Sunday, June 22, 2008

Correlation is almost too easy.

1. From BCC: Hi. I'm Kaimi, and because I'm more liberal than the average Mormon, I'm also smarter. Look at this guy - he's stupid because he's conservative. Remember kids, liberal = smart and compassionate. Conservative = stupid and uncaring. Yeah this guy is more articulate than most, but I'm going to mock him for not being as politically correct as I am, which means I am more (self-)righteous than him.

2. From (anti-?)Mormon Matters: Ouch. The church actually believes it's own theology. Well, here's a lot of self-serving, conspiratorial comments from two trolls (Nick Literski and some loser calling himself "conservative member"). The comments can be summed up as thus: Everyone who disagrees with me is wrong. However, that's par for the course. There's no particular humor in pointing that out. Read it all for yourself. It's all quite funnier than any snark about it I could come up with.

3. From T&S: I hate Bush and Cheney. Really, really hate them. It's rather pathological, actually. I think I'll exploit the suicide of an obviously mentally ill woman for political tragedy, then claim I'm not doing anything political at all (and threaten to censor those who try to point that out).

[Memo to Julie: McCain is not Bush, and McCain is more opposed to torture than most Democrats, having been tortured himself for various years. The wilful ignorance of liberals knows no bounds.]

Friday, June 20, 2008

BCC = Bizarro Control Central

Where else would Will "I Hate Brigham Young" Bagley's most sarcastic, mean-spirited post yet get rave reviews about his his civil and moderate tone from J. Stapley and Bill MacKinnon.

What next? Bagley will probably accusse them of killing puppies in the service of their dark gods, and they will still kiss up to him and praise him for his candor.

Actually, that might explain a few things about BCC . . . (the puppies, that is).

If M* fell in a forest, would the Ents weep?

Probably not.

(Even when breaking the sabbath in Yellowstone).

Notice how, when a new post goes up, they get five or six comments from the regulars, but that's about it. Most of their permabloggers don't even comment on each other's posts.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Correlation - Juvenile Instructor Made Me Puke

Dangnabbit. I’m struck dumb, and therefore must write. This is a real post from Juvenile Instructor that is still listed on their front page. Click on the link to see that Joel pretty much buys into the radical, liberal, anti-democratic socialism they're selling on campus theses days. He actually believes that his fellow socialists in training are "making the world a better place through their research and writing". He seems to be operating out a nineteenth century Marxist vuew, whether he knows it or not.

Now, I’m not sure what his point is, other than that he actually holds open the possibility he could lose his religious faith merely because it might cause to much cognitive dissonance with his true first loyalty. Rather than realize that his fellow historians are in fact working to make the world a more Balkanized place (with plenty of restrictions on free speech a la Canada) where conservatives are treated as social pariahs and only mushy mainstream religion with few actual beliefs can be tolerated - well, Joel just keeps on believing there's something to turning academics into activism,. and that his religion may not be as important as what his fellow radicals preach.

Hasn't he read Stanly Fish's debunking of the whole sordid thing? He and his fellow historians should heed its title's advice: Save the World on Your Own Time!