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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON THE CULTURE WAR: “YEAH, YOU WON, PROGRESSIVES, BUT YOU CHEATED!”

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I am currently reading John Nolte’s article on 11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War at Breitbart.com. Simply reading this is making my day because I love to laugh in the morning. Millions of conservatives have likely read this today and more than a thousand have commented. Those comments will be covered by Fred Schwartz later in the day.

Nolte begins with same sex marriage which I see as a full faith and credit legal issue not a moral and religious one. I don’t think, however, that any shop owner has a right to refuse service to a gay couple anymore than they have the right to refuse service to a person based on their race, religion, gender or disability. The author feels that the “voice of the people” has been tossed out in favor of the rulings of “activist judges.” In a bizarre twist John Nolte points to a rise in “Christian entertainment” as proof that Americans really do not want people they do not know of the same sex to get married. The singular example is the film “Heaven is for Real” which has grossed nothing yet because the film is to be released today. Nolte’s point is that Sony TriStar Pictures has decided to release the film on a Wednesday in 2,417 theaters. This film and others like it are one point Nolte shows as proof that on the topic of same sex marriage the Right is winning. I will make a claim here: Heaven is for Real will not make more money between its premiere and the end of the box office weekend than “Transcendence” will make from its opening until Sunday night on a theater by theater basis.

The next Culture War issue is the legalization of marijuana. Both Washington state and Colorado have legalized the weed most notorious to conservatives and more states are moving to decriminalize small amounts. Most recently the state of Maryland did just that becoming the first state south of the Dixon-Line to decriminalize pot. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also done so. Nolte does not address any of the medical reasons for pot use or even recreational ones as a justification for a victory here in the Culture war. Instead he states that abortion rights activists are on their heels quoting an article on Breitbart.com no less about a poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus regarding abortion rights. The Gallup Polling Service numbers show that those who view themselves as pro-Life vice those that are pro-Choice are nearly equal at 48% to 45%. The numbers of those seeing abortion as federally defined from the same poll vice those who do not believe abortion should be legal at all is 52% vice 20% as of May 2013. Nolte loses this battle as well.

Nolte sticks with entertainment decrying the amount of sex on television but reveling in what he calls the return of the masculine male on the National Geographic Channel. These shows according to the author “celebrate the working class and their traditional values.” What he really means is they celebrate being white, Christian and living in the woods or where it’s very cold. The next “reason” the Right is winning the Culture War is the ascendancy of Jimmy Fallon to the Tonight Show as a counter to Stephen Colbert stepping into David Letterman’s slot after his retirement next year. There is no rhyme or reason to this at all.

The next nugget reveals something about conservatives. They like strong male characters. Nolte point to Don Draper [Mad Men] Walter White [Breaking Bad] and Tony Soprano [The Sopranos] as examples of these. They are called “flawed” and “anti-heroes” and I imagine that takes the guilt away for all the nudity, sex, drugs and violence which conservative say they are against on TV.

More entertainment, really? Miley Cyrus is popular but unions are dying says Nolte. I fear conservatives may never come out of this irrational abyss. As if the weakness of unions in America is a good thing for those working class people they say they love?

Conservative media is on the upswing says Nolte. Well get back to me in 20 years when most Fox News viewers are either dead or senile or have slaughtered their family. There is a trend in there demographically if you just take the time to look.

Women are getting birth control but conservatives have their guns! This is awful. War on women much? The fear of the Other is oozing here.

Nolte sees more money in politics as a solution to what ails the Right politically. No John, the key would be to make your tent bigger. Oh, that’s right you can’t do that because you’d have to let in all those brown people, women and gay people on a level playing field.

Yes, Occupy is dead but given time the TEA Party will wither as well. I think the date on that tombstone will be somewhere around 1 February 2017.

