LOL - White Fright

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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 5:18pm

That (gasp) atheist Christopher Hitchens' comments on Beck Rally and other things.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 9:12pm

"and the civil-rights movement that even the white Right prefers to pretend to emulate it."


I'm glad to see Hitchens relish the success of the left's lies and propoganda.


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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 10:16pm

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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 10:21pm

Sounds like mental self gratification from Hitchens, at least to me.


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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 11:01pm
That's an interesting observation.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 12:02am

Your 'evidence' is two far left wing pundits and an unknown blogger..... BTW, I loved Maddow's liberal intepretation of 'our policy alienated some blacks' into 'We have a whites only policy'.


But if that's the best you've got, that's the best you got. I think those democratic ads I posted tend to have a bit more impact and credibility.


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Did you notice in those democrat ads how they called republicans the 'radical right'? Some things never change do they?




Edited 9/1/2010 12:07 am ET by total_recall
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 3:03am

Hitchens is a cranky, but amusing and somewhat clever, old drunk. He does have a way with words:

"The numbers were impressive, but the overall effect was large, vague, moist and undirected: the “Waterworld” of white self-pity."

In this case, however, I think he is off the mark. I am sure there is a substratum of racial insecurity in this movement, but I do not think it is the main motivator or the most important factor in any other way. Hitchens is not just an atheist, he is almost hysterically anti-religious, which makes him lose his way.


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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 6:37am

LOL.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 6:53am

He is very funny, no disagreement there. One would also have to think, along with Hitchens, that the US is not exactly short of Christians, lol, I grant you.

At the same time, I think those babbling born-agains like Palin may be onto something, in spite of the fact that they themselves don't actually understand what they are on about.

Hitchens' problem is that in rejecting religion as completely as he does, he also refuses to take seriously in any way what religious people think and how/why they think as they do. If you willfully blind yourself to religion as a rationale, then it stands to reason that most of what religious people say and do looks irrational and ridiculous. Of course, HItchens' mistake is helped along by the fact that at the moment there is a significant overlap between those who profess religiosity and those who say irrational and ridiculous things, Glenn Beck, for example.

But I do think that religion is due for a rerun as a legitimate player in political life in a way that will make the Moral Majority seem like a bunch a boy scouts, and this means that many key assumptions of our supposedly secular societies will come (are coming) under fire.


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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 7:01am
Its because he, like so many on the left I hear from, want to believe that this is, at its roots, racial....racial insecurity, racism.... He has this dirty, seey image in his mind of what it is, then he sets about trying
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 9:38am
The GOP makes no secret that they've pursued the southern strategy. So while one might look back wistfully on a time when the GOP didn't play the race baiting game, fine, but the current GOP (the political party) has latched onto the southern strategy. The GOP isn't what it was back when those ancient documents you posted were made.

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