subconscious End Times postmillennial hysteria run amok

Joe Killian assaulted while reporting at a McCain/Palin rally.

The Weekly Standard explains that nobody shouted ‘kill him’ about Obama at Palin rally, they shouted it about Bill Ayers. Because that’s so much better.

It’s very unhelpful to cry ‘wolf’ when there’s nothing there.

Surely I’m being a race baiter for linking to this.

A Republican Congressman talks about her fellow Unamerican Americans. In Congress. Talk about exhuming McCarthy.

This just in: Colin Powell is an un-patriotic America-hating commie. Also, he’s black.

The title of this post is a tag I used to use on the old site. I think it’s applicable these days. If you follow any of those links, follow the Powell video one and watch his endorsement. I couldn’t agree with the man more. For all those who are so worried that they don’t know the enigma that is Barack Hussein Obama but have spoken so highly of Colin Powell in the past, this might bring some small measure of reassurance to them. Or they might now realize that General Powell has lived his entire life pretending to love America so that he could now betray it to the Islamofascists. The way people have been acting lately, the second option may be more popular than we care to admit.

Last night Miss Mayweather and I watched an hour-long FOX ‘expose’ on Barack Obama and his ‘connections’ to Ayers and ACORN. I found it strange that even in the middle of this ‘special investigative report’ hosted by Greta Van Sustren it was repeatedly implied that nobody was talking about or investigating these various ‘allegations’. I bet Miss Mayweather that at some point Obama’s photo would be displayed while a voiceover talked about ‘terrorism’. FOX outdid that. They displayed the transcript and played an audio recording of Obama explaining his association with Ayers on a radio show over images of the aftermath of various Weather Underground bombings.

My grandmother used to tell my father ‘you show me who you go with, and I’ll show you who you are’ and he repeated this to me. I’m not a big fan of guilt by association, and I think the GOP should be very careful by playing this card. For example, Colonel Gadhafi of Lybia isn’t the most pro-American leader around, but Joseph Farah and his Worldnetdaily audience are all ears when he says something they want to hear. The PUMA’s and other right wing anti-Obama bloggers are more than happy to propogate theories found on white nationalist sites such as Stormfront. And of course, there are Sarah Palin’s connections to the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party and McCain’s ties to G Gordon Liddy among others.

It’s difficult to take right wing pundits seriously when they complain about Obama playing the race card while they are simultaneously complaining that Obama is somehow getting a pass from the press because he’s black. It’s difficult to take them seriously when they are repeating the allegations of avowed hardcore racists as if they were legitimate political questions. However, this is serious. The right wing is playing with matches and gasoline in a paper factory. They are fantasizing about race riots after the election while doing everything they can to make an Obama win seem illegitimate.  

 It’s no secret that I’m a huge South Park fan and that I think they regularly produce some of the best satire on television. There’s an episode from the fourth season called ‘Chef Goes Nanners’ where Chef protests the South Park flag, which consists of several white stick figures lynching a black stick figure. Jimbo fights to keep the flag unchanged on the basis of respect for tradition and heritage. When the KKK shows up in support of him, he realizes that no sane person would ever vote his way as long as the white supremacists are on so clearly on his side. I find myself wishing that John McCain were as wise as Uncle Jimbo.

One Response to “subconscious End Times postmillennial hysteria run amok”

  1. I wasn’t even aware of the Fox “expose” in my thorough avoidance of watching that channel. I’m so disgusted. Let’s see how long my comment stays up on that site…

    Comment by Social Worker watch
    October 20th, 2008 at 8:57 am
    Yet another reason not to watch the Right Wing Propaganda Machine called the “Fox Network.”
    Winston Smith would be proud.

    “Propaganda is a specific type of message presentation aimed at serving an agenda. At its root, the denotation of propaganda is ‘to propagate (actively spread) a philosophy or point of view’. The most common use of the term (historically) is in political contexts; in particular to refer to certain efforts sponsored by governments or political groups.

    The aim of propaganda is to actively influence people’s opinions, rather than to merely communicate the facts about something. For example, propaganda might be used to garner either support or disapproval of a certain position, rather than to simply present the position. What separates propaganda from “normal” communication is in the subtle, often insidious, ways that the message attempts to shape opinion. For example, propaganda is often presented in a way that attempts to deliberately evoke a strong emotion [FEAR], especially by suggesting non-logical (or non-intuitive) relationships between concepts.”

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