I’m an atheist and I’m seriously starting to wonder if there’s a God, after all. Why would I make such a radical departure in my (lack of) beliefs?
Because of this:
A group of conservatives is launching their own social networking site after enduring what they call years of censorship and liberal bullying on Facebook.
The Tea Party Community is expected to officially launch on Saturday – but the social networking site for conservatives has already drawn nearly 50,000 members.
“It’s a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America,” said co-founder Ken Crow. “It’s a social community just for them.”
Crow partnered with Tim Selaty Sr. and Jr. to launch the new site last November – a “safe haven for the conservative movement where we can share ideas and thoughts and express ourselves without fear of retribution.”
It might look vaguely familiar to the average Facebook user:
The tagline really should be: “Don’t Tread On Us. But if you do we’ll run away crying and build a clubhouse just for us!”
Now, just what is it about Facebook 2.duh that makes me so happy? Isn’t this just adding to the politicization of America? Won’t this allow people to retreat even further into a bubble of right wing propaganda?
You’re damn right it does! And it’s a good thing, too.
Back in the late 60s/early 70s, a concerted, long-term effort was under taken to build an alternate reality in the media, one in which conservative values would be propagated. Fox News is the crown jewel of this concept. AM Hate Radio plays a strong supporting role and the fever swamp that is World Net Daily and other right-wing websites make sure that conservatives can snuggle deep into a world that agrees with everything they believe.
What makes this a good thing for America, and really, the rest of the world, is that once conservatives are fully engulfed in the bubble of right-wing ideology, something remarkable happens:
They forget they’re in a bubble. They forget to hide their hatred of blacks. They forget to hide their disgust for strong, independent women. They forget to pretend they’re against abortion when really they want women to suffer for having sex.
Basically, they forget to act like decent human beings.
This leads them to think that the rest of the country thinks like they do because that’s what they’re told over and over, day in and day out. And then they open their mouths and the rest of the country finally hears what modern-day conservatism really stands for: hate, fear, intolerance, profound ignorance, anti-intellectualism and a religious fundamentalism that al Qaeda would find quite comfortable. And so the country recoils in horror.
Any party that has to hold a seminar to remind its members to shut the hell up about rape has a core values problem. Or, as Alec Baldwin put it:
“You know your party is in trouble when people ask did the rape guy win, and you have to ask which one?”
The faster the right-wing fully gives in to the cancer that is eating it alive, the better off we’ll all be. Sooner or later, there will be a schism where the majority of conservatives, who really aren’t insane, abandon the freak show the GOP has become. That, or they’ll purge the party the way William F. Buckley did back in the 60s and relegate the crazies back to the far right.
In the meantime, we’ll continue to watch the alternate universe of the right-wing grow. They already have an entire separate media empire. They set up an alternate information source in Conservapedia. Conservapedia is so perfectly conservative that in the entry on Homosexuality, the first section after a short introduction is a list of Bible verses. Here’s how the entry for Liberal starts:
A liberal is someone who favors censorship of Christianity as well as increased government spending, power, and control, as in ObamaCare. Increasingly, liberals side with the homosexual agenda, including supporting homosexual “marriage”. Many liberals favor a welfare state where people receive endless entitlements without working. Liberals are often anti-Christian, or otherwise disagree with moral or social principles held by many American Christians. The liberal ideology has worsened over the years and degenerated into economically unsound views and intolerant ideology. Some liberals simply support, in knee-jerk fashion, the opposite of conservative principles without having any meaningful values of their own.
Ever wonder what it smells like inside the right-wing bubble? My guess is gunpowder, stale beer, a hint of Mom’s Apple Pie wrapped in an American flag with a healthy does of outrage and terror.
Here’s a preview of the festering sore of hate that the Tea Party Community is going to devolve into:
JB Cat: Sure. There have been a lot of stories published about this, his college “friends,” his “on the low-down” in Chicago, etc. Bing it … you’ll see.
diap daddy: im just saying, all we ever hear about is michelle’s strong arms. sounds kind of gay to me. my wife’s weak and i like her that way! haha
ViKi Floyd Payne: Look @ his “wife”….. I bet their daughters were conceived with a turkey baster!! (Don’t EVEN go there with telling me how evil that comment is). The Obama marriage is nothing more than a “marriage of convenience”, just like the “Hilly & Billy”. Slick Willy’s behavior of chasing ANYTHING in a skirt, was of no concern to Hilly except that it didn’t look good at the time. You know as well as I do, he paid HELL for that for many, many years & might still be paying!
Stephen Buzzard: February 12, 1948 is when they liberal-based media and liberal-based history says that “under God” was added to the pledge, but can we really know if it was truely added at that time or just liberal lies and their false Americal history that they make up?
Wait until they realize they can let loose with the racism and N-word as much as they want without fear of being banned.
The funniest thing about this new social network, assuming it catches on? (Oh please please PLEASE let it catch on!) The rough and tough conservatives that have their guns and their rugged individualism and their “Don’t tread on me!” attitude are literally fleeing the public square because they don’t like having to defend their ideology from liberal “bullies.” You’d think that being as they’re the “majority” of America and the “facts” and “God” are on their side they would be able to repel any and all challenges to their majestic awesomeness. Instead, they have to build sound proof bunkers to keep out all those messy opinions that don’t coincide exactly with their own.