Monday, October 18, 2010

Is hyperbolic jackassery the new normal?

According to Ellis Washington, oh yes.

Ellis, you may recall, can be distinguished by two major factors. Number one, he's got quite the chip on his shoulder. Number two, he loves his overblown Nazi/Soviet comparisons. Just the guy you want to hang out with, I'm sure.

Today, Ellis is pissed about the environmental, or green, movement. Or, as he succintly puts it, 
Is green the new red (communism?)
Um, Ellis, I'm not sure if anyone told you this in op-ed school, but the whole point of a good comparison/cultural reference is that you shouldn't need to explain it in parentheticals. Give your audience some credit, man. What other "red" did you think we would associate with? Red-hots?

Anyway, Ellis is talking about a distinguished physicist who recently resigned from the American Physical Society (sounds like a group promoting P.E., but apparently isn't) because he says global warming is a scam. Rather than give us good useful data about the specific incident, Ellis uses it as a springboard to compare liberals to jihadists. No, seriously.

Remember, to the Democratic Party and RINO Republicans, truth doesn't matter, because to them truth is relative. All that matters to liberals and progressives is Nietzsche's "Will to Power" and control over the people. Like the Islamic doctrine Taqiyya, which sanctions deceit to further Islam, to progressives the end justifies the means; therefore, lying, stealing, killing and perverting the Constitution and science is acceptable to utopian socialists as long as they "change the world."
Recall the words of New Deal brain-truster Stuart Chase who, after visiting the Soviet Union in the 1920s, asked with incredulity, "Why should Russians have all the fun remaking the world?" Progressives are very resilient, so when Soviet communism finally collapsed after 70 years of world wide tyranny, progressives and liberal Democrats pushed the existential green movement to the forefront, which was in reality the same old exhausted red communism in a new disguise.
Green is now the new red (communism).

Damn it, Ellis, you already used that line AND explained it in your title! Stop repeating yourself. Oh, and those comparisons really don't make any sense. What's up with that?
I realize it's hard to accept that progressives and liberals, our fellow Americans, or anti-Americans, are so hell-bent on remaking the world while destroying society and allowing our minds, intellect, soul and spirit to degenerate into the abyss of socialism.
Yeah, not the least because it's not really true. Funny how that works.

Leon Trotsky called this tactic "perpetual revolution." Always keep the revolution going; always have a crisis before the face of the people; always keep society in a controlled state of chaos. 

Right, like keeping the war on terror going by heading into Iraq two years after going into Afghanistan. Or invoking 9/11 during the 2008 elections. Oh, you were still talking about Trotsky. Sorry, go on.
Saul Alinsky, Hillary Clinton and Obama's intellectual mentor, furthered Trotskyite tactics in his book, "Rules for Radicals"(1971), and now President Obama is forcing America to live out the Democrats' green socialist nightmare, which stopped the Reagan economic revolution dead in its tracks while plunging America into a second Great Depression.
Wow, so the Great Recession that started before his election is not only Obama's fault, it's his fault because of the green movement. You know, I really hadn't realized that "being green" was such a big part of Obama's agenda. Good to know.

Still not convinced? Ellis made a list.

Note some of the sophistic ideas liberal Democrats and progressives have used to control and denigrate society over the past 250 years:
  • The Age of Enlightenment (humanism, atheism, skepticism)
  • Karl Marx (socialism, communism)
  • Charles Darwin (evolution, eugenics, separation of Christianity and science)
  • Jeremy Bentham, John Austin (advent of positive law, end of natural law)
  • Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, Benjamin Spock (sexual promiscuity, family deconstruction)
  • Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Obama (welfare state)
  • Walter Lippmann, Herbert Crowley, John Dewey, H.G. Wells, Margaret Sanger, George Bernard Shaw (education propaganda, progressivism, moral relativism)
  • Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao (state socialism, totalitarianism)
  • Rachel Carson ("Silent Spring" [1962]), Ira Einhorn, Al Gore, Van Jones ("Green New Deal")

My god, a list of "liberal" ideas? That's... totally... wait, what is this supposed to prove? Also, I'm pretty sure Silent Spring is a movie, not an idea. Incidentally, if you think the "free market" does not control or have any negative effects on society, you're just as much a fundamentalist as the liberals and socialists you're bashing. Incidentally, what does any of this have to do with the green movement?
Green is now the new red (communism).
Damn it Ellis, we talked about this.

I don't know Dr. Lewis personally, and I'm not attacking him. I simply am using him as a metaphor against green lobbying groups, like Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection, which are making millions peddling lies to useful idiots – people who are too cowardly to stand up and speak truth to power.

Wait, so the reason you don't like the green movement is not so much that you think it's based on shaky science, like Dr. Lewis, it's that you think it's being used as a means of totalitarian control?


Um... why?

Having successfully invoked Jihad and Trotsky, there is only one area of the Strawman trinity left for Ellis to mine to complete his certificate in Douchebag Studies: the Nazis. He does so, of course, in the most tasteful fashion:
Thank God for Martin Niemoller (1892-1984), that great German Protestant minister who for years suffered in Nazi concentration camps for his outspoken Christian beliefs in the face of Hitler's genocidal madness and Aryan supremacy...
[Shameless use of Niemoller poem]
...During the Age of Obama and FDR's welfare state, part 2, Niemoller is one of my heroes, and that's why we must speak out against this 40-year-old green movement, which is fascist in conception and a cynical backdoor attempt by the Democratic Party to destroy liberty of contract, free-market capitalism and to subvert society gradually through Fabian socialism.
Hey jackass, if Niemoller is one of your heroes, try respecting him a little more as a thinker and concentration camp survivor by not raping his legacy to further your own petty agenda against a movement that, at worst, veers into irritating nanny-stateism, which last I checked, was still a damn long way from godamn concentration camps!

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Conservative apikoris said...

Gee, if green is "red," then both Richard Nixon (who founded the EPA) and and George Herbert Walker Bush (AKA Bush 1), who is still thought of highly by EPA staffers, were total red-hot commies!

Besides, the the commies were such "green" fanatics, how come the Eastern Bloc became so polluted?