Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Obama's Media Obsession Is A Symptom

The Obama White House stance on Fox News and the blogosphere is nothing new. It's just the most recent symptom of the biggest problem with liberalism. It's a reminder of how liberals operate in all things. Obama isn't the only one with a neverending campaign... it's the definition of liberalism.

Here's the problem, in a nutshell: They can't just get their way and be satisfied. Oh, no. They can't win, get their validation, and go on with grace about their business. They must transform. They must alter reality. It has to be an absolute metaphysical CONVERSION to the tenets of liberalism.

Many folks feel like, "We know, we know... you WON. Now could you please shut up about getting the job and DO the job?" But that isn't the way it works. They've never even pretended that's the way it works. There are countless examples.

Abortion. It isn't enough that abortion is legal... And let's be realistic, it's going to stay legal. They still feel the need to fight and march and press on, even though they are well aware it is going to remain legal. That's because legal isn't enough. It must be commonplace. We can't just accept it, we have to celebrate it. Liberals want women who've had an abortion to come out and be proud of their abortions. Legal isn't enough. Socially acceptable isn't enough. We need to raise abortion to a state that is nearly a status symbol.

Homosexuality. Again, it isn't good enough to tolerate homosexuality. It must be embraced. It must be mainstreamed. And worse... We can't just accept the openly gay businessman. We can't just befriend the lesbian couple next door. We can't base our involvement with the gay community on our shared values and our similarities. Not at all. We're also to embrace... uck... the weirdo in the violet chaps and tiara, with his tattooed arse in the breeze as he prances in the pride parade. Never mind that we would not be accepting of a straight person acting like a perverted loon in public. When it comes to homosexuals, the only way to convey equality is to accept the farthest fringe freakshow right along with gay people who are completely normal.

Separation of Church and State. Another link in the pattern. The first amendment protects us from the government proclaiming an official religion while preserving the right of each person to believe and practice pretty much what they like as long as it doesn't infringe on others. But this won't satisfy liberals. They read freedom of religion as freedom FROM religion. Instead of peacefully tolerating all faiths, we must repress ALL faiths... or at the very least, subject them to mockery. (Except, of course, for the one that would react with violence and terror. Them we'll cave in to -- I mean, accept and tolerate.)

Race relations. (Yes, I'm going there.) Liberalism is the worst thing that has ever happened to race relations in America. The civil rights movement was a success. But the rightful end of discrimination did not go far enough. We must go beyond equality to preferential treatment in order to balance the scales. We must assume that anyone not white requires extra points on tests, quotas to ensure employment, crippling social programs to "help" them... We must also accept that to be white is to be inherently racist. And by denying our racist tendencies, we only prove they exist.

This same liberal mindset now applies to President Obama's popularity index. It's not enough that he WON. The President (and his people) can not just ignore his name and image in the media long enough to get their job done. Each bit of unflattering mention must be tracked down and addressed directly. Because we need to love him. We must never doubt his wisdom and good intentions for us. Or if we do, we'd better not express it for fear it may spread. They've narrowed down the dissension to the racists, the ignorant, and those being misled by the news programming they watch. They're denouncing the racists, calling on their community organizations to educate the ignorant, and now they have gone on the offensive against any news outlet not echoing the liberal agenda.

So we need to accept it. They WON. That's right, don't you forget it. They WON, and it isn't enough to accept him. You must deny your own ideas, switch teams and put on the damn purple jersey. We must all join in post-racial bipartisan bliss. The media must report only the glorious Hope&Changery in properly reverent terms while the masses engage in goodthink.

And still... it will never be enough for them.

3 comments:

Lemmy Caution said...

abortion is legal... And let's be realistic, it's going to stay legal..

That's true...but then you ignore the pro-life protestors with their disgusting signs, acts of violence, and misplaced fervor…..instead pretending that the pro-choice sign carriers are the ones that come armed with a Bible and a gun ready to change hearts and minds.


We need to raise abortion to a state that is nearly a status symbol..

That's just nonsense. You are painting quite a distorted picture of reality here. As passionate as someone who is Pro-Choice may be, I don't think anyone is pushing for abortions as status symbols or something to be celebrated. This is straight out of the Limbaugh playbook. Assert something that is completely untrue and the rant on about it.
The VAST majority of abortions performed in this country have nothing to do with being a status symbol or making a political statement……they are for deeply personal and real reasons.


it isn't good enough to tolerate homosexuality. It must be embraced..

