A case in point: the right wing reactionary nuts who are now bashing Rush Limbaugh because he did a Public Service Announcement for the Humane Society of the U.S.
Now, I think regular readers of this blog know three things:
- I defend ethical hunting 100% of the time, and;
- I loathe people like Rush Limbaugh, not only for his message, but also his methods.
That said, hell will freeze over before I will join this pile-on against Rush, even though I loathe the man.
Well, first of all, I believe in free Speech. Rush Limbaugh can say and think whatever the hell he wants to, and I am got going to try to bully him into thinking something else.
Bullying is the right wing reactionary Republican way of doing business.
It is what you have to resort to when you are incapable of changing someone's mind through persuasion, education or example.
In the case of Rush Limbaugh's fan base, of course, bullying is their regular modus operandi. Most of them know nothing but intimidation because they are too lazy to actually "use the Google" to collect information on their own.
These folks are such brain-dead zombies, they describe themselves as "ditto heads."
So what was Rush Limbaugh saying about the Humane Society of the U.S. that got all the right wing ditto heads so upset?
Not much actually.
It seem he did two radio Public Service Announcement's, one of which was to give a thumbs down to dog fighting, and other to give a thumbs up to faith-based morality and the notion that Good Original Design and Mother Nature might deserve a little respect.
Dog fighting? The right wing reactionary hunters are bashing Rush Limbaugh because he is opposed to dog fighting?
And God? The right wing reactionaries are opposed to the notion of morality and the idea that Good Original Design, as found in forest and field, might be worthy of some respect?
Are these people morons?
Well, YES. Didn't I tell you that at the beginning? Pay attention!
Now, here is what is so pathetically sad: In their attack on Rush Limbaugh, the right wing hunters have completely ignored what Rush Limbaugh actually said and instead have decided that "it's all about hunting."
Yes, that's right, the folks at Ducks Unlimited, the Masters of Foxhounds Association of Noth America, Boone and Crockett, Whitetails Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and 23 other organizations have managed to equate a thumbs down on dog fighting with an full-on attack on hunting.
Which is perfect as far as the Humane Society of the U.S. is concerned.
"It's all the same" say the folks at the Humane Society of the U.S.
"Yes it is,"say the brain-dead leadership of these organizations, which have been stampeded into panic by the "I'm scared of the woods" crowd at the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance.
In fact dog fighting and hunting have nothing do with each other.
Zero. Nada. Empty Set.
Anyone who thinks otherwise is simply strutting their ignorance and should STFU.
You want some more twist?
Consider this: the same ignorants who are bashing Rush Limbaugh because he did not do his research on the Humane Society of the U.S., are the same sort of people who say Rush is right about everything else.
But wait .... there's more.
You see, while Rush has taken to the airwaves to denounce the torture of dogs and cats, he has simultaneously taken to the airwaves to salute and cheer the torture of human beings.
Water-boarding? Yes! Rush is all for that.
Smashing towel-heads into a wall until their brains are as loose as a coddled egg? Yes! Let's do more of that says Rush.
Rush Limbaugh wants the GOP to be the party of torture.
But only for humans.
He is a one-man cheering section for that.
Anyone else see the irony here?
Which brings me the real point of this post.
Please, God, let us strive to Kill All Zombies.
It's not too late for each of us to do a little research and think through the issues for ourselves.
Please, God, let us all take back our minds.
Let us pledge allegiance to simple common sense and independent thought based on a careful gathering of real facts.
If more people will do that, I will not fear for this nation.
But unless we begin to do that, all else is lost.