Saturday, November 06, 2004

Because they're stupid

Slate has been asking liberal writers to discuss why Americans keep rejecting Democrats. Perhaps it's because of elitist garbage like this:

Listen to what the red state citizens say about themselves, the songs they write, and the sermons they flock to. They know who they are—they are full of original sin and they have a taste for violence. The blue state citizens make the Rousseauvian mistake of thinking humans are essentially good, and so they never realize when they are about to be slugged from behind.

Here is how ignorance works: First, they put the fear of God into you—if you don't believe in the literal word of the Bible, you will burn in hell. Of course, the literal word of the Bible is tremendously contradictory, and so you must abdicate all critical thinking, and accept a simple but logical system of belief that is dangerous to question. A corollary to this point is that they make sure you understand that Satan resides in the toils and snares of complex thought and so it is best not try it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes Satan DOES reside in the toils and snares of complex thought -- it's often just a matter of how felicitously and expediently said thoughts can be exegeted (and, if appropriately,) dismissed...

It sort of makes me believe in Dr. Laura: 'See a worthless scumbag for what he is, not the culturally significant carrier of new-age wisdom, all of which, in some form has been introduced to you in your short lifetime.............'

1:20 AM


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