Monday, May 07, 2012

The Right's Willful Insanity: Ben Shapiro Edition

Here's that Ben Shapiro fellow intentionally ignoring the obvious, straight-forward interpretation of one sentence in a report about Obama's role in the killing of OBL, and substituting a laughable, utterly implausible interpretation that sits better with conservative ODS, then spinning out a whole theory of Obama's role on the basis of that one, obviously intentionally misinterpreted sentence.

Willful insanity is still insanity. On the bright side, it's theoretically temporary...though when you let bad habits entrench themselves, they become part of who you are, and cannot easily be thrown off.

This Shapiro piece is a microcosm of contemporary American conservative thinking--reject the obvious interpretation of the facts in favor of one that accords with your political biases. That is, basically, the central method of today's right. The spirit of Trofim Lysenko has possessed contemporary American conservatism.


Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

What would Ben Shapiro know about anything related to the military?

Like all the flabby assed right-wing dilettantes of his generation he's a chicken hawk.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

You doubt the battlefield cred of the 101st Chairborne?????

2:46 AM  

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