Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Another day, another post at Who Is Ioz...

It's hard for conservatives, though. It's a tough world out there, and they're afraid of everything in it that isn't white and sitting in the same church pew with them, and even some of THOSE guys make them nervous. If they actually thought about stuff they might manage to see at least some things clearly, but reality sucks and the more you actually think the more you have to accept this, and it's much much more fun to just feel good about things that, well, feel good. Which is where that phrase comes from.

So they like and support the other people who make them feel good and they dislike/hate/loathe/virulently despise/vehemently oppose anyone or anything that makes them afraid or uncomfortable in any way. And the things that make them afraid include anything they actually try to think about, and the thing that makes them most uncomfortable is the process of analytical thought to any degree at all.

And many of them have a great deal of money that either they or one of their ancestors swindled or stole from someone else, so they buy up a lot of media outlets and talk a lot of shit and suddenly they're a movement and a sociological phenomenon and a great many crafty free lunchers decide "Hey, I can get a really good gig that doesn't require any work and where I can take a lot of bribes if I just pander to these idiots' worse prejudices on TV".

And here we are.

If I sound like I'm describing a bunch of 8 year olds, well, yeah. That's the guiding principle of the conservative movement -- the 8 year old worldview. I don't like it, I hate it, I don't wanna think about it, make the bad man go away, daddy. Amplify that through endless think tanks, infinite talk radio hosts, and all the blather at Fox News, and, again.... here we are.

The power of not thinking is profound. But it's not their fault. They just want to feel good.

2 Comments:

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Opus P. Penguin said...

"So they like and support the other people who make them feel good and they dislike/hate/loathe/virulently despise/vehemently oppose anyone or anything that makes them afraid or uncomfortable in any way."

Funny, this is exactly why I left Unitarianism. And they're about as liberal as they come. They say they're open minded, but only if you hold the same views they do.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Handsome said...

You didn't leave Unitarianism. Unitarianism left you. ;)

 

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