal work. It was quite obvious that the article was parody, but that went right over the heads of these folks, who were so ready to have an excuse to hate AR that they were delighted to natter about how rich and selfish she was and how she’d “never worked a day in her life.” (I dare anyone to suggest to any of these women that their own child-rearing doesn’t count as work!)

    Due to the vagaries of Facebook, I was unable to comment, but somebody else finally pointed out that the site in question carries a clear warning that everything published there is satirical fiction. Did any of them then withdraw the link? Apologize? Engage in any self-questioning as to their own gullibility and willingness to be led into hate? Nope. Other than one person who commented that AR probably believed those things anyway, even though she apparently hadn’t said them — crickets. I just can’t get my mind around the level of denial that’s required to maintain such invincible self-righteous intentional stupidity.

  38. NeoConScum Says:

    NYTimes…? Wasn’t that one of those newspaper thingies once…Ya know, like a long, long time ago?

    MoDo: Your RDS is about as significant as a sweet potato fart-in-the-woods. Nope…Less.

  39. IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States Says:

    It’s often said that conservatives believe liberals are stupid but liberals believe conservatives are evil.

    Not at all.

    Liberals are FOOLS, not stupid.

    If there were a “WQ” test, to test and measure native Wisdom (the capacity to learn from experience) the same way that there’s an IQ test, to test and measure native Intelligence (the capacity to learn from books), then such a test would find the vast majority of the Left to lie in the bottom third of the resulting Normal curve, with BY FAR the largest preponderance of six-sigma+ examples being liberals in self-described political leanings.

    Yes, they’re almost all “Widiots” and “Worons”.

    This sounds as though I’m being humorous, but I’m not. I contend that if you think about it, it FITS the observable facts:

    1) Their inability to EVER learn anything from experience. No matter how many times and ways you can show them that ‘x’ does not result in the intended result, they will only come back at you with excuses for why ‘x’ just wasn’t done right.

    “If only people would do it right, it WOULD work.”

    They just can’t quite grasp that there IS only and exactly one way to “do it right”…. to not do it at all.

    This is true of marxism, collectivism, top-down control, and a host of other liberal-favorite memes.

    2) There is a mechanism in libtard brains which I call the “Liberal Midnight Reset Button®”

    Consider:
    a) Suppose you meet a libtard who appears reasonable. They are open and honest and fully willing to discuss, without excessive histrionics, any point of view they espouse… (yes, this is admittedly rare)
    b) Now, pick a topic dear to them, which you know they believe in but which you also know to be clearly wrongheaded, even if well-meaning.
    c) Start with their supposition, and take them, step by logical step through from their supposition, getting acquiescence at each stage: “Yeah, that follows, uh-huh…”. Show by such reasoning that the net affect of their supposition is the end result will be the exact opposite of what they purportedly support or believe in.
    d) OK, you’ve won. Now what? Wait. You’ll hear something like… “Hmmm. I’m going to have to think about that.”, and you’ll go your own separate ways.
    e) Now, a week passes, seek them out. Bring the subject of their supposition up again, subtly. You will hear them espousing the exact same notions of their original supposition unchanged, unaltered, as though the entire reasoning process you took them through in “c” never happened! They will, literally, have no recollection of your conversation and the conclusions you both reached together!

    So what happened? The Liberal Midnight Reset Button® is what happened. At some point in the ensuing day or so, after they dropped off to sleep, their tiny widdle libtard brain started to process the new information. It carefully examined the new information in relation to Officially Accepted Liberal Dogma® (OALD), found it to be unacceptably running counter to it, and purged the new information without adding it to the libtard’s store of knowledge. BAM, conflict ended, Liberal Twitticism remains intact.

    With practice, you can even watch this thing start to kick in as you have the discussion with them. In many cases, if they learn you’re “dangerous” to their precious Officially Accepted Liberal Dogma®, they will preemptively act to terminate, redirect, or otherwise alter the conversation to avoid the necessary mental CPU cycles required to purge the non-agreeing data.

    You think I’m being facetious? Only in a sense. This process does exist and it really does act to prevent true libtards from actually learning anything new. ;) And I’ve seen it kick in on more than one occasion.

    Q.E.D., I rest my case. Further experimentation is left to the reader. I cite, however, that my position is self-evident:

    Liberals are FOOLS, not stupid.

  40. Ron Says:

    That’s because they are (have been) brainwashed. I truly believe that. I just have no idea how they got that way. Sad.

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