flex commented on the blog post The anti-sex (for women) brigade is woefully deficient in critical thinking skills
The bottom line it is morbid Republican/Taliban/Conservatism forcing their extreme fanatical will on us which is destroying our culture and our lives. It is NOT Government or our sex habits.
flex commented on the blog post Republican Ron Hill: ‘Taliban Rick’ Santorum Sinks to New Low in Questioning Obama’s Faith
Corrupt Conservatism is based on lies and self centered greed and bigotry. Conservatism is based on phony snake oil ideologies of ‘no new taxes’ and ‘smaller government’ who’s sole purpose is to cripple public agencies allowing Republicans to privatize them for $$$ greedy profit $$$ and power. For the most obvious proof just listen to the bigoted hatred of the leaders of Conservatism, Fox News, Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Bill Kristol, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, etc. etc.
“What Conservatives Really Want”
“The Real Issues: A Wisconsin Update”
That is because of some form of fear based bigotry. Most people have a degree of bigotry in themselves and some don’t even know it.
A simple example is if someone offers you help with something you really need but you turn them down anyway. Why? Probably because you don’t like the way they look act or think, etc. Now that’s bigotry.
One of the main reasons the Republican base hates Romney is because of bigotry. Because he is a Mormon, he’s a fake Christian. Oh the fear! And pass the hate…
More enlightening info on Conservatism…
“What Conservatives Really Want
by: George Lakoff, Truthout ”
“The Real Issues: A Wisconsin Update
The Wisconsin protests are about much more than budgets and unions. As I observed in “What Conservatives Really Want,” the conservative story about budget deficits is a ruse to turn the country conservative in every area. Karl Rove and Shep Smith have made it clear on Fox: If the Wisconsin plan to kill the public employees’ unions succeeds, then there will be little union money in the future to support democratic candidates. Conservatives will be effectively unopposed in raising campaign funding in most elections, including the presidential elections. This will mean a thoroughly conservative America in every issue area.
The media, with few exceptions, is failing to get at the deeper issues.”
Good article but what is also really important to know is that Conservative’s are really sick individuals. Conservatism is a soul sickness. They live in constant psychological imaginary FEAR. Fear that they will ‘lose what they have’ and fear they they will ‘not get what they want’. These two basic underlying human fears are also the root fear of Bigotry.
Bigotry is a fear of ‘anything or anybody that does not look, think act or believe like you do’. Conservatives are moral, religious, racial and political Bigots.
This is the reason Conservatives support actions that are actually harmful to themselves. This fear also motivates Conservatives to Hate. It is easier to hate what you don’t like then it is to understand and tolerate what you don’t like. Their fear and hate is also a rallying point around each other to support their illness called bigotry.
This is why ultra Conservative Fox News is so damaging to a civil society because, playing on Conservatives disease of bigotry, Fox ‘Lies’ News supports and encourages people to hate.
Hate, fear, lies, power and greed are the underlying principles of Conservatism. No wonder every Republican politician is a sad specimen of a human being.
“Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain”
Sounds like Joe ‘We are’ Wall Street decided not to share any of his
8-Ball today. And I seriously doubt this guy knows which end of a hose to turn on, let alone is capable of washing his or any ones car.
Thanks PW, though very disturbing. And it’s only going to get worse because Fox News, the overwhelmingly Conservative Media and the Republican Party deliberately promote the Lies, Hate, Fear, and Violence of Racial/Religious/Social Bigotry making it alarmingly acceptable in our society.
As you mentioned, they do it for Power and Greed.
Conservatives are sicko’s. Out of the fear of Bigotry, they want everyone to think, act, look and believe just like they do. No freedom in that.
“What Conservatives Really Want
Saturday 19 February 2011
by: George Lakoff, Truthout”
“Above all, the authority of conservatism itself must be maintained. The country should be ruled by conservative values, and progressive values are seen as evil. Science should not have authority over the market, and so the science of global warming and evolution must be denied. Facts that are inconsistent with the authority of conservatism must be ignored or denied or explained away. To protect and extend conservative values themselves, the devil’s own means can be used again conservatism’s immoral enemies, whether lies, intimidation, torture, or even death, say, for women’s doctors.”
Right on PW!
These sick Conservatives use Bigotry to get their evil ways.
Everyone has some degree of Bigotry in themselves (though most of us don’t want or like it and have learned to raise above it). Because Bigotry is FEAR of anyone and anything that doesn’t think, look, behave, believe or act like you do. So you have many forms of Bigotry. Some are Racial, Political, Social, Sexual, and Religious Bigotry. And since it is natural and essential to feel safe, instead of working threw the fear of Bigotry, it is easier to demonize that which we fear. Hence the Hate, makes us feel safe.
A useful way to overcome Bigotry is public/college Education and/or Spirituality. Why because we teach it is harmful to Hate and we teach we should all get along and live together. We teach there is no good reason for Fear and Hate, is bad, and they really hurt others and ourselves.
“Remember, the whole point of the Southern Strategy is that rich people and businesses use racism as a means to get whites, especially working-class whites, to vote against their own best interests. Bigotry is used to get voters to back cutting social programs that are seen as mainly helping people who aren’t white, male, Christian, or heterosexual — and the way to cut these programs is by cutting taxes, especially on the rich. This is why bigotry and Republicanism have been intertwined for decades, and will stay that way until the Republican Party collapses of its own foul weight.”
flex commented on the blog post Wisconsin: Sen. Jauch Says 6 or 7 Republican Senators Don’t Want to Strip Collective Bargaining
Thanks! We all know these Republican hooligans are weird extremist of some sort. Gov. Scott “On a Mission from God” Walker is of the right wing lunatic religious fanatic ilk. Just like the Taliban, this kind are the most dangerous.
Here we have the villain Gov. Walker worshiping Jesus “Koch Bros.” Christ,
The God of Power and Greed.
“In a talk to the Christian Businessmen’s Committee in Madison on November 13, 2009, Walker, who was raised by a Baptist preacher, spoke about his personal relationship with God, his “walk to Christ,” and his belief in the need to “trust and obey” the Lord.”
“Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute”
flex commented on the blog post Fiscal Conservatism in Action: Republican National Committee Facing $23M Debt
Lol, “Fiscal Conservatism” is just another failed Republican mantra that they repeat over and over again because they don’t know how to govern. They don’t have a clue about positive solutions.
The Republican/Conservative greedy ‘privatization’ and ‘for profit’ snake oil agenda has only one designated result, and that is to horde money.
It’s clear Republican/Conservative’s don’t know how to govern, but they sure know how to steal. $$$$$$$
flex commented on the diary post Obama Fails to Restore Separation of Church and State by Jim White.
Great article, hope to hear more about this important and distressing issue.
Is Obama a member of The Family? Is that why he doesn’t push progressive principles and governs more in the center?
flex commented on the blog post Joe Miller Loses Alaska Supreme Court Case to Overturn AK-Sen Election
More proof the destructive narcissism gene is dominate in most wingnuts.
Joe ‘I look like Bogart and should get everything I want’ Miller is no exception. And like every Republican politician, when the judicial process fails, you resort to bribery and intimidation.