Monday, January 10, 2005

Blinding Flash of the Obvious

It's just become clear to me that there's a common thread which ties together many, many aspects of current conservative thought. It goes deeper than whatever is the opposite of reality-based. It's like in-your-face, not-reality-based on steroids, with a side of wishful thinking.

  • WMD in Iraq
  • Iraq War in general
  • Dear Leader = God's Annointed
  • Intelligent Design
  • Biblical Inerrancy
  • Homosexuality in general
  • Race relations
  • Theocracy
  • Need to lock up all pinkos and America-haters
  • Abortion
  • Social safety-net
  • Social Security
  • Basic economics
  • Evil university professorial scum
  • Global Warming
  • Environment in General

In each case, the response is beyond, "Please don't confuse me with the facts." It's more like, "My opinion is perfectly as valid as yours on this technical and detailed topic, despite the fact that I'm in college and you've made this area your life's work for umpteen years."

As we say, developing...

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