Not true either. More Limbaugh straw man hyperbole. The issue, when it comes to homosexuals is equal rights….plain and simple. Either you are for equal treatment of citizens, or you aren't. Nobody cares if you embrace or celebrate homosexuality. That is just an argument used to try and make straight people fear that gays are going to rape their children and teach them to sing and dance. Utter nonsense. The Catholic Church takes care of that just fine.


They read freedom of religion as freedom FROM religion..

Also not true. People just believe in the law. Government should not be endorsing one superstition over another. Period. And they ALL deserve mockery....you know, for being absolutely ridiculous.

We must also accept that to be white is to be inherently racist. And by denying our racist tendencies, we only prove they exist.
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Wow. Step away from the Beck before it's too late!

Scratcher said...

Reply to your comment, point by point:

1. I didn't ignore pro-life protesters. My entry was about liberals. Conservatives require another entry for everything THEY do that I disagree with. However, to answer your point, I consider the murder of abortion providers to be a heinous crime. I also disagree wholeheartedly with waving graphic dead baby posters.

2. I disagree. Have a look at imnotsorry.net. Some of these stories are as you describe, some qualify as "celebratory". Or how about "National Abortion Providers Appreciation Day"? We need a holiday for this? What about the (certifiable) woman who just published the story of her 15 abortions? And then she states, "'Of course, this did
not mean I wanted to do it again and again,' she said. 'A druggie also wants to stop every time." What nonsense is that?
>http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1220095/American
-abortion-addict-15-terminations-17-years-publishes-memoir.html#ix
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I agree that most abortions are probably done for personal reasons
that have nothing to do with politics. And although I am morally opposed to abortion, I believe it should remain legal. Legal, safe and RARE. Where's the problem?

3. What does Limbaugh have to do with this? I have NO problem
with equality. I have NO problem with gay marraige. I have NO
problem with gays adopting, provided they pass the same screenings that straights do. I DO, however, take great exception to the fanatical fringe who think their homosexuality gives them license to behave publicly in a lewd and disgusting manner. And if you don't know what I mean, check the links I posted originally. THIS behavior is what I am against.

4. You're right when you say the government should not be endorsing
one over the other. And you're wrong when you say they deserve
mockery. People of ALL FAITHS should be free to practice, even in public, provided it does not infringe on others. For the record, I'm an atheist. I don't subscribe to any religion. But I am not threatened by displays of faith, I am not concerned about the word "god" on my money, and I don't see what harm it does to be tolerant of something that does me no harm but may be important to another.

5. Here's an interesting article (from the liberal POV) about anti-racism seminars for white people, by white people. I like this passage: "A danger inherent in a white people’s group is that
graduates of the seminar may feel they have arrived at a place of
awareness that sets them apart from other white people. Worse yet, by adopting an identity as an “anti-racist ally,” they may falsely assume that they are no longer racist."
>http://alliesforchange.org/documents/Why-Offer-Anti-Racism-Seminar-for-White-People.pdf<


...Lastly, I have a question for you. Are you capable of making a point or a rebuttal that does NOT center on talk radio? Rush this, Beck that. I'm not a fan. Glenn Beck is crazy. I've already stated that in another entry. Rush is not insane like Beck, but is too far to the right for my taste. I'm not a republican. I consider myself a
libertarian-conservative, and I'm registered as independent. Can you have a debate with someone you disagree with WITHOUT assuming
their views have been implanted by conservative radio? You should open your mind to the idea that some people have an opinion that is different than yours, but they came to it all on their own. I don't agree with much you say, but I give you the benefit of the doubt in assuming your ideas are your own and not the democraticunderground talking points of the day.

Lemmy Caution said...

On your points...

1) We agree here through and through.

2) You say I believe it should remain legal. Legal, safe and RARE. Where's the problem?. We agree again. I just don't see a vast and vehement pro abortion population that you seem to.

3) That behavior you cite looks to me no different than other "pride parades". We agree acting like an assclown in public is bothersome.

4) We agree to disagree. I see the need for mockery as important. When those that believe in superstition and imaginary friends hold serious and destructive power, there is a very real and present danger. When newspapers are afraid to run a cartoon, there is a NEED for mockery.

5) I shall check that article out...I have dinner cooking at the moment. Thanks.

Are you capable of making a point or a rebuttal that does NOT center on talk radio?.

Yep.

Can you have a debate with someone you disagree with WITHOUT assuming
their views have been implanted by conservative radio?
.

Yep.

You should open your mind to the idea that some people have an opinion that is different than yours, but they came to it all on their own..

I'll work on that.