Friday, September 07, 2007

The Mad Hater

#291a The Mad Hater

Teen boys used to use this trick to get a girl to have sex with them. They'd say "if you really love me, then prove it." Sometimes that worked, most often, not.

The technique has lost its appeal to teenage boys, but their adolescent decedents haven't forgotten it, only now they use it in a slightly different way.

The trend among talk show people these days is to tell you that members of the Democratic Party hate America, and that if you love America, you have to show it . And the way you do that -- and the ONLY way you can do it is to join the Right. Everything else is hatred. There's nothing in between. Nothing. You either put out for the right or you hate your country.

Ridiculous.

It's the fake patriots (fakeriots?) that are the haters. They are a religion. They have a priesthood (Rush Limbaugh as the Pope? Michael Savage as Archbishop of San Francisco? Sean Hannity as Cardinal of New York?)

Their proselytizing is second only to that of the Thousand Year Reich and stems from the same root. Government is bad (unless we run it.) It’s the premise behind all evil (unless “we” have a majority in both houses of Congress and occupy the White House.) It only gets in your way and tries to control your existence, your way of life, you actual life.

What they mean is they don’t want you to have a life. They want you pulling plows for 16 hours a day so you’re so tired thereafter you can’t object to whatever else it is you’re doing.

In the meantime, they’re busy re-defining all kinds of things we take for granted. And like the farm animals they want us to be, we buy it.

Patriotism? What’s that mean? Supporting your country. How do you do it? By slavishly following all the orders that issue from that Great Satan, the Government.

Goebbels would be green with envy.

Universal health care? Why what that means is that you have to pay for some welfare creep to get medical services while your poor family suffers on line at the HMO.

Social Security? A failed program instituted by that known Commie Franklin Roosevelt.

It IS a religion. And they don’t brook any Cafeteria Conservatives. Pure or contaminated. There’s no inbetween.

But don’t look too closely. Because in this case, pure and contaminated are the same thing.

The Contras and the IRA think of themselves as freedom fighters. So do the present-day brownshirts. And fighting freedom (but not FOR freedom) is what they do.

Dr. Freud would have a picnic with these projectors of the first magnitude. And so would Lewis Carroll.


All this is proof that the world belongs to Alice and her crew of merry crazies, hiders of rose colors, cats that vanish from tree branches and hookah-smoking caterpillars.

Except that Alice was fiction. Or close to it.

And, oh as they used to say in the back seats of mid-1950s Chevrolets, – if you love America, prove it.

I'm Wes Richards, my opinions are my own, but you're welcome to them.

(c) 2007 WJR

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