Monday, November 05, 2007

I'm Mad As Hell And I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore

Howard Beale thinks I am a Crypto-facist. No, not that Howard Beale, but this blogger from Fired Up! Missouri, this Howard Beale.

Consider that, at the time of this post, two of the most recent three blogposts on "Ozarks Left" were aimed squarely at reinforcing some very nasty right-wing themes. They are the sorts of ideas that more properly belong on the blogs of conservatives or crypto-fascists.
One of the posts, by a fellow named Jim Lee, is a bizarre mash-up of a "Hardy Boys" elementary school detective story with the modern day issue of state-sponsored torture by the United States. Lee's intended point is more or less inscrutable, but regardless of his intent Lee's post serves mainly to minimize the abject horror and revulsion that those of us on the "left" feel about the topic of waterboarding. The title of his post "Why Waterboarding Isn't Torture," is as unambiguous a summation of an anti-progressive view as one can imagine
What did Jesus do?

What did Truman do?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like that guy took The Hardy Boy thing too literally...Then he ejaculated that post onto his website, I bet he was erect with anger while typing it up!