Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Conservatives, by definition, believe things that are not true

Tip of the hat to Addicting Info for this.

LISTEN; Right Wing Nut Jim Garrow, Says Obamacare Legalizes The Guillotine (AUDIO)
According to right wing nut case Jim Garrow,
the Obamacare guillotine has now been legalized and will be used
to behead Christians and enforce Sharia Law.

LISTEN: Right Wing Nut Says Obamacare Legalizes Execution By Guillotine

Right-wing conspiracy theorist, Jim Garrow, recently made an appearance on The Rundown Live, where he told listeners that the president just added legal guillotine beheadings to the ‘Obamacare list.’
“What happened now, just recently? We now have a part of Obamacare where we now have legalized execution by guillotine. Did you see the list? It’s been added to the list.” (Source)

So Obamacare is a Muslim plot to behead Christians?

Did you see the list? Of course you didn’t see it. That’s because no such list exists.
Garrow is not known for his obsession with those little things called ‘facts, though.’ The author of a highly questionable book about Chinese baby smuggling, Garrow is a regular contributor to websites like Infowars and Prison Planet. He’s also a frequent guest on right wing radio and television shows like The Rundown Live and World Net Daily TV.
“If Obama is a Muslim,”
Garrow continued, during his recent appearance on The Rundown Live,
“if the Muslims when they dominate Christians, if what they do is kill them by taking off their heads, decapitation by the sword, this is just another sword, it’s another way, it’s another mollification of Muslims, of Islam, it’s another lining up, paralleling what’s right and able to be done in America, legally, with what the Muslims do. This is dhimmitude, submission, submission to Islam and the traditions of Islam. Done by that bunch of wackos, that bunch of crazies, traitors in the White House led by Mr. Obama.”
We've heard a lot of lies, some more subtle, others just so off-the-wall that it beggars credibility that there are conservatives who believe such nonsense.

This falls into the latter, but the sad reality is that this is just the further right wing of modern conservatives on the conservative spectrum.  The more teabaggy, the more religious right extremist, the cray-cray-crazier the things they sincerely believe.  Worse, because they are sincere in their belief, they feel they deserve deep respect and even special treatment.

There is no longer a moderate and serious core to conservatism that can significantly reprimand or reject the cray-cray-crazy extremists, the way that William F. Buckley did to the John Birchers and other mouth-foaming wackos back in the mid 20th century.  The very essence of a rational political party has been hijacked; the lunatics are in control of the asylum.

The Addicting Info piece caught my attention, not only because it was so preposterous, but because I spent a few hours I will never get back again a few years ago, researching the man who made the cray-cray claim over some OTHER nut job statements.  Even for those on the right who have enough rational capacity left in their heads to be skeptical of claims like this, it is useful to those in power on the right because it contributes to the emotional response that Obamacare is bad, an emotional response on which they rely. 

It was a boast of Dubya that he made decisions based on his gut - and his gut was consistently wrong.  That alternative to factual thinking characterizes the modern right, and has increasingly done so since the days of Ronald Reagan.

The other aspect of the Addicting Info piece that caught my attention was that this appeared in the radical right wing media.  We have seen that pattern over and over, where propaganda has pride of place over fact, from commercial right wing radio, like Salem Broadcasting, which I encountered when researching the Affinity Scam posts where right wing radio gave credibility as well as made money by selling their air time to scam artists who prey on the radical right, in the case we wrote about here, primarily on the religious right. The scammers are doing stretches in the federal pen; those on the right who helped them to rip off other conservatives however are still getting cushy MN GOP patronage jobs.

This guillotine garbage was also broadcast on the radical right media, and came from a right wing alternate media broadcaster next door in Wisconsin, which broadcasts not just nationally, but internationally, on an internet Christian network, the Truth Broadcasting Network.

Sadly, besides the embrace of magical and emotional thinking, the belief in things that are not true, the modern conservative bubble people are not just all-too-willing to promote pure unadulterated shit as fact, they are eager to exploit their more gullible followers, to take not only their time but to try to separate them from their money.  They are a greedy and shamefully exploitative group of people who live by terrorizing and ripping off their own gullible, ignorant and very sincere base.

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