Idiots to the Right of Us

Neil Boortz, the conservative talk show host who claims to be a libertarian while helping to enable Republican authoritarianism by promoting the usual right wing talking points, does take a moment to point out the idiocy of many on the right wing. Of course he does so in the sense of a warning that they must get rid of a few kooks in order for the rest of them to have more credibility, ignoring the fact that anti-science flat-earthers now dominate modern conservativism. Boortz writes:

Sadly … many conservatives seem to have dedicated their lives to lending credence to the left’s “conservatives are idiots” claim. You will remember several weeks ago I told you about one Georgia Republican (former Democrat) legislator whose campaign chairman sent out some memos and letters promoting legislation to outlaw the teaching of evolution in government schools. The letter referred the reader to the website of “The Fair Education Foundation, Inc.” In this website — and I’m not kidding you here — you will learn that the Earth stands still in space … not even rotating … while the Sun and everything in the universe rotates around the earth every 24 hours. Think I’m kidding? Check it our for yourself.

Well .. there’s more. Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution tells us about another website, this one run by Andrew Schlafly, the son of Phyllis Schlafly. Conservapedia pushes the creationism theme with revelations that dinosaurs and humans roamed the Earth at the same time. You’ll also learn that atheism has led to a large increase in bestiality. But once again you’ll learn that not only is the Earth standing still, but it’s actually flat … and sitting still in space while everything revolves around it.

Tell me .. how do you counter the “conservatives are ignorant” argument, and how do you manage to recruit more people to the cause of lower taxes, less government and more individual responsibility when you have people running around loose calling themselves conservatives, getting elected to office as conservatives, and running websites as conservatives all the while telling us that the earth does not spin on its axis and does not revolve around the Sun .. and that everything in the known universe revolves around the Earth?

If true conservatives really want to expand their philosophy and mount a sustained movement that just might save individualism, freedom and economic liberty — they had better jettison these zealot nut-cases …. and FAST.

If they want to mount a sustained movement which supports individualism, freedom, and economic liberty they must actually support these ideas. It no longer flies to use such the rhetoric of freedom while supporting increased government power and decreased liberty, or to claim that corporate welfare has anything to do with economic liberty or the free market.

Neil Boortz’s attacks on those of us on the left who really do support individualism, freedom, and economic liberty are just as absurd as the claims of other right wingers who deny established science on evolution, cosmology, and climate change.

Further discussion at Whiskey Fire and Instaputz

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    Eric Dondero says:

    Hah! This is hilarious. You Liberal pukes don’t know how to take Boortz. He doesn’t fit your little template: Republicans bad, Democrats good.

    Here’s a guy ranting against the Religious Right, yet, he’s proudly Pro-War on Islamo-Fascism, and you all don’t know what to do.

    Yoh Chisud-head. Don’t you get it.

    WE LIBERTARIANS DESPISE RELIGIOSITY FROM BOTH FRONTS: CHRISTIAN RIGHT AND ISLAMO-FASCIST.

    Only these days the Christian Right has been pretty much defeated. It’s the Islamo-Fascists who continue to be a threat.

    Latest news… Once again the Radical Muslims are rioting in Paris. How long til that starts happening in Dearborn, Minneapolis of Philadelphia?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Eric,

    If you actually read this blog, and were able to comprehend it, you would see that the template here is hardly “Republicans bad, Democrats good.”

    The Christian Right has hardly been defeated. They are dominating the Repubican Party which you defend.

    Conditions in Paris are quite different from Dearborn, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, but racists like yourself are incapable of seeing beyond your own bigotry to understand such things.

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