Sunday, June 25, 2006

Spittle-Flecked Loons

That's what Drum thinks the standard characterization of liberal blogs will be by the MSM for the next while. That's consonant with stuff I've been saying, hence I agree.

Problem with many liberal blogs is that they are full of spittle-flecked loons. No more so than right-wing blogs...probably a little bit less so, in fact. But liberal bloggers and commenters should know better. They themselves often go on about the double standard that's applied to liberals and conservatives. So this should come as no surprise. If the venom and irrationality on lefty blogs gets half as bad as it is on righty blogs it'll be portrayed as being twice as bad. Why? Heck if I know. I think it's because people are so used to right-wing insanity. We expect people to be greedy, superstitious and nationalistic. But left-wing insanity seems...weird. When some righty goes on about how all those little brown people are inferior to us 'Merkins, we just think "oh, yeah, that again." But when some nerdy, turtle-neck wearing pseudo-intellectual starts going on about the inherent evil of America, we're like WTF is up with this? It's strange and unusual. Irrational hatred of others is something we're used to and can, in some sense, understand even when we disagree with it in the strongest possible way. Irrational hatred of self...I dunno...seems somehow closer to insanity (though it really isn't).

The radical righties remind us of cavemen, whereas the radical lefties seem more like they're from another planet.

O.k., that's obvious conjecture. Treat it as such.


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