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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It wasn't just about Limbaugh

What the Limbaugh Quote Hoax Really Tells Us

Gentle Reader will want to read it all, rather than only what I've excerpted --

Listening to the contemporary American left’s views of the rest of us is increasingly like listening to a paranoid schizophrenic slip farther into delusions that they are surrounded by malevolent people. Just as we have to worry that the schizophrenic might act on their delusional beliefs and strike out violently against the evils they imagine, we have to be increasingly worried that leftists will strike out against the rest of us based on their delusional fantasies about what we non-leftists believe.

And make no mistake about it, leftists do harbor dark delusions about non-leftists. The fact that so many leftists fell completely for the Limbaugh quote hoax proves it.


Only someone seriously immersed in a deep fantasy about Limbaugh’s beliefs would swallow such quotes without checking them or thinking about the practical possibility of Limbaugh making such statements without every person in the world knowing about it within the hour. More troubling, not only would they have to believe that Limbaugh thinks that way but that his audience does as well.

They fell for the hoax because their fantasy about the evil of non-leftists tells them that most non-leftists think this way. They didn’t need to check on the provenance of the quotes any more than the rest of us need to check an assertion that the sun came up in the East this morning. It was just that obvious to them.

So, we come back to the main question: What methods could these deluded leftists justify using against the rest of us if they really believe we hold such beliefs and values as are inherent in the fake quotes? What couldn’t they justify doing to drive such people from politics or even the nation itself? We even have to ask, what level of violence could they justify using against us?

This isn’t about Limbaugh. They clearly view Limbaugh as just the most visible manifestation of tens of millions of Americans pining for the good old days of slavery. Make no mistake. They aren’t just targeting Limbaugh as someone so evil that they can justify any extremity in fighting him.

They are targeting the rest of us as well.

(h/t Cartago Delenda Est)


Blue Devil Knight said...

It works both ways, but facts aren't enough to deter Rush Limbaugh.

kh123 said...

So what I'm wondering is when the DNC is going to correct their talking-point haiku that since private doctors' offices are such a capitalist burden on folks' budgets, ER's are overflowing with waves of uninsured proletariats - when in fact the Journal of American Medical Association released a recent report showing that something like 2/3rds of ER visitors have some form of insurance (even if only Medicaid I'm assuming)...

...Ah, here it is: "Available data do not support assumptions that uninsured patients are a primary cause of ED overcrowding, present with less acute conditions than insured patients, or seek ED care primarily for convenience."

Or, on a more vulgar and Reich-friendly level, when is Miss Pelosi going to correct her accusations of proudly-displayed swastikas popping up at Tea Parties. (But I thought all of that annoying middle-class protestation was just a corporate-sponsored astroturf conspiracy, Chairwoman Pelosi. So which brilliant former-SS insurance provider paid for neo-Nazi dwarfs to protest health care reform via the hakenkreuz?)

So I guess it could be argued that throwing around false static works both ways - leaning just a bit more on the socialist side these days, seems.

MathewK said...

You got it right, they really do see us as evil and crazy. I suppose there are some, as people keep saying there are on both sides, even though i've yet to meet any racists on my side of politics.

Ilíon said...

I know what you mean, MK.