What John Nolte needs is a time machine so he can return to that conservative era of his father the 1950s. Back then by conservative standards women were in their place (not barefoot and pregnant but seen and not heard), minorities were second class citizens and it was a crime to be gay. It must be awful for John Nolte to have to watch as all that unearned privilege is redistributed in the form of earned civil rights.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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WINGNUT ROUNDUP: DECONSTRUCTING THEODORE SHOEBAT

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GLBTQ RIGHTS, IN HINDSIGHT, WINGNUT ROUNDUP, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE with tags , , , , , , , on 08/09/2013 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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As much as Sarah Bloch would like to think so, simply because Barack Obama is President of the United States, the Culture Wars in America haven’t come to an end. As long as there are people like Theodore Shoebat in America to keep the conservative base riled up with lies and deceptions about people they don;t like because they ain’t white and Christian there will an ongoing verbal and unilaterally intellectual war going on between Progressives and the Conservatives. I’ve asked before where are all the urban twentysomething conservatives in America but I hadn’t asked anyone, at least recently, if they had heard from a post retirement age Progressive. I know many living in the United States right now but still have yet to find the Bible thumping conservative in Brooklyn aged 25.

Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s take a look at the wingnut of the day. I introduce to you Theodore Shoebat, son of fake ex-terrorist Walid Shoebat a man who has sucked more money out of the pockets of unsuspecting conservative rubes than a flood vehicle. I have been called the CarFax of the Internet by colleagues before so now it’s high time to see the CarFax on the younger Shoebat.

Theodore begins his angry screed about the LGBTQ community entitled, “The Homosexual Empire” with this:

What is the homosexual agenda about? It is about conquest, and the persecution of Christians. Just by perusing today’s news, it is easily found that this reality continues to expose itself as the sodomites proceed to advance their despotic ideology.

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Yeah, I know, this is too easy. Most of these nuts prey on older white middle class people near or over retirement age who fear for the safety of their Bibles, guns and families, in that order. So to say they are going to be “conquered” by a “homosexual agenda” rekindles in their minds the worst things one could think of having grown up and come of age in the 1950s and 1960s. Shoebat in this few lines makes himself the equal to Lester Maddox, Bull Conner and all the other odious characters who tried to keep black citizens in a second or even third class status in the South in the post World War 2 era. Are there ideologues among those campaigning for LGBTQ rights? Sure. Do these people have an agenda for America that goes beyond wanting the same freedoms and liberties enjoyed by the straight majority? No.

Well, Theodore Shoebat wouldn’t be satisfied unless, for the pure love of lucre, he made the point that the LGBTQ community wants to wage war on Christians, destroy the religion and then go about sodomizing anyone who remains until they have forgotten all about being conservative or loving guns more than they care about the plight of the poor. Shoebat quotes Michael Swift’s 1987 article entitled “Gay Revolutionary” [without giving citation I’ll come to the importance of that in a bit.–F.S. ] calling it instead “The Gay Manifesto” [because you know only people who mean deadly business against white Christians write manifestos.–F.S.] where Swift writes:

We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us. … We shall raise vast private armies, as Mishima did, to defeat you. We shall conquer the world because warriors inspired by and banded together by homosexual love and honor are invincible as were the ancient Greek soldiers.

For the average conservative in the flyover states that should be all they need to read! I would be willing to bet an aureus against every dollar that after getting to this point in the article and nodding knowingly in the fact that only bad people they don’t know and love go to Hell that at least 100 fools reached for their debt cards to send Shoebat’s fraudulent “foundation” at least five bucks. What else in all of Creation could they possibly need to know. “It’s in the manifesto honey I’m sure as the Gospel that this is true!” I’m sure they shouted as they checked their bank account to see how much of their Social Security was left.

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Shoebat fails miserably here though. In his little bibliography at the end of the post he leaves out any citiation for Michael Swift’s “manifesto.” Oh, you wonder why that is? it’s because it isn’t serious at all it is satirical. To give credit and allow the rheumy eyed base of conservatism in America to read the words that expose the lie, rather than have them simply Google “Gay Manifesto” and get a litany of conservative pundit and blogger continuations of that lie would be on the one hand a terrible blow to the credibility of the need to portray the LGBTQ fight for civil rights as violent and a threat to Conservative Christianity as a tribal group and on the other hand make Archie in West Bumfuck, Mississippi put his debit card back into that sleeve the nice girl at the bank gave him. Below are the very first words of that 1987 satire by Michael Swift:

“This essay is an outré, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy, an eruption of inner rage, on how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor.”

To the Shoebats enjoy stealing from those too weak minded to be driven by anything other than fear in the wealthiest nation on Terra. Some smart guy said that Human Life is short and brutal well, that’s spot on isn’t it? When you both get here to Hell I’ll be the guy grinning wearing a white shirt a black tie and a gray fedora with my press pass in the band shouting, “I told you so!”

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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